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NIKKI FINKE TO JAY PENSKE: LET ME GO

September 5, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Nikki Finke has confirmed that she is attempting to sever her business relationship with Jay Penske, who purchased her Deadline.com in 2009 and Variety in 2012. In an interview with the Wall Street Journal Finke indicated that she and Penske no longer share the same “vision of what Deadline could be” following Penske’s acquisition of […]

WILL FINKE LEAVE DATELINE.COM?

June 3, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Nikki Finke and Jay Penske have each denied a report by rival industry blogger Sharon Waxman on TheWrap.com that Penske had fired Finke. “The scourge of Hollywood media [i.e. Finke] has clashed repeatedly with her boss, who apparently has had enough,” Waxman wrote on Sunday. Likewise, the Los Angeles Times reported on Sunday that Finke […]

FORECAST: TWILIGHT VAMPIRES WILL BITE BOND

November 15, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

It’s shaping up as the weekend that James Bond will be brought down by bloodsuckers, if overseas figures reported by Nikki Finke on her Deadline.com website are any sign. Finke, citing figures for four overseas markets where The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 2 opened earlier in the week, noted that the movie has […]

CHINA FILM EXPERT: DEADLINE DEAD WRONG ABOUT LOOPER‘S BOX OFFICE

October 4, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Robert Cain, a consultant to the entertainment industry on China, has dismissed reports by Nikki Finke’s Deadline.com about the supposedly record Chinese debut of Sony’s Looper last weekend. Finke, citing unnamed sources, originally reported that the film earned $23-25 million over the weekend, topping the $21 million that it earned domestically. If that figure held, […]

REPORT: NO RECORD BOX OFFICE IN CHINA FOR LOOPER

October 4, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Contrary to initial reports, the sci-fi movie Looper did not become the first film to open in China with a bigger gross than it brought in in the U.S., Nikki Finke reported on her Deadline.com blog on Wednesday. Finke claimed that some of the Chinese theaters “mixed up dollars with yuan, making the tally appear […]

NIKKI FINKE TAKES ON DAILY VARIETY

June 18, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Feisty entertainment industry blogger Nikki Finke, who regularly assails her online and print competitors with allegatiions of shoddy journalism, has taken another shot at the trade journal Daily Variety. “One of the main reasons Variety is currently for sale is that it’s no longer read by the Hollywood community,” she wrote on Sunday. “And one […]

TMZ DISCOVERS ITS BIG SCOOP AFTER THE FACT

June 14, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The gossip website TMZ on Wednesday headlined “Terrence Malick — TMZ Captures a Hollywood Bigfoot!” Problem is, as the website itself admitted in an article accompanying the video, “Something INCREDIBLE happened and we didn’t even realize it — TMZ got footage of THE MOST elusive superstar in Hollywood!!!” As the video reveals, the TMZ reporter/cameraman […]

ARE STUDIOS PAYING FOR PHONY PUBLIC MOVIE REVIEWS?

November 24, 2011 by · 2 Comments 

Many younger moviegoers often proclaim with pride that they never read critics’ reviews and that they decide what to see after watching movie trailers and checking out what “ordinary” people have to say about them. Now, that strategy faces its own predicament after suspect messages praising the upcoming Julia Roberts starrer Mirror Mirror began appearing […]

FINKE-WAXMAN FEUD HEATS UP

October 3, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Bad blood between two entertainment industry bloggers, Nikki Finke and Sharon Waxman, continued to curdle over the weekend as, first, Finke, on her Deadline blog, disputed an article by Waxman and Brent Lang on TheWrap claiming that former CAA chief Michael Ovitz had failed in a bid to take over management of IMG, the sports […]

OWNER OF NIKKI FINKE SITE SUES THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER

September 15, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Penske Media Corporation (PMC), owner of Nikki Finke’s Deadline.com and other media-related websites, has made good on its threat to sue the Hollywood Reporter for copyright infringement. The suit accuses the trade publication of resorting on an almost daily basis, to “the outright theft of intellectual property, including but not limited to whole articles, content, […]

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