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NIKKI FINKE SENDS “CEASE AND DESIST” DEMAND TO SHARON WAXMAN

February 24, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

The ongoing rivalry between Nikki Finke’s Deadline.com and Sharon Waxman’s TheWrap.com for the eyes of Hollywood’s cognoscenti took a new turn Wednesday as Mail.com Media Corporation, owner of Finke’s website, fired off a “cease and desist” notice to TheWrap.com, accusing it of engaging in a “continuous pattern of misappropriating content from Deadline.com.” In a separate […]

NEW WARNERS CHIEF CUTS NEW LINE OUTPUT — AGAIN

February 23, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Questions arose again on Tuesday over why Time Warner continues to operate two film companies, Warner Bros. and New Line Cinema, after Deadline.com reported that New Line releases will be cut in half — from eight to four — annually. Deadline indicated that the decision was made by Warner Bros.’ new chief Jeff Robinov, who […]

YELLOW BRICK ROAD: A DEAD END?

November 18, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

The rival entertainment industry news blogs, Nikki Finke’s Deadline.com and Sharon Waxman’s TheWrap.com, are continuing to fact-check each other. On Tuesday, Deadline ran an item that was picked up by numerous other entertainment-related websites (including this one) claiming that Robert Zemeckis was in talks with Warner Bros about directing a remake of The Wizard of […]

NBC’S SOURCE FOR OUTSOURCED PRAISE WAS NBC

October 5, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

NBC has pulled a promo for its controversial new comedy series Outsourced after it turned out that a quote praising the show and attributed to Entertainment Weekly (“a hilarious culture clash”) was actually culled from an NBC press release about the series and another (“it’s a natural companion for The Office“) was from a mixed […]

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