Now everyone will want a house in the deal

Variety columnist Brian Lowry must have been amused by Nikki Finke's claim that the new owners of The Hollywood Reporter included a $1 million home in Malibu as part of an offer to get her to come on as editor in chief (with a salary of $450,000.) From Lowry's BLTv blog, this is the entire entry under Contract demands: In case anyone cares:

I'll entertain starting bids at $350,000 and a house in Westwood.

The THR owner, by the way, denies making any offer to have Finke become editor of the trade paper.

Meanwhile: Finke confirmed that celebrity blogger Roger Friedman is no longer doing it for The Hollywood Reporter. Mutual parting, it appears.

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