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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 […]

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 […]

FINKE-WAXMAN FEUD MAY BE HEADING TO COURT

March 2, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

The long-simmering feud between Nikki Finke’s Deadline.com and Sharon Waxman’s TheWrap.com appeared to be heading toward litigation as TheWrap’s attorney fired off a letter to Deadline’s corporate parent accusing it of violating antitrust laws and engaging in unfair competition and “trade libel.” The letter from famed entertainment attorney Bert Fields came in response to a […]

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 […]

ABU DHABI’S IMAGENATION LOSES $100 MILLION IN TWO YEARS

February 17, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Abu Dhabi’s 2009 decision to plunge into the movie business when it launched its Imagenation film finance fund “appears to be in meltdown,” Sharon Waxman reported on her TheWrap.com website on Wednesday. A week after it was reported that Ed Borgerding, the CEO of Abu Dhabi Media Company, and Imagenation had decided to leave the […]

TV REPORTERS ATTACKED BY MUBARAK MOBS

February 3, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

As Egyptian protests turned increasingly violent and a rupture of relations between Western governments, including the United States, and the Mubarak regime became more pronounced, Mubarak supporters, some of them reportedly bussed into the sites of the protests, turned on Western journalists covering the tumult with fists and clubs. Among those assaulted was Anderson Cooper […]

SHEEN’S ANTICS WORRY CBS, WARNER BROS.

January 13, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

While Charlie Sheen’s reported Las Vegas binge with at least two porn stars over the weekend was fueling gossip websites and scandal tabloids, they were also raising concerns among CBS executives about its impact on the network’s top-rated comedy show, Two and a Half Men, in which Sheen stars. Sheen failed to show up on […]

WEINSTEINS, REGAINING STRENGTH, TAKE CONTROL OF STARZ

January 5, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Bob and Harvey Weinstein are returning to the home-video business, this time as 25-percent owners of John Malone’s Starz Media, a unit of Malone’s Liberty Media conglomerate. Starz Media operates the video distribution company Anchor Bay Entertainment, which acquires rights to release new Weinstein Co. films on DVD and other digital media. The deal is […]

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 […]

HOPE RISES FOR WEINSTEINS IN MIRAMAX SALE

July 26, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Fortress Investments has forcefully denied a New York Post report that it has cut its ties with Bob and Harvey Weinstein and is pulling out of the deal to buy Miramax from Disney. In a statement issued on Saturday, a day after the Post‘s article appeared (but dated Friday), Fortress called the report “patently false” […]

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