Nikki Finke’s new site will be out for blood — if its new intro page is any indication.
“NikkiFinke.com is coming to Hollywood,” reads the site, which for now is just a homepage teaser. “Come for the cynicism. Stay for the subversion. Don’t steal Nikki’s scoops.”
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The words are emblazoned on a black background next to a running rivulet of blood, indicating that Finke has no intention of retracting her claws if and when she gets back to showbiz news. The site also links to Finke’s Twitter account, which now features the site’s bloody facade as its background and updated its avatar.
Interesting side note: The account is still tweeting links to Deadline stories, despite her departure from the site — and is doing so manually, meaning she (or a lackey) is punching in “RT” and cut/pasting Deadline’s tweets.
After Deadline announced on Tuesday that its founder and editor in chief had “parted ways,” Finke did not hesitate to debut the splash page for her upcoming NikkiFinke.com, which she has said will start in earnest in the new year once she finalizes deals with backers.
TheWrap first reported in June that Finke and boss Jay Penske were at odds, to the point where insiders said that the Variety and Deadline owner had fired her. Finke was able to get out of her contract with Penske early, she tweeted on Tuesday, adding that it was a “great day” and she was looking forward to “start[ing] a new career” at her new site.