Sunday, May 26, 2024

Hollywood Journalist Nikki Finke Offers Photo, Starting Website for Tinseltown Fiction– Yes, Fiction


Nikki Finke is starting a website called It’s going to feature fiction. Yes, Fiction. Short stories, movie scripts, I don’t know. Isn’t everything in Hollywood fiction?

from the site

“Hollywood Dementia: noun. Deterioration of intellectual faculties, such as memory, concentration, and judgment, sometimes accompanied by emotional disturbance and personality changes, resulting from an organic disease or a disorder of the brain acquired while working in the entertainment industry that causes someone to be unable to think clearly or to understand what is real and what is not real.”

I’m told Nikki is prevented from writing journalism about Hollywood forever after her deal with Penske Media. We’ll see how this develops. She should have called the site Roman a Clef.

Nikki Finke photo by Jen Rosenstein copyrighted 2015
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Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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