Tuesday, July 23, 2024

Gawker Changed Its Corporate Name Two Weeks Ago, Still Hasn’t Updated Site Since Hulk Hogan Decision


Gawker Media changed its corporate name in the UK on March 4th, very quietly. They’re now known as Greenmount Creek Ltd. The executive directors are not Nick Denton, but his sister Eva Rebecca Denton and Mr Adrian Wilhelm Weinbrecht, a London based photographer.

gawkerAdditionally, as of 8:30am, 1:35pm, since last night’s jury decision of $115 million in the Hulk Hogan case, none of the Gawker sites have updated any news or posted a recap of what’s happened. Only Deadspin reported on NCAA basketball at 1am Eastern. Gawker has actually posted two dull items this morning.

In January, Gawker sold a minority stake in their company to Columbus Nova Technology Partners, a Silicon Valley and New York firm, in anticipation of a rough ride at the Hulk Hogan trial. Among the other entities owned by Columbus Nova are the Rhapsody Music Service and Guitar Hero. They are the US based affiliate of Renova Group, described on Wikipedia as “one of the largest Russian strategic investors in the metallurgical, oil, machine engineering, mining, chemical, construction, housing, utilities and financial sectors.”


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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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