Nikki Finke

Hey anonymous critics, enough with the fat shaming of Nikki Finke!

I have never understood the bizarre power that entertainment reporter Nikki Finke holds over Hollywood. She has the ability to make people quake in their boots, pee in their pants and open their laptops with dread. It’s puzzling to me that an entire industry of rich, powerful people has allowed one woman to burrow so far under its skin. That said, I don’t often read Finke’s work because I am not especially interested in the nuts and bolts of Hollywood business. I don’t care about box office, or which studio exec is in or out, or who just got cast for what movie. When I do read her, I see that she can be nasty, abrasive and vindictive. I see that she trumpets...