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    Setting the Record Straight on Nikki Finke, Peter Bart and Mike Fleming

    Get one thing straight. Peter Bart and Mike Fleming wouldn't have jobs right now if it weren't for Nikki Finke. Their recent back-and-forth on why Finke is no longer working at Deadline sticks in my craw.

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    WATCH: Robert Downey Jr. Breaks 'The Judge' Trailer on Twitter, Variety Intros Vscore

    In a sign of the times, Warner Bros. had Robert Downey, Jr. debut on Twitter the trailer for "The Judge," a serious drama in which the star plays a big-shot New York lawyer who returns home to Indiana after his mother dies, only to find himself defending his estranged father (Robert Duvall), who has...

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    Media Watch: EW Grads Seed the Publishing Landscape

    As Time Inc. separates from Time Warner, Entertainment Weekly may no longer be at the top of its game, under former Sports Illustrated digital editor Matt Bean, who replaced Jess Cagle after he was bumped upstairs to run Time Inc.'s relatively robust People Magazine. But EW alumnae are all over the ...

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    In the Era of Selfies, Consumers Want Entertainment That's Fast, Fun and About Them

    Is the selfie generation's supposed focus inward having an effect on every aspect of our lives? That's what the public relations firm Edelman has concluded on the basis of a new study conducted upon adults age 18-54 in the U.S., U.K. and China.

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    The Future of Movie Watching in Three Graphs (According to Some Accounting Wonks)

    When the words 'PriceWaterhouseCoopers' and 'movies' are uttered in the same sentence, it usually means someone is talking about the Oscars. But last week, the financial services company released its predictions for how film and entertainment consumption will change worldwide over the next four yea...

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    Nikki Finke Is Back

    Nikki Finke has published two posts on her blog, Nikkifinke.com. One's her "I'm back and here's why" screed, and the other is a routine item about what Warners is doing at Comic-Con. Let's see how she does on her own, filing every day. She's had some time off to recharge her batteries, and may have ...

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    Matt Bean Makes Changes at Entertainment Weekly

    New Entertainment Weekly editor Matt Bean, a Time Inc. Sport Illustrated editorial star who took over from Jess Cagle (who now runs People), is making changes. Gone is critic Owen Gleiberman, replaced by younger staffers like Chris Nashawaty.

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    Los Angeles Times Names New Company Town Editor

    Here's an internal Los Angeles Times memo from Arts & Entertainment Assistant Managing Editor John Corrigan announcing that deputy business editor Joe Bel Bruno is replacing Charles Fleming as editor of Company Town.

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    Media Watch: ScreenCrush Adds Departed HuffPo Scribe Mike Ryan EXCLUSIVE

    In a key hire, growing entertainment site Screencrush has added ex-Huffington Post scribe Mike Ryan to its small staff.

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    Media Watch: The Changing Landscape for Movie Coverage

    As Vanity fair hires a new film critic, where is movie coverage going? I see increased consolidation and competition for traffic.

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