SOLDJA! Movieline Welcomes General Manager, Editor in Chief, and Founder of Deadline Hollywood Daily Nikki Finke to MMC Family


Like a Decepticon bulldozer fusing itself to a sun-eviscerating robot colossus with wrecking-ball nuts, Nikki Finke has joined the MMC family. (This metaphor makes more sense if you've seen Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen. Rest assured, it's highly complimentary.)

To celebrate today's exciting announcement, we sent over the finest Edible Arrangement $7.99-or-less could buy, and received this gracious thank-you e-mail in return:

"I received the equivalent of the GNP of a small country.

I'm now working for a 30-year-old.

I'm a business cougar.

And what the hell is Movieline?"

Oh, Nikki -- you irrepressible mountain lioness, you. Quit licking those paws and come on over here and give us a big puma hug.

UPDATE: To appease concerned readers, let me just make it clear that we'll both be playing in adjoining, but completely independent, sandboxes -- though we may occasionally share shovels.

· MMC Acquires Deadline Hollywood Daily [DHD]


  • dollywould says:


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  • Long time reader, first time commenter says:

    Well check YOU guys out.

  • Brilliant Orange says:

    I bet she gets a good parking space for her broom.

  • JudgeFudge says:

    Nicki, as long as you can pants Michael Bay by the end of the week, you're alright in my book.

  • Old No.7 says:

    Hey, look who just hired a fact-checker.

  • MCU says:

    Somehow I doubt it. Hey, I read Nikki every (other) (other) day, but if she ever hired a fact checker DHD would be one big web page of blank.

  • NoWireHangers says:

    Better watch what you say about Nikki. Wasn't there some unpleasantness years ago when someone at Gawker Media referred to her as "crazy but in a good way" or something? Am I remembering this right, or just hallucinating (it's so hard to tell once summer begins...)

  • sweetbiscuit says:

    "SOLDJA" is an awesome headline. Seth, that had to be all you.

  • Juancho says:

    So, you guys are "reporting" this? SWEET, moving up in the world!

  • Juancho says:

    So, you guys are "reporting" this? SWEET, moving up in the world!

  • Delta says:

    Defamer and DHD under the same roof? Who ever knew this day would come...

  • Colander says:

    I looked it up. She has said less than pleasant things about a couple of the guys here. But that was another life ago...

  • DarkKnightShyamalan says:

    Man, those staff meetings are going to be awk! Ward!
    (Of course, Nikki will probably be taking them via videophone from her four-poster bed, surrounded by six aging Corgis, a stack of French toast, and the rest of that bottle of Gordon's.)

  • Inhaler says:

    Does her last name rhyme with her first name or is it pronounced more like Rat Fink? The only picture of her on Google's image search resembles Kathleen Turner, not a compliment.