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Finke breaks free. One of the biggest dramas in Hollywood journalism took a twist Tuesday night when entertainment news site Deadline Hollywood said it was parting ways with founder and editor Nikki Finke. The move is the latest and perhaps final chapter in the battle between Finke and Jay Penske, the budding media mogul who bought Deadline in 2009. While the two initially got along, when Penske bought Deadline rival Variety and didn't give Finke a big role in running that outlet the relationship soured. Finke, who has been trying to break her contract for the last several months, plans to start her own news site. But it is unclear if Penske will try to stop her. More from the Los Angeles Times, Wall Street Journal and, of course, Deadline Hollywood.
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