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Finke’s New Site Awaits New York Writer

DeadlineCom.jpgEarlier this summer we advised you to get your resumes ready because after selling her breaking news Web site DeadlineHollywoodDaily.com to Mail.com Media Corp. (MMC), Nikki Finke was looking for a New York-based reporter.

Just over two months after the MMC acquisition was announced, Finke’s site has been relaunched as Deadline.com and Finke is welcoming a new contributor, our colleagues at WebNewser report.

In her comments about the new site this morning, Finke said immediate editorial plans include a Deadline New York senior editor/writer. Contributors in London, Paris, Mumbai, Hong Kong and Sydney are up next, she said. We can’t wait to see who Finke has brought on.

WebNewser: Deadline Hollywood Daily Rebrands As Deadline.com, Nears New Hire

Earlier: Get Your Resumes Ready, Nikki Finke’s Looking To Hire NY-Based Reporter

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Bonnie Fuller Returns To Editor-In-Chief Spot at Celeb Web Site

bonnie.pngShe once helped celebrity magazine Us Weekly become a must-read and guided American Media, which publishes Star. Then Bonnie Fuller left the world of magazines last year to launch her own company, Bonnie Fuller Media. But now she’s put those plans on hold, returning to a role as editor-in-chief — of a Web site.

Yesterday, David Carr of The New York Times reported that Fuller had been named editor and president of HollywoodLife, a celebrity site based in Los Angeles owned by Mail.com Media Corporation.

Mail.com made a splash last month when it purchased Hollywood reporter Nikki Finke‘s Web site DeadlineHollywoodDaily.com. Carr also has a profile of Finke on today’s front page of the Times, in which he reveals that she “stands to make more than $5 million in the next eight years,” from the sale of her blog. “And her deal could go as high as $10 million,” Carr added, citing an anonymous source with knowledge of the matter.

So is Mail.com, which also owns Movieline.com and OnCars.com, finished snapping up big name media personalities, or are there more to come? And what exactly does Mail.com owner Jay Penske plan for the future of his media empire? Guess we’ll have to wait and see.

(Photo from Fuller’s Twitter page)

Get Your Resumes Ready, Nikki Finke’s Looking To Hire NY-Based Reporter

dhd.pngOur sister blog FishbowlLA has news that “infotainment” columnist Nikki Finke has sold her breaking news Web site DeadlineHollywoodDaily.com to Mail.com Media Corp. (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.”

But the far more interesting part of the deal’s announcement — to us in New York that is — is that Finke plans to use this acquisition to expand her organization into a bicoastal affair.

“Within the first 90 days, DHD will become bicoastal with the hiring of a New York City-based senior journalist who will report to Finke,” the company said in a press release published on DHD.

Let the speculation begin: Who will be Finke’s East coast counterpart?

Oscars Look To Who For Host? Hugh Jackman? Put Another Shrimp On The Barbie…

hughjackman.jpgThe Oscars have been agonizing over a new host. Jon Stewart didn’t work out. Whoopi Goldberg was too ethnic. And Billy Crystal didn’t need the grief.

According to Nikki Finke‘s, DeadlineHollywoodDaily.com, the Oscars movers and shakers offered the hosting job this year to Aussie actor Hugh Jackman.

Yes, he’s a song and dance man, but can he handle that tough Oscar crowd. They can tear you apart. They may be wiping that cheshire cat grin right off of his shining visage. Tough crowd.

Emmy Nominations Cause A Stir … Or At Least A Lot Of Early Rising

emily.jpgThe people whose jobs it is to give you the most up-to-date information possible about meaningless awards shows watched the sun rise this morning as the 59th Annual Emmy nominations were announced. Here’s a sampling of their work.

Tom O’Neil posts at 6:16 a.m. that the academy “showed a sense of saucy humor,” in nominating the Justin Timberlake’s SNL skit, Dick In A Box. Except he wasn’t allowed to print the name of the skit.

Zap2It didn’t time stamp its offering, and we have a feeling more coverage from them is TK. The site, so far, offers the recognition that 15 Emmy nominations means The Sopranos finally have a shot at getting “a more definitive ending,” than they gave viewers.

Deadline Hollywood Daily offers some thoughts, like this one written at 5:13 a.m.: “I always find it ridiculous how year after year the Emmy voters tend to favor the tried and true (and, therefore, stultifying) shows over new series that haven’t passed their expiration date and still try to push the envelope. It’s like an episode has to jump the shark before the voters will give it a modicum of respect.”

E!’s 7:10 a.m. posting declares The Office can repeat, 24 won’t.