"Hollywood Fireball" like no other
January 24, 2023 9:34 AM   Subscribe

Nikki Finke, "Hollywood's most reviled reporter" died last October, and was just as good at breaking power structures as she was in burning bridges... "She could be rude, aggressive, highhanded — so it wasn’t a shock that, mixed into the respectful newspaper obituaries and affectionate tributes, there were harsh takedowns." [Warning: SLNYT]
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posted by kat518 at 10:21 AM on January 24 [4 favorites]

She may have been successful at breaking Hollywood power structures, but the new ones that arose from the wreckage don’t seem any better. There may be a lesson here for those of us seeking to break down other power structures.
posted by Jon_Evil at 10:40 AM on January 24 [7 favorites]

@jon_evil - that is SUCH a good point
posted by foxywombat at 11:53 AM on January 24 [1 favorite]

incredibly interesting article, thanks so much for sharing with us
posted by Rock 'em Sock 'em at 8:27 PM on January 24

Bernstein, son of Carl, wrote about Nikki Finke (whom I knew irl) for WWD in 2007.
That story got pulled.
WWD ran an Editor’s Note.
Why the NYT didn’t mention Bernstein’s previous interactions with her is an odd omission.
Earlier piece (archived).
posted by Ideefixe at 8:35 AM on January 25 [3 favorites]

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