Finke taps Hammond for Oscar coverage

Posted by · 12:07 am · September 1st, 2010

UPDATE (9:37am): Here is the officail release at Deadlin. EARLIER: Notorious Hollywood blogger Nikki Finke has scooped up longtime Oscarologist Pete Hammond for awards reporting duties at Deadline.com for the upcoming Oscar season. Hammond — who as of late has been writing a seasonal column for the LA Times — knows his stuff, has plenty […]

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7/17 Web Round-up

Posted by · 8:42 am · July 17th, 2009

• Judd Apatow’s risky departure from formula with “Funny People.” [Wall Street Journal] • Denise Martin talks to “(500) Days of Summer” star Joseph Gordon-Levitt. [Los Angeles Times] • PODCAST: Yours truly talks the Oscar’s move to 10, the “Let the Right One In” remake and more with John Campea et al. [The Movie Blog]

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Important

Posted by · 1:44 pm · April 28th, 2009

Since it’s a level-headed assessment of another journalist’s work and not the bitching and shouting that has come to color similar exchanges, I think it is important to pass along two links: Bill Wyman calls foul on Nikki Finke’s re-editing of a story that got the facts wrong, and Patrick Goldstein links to same, giving […]

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Filmmaker publicly sticks it to Nikki Finke…finally

Posted by · 9:31 pm · March 31st, 2009

Okay, it should be noted at the top that director Rod Lurie’s op-ed against the more-in-the-news-than-ever Nikki Finke is running on Sharon Waxman’s website, The Wrap, and that Waxman and Finke have been at each other’s throats, it seems, for a while now.  The dust on that journalist cat fight was kicked up once again […]

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Blah, blah, blah

Posted by · 1:32 pm · March 23rd, 2009

UPDATE: I’ve been on a plane and then in a bed for the last however many hours, so I’ve come to the table late on this.  But Finke has responded in full and dropped the bomb that Variety wanted to buy Deadline Hollywood Daily, takes some cheap shots at Anne Thompson, etc.  No more posts […]

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Waiting on the blog-o-rage

Posted by · 7:43 pm · March 22nd, 2009

I’ve been kinda, sorta keeping up with some Twittered reactions to the recent blogger smack downs by Cynthia Littleton, Michael Fleming and editor-in-chief Peter Bart, but curiously, no reaction from the peanut gallery…yet.  It’s a lazy Sunday, after all. In a nutshell, it seems with this trinity Variety has called for us all to get […]

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