Is Controversial Celeb Blogger Nikki Finke Returning to Fold?

Report says she'll be back at Deadline as columnist

July 21, 2017 10:15 am
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Sometimes, journalists of a certain ilk rise to a level of fame equal to the subjects they’re writing about. In the print world, Rolling Stone‘s Jann Wenner comes to mind. Or Tom Wolfe.

As far as the digital publishing world is concerned, one name stands out: Nikki Finke.

The celebrity journalist, who launched in 2006, and became known for her hard-hitting, multi-source-laden journalism—some of the best of its day—appears to be back from the dead, per TheWrap.

After being unceremoniously fired from Deadline in 2013 by Penske Media Corporation (PMC), which owns and operates a number of print and online properties including WWD, Variety,, and, Finke became somewhat of a mythic figure online. One announcement placed her at Mediaite, but her byline never appeared on the site.

Finke subsequently launched Hollywood Dementia and registered, but had signed a non-compete with PMC, so was unable to continue her bread-and-butter.

TheWrap is reporting that she’ll return to Deadline as a columnist.

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