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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.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • December 2, 2013 4:25 PM
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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 Pogue to Yahoo, now blogger-turned-NYT newsman Brian Stelter is heading to CNN.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • November 12, 2013 1:29 PM
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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?
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • November 6, 2013 2:08 PM
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