The Tortured Life of Nikki Finke: Best Friend, Worst Enemy – and Made for the Internet

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I once watched her cry bitter tears to a source on the phone, hang up and burst out with cackling laughter: “I’m so terrible!”

The life of Nikki Finke could be a novel, or a movie. In fact, it very nearly became a series on HBO until too much of actual Nikki intervened and the network pulled the plug.

That was Nikki all the way. Always striving for relevance, always pushing, begging, manipulating and if she didn’t get her way – threatening to go nuclear. I once watched her cry bitter tears to a source on the phone, hang up and burst out with cackling laughter: “I’m so terrible!”

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Sharon Waxman

Sharon Waxman, is the founder, CEO and Editor in Chief of TheWrap. She is an award-winning journalist and best-selling author, and was a Hollywood correspondent for The New York Times. Twitter: @sharonwaxman