Monday, July 13, 2020

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 […]

L.A. TIMES‘S ASST. ARTS EDITOR ASKS, “WHAT IS NEWS?”

December 8, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Only weeks after the Tribune Co. saw the departure of former radio consultant Lee Abrams, whose seemingly stream-of-consciousness memos to the company’s staff were widely lampooned by entertainment industry columnists and bloggers, the website LAObserved.com has posted a memo from Sallie Hofmeister, the Los Angeles Times‘s recently appointed assistant managing editor for arts and entertainment, […]

EISNER SAYS HE’S NOT INTERESTED IN HEADING TRIBUNE

September 15, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Former Disney chief Michael Eisner has scoffed at reports that he is in line to take over the chairmanship of the Tribune Co. In an interview on KTRS in St. Louis on Tuesday, Eisner insisted that he hadn’t even “thought of running” Tribune, which owns 23 television stations and a slew of newspapers that include […]