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Someone Fooled Nikki Finke - Posted July 16, 2014
Nikki Finke, the least favorite blogger of many Hollywood publicists, took a small hit to her credibility this week via the revelation that she received several fake tips regarding a recent "scoop" but published the story anyway. Someone with a vendetta used Finke's tipline to send several emails from separate sources claiming... [FishbowlDC]

A Couple of Great Nikki Finke Strands [Updated] - Posted May 15, 2014
Here's the first one. And... Because we can never for whatever reason get on-the-record cooperation from PMC, we intentionally did not go to them for comment. If, after reading this item, someone from that end wants to chime in, we'll be happy to update below.* Through the grapevine, we hear that Jay... [10,000 Words]

Nikki Finke Still Planning to Live-Snark the Oscars - Posted February 19, 2014
Awards show watchers rejoice! All systems are still set to go with respect to Nikki Finke live-snarking the 86th annual Academy Awards. It's unclear at this point if the live-snarking will take place on Twitter or via NikkiFinke.com.... [AllTwitter]

Friends, Colleagues Remember New York Observer Editor Peter Kaplan - Posted November 30, 2013
As the sad news of the passing at age 59 from cancer of Peter Kaplan spread Friday, current Observer senior editor Colin Campbell suggested "there's no better source on Mr. Kaplan than the editor himself." And so, Campbell for his first pi... [AllTwitter]

New York Magazine Charts Finke-Penske Ups, Downs - Posted November 24, 2013
Among the many fascinating revelations in the New York magazine feature by Benjamin Wallace (pictured) about t... [AllTwitter]

Twenty-Four Nikki Finke Hours That Shook the (Hollywood) World - Posted October 26, 2013
In July 2009, after closing a deal to sell her Hollywood news website to Jay Penske's Mail.com Media Corp, Nikki Finke told LA Times reporter James Rainey... [AllTwitter]

Nikki Finke/Deadline Spat Tarnishes Powerful Media Brand - Posted September 19, 2013
Deadline founder Nikki Finke is unquestionably one of the most powerful trade reporters in showbiz. She's like Mashable for movies and TV: she always gets the... [FishbowlDC]

Lynda Obst Decries Hollywood's 'New Abnormal' - Posted June 10, 2013
Twenty years after shepherding the classic 1993 rom-com Sleepless in Seattle, producer Lynda Obst is sharing something called ... [FishbowlLA]

David Carr Gets a Phone Call from Nikki Finke - Posted June 9, 2013
The most noteworthy element in David Carr's summary of the latest Sharon Waxman-... [FishbowlLA]

Gary Susman Ponders the Nikki Finke Drama - Posted June 6, 2013
The headline for this particular TIME op-ed asks a great question: "What's Next for Hollywood's Most Feared Reporter?" Unfortunately, there's not much in the article itself about where Nikki Finke might ostensibly Toldja! from next. ... [FishbowlLA]

Kevin Smith Revs Up Nikki Finke Way-Back Time Machine - Posted June 3, 2013
Long before the Jay Penske deal, Nikki Finke was of course already at it. Today on HuffPost ... [FishbowlLA]

Website Asks Wrong Nikki Finke Rhetorical Question - Posted June 3, 2013
Unless, that is, Contact Music knows something we don't. Namely, that Finke has already bolted from PMC for a new stealth enterprise and is quickly having second thoughts there. ... [FishbowlLA]

Nikki Finke Gets Her First Public Job Offer - Posted June 3, 2013
Sharon Waxman may not be completely useless to Nikki Finke after all. In the reader comments to Waxman's Sunday night article heard around the Hollywood world, Finke got a job offer this morning fro... [FishbowlLA]

Morning Media Newsfeed: Uproar Over Nikki Finke | Blitzer Rumors Swirl | Xanga Shutting Down - Posted June 3, 2013
[emailonly]{{{ sbox300x250 }}}[/emailonly] Click here to receive Mediabistro's Morning Media Newsfeed via email. ... [FishbowlLA]

PMC Dismisses Sharon Waxman Bombshell Report - Posted June 2, 2013
Sunday, bombshell Sunday. At 6:45 p.m. PT tonight, Sharon Waxman posted an article titled "SHOCKER: Jay Penske Fires Nikki Finke from Deadline Hollywood." She has since updated her article with information also contained in a ... [FishbowlLA]

PMC Dismisses Sharon Waxman Bombshell Report - Posted June 2, 2013
Sunday, bombshell Sunday. At 6:45 p.m. PT tonight, Sharon Waxman posted an article titled "SHOCKER: Jay Penske Fires Nikki Finke from Deadline Hollywood." She has since updated her article with information also contained in a ... [semanticweb.com]

Janice Min: 'The Only Thing We Kept Was the Name' - Posted May 15, 2013
It's hard to argue with the selection of Janice Min for this week's LA Weekly issue celebrating "the most interesting people" in Los A... [FishbowlLA]

HollywoodLife Enjoys Its Best Month Ever - Posted April 3, 2013
March was very good to Bonnie Fuller's PMC website HollywoodLife. The celebrity news destination, launched in November 2009, attracted a new high of 13.9 million unique visitors. To top it off, Monday (April 1) was HL's best single day yet, with unique visitors cresting past the one-million mark. The March 2013 numbers... [FishbowlLA]

TheWrap Hiring Spree Continues with an Old, Familiar Name: Jeff Sneider - Posted April 1, 2013
If you'd told us 18 months ago that all four Hollywood trade publications would be flush in the spring of 2013 and raring to (still) go at each other, we would have laughed the way Nikki Finke does when someon... [FishbowlLA]

Deadline Gets the Barbara Walters Scoop - Posted March 28, 2013
Score one for Nikki Finke's tireless TV editor. It is Nellie Andreeva who arrived first ... [FishbowlLA]

Variety Film Editor Josh Dickey Heading to TMZ.com - Posted March 23, 2013
Big news this afternoon on the Hollywood trades front. And it's Nikki Finke once again letting the Variety cat out of the bag. Film editor ... [FishbowlLA]

Two Trade Publication Staffs Walk Into a Westwood Office Building... - Posted March 12, 2013
Among the various Twitter wise-cracks posted in response to the news that Variety, Deadline (and other PMC Web publications) will soon be sharing the same LA westside digs was this one: ... [FishbowlLA]

Hollywood, Meet the New York Times’ New Culture Editor - Posted March 8, 2013
Nikki Finke was first on the west coast this morning to some major Grey Lady news: the appointmen... [FishbowlLA]

Jeff Berg's New Talent Agency Scores Double Media Booking - Posted March 6, 2013
The rapid return of one-time ICM chief Jeff Berg to the Hollywood talent agency business underpins this week's oddest LA media coincidence. On the front page of today's LA Times Calendar section, there i... [FishbowlLA]

Vanity Fair Admits It Made Oscar Season Article Disappear - Posted March 4, 2013
Sometime between Friday, January 25 and Saturday, January 26, Vanity Fair made a decision that it is today deeply regretting. Perhaps the magazine's brass figured that by making deputy editor Bruce Han... [FishbowlLA]

Another Variety Hire: Advertising Age's Brian Steinberg - Posted February 27, 2013
Is Nikki Finke still sure about those alleged March Variety layoffs? A day after t... [FishbowlLA]

Nikki Finke Drops the Hammer on Her Variety Compadres - Posted January 24, 2013
The honeymoon is over. After various bouts of Twitter love between Variety and Deadline employees in the wake of a PMC deal that brought the two publications closer together, Nikki Finke has let it be known there is trouble ahead for the paywall-ditching trade. ... [FishbowlLA]

THR Parent Gets Shiny New Name, Boss - Posted January 15, 2013
To go along with the endlessly deep pockets of Guggenheim Partners, The Hollywood Reporter's parent company Prometheus Global Media now has two additional assets: a new name and a new leader. Former Yahoo! and Fo... [FishbowlLA]

For Your Consideration: A Curiously Timed Pete Hammond-Deadline Item - Posted December 28, 2012
It's been a while since there has been any real public skirmishing between The Hollywood Reporter and Nikki Finke's Deadline. But lo and behold, in this quietest of holiday weeks, another small chapter in the PMC-Prometheus rivalry is being written. ... [FishbowlLA]

Media Investor at Trillion-Dollar LA Firm Says Goodbye - Posted December 20, 2012
Nikki Finke has linked to an old LA Weekly item about Gordon "Gordy" Crawford, a.k.a. "The Pope on Hope [Street]," on the occasion of his imminent retirement. The ... [FishbowlLA]

Nikki Finke: 'You're an Asshole' - Posted December 3, 2012
On Saturday morning at 6:55 a.m. (3:55 a.m. Pacific Time) I awoke to the above message from Nikki Finke, founder of Deadline Hollywood. Apparently she didn't enjoy ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Nikki Finke: 'You're an Asshole' - Posted December 3, 2012
On Saturday morning at 6:55 a.m. (3:55 a.m. Pacific Time) I awoke to the above message from Nikki Finke, founder of Deadline Hollywood. Apparently she didn't enjoy ... [FishbowlNY]

Nikki Finke is NOT a 'Gossip Guru' - Posted November 30, 2012
FishbowlDC committed a sin of biblical proportions on Thursday, which was that we referred to Nikki Finke... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Nikki Finke is NOT a 'Gossip Guru' - Posted November 30, 2012
FishbowlDC committed a sin of biblical proportions on Thursday, which was that we referred to Nikki Finke... [FishbowlNY]

Nikki Finke to Newsweek: 'I Didn't Want Washington' - Posted November 29, 2012
Back in the early 80s gossip guru Nikki Finke, Editor-in-Chief and founder of Deadline Hollywood, had choice words for Newsweek about Washington, D.C. "I'd specifically told the Newsweek powers-that-be that I didn't want W... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Nikki Finke to Newsweek: 'I Didn't Want Washington' - Posted November 29, 2012
Back in the early 80s gossip guru Nikki Finke, Editor-in-Chief and founder of Deadline Hollywood, had choice words for Newsweek about Washington, D.C. "I'd specifically told the Newsweek powers-that-be that I didn't want W... [FishbowlNY]

Nikki Finke Goes Down Newsweek Memory Lane - Posted November 29, 2012
From her 2012 World Wide Web stronghold, Nikki Finke circles back at newsweekmemories.org to the early 1980s halcyon days of print. Back then, she didn't call the shots quite the way she does now. 'I'd specifically told the Newsweek powers-that-be that I didn't want Washington,' she writes. 'So of course they put... [FishbowlLA]

Nikki Finke Says Fox Sports Set to Play Some Very Expensive Dodgers Ball - Posted November 25, 2012
In between serving up the details on a very good Thanksgiving weekend at the box office for the Hollywood studios, Nikki Finke has cranked out a major sports beat scoop. According to her ... [FishbowlLA]

LA Press Club Responds to Nikki Finke NEJ Awards 'Boycott' - Posted October 29, 2012
On the same day that the LA Press Club announced the nominees for its fifth annual National Entertainment Journalism Awards taking place November 18 at the Biltmore Hotel, Nikki Finke ... [FishbowlLA]

Vacationing Nikki Finke Posts Diametrical Opposite of a TOLDJA! - Posted October 19, 2012
Yesterday at 5:33 p.m. PT, Deadline.com reporter Dominic Patten - who has greatly beefed up the site's coverage of local courtroom proceedings - filed an item with the headline "Ari Emanuel & Wife Sue Clothing Retailers Over $600,000 Investment." That item is no longer on the website. ... [FishbowlLA]

Playboy Deputy Editor Ponders Hollywood Trades Love Match - Posted October 14, 2012
Stephen Randall (pictured) has been on staff with Playboy for a long time. To put it in Nikki Finke terms, whe... [FishbowlLA]

Seth MacFarlane to Host Oscars - Posted October 1, 2012
There was never any doubt in our minds that Nikki Finke would have the scoop about the next Oscar host, even though the gap between her EXCLUSIVE post and this morning's official Academy announcement is the shortest yet. The ... [FishbowlLA]

Will Monday Night's Deadline/Soho House Bash Include a Big Announcement?* - Posted September 30, 2012
A cryptic Deadline advisory posted Saturday morning by Nikki Finke has some Hollywood trade watchers speculating... [AllTwitter]

Will Monday Night's Deadline/Soho House Bash Include a Big Announcement?* - Posted September 30, 2012
A cryptic Deadline advisory posted Saturday morning by Nikki Finke has some Hollywood trade watchers speculating... [FishbowlLA]

HOLDJA Horses! Penske Reportedly Back in Lead for Variety - Posted September 25, 2012
The ominous, bizarre, hilarious specter of Mike Fleming and Jeff Sneider working for the same parent company has reared i... [FishbowlLA]

The Fake Nikki Finke Outs Himself - Posted September 10, 2012
@NIKKlFINKE, the hilarious Twitter parody account that popped up in July, so infuriated the real Nikki Finke... [FishbowlLA]

Report: Penske, Lasry Circling Discounted Variety Sale Price - Posted September 10, 2012
Another week, another [BLANK]-is-in-the-lead-to-buy-Variety news story. This one from a pair of reporters (the New York Post's Keith J. Kelly and Josh Kosman) who have filed several, simila... [FishbowlLA]

Report: Variety-Avenue Capital Deal is Stalled - Posted August 29, 2012
The New York Post has been doing a good job of keeping tabs on the ongoing saga of Variety’s sale. This morning, the paper suggests that ... [FishbowlLA]

Report: Geoff Boucher Exiting LAT - Posted August 23, 2012
According to Nikki Finke tonight, ... [FishbowlLA]

LA Times Columnist Patrick Goldstein Quietly Says Goodbye - Posted August 21, 2012
By all accounts, Wednesday's "The Big Picture" column in the LA Times is Patrick Goldstein's last. ... [FishbowlLA]

The Tonight Show Cuts 20 Staffers - Posted August 18, 2012
Nikki Finke of Deadline Hollywood reported late Friday The Tonight Show lost a... [FishbowlLA]

With Fallon and Michaels Officially TOLDJA-ed, Who Should Host Next Oscars? - Posted August 11, 2012
Chalk up another TOLDJA! for Nikki Finke, from a beat she still pretty much owns (who, what, when, where and how each year's Oscar broadcast is taking shape). In this case, on the red carpet heels o... [FishbowlLA]

Fake @NIKKlFINKE Fools David Carr - Posted August 10, 2012
The funniest thing in Sara Morrison's Columbia Journalism Review interview with the LA prankster responsible for the Twitter parody account @NIKKlFINKE is the revelation that a New York Times reporter was and - to a certain extent, still is - caught in th... [FishbowlLA]

BREAKING: PMC's Jay Penske Arrested, Charged in Nantucket - Posted August 9, 2012
There is a gigantic Hollywood media story crossing the wire from Rhode Island Massachusetts, courtesy of The Inquirer and Mirror's Jason Graziadei. According to the ... [FishbowlLA]

Variety Scribe to Mike Fleming: Time for Your Own Catchphrase - Posted August 7, 2012
Early today, PT time, Deadline reporter Mike Fleming cranked out an item with the following headline: Shortly thereafter, Variety's ... [FishbowlLA]

Report: Jimmy Fallon, Lorne Michaels Gunning for Next Oscar Telecast - Posted August 2, 2012
This is without a doubt the best (potential) news we've heard all week. According to a triple-sourced report in the LA Times by Nicole Sperling, the Academy is in talks to hand over the lim... [FishbowlLA]

Gavin Polone Proposes a Nikki Finke Experiment - Posted August 1, 2012
Move over, Bret Easton Ellis. You've been replaced on the Nikki Finke media hit list by Gavin Polone. ... [FishbowlLA]

Nikki Finke Coverage of TDKR Tragedy Sparks New Levels of Twitter Outrage* - Posted July 20, 2012
Nikki Finke has never been interested in winning a popularity contest. Be that as it may, fellow journalists and many others are absolutely livid at her Deadline.com coverage of the Aurora, CO tragedy. In an ... [FishbowlLA]

Finke-Easton Ellis Feud Gets a Whole Lot Uglier - Posted July 19, 2012
Reclusive blogger Nikki Finke appears to be foolishly going after someone who has no fear of her. In the latest bit of news connected to the public feud that erupted last Friday between Finke and author Bret Easton Ellis thanks to an article on Gawker and quick echo at the New York... [FishbowlLA]

Mad Men, AMC Rake In the Emmy Noms - Posted July 19, 2012
No surprises here. AMC's Mad Men and Breaking Bad cleaned up at this morning's Emmy Award nominations presentation. Mad Men and FX's American Horror Story are both up for 17 awards, while Breaking Bad grabbed nominations in all the major drama categories. HBO didn't fare too badly either, with... [FishbowlLA]

Coincidence? Finke Fires Back at THR Hours After Bret Easton Ellis Exclusive - Posted July 18, 2012
TheWrap - or, as Nikki Finke prefers to call it, TheCrap - remains number one on her list of direct-competitor enemies. A close second is The Hollywood Reporter. This afternoon, just hours after t... [FishbowlLA]

Bret Easton Ellis Fills In the Nikki Finke Blanks - Posted July 18, 2012
In case you have not been paying attention, Gawker did a rather dishonorable thing the other day. They picked up on one old and two new tweets from @BretEastonEllis ... [FishbowlLA]

For Your Consideration: The Emmys Have Taken Over Deadline, EW - Posted July 13, 2012
Will Nikki Finke soon be furiously calling or emailing a graduate student in the state of Wisconsin? It's quite possible given his Antenna article "... [FishbowlLA]

Nerdist Heads to Comic-Con with New Ownership - Posted July 10, 2012
Nikki Finke got the jump today on some very exciting news for the ebullient gang at Nerdist Indust... [FishbowlLA]

Report: TheWrap, Penske and Ron Burkle in Hunt for Variety - Posted July 6, 2012
Ever since Daniel Frankel at PaidContent revealed that 11 entities were interested in looking at the Variety books, the race has been on among media watchers to identify authoritatively who those parties might be. ... [FishbowlLA]

PMC Network Cracks the comScore Top 100 - Posted June 11, 2012
On a site-to-site comparison basis, The Hollywood Reporter continues to attract many more monthly unique visitors than Nikki Finke's Deadline. This is due largely to the fact that THR goes far beyond the trade beat with its separate high-volume consumer coverage. ... [FishbowlLA]

THR Toots Alan Horn 'Excusive' - Posted June 1, 2012
It wasn't quite on the level of Mitt Romney’s "Amercia." But yesterday, when The Hollywood Reporter rushed to beat its competitors with a Kim Masters item about the announcement of Alan Horn stepping in to... [FishbowlLA]

LA Press Club Announces Nominees for Journalist of the Year - Posted May 21, 2012
In the category of 2012 Radio Journalist of the Year, KCRW's Warren Olney is surrounded. Per this weekend's preliminary announcement of finalists for the LA Press Club's ... [FishbowlLA]

Brian Brooks Starts Blogging for Movieline - Posted April 18, 2012
From Indiewire to Deadline to Movieline. That's the 2012 progression (so far) for Brian Brooks. After jumping Nikki Finke ship earlier this month, he has officially this week begun posting blog items for the PMC sister site. ... [FishbowlLA]

Peeking at Hollywood Trades Web Traffic - Posted March 30, 2012
The worldwide Web traffic in February 2012 for the Hollywood trades is pretty much what you'd expect. THR is a runaway leader with just under seven million uniques; deadline.com comes in a solid second at around a million-eight, followed by TheWrap and Variety. More surprising are some of the other d... [FishbowlLA]

Variety is on the Block - Posted March 23, 2012
Reed Business Information announced today that it is putting Variety up for sale again. Parent company Reed Elsevier tried to sell Variety and all its other RBI b-to-b's back in 2008, but was unable to get their asking price due to the global financial collapse. ... [FishbowlLA]

SAG Pension and Health Plans React to Deadline.com Bombshells - Posted March 16, 2012
With an informational meeting about the pending SAG-AFTRA merger set for what is forecast to be a rain-soaked weekend, a separate media storm has come the union's way courtesy of Nikki Finke. ... [FishbowlLA]

Dawn Hudson Quickly Learns That No Academy Meeting is Off the Record - Posted February 23, 2012
For its final-days Oscars countdown coverage, the Hollywood Reporter scored the first official interview given by new Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences CEO ... [FishbowlLA]

The Night Julia Roberts Came to Javier Bardem's Rescue - Posted February 7, 2012
The latest issue of Deadline.com's awards season print magazine Awardsline is out. Distributed for free to AMPAS voting members and film execs, the February 1 edition is once again chock full of studio ads. There is also some cle... [FishbowlLA]

EXCLUSIVE: Richard Johnson on Living and Daily-ing in LA - Posted February 2, 2012
If nothing else, former New York Post Page Six gatekeeper Richard Johnson (pictured) has a great sense of timing. A year into his new job as west coast editor of The Daily, he finally got around to checking out... [FishbowlLA]

BlogDogger Barks at Nikki Finke's Sundance Coverage* - Posted January 25, 2012
A few weeks ago, we picked up a report from Variety's in-house BlogDogger, which claimed that the time-stamp for a Deadline.com item about an Emma Stone movie project had been falsified to match the 3:00am PT January 5 mark of a similar report on Variety. On behalf of Dea... [FishbowlLA]

Journo Remembers the Night He Pissed Off Pierce Brosnan - Posted January 24, 2012
There is always, at Richard Rushfield's blog Rushfield Babylon, the guarantee that the author will tell it like it is, or was. Be the topic Nikki Finke, network TV singing competitions or, in this case, the Sundance Film Festival. ... [FishbowlLA]

Sundance Sets on Indiewire-Brian Brooks Relationship - Posted January 4, 2012
For whatever reason, Nikki Finke has recently been posting news of major Deadline.com hires on holidays. As ... [FishbowlLA]

OOPSIE! Nikki Finke Gets Obama Hosts Mixed Up - Posted October 25, 2011
It's very easy for bloggers working without a proofreader to occasionally blank on a person's name and either misspell a first-last or fudge the info completely, failing to catch the mistake(s) until after the item has published. FishbowlLA can personally attest to this hazard of the trade. In the case of Nikki... [FishbowlLA]

TVLine.com Parent Company Sues Hollywood Reporter for Copyright Infringement - Posted September 14, 2011
If you thought the gloves were off last Friday between Penske Media Corporation (PMC) and the Hollywood Reporter, you ain't read nothing yet. Today, ... [FishbowlLA]

This Year's Oscar Scoop Belongs to The Humor Mill Magazine - Posted September 6, 2011
Although Nikki Finke fanned the flames with a Saturday evening item on Deadline.co... [FishbowlLA]

Hollywood Reporter Promotes Erik Pedersen to Managing Editor - Posted July 29, 2011
On the Hollywood Reporter masthead, there is already a person listed as managing editor, daily--Michael Barnes. But since May, a second managing editor slot... [FishbowlLA]

Nikki Finke Partners with Paramount for Facebook Game - Posted July 19, 2011
Showbiz insiders have their own version of the "Deadline Hollywood Game." But in the case of the one to be launched shortly on Facebook by Nikki Finke's Deadline.com in partnership with Paramount Di... [FishbowlLA]

Hollywood Reporter Responds to Sharon Waxman Accusations - Posted June 20, 2011
Last Friday afternoon, Sharon Waxman made like Nikki Finke and accused a Hollywood trade rival of failing to properly credit her website's scoops. Except in this case, rather than it being a matter of De... [FishbowlLA]

Lynne Segall Heads Back to The Hollywood Reporter - Posted June 14, 2011
After a stint at the LA Times and a year trying to help monetize the efforts of Nikki Finke, Bonnie Fuller, ... [FishbowlLA]

Nikki Finke to Patrick Goldstein: 'I'm Still Calling It As I See It' - Posted May 16, 2011
Since LA Times media columnist Patrick Goldstein began sharing his beat with colleague James Rainey, he d... [FishbowlLA]

Variety Publisher Ridicules Latest Takeover Rumor - Posted April 28, 2011
Today's gossip item by Richard Johnson at The Daily quotes only an unnamed "insider." And it does not specify what realm of the Hollywood media or business firmament that insider toils in. Stil... [FishbowlLA]

Mel Gibson Exclusive Impresses Anita Busch, Revolts David Poland - Posted April 22, 2011
The two most intriguing media reactions to last night's big exclusive interview with Mel Gibson posted on Deadline.com come from ... [FishbowlLA]

Deadline.com Adds New York Based Executive Editor - Posted March 28, 2011
After nearly two decades chronicling the digital media revolution for USA Today, David Lieberman has decided to jump to one of its newest purveyors. Beginning A... [FishbowlLA]

Nikki Finke Points Accusing Finger at The Hollywood Reporter* - Posted March 17, 2011
Reader comments have started to fly in response to a Nikki Finke item in ... [FishbowlLA]

'The Daily' Takes Ratings Dip, Says It Might Have Finke Pic - Posted February 10, 2011
There was a lot of hoopla surrounding the launch of The Daily, and it appeared that the publication was well-received by iPad readers. However, it looks like issues with loading images are pushing down user ratings. ... [FishbowlDC]

Jerry Bruckheimer Ruminates About the Red Carpet - Posted February 8, 2011
In case you hadn't noticed, Jerry Bruckheimer is the latest Hollywood titan to take to Twitter like there's no #tomorrow. Which is a good thing, because this guy has a hand in more aspects of Hollywood entertainment than Tom (Cruise), Dick (Wolf) and Harry (Potter). On the heels of a whole bunch... [FishbowlLA]

Sharon Waxman Tones Down HFPA Suicide Headline - Posted January 21, 2011
Late yesterday afternoon, the following e-mail news bulletin was fired off from the TheWrap: "EXCLUSIVE: New HFPA Bombshell - Longtime Member Commits Suicide" Immediately, readers started piling on in the comments section, disgusted at how article author ... [FishbowlLA]

LAPD May Know Who Ordered the Hit on Ronni Chasen - Posted December 3, 2010
Hollywood publicist Ronni Chasen may have been murdered due to a business deal gone bad, ... [FishbowlDC]

Nikki Finke Sues Deadline Hollyweird - Posted December 2, 2010
To be honest, we had never visited the knockoff website DeadlineHollyweird.com until we came across ... [FishbowlLA]

Daily Variety Dumps Editor - Posted November 2, 2010
Leo Wolinsky has been let go as editor of the Daily Variety after only 10 months on the job. Before coming to Variety, he worked at the LA Times for over three decades. The hiring of Wolinsky by the struggling Hollywood trade ... [FishbowlLA]

The Filing Room at TheWrap's TheGrill - Posted September 21, 2010
Yes, "the wrap" and "the grill" makes us hungry and lunch is late due to an early morning accident on the 10 Freeway. TheGrill is the one day pow wow of movers and shakers in the media and tech industry. "The leaders, the deciders, the disrupters." Pictured above TheWrap's Managing Editor Lew... [FishbowlLA]

LAT Loses Awards Columnist A Week Before Awards Season - Posted September 3, 2010
Two things: Great for Deadline to snatch up Pete Hammond. Nice guy. He'll go far. And the Arts and Entertainment section of the LA Times loses another journalist?! R... [FishbowlLA]

Finke Based Tilda in Finke-Free Turmoil - Posted August 24, 2010
Yes, the pilot shoot of Tilda was nasty according to EW and no it had nothing to do with Nikki Finke. Yes, you could say we give Finke too much credit - but even a little is more than the producers of Tilda gave her. Ahem. Michael Ausiello and ... [FishbowlLA]

Waxman Needs Attention, Invites Finke to Speak - Posted August 20, 2010
Call us cynical but the Sharon Waxman and Nikki Finke feud benefits them both. Possibly one more than the other. If they're lucky a ... [FishbowlLA]

Waxman and Finke are Flaming Each Other Again - Posted April 23, 2010
We've said it once and we'll say it again - the problem with entertainment writers is they write for people who don't read so they have to resort to theatrics in order to get attention. We honestly had to wonder if this is even news. This has become the "dog bites man"... [FishbowlLA]

'Casino Jack' Finds Distributor - Posted March 29, 2010
We're hearing that "Casino Jack", the film starring Kevin Spacy as convicted lobbyist Jack Abramoff, has found a distributor in Metropolitan, Inc. The news is being reported by the Web site Deadline Hollywood run by Hollywood blogger ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

'Casino Jack' Finds Distributor - Posted March 29, 2010
We're hearing that "Casino Jack", the film starring Kevin Spacy as convicted lobbyist Jack Abramoff, has found a distributor in Metropolitan, Inc. The news is being reported by the Web site Deadline Hollywood run by Hollywood blogger ... [FishbowlNY]

Variety to PR: Give Us Your Scoops, Or Else! - Posted March 26, 2010
Entertainment PR pros: you've been warned. If you give scoops to other online publications, Variety won't run your story in print. Via the LA Times' ... [FishbowlDC]

CEO of THR Denies Offering Finke Editor Gig, Finke Doubles Down with Deets - Posted March 26, 2010
Nikki Finke announced last week that in January the new owners of THR offered her a "very lucrative" offer to fill the position of Editor-in-Chief. Then The Hollywood ... [FishbowlLA]

Matt Labov Leaves Hollywod PR Firm B|W|R - Posted February 24, 2010
"What's bizarre is that this follows B|W|R last month promoting [him] to co-president with Leslie Sloane Zelnik," writes DeadlineHollywood.com's Nikki Finke. Labov handles J... [FishbowlDC]

Deadline Hollywood's Traffic Spikes - Posted February 24, 2010
Nikki Finke is many things - a journalist, a showman, an entertainer, but her math skills seem to be...well not on par with her other legendary abilities. Nikki sent us this post: Last month, I told you that Deadline|Hollywood, after just four years in existence, has a larger readership than Variety and The... [FishbowlLA]

Hey, Nikki Finke, What's Up With That 'Premium' Button? - Posted February 10, 2010
Someone asked us today if Nikki Finke's Deadline Hollywood is going behind a paywall. Apparently there is a button suspiciously labeled premium. Roll over it says "Coming soon." So? Subsc... [FishbowlLA]

Late-Night Lineup Debacle Could Get Expensive - Posted January 14, 2010
This Jeff Zucker created snafu is going to cost NBC a lot of money according to Bloomberg.com: Fixing NBC's prime-time schedule will cost at least $200 million, David Bank, an analys... [FishbowlLA]

Hey Huffpo LA, Finke Telling Waxman to F-Off Isn't News, It's Friday - Posted January 8, 2010
Huffington Post's LA edition (which we feel is redundant) hasn't quite found its niche or voice or something. Now it's all best food posts with something about a celebrity. For LA news. It's like hosing down a drowning victim. Anyway, Nikki Finke... [FishbowlLA]

Interview: Hollywood Publicist Liza Anderson, Founder, Anderson Group Public Relations - Posted November 2, 2009
Liza Anderson knows it's not easy to grow your agency in the midst of a recession. Her tricks: Hard work, hiring lots of great people, and "constant hustling." Anderson founded Anderson Group Public Relations, and has since taken on a numb... [FishbowlDC]

Nikke Finke on New Yorker Profile: Story "Manipulated By Hollywood" - Posted October 5, 2009
Is Nikke Finke Hollywood's most powerful scribe? Certainly many in the industry seem to think so, and she has been the center of feature stories in both ... [FishbowlDC]

Nikki Finke is in The New Yorker - Posted October 5, 2009
Wowie, Nikki Finke is now in The New Yorker? First the front page of the New York Times and now a Tad Frie... [FishbowlLA]

Huffpo Takes on Sharon Waxman - Posted October 1, 2009
Sharon Waxman reported Comcast had struck a deal to buy NBC Universal. This "exclusive" made everyone freak out and then ... [FishbowlLA]

Hollywood Trade Papers Change and Charge - Posted September 17, 2009
According to Nikki Finke, The Hollywood Reporter ... [FishbowlLA]

Breaking: Nikki Finke Story Maybe On Page One of NYT - Posted July 16, 2009
We just got word that a David Carr column about Nikki Finke "got offered" to run on page one of the New York Times tomorrow. Ooh big time. UPDATE: We got a confirmation that the story will be on page one tom... [FishbowlLA]

James Rainey is Terrified of Nikki Finke - Posted July 15, 2009
LAT's James Rainey who's been penning media hit pieces sans actually interviewing the subjects (see Jill Stewart and ... [FishbowlLA]

CyberFrequencies Interview With Nikki Finke - Posted June 30, 2009
Queena Kim and Tanya Jo Miller interview Nikki Finke. They mention ... [FishbowlLA]

Deadline Hollywood Daily Acquired by MMC - Posted June 23, 2009
Nikki Finke's infamous take-no-prisoners entertainment business blog has been acquire by MMC. From DHD: Mail.com Media Corporation (MMC), the digital media company that owns and operates the Mail.com portal and email service as well as a growing portfolio of lifestyle brands, including HollywoodLife.com, MovieLine.com and OnCars.com, announced today its acquisition of the Internet's... [FishbowlLA]

New Twilight Trailer Gets 5.3 million Online Views In First 24 Hours - Posted June 2, 2009
Nikki Finke calls it pent-up demand, and adds us the eyeballs: "Summit Entertainment has a count of 4.2 million views for the New Moon trailer from MySpace, and another 1.1 million from MTV.com, so that's 5.3 million combined views in the first 24 hours from its two domestic onl... [FishbowlLA]

Village Voice Media Reports Their Blogs Get 40 Percent of All Pageviews - Posted May 21, 2009
Almost half of all pageviews for Village Voice Media papers (which include the LA Weekly) are from blogs. That's a big reveal on the future of the alt weeklies. From Erick Schonfeld at TechCrunch: ... [FishbowlLA]

PR Legend Lee Solters Dead at 90 - Posted May 18, 2009
Nikki Finke reports and we confirmed that Lee Solters passed away early this morning at the age of 90. Solters was the pub for people su... [FishbowlLA]

LAT FOB: Media: Where Do We Go From Here? Panel - Posted April 27, 2009
The "Media: Where Do We Go From Here?" panel was moderated by LAT media scribe James Rainey. The panelists were Voice of San Diego's Andrew Donohue, Marc C... [FishbowlLA]

Kevin Spacey, Method Actor is Studying Abramoff Behind Bars - Posted April 24, 2009
This is a really fun bit from Nikki Finke. Awesome: EXCLUSIVE: My sources tell me that 2-time Academy Award winner ... [FishbowlLA]

Show Biz Reporters Exchange Barbs in NY Observer Piece - Posted April 23, 2009
You can read the whole story for yourself - but we'll sum it up: Sharon Waxman, Nikki Finke... [FishbowlLA]

Tentative Deal Between SAG And AMPTP - Posted April 17, 2009
Nikki Finke on Deadline Hollywood Daily has the statement from the Screen Actors Guild and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers: LOS ANGELES (April 17, 2008) - The Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers and Screen Actors Guild today announced that the parties have reached tentative agree... [FishbowlLA]

New Editor In Chief At Variety - Posted April 6, 2009
Peter Bart, Variety's editor in chief of 20 years, has been replaced by deputy editor Tim Gray. The article on the Variety website says B... [FishbowlLA]

National Entertainment Journalism Award Winners Announced - Posted March 30, 2009
The winners of the LA Press club's 2nd annual National Entertainment Journalism Awards were announced at a reception Thursday night. A number of local journalists took home awards, including Patrick Goldstein of the LA Times for Best Feature in the online category, and George Pennacchio of KABC-TV for Best News Story... [FishbowlLA]

Will William Morris and Endeavor Merge? - Posted March 25, 2009
Will giants William Morris and Endeavor become one super agency? The answer is that it's complicated. And by 'complicated' we mean packed full of super rich successful people with super rich successful egos. Entertainment writers love this type of script. It's a dramity. Nikki Finke's sour... [FishbowlLA]

Peter Chernin is Out at Murdoch's News Corp. - Posted February 23, 2009
After 12 years on the job as an 'ambassador' to Wall Street and in Hollywood for Rupert Murdoch's News Corp, Peter Chernin is leaving the company. From ... [FishbowlLA]

What's Going On With Watchmen? - Posted January 9, 2009
This is the Japanese trailer with new footage! Stuff we've haven't ... [FishbowlLA]

Is Nikki Finke Recession Proof? - Posted December 29, 2008
In our coverage of the very quick melt down of media as we know it - we did a couple of posts about Christmas Eve layoffs at LA Weekly. One anonymous tipster aske... [FishbowlLA]

Finke And Her Scurrilous Rumors Are Denied - Posted December 19, 2008
Nikki Finke, blogging on Deadlinehollywooddaily.com, has gotten it wrong again. She proclaimed like a wild banshee that Hollywood Reporter publisher ... [FishbowlLA]

Could SAG Be Being Dumped by TV? - Posted December 17, 2008
Nikki Finke posted the statement from Twentieth Century Television: With all the uncertainty surrounding the stalled negotiations with S... [FishbowlLA]

Actors Petition SAG to Not Make Them Look Like Greedy Dirt Bags - Posted December 16, 2008
Some top actors are pleading with the Screen Actors Guild to not call for a vote on a strike next month. From NYT: In a petition, more than 130 well-known actors - including George Clooney, ... [FishbowlLA]

Oscars Look To Who For Host? Hugh Jackman? Put Another Shrimp On The Barbie... - Posted December 12, 2008
The Oscars have been agonizing over a new host. Jon Stewart didn't work out. Whoopi Goldberg was too ethnic. And Billy Cry... [FishbowlLA]

Variety Weekly Will Remain As Much -- Still Weekly - Posted December 6, 2008
Contrary to Nikki Finke's shrill bloggeristic rant that Variety would fold its weekly ma... [FishbowlLA]

All-Out Blogger Warfare In Hollywood - Posted November 26, 2008
Nikki Finke and Sharon Waxman establish their blogging rights in Hollywo... [FishbowlLA]

Schwarzenegger Wants To 'Stop The Bleeding' - Posted November 7, 2008
California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and resident Terminator, in between sobbing over pal John McCain's resounding defeat to President-elect... [FishbowlLA]

Finke Inserts Herself Into Weinstein/Rudin Scrap - Posted September 30, 2008
Blogger Nikki Finke, as is her wont, has placed herself smack in the middle of this true Hollywood showdown between producers ... [FishbowlLA]

FBLA Exclusive: Village Voice Media Launching National Blogs - Posted August 6, 2008
We got a tip that Village Voice Media is going to launch four national blogs. Bill Jensen, described as 'the internet top guy' at VVM confirmed the tip. "They won't be under the Village Voice URL." Jensen explained. There has already been a soft launch for two of these sites, ... [FishbowlLA]

Ina Treciokas Starts Her Own PR Firm - Posted August 3, 2008
FBLA has learned that Ina Treciokas, one of the top PR women in New York or L.A., has divorced herself from Kelly Bush's firm (another top PR femme) and started her own independent company. Details were available on Nikki Finke's Deadline Hollywoo... [FishbowlLA]

Vote for Time's Most Influential, and Please Let Nikki Finke Beat Perez Hilton - Posted April 4, 2008
Time has a poll--the 100 Most Influential People in the World. Go on, vote for Nikki Finke. We did. She's ahead of John McCain, Nicholas Sarkozy, and Vladimir Putin. Perez Hilton is at # 5, which is a sign of the end times. On the bright side, Nick Denton, at #204, beats Eliot Spitze... [FishbowlLA]

Morning Reading List, 03.28.08 - Posted March 28, 2008
Good morning Washington. Quickly navigate Morning Reading List: REVOLVING DOOR | NEWSPAPERS | TV | ONLINE MEDIA | MAGAZINES | RADIO | JOBS You ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Morning Reading List, 03.28.08 - Posted March 28, 2008
Good morning Washington. Quickly navigate Morning Reading List: REVOLVING DOOR | NEWSPAPERS | TV | ONLINE MEDIA | MAGAZINES | RADIO | JOBS You ... [FishbowlNY]

Oscar Hind-Sight is 20/20 - Posted February 25, 2008
The Academy Awards from the rear-view mirror: The Fug Girls should replace Kimora. Alessandra Stanley just about ... [FishbowlLA]

Fired LAT Editor John Montorio: "It Was My Destiny" - Posted February 19, 2008
Ad Age reports that the American media work force is at a 15 year low--only 886,900 employed, thanks to the slumping newspaper industry. And speaking of slumping--whole lot of changes at the LA Times. The LAT, with paid circulation less than that number above, is now... [FishbowlLA]

WGA 08 Strike: Reax to the DGA Deal-a-rama - Posted January 21, 2008
Nikki Finke is back, and her commenters are happy. She leads off with the provocative headline: That Shitty DGA Deal is at Least a Start which will be great to remember if the WGA signs on for that same... [FishbowlLA]

What Did Leno Know and When Did He Know It? - Posted January 4, 2008
Jay Leno's late night triumph seems to hinge on his misunderstanding of the Guild rules, wilful or not. NBC says he got permission from Patric Verrone, which is backed up in the NY Times by that scourge of journalists--the u... [FishbowlLA]

Morning Reading List, 01.03.08 - Posted January 3, 2008
Good morning Washington. It's Caucus Day! Quickly navigate Morning Reading List: REVOLVING DOOR | NEWSPAPERS | TV | ONLINE MEDIA | MAGAZINES | ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Morning Reading List, 01.03.08 - Posted January 3, 2008
Good morning Washington. It's Caucus Day! Quickly navigate Morning Reading List: REVOLVING DOOR | NEWSPAPERS | TV | ONLINE MEDIA | MAGAZINES | ... [FishbowlNY]

WGA 07 Strike : What Happens Next? - Posted December 28, 2007
The readers of Nikki Finke (i.e., everyone who's still interested in the outcome of the WGA strike) respond to her question: What Should Happen Next? with varying degrees of naivete (get the general public involved!),... [FishbowlLA]

WGA 07 Strike: Last Week of 2007 - Posted December 27, 2007
Nikki Finke ran an open letter to AMPTP from writers who've got pilot deals. The tone was a tich whiny, as her commenters pointed out, proving that her blog is read by the real Hollywood crowd, as opposed to the sweet, if clueless, fans... [FishbowlLA]

Media Mavericks and Moguls: Ross Johnson - Posted December 7, 2007
Friday lunch at Orso was surprisingly fruitful, big name-wise, with Mel Brooks holding court at a table full of cronies, Larry David in a black velor tracksuit, and tall, blond and Brit Bill Nighy looking dreamy. Perfect for FBLA's new weekly feature, Lunch with Media Moguls and Mavericks. Ross Johnson surprised a... [FishbowlLA]

Sundown on Sunset - Posted November 30, 2007
Evel Knievel dies at age 69. Martin Scorsese's newest film: La Clave Reserva Just in time for the holidays! KOST fires Kim ... [FishbowlLA]

LA Press Club: National Journalism Awards - Posted November 28, 2007
The LA Press Club announces the National Entertainment Journalism Awards: Entertainment reporters, editors and critics across the country are invited to enter a new journalism contest that honors those who write, speak or blog about one of the nation's most important industries.... Thr... [FishbowlLA]

WGA 07 Strike Week 4: Talk Amongst Yourselves - Posted November 26, 2007
Call United Hollywood Live at 12-1:30 p.m. Pacific (3-4:30 p.m. Eastern) Vote for the Striking Writers as I Want Media's media personality of 2007. (Perez Hilton? Are... [FishbowlLA]

WGA 07 Strike Week 2: Represent! - Posted November 13, 2007
Nina Bargiel has been mistaken... [FishbowlLA]

Producers Guild: Include Us Out of AMPTP - Posted November 12, 2007
FBLA has been waiting for this. The Producers Guild of America, which isn't a guild like the others, but more of a trade association, or even a club, wants to make sure that they're not confused with the Alliance Of Motion Picture & Television Produce... [FishbowlLA]

WGA Strike News Updates - Posted November 1, 2007
Nikki Finke has opened her column up to reader comments about the WGA strike. Who knew she was so popular in Argentina? Finke's coverage is far and away ... [FishbowlLA]

Jeff Robinov Retrospective - Posted October 11, 2007
Seen above, in happier times, Warner's Alan Horn, producer Joel Silver, and in the role of Baby Bear, Jeff Robinov, president of production. Robinov, you may recall, was quoted by Nikki Finke as saying that Warner's was "longer doing movies with women in the lead". ... [FishbowlLA]

Elle's Women in Hollywood Roundtable - Posted October 11, 2007
Salon's Rebecca Traister sits in on Elle's Women in Hollywood round table discussion on the state of show biz, why there aren't more women directors, and so on. The group wonders why women don't go to opening weekends, forgetting that people watch mo... [FishbowlLA]

Nikki Finke Talks the Talk In ELLE - Posted October 10, 2007
Nikki Finke tells Lisa Chase--well, if not everything, a whole lot in ELLE. Great Line 1 Believe me, there's nothing worse in Hollywood than being called a putz and having all your pals read it. ... [FishbowlLA]

Kid Nation: The Ugliness Continues - Posted September 18, 2007
Nikki Finke says TV critics weren't the only ones who didn't receive screeners of the controversial Kid Nation reality/kidsploitation show. The CBS board of directors hasn't had the opportunity to see the show in advance, either. Nikki ... [FishbowlLA]

Goddamn Stars Get The Shit Bleeped Out of Them--No Screwing Around on the Emmys - Posted September 17, 2007
Nikki Finke suggests everyone take off their t... [FishbowlLA]

BREAKING: John Connolly---No Phone Records for Pellicano's Lawyers - Posted August 27, 2007
A win for journalists--a federal judge just granted Vanity Fair writer John Connolly's motion to quash the subpoena for his telephone records for the Anthony Pellicano case. Steven Gruel, Pellicano's lawyer had been lusting for Connolly's Verizon records. Nikki Finke has all ... [FishbowlLA]

LA Observed Runs Patrick Goldstein's Killed Column - Posted July 24, 2007
Patrick Goldstein's Big Picture column for today was killed after he suggested the LAT make a pact with recording artists to give away scads of free CDs (a la Britain's Mail on Sunday). Newspapers, as you may have heard, are i... [FishbowlLA]

WWD Editor's Note on Nikki Finke Piece - Posted July 18, 2007
Jacob Bernstein's editors released a semi-retraction in today's print edition of Women's Wear Daily: EDITOR'S NOTE: A WWD article on Hollywood writer Nikki Finke, published on July 6, page 16, was pulled last week from the paper's Web site, wwd.com. The article, by WWD features writer Jacob Bernstein, depicted Finke as a... [FishbowlLA]

WWD Not Talking About Jacob Bernstein, Nikki Finke - Posted July 16, 2007
WWD isn't talking about Jacob Bernstein's profile of Nikki Finke that disappeared from the online archives, despite being published over the July 4th weekend. Andrea Kaplan told FBLA "we have no comment". We asked Luke Ford if WWD was making him take down his post quoting fr... [FishbowlLA]

Jacob Bernstein's Nikki Finke Profile in WWD: MIA? - Posted July 15, 2007
Surely, it can't be a coincidence that the same weekend that FBLA gets an email from a high-powered PR type alerting us to the Jacob Bernstein profile of Nikki Finke in WWD, that Luke Ford and ... [FishbowlLA]

Jeff Wells To David Poland: Play Nice - Posted June 22, 2007
We somehow have been cc'd into an ugly chain of e-mailed invectives between Nikki Finke, David Poland, Jeff Wells and the organizers of the ... [FishbowlLA]

LA Press Club: Does Something Stink? No, Says Finke - Posted June 17, 2007
Jeffery Wells, of Hollywood Elsewhere, sent Deadline Hollywood Daily's Nikki Finke a (kinda) congratulatory e-mail that asks whether L.A. Press Club Award winners are chosen based on how many be... [FishbowlLA]

Why We (Heart) Nikki Finke - Posted June 12, 2007
We've officially arrived. It took nearly a year, but FBLA has finally registered on the radar of the venerable, incomparable, indispensable Nikki Finke. Well, actually, that statement was yet another example of the "inaccuracies," Nikki alludes to in her ... [FishbowlLA]

Morning Reading List, 06.08.07 - Posted June 8, 2007
Good morning Washington. An NBC release announced that "According to Nielsen Media Research data, 'Meet the Press with Tim Russert' topped the Sunday morning public affairs competition, winning the week ending Sunday, June 3, 2007 in total viewers, homes and in the key demographic adults 25-54." On Sunday, "Meet the Press"... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Morning Reading List, 06.08.07 - Posted June 8, 2007
Good morning Washington. An NBC release announced that "According to Nielsen Media Research data, 'Meet the Press with Tim Russert' topped the Sunday morning public affairs competition, winning the week ending Sunday, June 3, 2007 in total viewers, homes and in the key demographic adults 25-54." On Sunday, "Meet the Press"... [FishbowlNY]

Nikki Finke Rankles Ben Silverman - Posted June 4, 2007
James Hibbard, at TV Week.com, reports that Nikki Finke got under the skin of NBC's newly anointed Ben Silverman with all that ... [FishbowlLA]

Nikki Finke on Ben Silverman's Sweet Deal with NBC and All That Have Gone Before - Posted May 30, 2007
While we've not always agreed with Nikki Finke, her latest post is a work of genius, if only for her skill with Google Images. Never have so many people looked so dreadful--and with good reason. Writing about NBC's cozy deal with Ben Silverman, Fi... [FishbowlLA]

NBC Snags Reveille's Silverman, Blows Taps for Reilly - Posted May 29, 2007
FBLA's anonymous tip turned out to be true: NBC is trying to ditch Kevin Reilly, and right before prom, too. News of Reilly... [FishbowlLA]

Sundown on Sunset - Posted April 6, 2007
What an insanely hectic week. Here's a look back at our favorite media stories: Sam Zell Buys Tribune: All hell breaks loose in the react and next... [FishbowlLA]

Will the LA Times Pulp the Grazer Guest Edit Section? - Posted March 22, 2007
Andres Martinez covers his butt in a blog post at the LA Times. He's quick to point out that he wasn't alone, no siree, in deciding that ... [FishbowlLA]

Andres Martinez, Kelly Mullens, Brian Grazer: Three's Company - Posted March 21, 2007
FBLA thinks this is almost too good to be true: Andres Martinez, the Op-Ed Editor at the LA Times has been dating Kelly Mullens, who was an executive with Sitrick and Company. One of that firm's clients is Brian Grazer, the guest editor of this weekend's Current section. Former Sitri... [FishbowlLA]

Nikki Finke Explains What's Wrong With Across the Universe - Posted March 21, 2007
Just the other day, David Carr in the NY Times admitted what we already knew: New Yorkers don't understand show biz all that m... [FishbowlLA]

Brian Grazer: Editor for a Day at LA Times - Posted March 15, 2007
The LA Times is going for a guest editor for the Sunday Op-ed section, Current, and so picked the obvious candidate, Brian Grazer for the March 25th issue. From the press release: ... [FishbowlLA]

Nikki Finke to Return to the LAT? No, But LA Mag Thinks She Should - Posted February 22, 2007
Los Angeles Magazine has a few suggestions for "fixing" the LAT -- one of them being that the paper of record lure Nikki Finke away from her post at LA Weekly. A excerpt per Hollywood Wiretap: She isn't always accurate (but)...she is almost alone in conveying a palpable excitement about what the... [FishbowlLA]

Taking Out The Trash, 02.22.07 - Posted February 22, 2007
This is a close one. Dunkin' Donuts and Starbucks are in a tight race. Starbucks has the lead so far. An NBC release announced that "NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams" "was back on top as the most-watched network evening newscast during the week of February 12-16, 2007, attracting 10.168 million total viewers,"... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Taking Out The Trash, 02.22.07 - Posted February 22, 2007
This is a close one. Dunkin' Donuts and Starbucks are in a tight race. Starbucks has the lead so far. An NBC release announced that "NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams" "was back on top as the most-watched network evening newscast during the week of February 12-16, 2007, attracting 10.168 million total viewers,"... [FishbowlNY]

Slamdance, Sundance, Squaredance: The Buzz - Posted January 24, 2007
Slamdance Religous sex cultists from the Children of God broke up a screening of Noah Thompson's film about growing up in the cult. From the ... [FishbowlLA]

Golden Globe Gossip Round-up - Posted January 16, 2007
FBLA finds all the remarks worth repeating about the Golden Globes. WoW Report Randy Barbato and Fenton Bailey started out strong, but lost focus. Best exchange: F: At least Annette Bening doesn't mind being on camera actually drinking. R: Drinking, with bad ... [FishbowlLA]

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