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Nikki Finke moves her Hollywood blog amid speculation over expansion

June 23, 2009 |  7:52 am

Influential and sometimes controversial Hollywood blogger Nikki Finke is moving her blog to Mail.com, the end of much speculation about where she would land (her blog is now part of L.A. Weekly). Over at All Things D, there is speculation about whether this is part of an effort to expand her Deadline Hollywood Daily in the competitive field of online entertainment business news:

The Nikki Finke auction is over, and the winner is… Mail.com. Jay Penske’s Mail.com Media Corporation, which owns the Mail.com email service and a small portfolio of Web sites, has acquired the blogger, whose Deadline Hollywood Daily is a must read for Hollywood. No details on pricing, yet. The fate of Finke’s site, which was managed by the LA Weekly, has been the subject of lots of speculation in recent months, including spirited back-and-forths between Finke and competitors like Variety and Sharon Waxman’s The Wrap.