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Wolff: Meltdown Of A Hollywood Media Queen










http://glendoraya.fotopages.com/?entry=9723226 Her reggie bush kim kardashian resistance to authority meant continual disputes with editors. What's more, Finke was more and more turning into a recluse people who know her well report never having seen her. And yet, the obsessiveness of her reporting, her taste for conflict, her talent for writing in quick, trenchant, staccato bursts (and difficulties writing in long form), and kim kardashian surgery her self-dramatizing, which turned out to be extraordinarily effective self-promotion, was perfectly suited to the Internet's need for immediacy, high drama and breakthrough voices. And the Internet let her work at home. Deadline Hollywood quickly became an industry power not least of all because Finke's independence made her even more fearsome in a town that largely operates on fear. And it helped hurry the decline of Hollywood's two already near-moribund media outlets, The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. In 2009, Deadline Hollywood was bought by 29-year-old Jay Penske , a would-be media entrepreneur, and the son of Roger Penske, the billionaire trucking magnate and former race car driver, for a payout to Finke somewhere between small change and $14 million (how much she actually got is subject to great debate) and a long-term employment contract. <br>Source: http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/columnist/wolff/2013/11/03/the-nikke-finke-soap-opera-at-deadline-hollywood/3347933/







aIt will be received as a partisan political message, no matter how cleverly itas delivered.a About 16 per cent of Americans are uninsured and surveys have shown many still know little or nothing about the health-care law even though sign-ups for insurance have started. The challenge for lawas supporters is to connect with the millions of Americans who for whatever reason havenat paid attention so far. The 18-month grant, to the Lear Centeras Hollywood Health & Society program, will be used for briefings with staff from TV shows and to track health overhaul-related depictions on prime time and Spanish-language television. Since the grant money was provided so recently, no plot lines involving health care have been written. And Kaplan isnat targeting specific shows. <br>Source: http://www.canada.com/entertainment/television/Obamacare+gets+Hollywood+rewrite/9128869/story.html







Chris Shabel dies at 80; Hollywood community activist



At age 16 Shabel organized a young politicians group. She later obtained a nursing degree and worked as an industrial nurse for Unilever UK, as a secretary to a hat maker and as a boxing promoter. She moved to the United States after meeting an American whom she later married. Her family moved from New Jersey to California in 1975 and settled in Hollywood, where she quickly became involved in her two daughters' schools, heading the Hollywood High School Community Advisory Council for five years and founding the Greater Hollywood Civic Assn. That group assisted local residents hoping to become citizens and dealt with such issues as crime and housing. By the 1980s Shabel had become a critic of the city Community Redevelopment Agency's role in improving Hollywood through the seizure of property by eminent domain. She was particularly interested in saving historic buildings along Hollywood Boulevard and Vine Street, as well as ficus trees that lined the boulevard. <br>Source: http://www.latimes.com/obituaries/la-me-chris-shabel-20131106,0,485170.story





Nikki Finke leaving Deadline Hollywood



Finke is leaving after repeated clashes with Jay Penske, who purchased the site in 2009 and also owns Variety. "I'm so happy," Finke said in a brief interview. ON LOCATION: Where the cameras roll Finke said she plans to start a new website that will compete with Deadline and Variety in chronicling the ins and outs of Hollywood. However, things took a turn this week after the two met with a mediator in an effort to reach an accord. While Finke said the talks didn't appear to go far, nonetheless Penske decided to release her from her contract, which ran through 2016. On the set: movies and TV Finke acknowledged that by exiting Deadline Hollywood before her contract expired, she was leaving "money on the table." The relationship between Penske and Finke unraveled soon after he purchased renowned trade outlet Variety last fall. <br>Source: http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/envelope/cotown/la-et-ct-nikki-finke-exits-deadline-hollywood-20131105,0,602685.story





Nikki Finke exits Deadline Hollywood



The story will have to be linked with Chinese story and culture. The Chinese cast must be at least one-third of the entire cast. Like many of the speakers before her, Xun insisted communication is key.China Film and local companies can help prevent American filmmakers from devoting resources to scenes that will only get them in trouble. We are offering our assistance to avoid the hot spots that are not supposed to be reflected in China, Xun said. That includes excessive violence, pornographic scenes and any scenes that hurt the feelings of anyone else. You cant shoot films in China that hurt the feelings of a third party or country, Xun said. That is censorship, andthese restrictions engender fear that China is turning into India, a country that almost exclusively watches its own movies. Also read: Hollywoods Trouble With China? <br>Source: http://movies.yahoo.com/news/hollywood-more-money-china-stop-complaining-001041661.html





Janis Joplin gets posthumous Hollywood star



The popular site posted a story announcing the change in leadership Tuesday evening. Finke and the sites owner, Jay Penske whose Penske Media Corp. also owns the trade site and print publication Variety had been at odds for months, their tumultuous relationship making headlines around the industry. The post on Deadline Hollywood by film editor Mike Fleming and TV editor Nellie Andreeva outlined the staffs plans following Finkes exit. This is an emotional worldstarhiphop kim kardashian and painful parting of the ways for us. When we joined Deadline four years ago from The Hollywood Reporter and Variety (respectively), kim kardashian dad we felt that we were doing something disruptive and game-changing. That spirit is what brought us together and will keep us together, and the current team will remain on that path. <br>Source: http://news-briefs.ew.com/2013/11/05/nikki-finke-leaving-deadline-hollywood/





How Can Hollywood Make More Money in China? Stop Complaining



She died in October 1970, at the age of 27. Joplin was given the 2,510th star on the Walk of Fame, where entertainment legends have long been enshrined on a stretch of pavement which attracts millions of tourists every year. Her famous songs include Down on Me, Summertime, Cry Baby and Mercedes Benz. But her biggest hit was Me and Bobby McGee, written by Kristofferson. Ironically, the song part-ballad, part high-energy rock anthem only topped the U.S. charts in 1971, the year after Joplin died of a drug overdose. <br>Source: http://www.denverpost.com/news/ci_24456620/janis-joplin-gets-posthumous-hollywood-star



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