Tag Archives: Nikki Finke

Nikki Finke is back!

Photo By Jen Rosenstein Nikki Finke returns and unveils her next project: HollywoodDementia.com “Best known as Editor-in-Chief Emeritus and Founder of Deadline Hollywood, veteran journalist Nikki Finke is an authority on the business, politics and culture of the entertainment industry. Now, on May 18, 2015, she has announced the founding of[...]

Nikki Finke is back! Watch out Hollywood

Nikki Finke is back! And, from the look of her first blog on NikkiFinke.com she is loaded for bear. Finke takes a swipe at her old website she founded, Deadline Hollywood, by dismissively writing: “I barely recognize DH these days. Some of those bylines I never hired and wouldn’t. (Anita Busch or[...]

Thoughts on the “Drive” trailer lawsuit

HollywoodNews.com: As sometimes happens, I commented on someone else’s blog (in this case, David Poland’s The Hot Blog) and what was supposed to be a random bit or two turned into a mini-essay. So for those so inclined, here is my ‘official essay on the Drive lawsuit’. Oh,[...]

“Footloose” will apparently gross $20 million for the weekend

HollywoodNews.com: At 3:28pm yesterday, The Hollywood Reporter sent out links to an article regarding early box office estimates based purely on afternoon matinees on the East Coast. In it, they claimed that Paramount’s Footloose remake was on track to gross $20 million for the weekend, which was considered a[...]

Academy Awards® Punish Nikki Finke

By Roger Friedman HollywoodNews.com: Michael Fleming worked at Variety as a highly regarded reporter for 20 years. He’s always covered the Academy Awards. He doesn’t much like even going to parties, but he does it. Now his new boss, Nikki Finke, has made a big mistake. And the result is that[...]

News cycle hurts the world of film news

By Scott Mendelson HollywoodNews.com: a continuing feature of sorts on how the 24-hour news cycle hurts the world of film news (part I), we’ll be briefly (I hope) discussing the weird phenomenon whereby countless column inches are spent dissecting and analyzing that which is either not-yet known or painfully obvious.[...]

Nikki Finke calls Ashton Kutcher a flop-machine

By Scott Mendelson hollywoodnews.com”: “…any movie starring Ashton Kutcher is probably a bomb…” – Nikki Finke discussing Paramount’s unwillingness to personally send her a press briefing on No Strings Attached An absolute falsehood. She bases her assertion on a single film, Killers, which opened with $15 million and grossed $93 million worldwide[...]

Josh Hutcherson reportedly cast as Spider-Man in Sony reboot

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Has Sony found the next Spider-Man? “Journey to the Center of the Earth” star Josh Hutcherson has won the lottery … ahem, been selected by Sony and “Spider-Man” director Marc Webb to headline the franchise reboot that’s currently underway at the studio, according to Blue Sky Disney. Hutcherson’s name[...]

Hollywood Crackpot of the Month: David Poland

And the “Hollywood Crackpot of the Month” is David Poland David Poland upgraded to “Hollywood Crackpot of the Year” On file at the Internal Revenue Service is a 2006 tax document submitted by the Broadcast Film Critics Association, a non-profit group that each year hosts the Critics Choice Awards on TV. Many[...]

Men in Black 3-D Confirmed: I Told You on April 21st

By Roger Friedman Hollywoodnews.com: Barry Sonnenfeld’s “Men in Black 3D”, with Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones? I told you about this on April 21st, and the story was picked up everywhere. Still, a blog decided to announce it today like it was their scoop. Boo hoo. Nikki Finke’s penchant for repurposing[...]
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