Ben Silverman, co-chairman of NBC Entertainment and NBC Universal Television Studio and executive producer of NBC’s The Office, The Biggest Loser, and ABC’s Ugly Betty, appeared on Charlie Rose last night to talk about YouTube vs. Hulu, the iPhone, the awesomeness of The Today Show, and other yawn-inducing topics.
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Gawker’s Richard Lawson points us towards a controversy brewing over this week’s 12th season premiere of Comedy Central’s South Park.
According to a post by Deadline Hollywood Daily’s Nikki Finke and one by Los Angeles Times Show Tracker blogger Todd Martens, some people—especially at Paramount—feel that South Park auteurs Matt Parker Read More
Deadline Hollywood Daily’s Nikki Finke has weighed in on Tina Brown and Barry Diller’s newly-launched Web site, The Daily Beast.
Ms. Finke’s succinct summation of the site calls to mind the scene in This is Spinal Tap in which director Marty DeBergi recites a "merely a two-word review" of the band’s album Read More
Scott Rudin has admitted that he lied to Page Six about an email that Harvey Weinstein supposedly sent to producer Sydney Pollack on his deathbed, along with the widow of another producer, Anthony Minghella, over issues related to the upcoming release of The Reader. [Gawker]
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Deadline Hollywood’s Nikki Finke is reporting that NBC Entertainment co-chairman Ben Silverman will be appearing this season on HBO’s glitzy Hollywood fantasia Entourage.
As Ms. Finke writes:
Fox mogul Tom Rothman and NBC mogul about to go-go Ben Silverman will appear in cameos this fall as well as ABC’s The View
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Nikki Finke, The Observer‘s 2007 Media Mensch of the Year, has a bone to pick with Defamer.
On her Deadline Hollywood Daily blog, Ms. Finke offers a look inside the Hollywood gossip sausage factory and shows how an anonymous comment on her site attributed to "A CAA Agent" was picked up by Read More
Nikki Finke’s Deadline Hollywood Daily brings news that Frank Rich has been hired as a consultant for HBO.
Mr. Rich will continue to write his weekly New York Times op-ed column. The writer tells Ms. Finke, "It’s the start of a new chapter in my life that’s fun, quite frankly. I’ve been stage Read More
Today’s Page Six features an unusual phrase rarely seen in its home paper: "The Post regrets the error."
The normally biting gossip column regrets its report from March 25 that Cashmere Mafia creator Darren Star had "swiped" the premise for his ABC show from his former Sex and the City collaborator (and Observer alum) Read More
On Friday, March 28, the journalist Nikki Finke, a household name in Hollywood since her blog Deadline Hollywood became a must-read during the Writers Guild of America strike, posted an item about veteran actor Jack Klugman suing NBC Universal over residuals from his hit 1970’s show, Quincy, M.E.
“This really sounds like one of Read More
This time last year, it would have been difficult to fathom that as 2007 came to a rather inexorable end, there would be no new episodes of The Office or, hell, even Desperate Housewives to get us through what promises to be another long, cold, slushy New York winter; that Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert Read More