Let's just say she wasn't that wild about a lengthy Fortune profile of CAA (her post is headlined "Fortune CAA Puffery a Pukefest"). Actually, her critique of the article is a lot more fun than the article itself, which has CAA chieftains Bryan Lourd and Richard Lovett insisting that they don't want publicity. "We are behind-the-scenes players," Lovett tells Fortune. "We are uninteresting and are meant to be, as everything we do is for and about the clients." Finke begs to disagree, claiming that Lourd "is among the most manipulative media maneuverers in Hollywood, especially when the reporting starts to focus on himself." And don't believe anything Lovett says, she notes, "because he's such an incorrigible liar." Lovett did get one thing right: They are uninteresting, as is much of Hollywood business these days (or at least the Hollywood business thatís getting covered). Here's more from Deadline Hollywood Daily:
I keep railing against the no-balls Hollywood journalism that keeps filling the news and feature wells of major publications, but then again I understand why it exists: the product of lazy writers with no sources, stupid editors with low standards, corrupt managers with Big Media agendas. Clearly, Fortune and Portfolio must be competing with one another for the title of Official Hollywood Pornographer. Don't be surprised if future issues come with a box of condoms.