Nikki Finke Has Officially Left Deadline

It's official: Nikki Finke is done at Deadline.

After a series of painful public feuds with her boss, Jay Penske, Finke finally pulled the plug on her association with the website she started and turned into a Hollywood powerhouse:

Finke is starting her own site at, which currently displays this message:
nikki finke

Meanwhile, Deadline is continuing without Finke.

"Despite attempts by all to have it go otherwise, Nikki Finke will no longer be leading Deadline Hollywood, and she will not be writing weekend box office or filing stories going forward. This is an emotional and painful parting of the ways for us," writers Mike Fleming and Nellie Andreeva wrote.