Uh, Angelina Jolie Skipped Her Aunt's Funeral For Brad Pitt's Premiere

For the first time since revealing her preventative double mastectomy to The New York Times, Angelina Jolie hit the red carpet with Maddox, Pax, and her really obscure commonlaw partner Brad Pitt at the premiere of his film World War Z, which I keep confusing with Z For Zachariah because because. She told the press:… » 6/03/13 9:00am 6/03/13 9:00am

Nikki Finke Wants Sitcoms to Stop Hiring Beautiful Actresses and Give…

Cutthroat Hollywood reporter and famed recluse Nikki Finke was not happy that Modern Family's Julie Bowen won the Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series last night. Why? Because Bowen is too damn beautiful and not nearly funny enough to deserve the recognition. In fact, according to Finke, few of… » 9/24/12 7:45pm 9/24/12 7:45pm

Twilight Director Canned For Being "Irrational" And "Difficult"

Despite the fact that Twilight has already made a profit of about $100 million in the space of 3 weeks, Nikki Finke broke the news yesterday that director Catherine Hardwicke was fired from the Vampire-lovin' franchise. She will not direct New Moon, the sequel to Twilight, and an insider from Summit Films tells Finke… » 12/08/08 2:30pm 12/08/08 2:30pm

Things Are Looking Up For The Women In Hollywood

Ever since Sex and the City turned out to be a money making juggernaut, Warner Brothers has decided to aggressively market The Women. "This is an about-face from the studio's earlier decision to leave plans intact for about-to-shutter Picturehouse to debut the chick flick in limited release and with a small P&A," says… » 7/02/08 12:30pm 7/02/08 12:30pm

Ultimate Chick Flick The Women Is Finally About To See The Silver Screen

Here's the trailer for The Women, the Diane English remake of the 1939 George Cukor film based on the play by Clare Booth Luce. According to Nikki Finke, the movie — which features an all-female cast (Meg Ryan, Annette Bening, Eva Mendes, Debra Messing, Bette Midler, Jada Pinkett-Smith, Debi Mazur, Joanna Gleason,… » 6/03/08 12:00pm 6/03/08 12:00pm

Just Because Nikki Finke Hates Everyone In Hollywood Doesn't Mean She…

The New York Observer names LA Weekly blogger Nikki Finke its "Media Mensch Of The Year." If you don't know Nikki from our previous adulation, she's a veteran Hollywood journalist with a bottomless reserve of outrage re media consolidation, hypocrisy, conflicts-of-interest, chauvinist arrogance disguised as… » 1/02/08 12:30pm 1/02/08 12:30pm

Will The World's Only Bankable Woman Actor Ruin Charlie Wilson's War?

A big story in the New York Times wonders whether the big-budget upcoming movie Charlie Wilson's War will be able to overcome the fact that it's about, like, history and politics and a seemingly obscure would-be footnote in Cold War history that fatefully happened to set the stage for the current War On Terror or… » 12/17/07 6:30pm 12/17/07 6:30pm

How Does the Screen Writers Guild Strike Affect You? Depends How Trashy…

Many of you may be aware that a Writers Guild of America strike is basically a forgone conclusion at this point, but you might not realize how the lack of working screenwriters might affect the average couch potato like yourself. To recap: the Writers Guild of America (WGA), which includes writers in the motion… » 11/01/07 6:00pm 11/01/07 6:00pm

"Cordial", "Charming" Studio Chief Explains Why Women Can't Sell Movies…

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… » 10/11/07 9:30am 10/11/07 9:30am

What The Cast Of 'The Hills' Does After They Leave Third Period

There are lots of things to hate about The Hills, namely that it is not dead. For starters, we hate that all the cast members recite their lines with the same profound sense of purpose that the popular seniors used to employ when giving, like, an oral presentation? On, like, the Reformation? (Which granted universal… » 4/06/07 12:13pm 4/06/07 12:13pm