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    Nikki Finke Gets the Last "Toldja" in Funny or Die video

    A fake trailer for a suspense thriller stars Jean Smart as Nikki Finke, who is recast as a suburban mom and a brave journalist ("only one blogger has the courage to tell the truth"), while her former boss Jay Penske is the backstabbing Goliath seeking to shut her down ("sometimes the blogosphere can...

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    WATCH: Funny or Die Sends Up Nikki Finke in New Trailer for High-Stakes Thriller 'Deadline: The Movie'

    "Did you hear Mandy Patinkin's leaving Gersh?" "SHIT." Such are the high-stakes dramas at the center of Funny or Die's new trailer for "Deadline: The Movie." Jean Smart stars as Finke herself. Christina Applegate's running around in there, too. Watch below.

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    Watch: Nikki Finke Double Crossed in Hilarious Mock Trailer for 'The Nikki Finke Story' Starring Jean Smart As Notorious Blogger

    Nikki Finke was officially outed from her baby Deadline by media mogul Jay Penske back in early November, and now just a month later we have the trailer for a film that chronicles what went down courtesy of the folks over at Funny or Die. Starring "Designing Women" star Jean Smart as Finke, the mock...

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    Media Make Moves: NYT Loses Stelter to CNN, Adds Hoberman, Deadline Adapts to Finke's Departure

    There's lots of movement in the media ranks. And the trend of star brands leaving their established digs to become bigger stars for someone else continues apace. The New York Times has lost another media star. Following the departure of online-brands Nate Silver to ESPN and tech columnist David Pogu...

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    It's Official: Jay Penske Finally Fires Nikki Finke, But Is She Free to Go Solo in January?

    There was no containing Nikki Finke. The Deadline founder finally got her way. Following her last destructive media salvo--memorably describing her four years under media mogul Jay Penske as "slavery"--her boss fired her. She's free. Bring on NikkiFinke.com. But does Finke have a non-compete?

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    Jack Donaghy Had a One-Night Stand with Nikki Finke: TOLDJA!

    Has Alec Baldwin's Jack Donaghy got network TV's weirdest and most storied sex life?

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