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Hollywood's Nikki Finke Laughed Out Loud

Gordy Grundy | Posted 11.30.2016 | Entertainment
Gordy Grundy

A Life in the Arts is egregious, fraught with woe, hard work and misery. Sometimes, great things happen, but not often. Oddly, strangely and mysteriou...

Nikki Finke Reportedly In Talks With Politico

The Huffington Post | Jackson Connor | Posted 12.19.2014 | Media

Nikki Finke, founder and former editor-in-chief of Deadline, is said to be in talks with Politco about joining the site as a political columnist, The ...

Nikki Finke Might Be Making A Big Return

The Huffington Post | Catherine Taibi | Posted 08.29.2014 | Media

We knew Nikki Finke was back, but now she's really, really back. The former editor-in-chief of has a new book deal with Simon & Schus...

Steve Martin Debunks 'Father Of The Bride' Rumor

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 06.16.2014 | Entertainment

Nikki Finke, the former editor-in-chief of and current proprietor of, broke news on Sunday that plans were in motion for "...

Nikki Finke's New Website Is Live

The Huffington Post | Katherine Fung | Posted 06.12.2014 | Media

Nikki Finke has returned. Finke's new website launched on Thursday, seven months after her acrimonious departure from Deadline Holly...

Nikki Finke Gets The Action Thriller She Deserves

Posted 02.01.2014 | Media

This is EXACTLY what the Nikki Finke saga needed: a film adaptation that casts the feared Hollywood blogger as a wife and mother caught up in a pulse-...

Nikki Finke's Deadline Battle Heats Up

The Los Angeles Times | Joe Flint | Posted 11.19.2013 | Media

The battle between entertainment journalist Nikki Finke and Jay Penske, the owner of Deadline Hollywood, the website she founded and has since left, h...

Nikki Finke Has Officially Left Deadline

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Media

It's official: Nikki Finke is done at Deadline. After a series of painful public feuds with her boss, Jay Penske, Finke finally pulled the plug on ...

BRIDGET JONES: Buy One Diary, Get Someone Else's FREE

Dan Zevin | Posted 10.28.2013 | Comedy
Dan Zevin

After 14 years, a new installment of Helen Fielding's Bridget Jones series is out this month, with a surprise twist: some copies mistakenly included passages from another book released the same day -- a memoir by 73-year-old British actor Sir David Jason.

Nikki Finke Says She's Leaving Deadline

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Media

Famed and feared Hollywood blogger Nikki Finke announced Thursday night that she intends to leave Deadline, the site she founded, by the end of the ye...

An Open Letter to Nikki Finke

Jamie Denbo | Posted 01.23.2014 | Comedy
Jamie Denbo

We the parents, synagogue clergy, wedding planners and former orthodontists of all of the successful young Hollywood types you discuss on your blog, would like to THANK YOU, Nikki, for providing such a perfect forum for us to applaud them publicly.

Nikki Finke Wants Split From Deadline Owner

Posted 06.12.2014 | Media

There is new trouble brewing between Nikki Finke, the founder of, and Jay Penske, who owns the website. Finke recently told the Wall...

Top 9 Ways to Run a Negative Campaign (in Hollywood)

Dan Mirvish | Posted 08.14.2013 | Los Angeles
Dan Mirvish

One reason the CAAN'T campaign backfired is because nobody knows who to root for when one bully beats up another bully.

Kevin Smith Rips Nikki Finke: 'Most Dangerous Cat Lady On The Planet'

The Huffington Post | Danny Shea | Posted 08.03.2013 | Media

"Ding dong, is the witch dead?" asked Kevin Smith, who -- like many in the film industry -- has battled with Nikki Finke in the past. Smith joine...


The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 08.03.2013 | Media

The long-raging Hollywood media war between Deadline's Nikki Finke and The Wrap's Sharon Waxman took a juicy new twist on Sunday night, when Waxman re...

Oscarmania! (Or Not): A Political Stew on Light Simmer

William Bradley | Posted 04.27.2013 | Politics
William Bradley

Even before Jack Nicholson introduced the first lady of the United States to present the award for best picture, this year's Oscars had developed an unusual political cast to it, both in personalities and in substance.

Anna Almendrala

Famed Hollywood Trade Journal Changes Hands | Anna Almendrala | Posted 10.09.2012 | Los Angeles

It's the end of an era for Variety, a daily and weekly print publication that has been reporting on the entertainment industry since 1905. Penske Medi...

Nikki Finke Takes On Outgoing Publisher | Posted 08.15.2011 | Media

From Day One of her consultancy, I felt like I was battling the force of darkness at every turn....

Nikki Finke Announces Return From Medical Leave | Posted 06.06.2011 | Media

Thank you so much for the hundreds of well wishes during my medical leave....

Finke Hits Waxman With 'Cease And Desist' Letter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles and its parent company MMC is embarking on an intensified legal campaign to protect its original content. I began Deadline Hollywood Dai...

Nikki: Let's All Be Done With Barry Dilller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

After all, he's no longer a Hollwood honcho anymore. Plus, nobody wants to do business with him given his horrible track record of providing share...

PHOTOS: Which Angelenos Made Vanity Fair's 100 Most Influential Moguls List?

Anna Almendrala | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Vanity Fair just released their annual list of the hundred most influential moguls in the world, and it's no surprise that Angelenos make up more than...

Is Hollywood Racist?

Nick Kreiss | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Nick Kreiss

A while ago Nikki Finke got a hold of an internal memo from CAA and posted it. How did the agency respond? They fired the Latino assistant they thought was responsible, even though nobody there in fact leaked it.

Publishers Can Take Warning from Broadway's Collected Stories

James Sims | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
James Sims

Margulies has written two plays that act out the "what if" scenarios that publishers should seriously be thinking about.

Finke Vs. Waxman: The Battle Rages On

The Huffington Post | Billy Silverman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

It had been a while since the last flare-up in the never-ending war of words between Hollywood columnists and arch-nemeses Nikki Finke and Sharon Waxm...