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That's Not Nikki Finke

Photo of Anne Thompson By Anne Thompson | Thompson on Hollywood February 10, 2011 at 6:32AM

I can tell you unequivocally that Nikki Finke is not the subject of The Daily photo she has been trying to stop them from publishing. I've known Finke for years, and she doesn't coif her hair like that, or wear heavy jewelry and makeup. She's more down-to-earth, as she told Gawker--which once offered $1000 for a photo of her. I can also report that when some folks tried to get hold of the rest of the photo shoot that yielded the one official Finke portrait (compare and contrast below, along with her Wellesley class photo), Finke bought out the rest of the session.
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Thompson on Hollywood

I can tell you unequivocally that Nikki Finke is not the subject of The Daily photo she has been trying to stop them from publishing. I've known Finke for years, and she doesn't coif her hair like that, or wear heavy jewelry and makeup. She's more down-to-earth, as she told Gawker--which once offered $1000 for a photo of her. I can also report that when some folks tried to get hold of the rest of the photo shoot that yielded the one official Finke portrait (compare and contrast below, along with her Wellesley class photo), Finke bought out the rest of the session.

Finke's one-time friend, The Wrap editrix Sharon Waxman, also denies that the photo is Finke. But I doubt that it matters much to The Daily. It's about the traffic, stupid.

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.