Last week the legendary L.A. Weekly movie business reporter Nikki Finke broke news that Warner production chief Jeff Robinov had issued a studio-wide freeze on movies with female leads. (The rationale: a Jodie Foster movie for which the movie posters had misspelled "Jodie Foster" bombed.) Okay, so then, naturally, he kind of thought about denying it, but that would be lying, which wouldn't normally be a big deal but it's like a pet peeve of Nikki's, so he had a few off-the-record phone conversations and email exchanges with Nikki during which he tried to ingratiate himself to her while lying a few more times because he just can't help himself and instructed all his people to phone up Nikki's competitors calling her "crazy." Meantime, Nikki got ill, we're hoping not as a result of foul play, and managed to dig up even more specifics on Robinov's chauvinism: he's even downgrading the role of Wonder Woman in an upcoming film!
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