NY Times Story Sheds Light On Nikki Finke, The Mysterious Writer Behind The Popular Blog ‘DHD’
I really don’t see covering Hollywood as all that different from covering the kremlin or the federal government. I’m always fascinated by closed societies that don’t want prying eyes.
Among other interesting facts, it’s been revealed that Finke had a long career as a journalist, covering Moscow for the Associated Press and Washington D.C. for Newsweek. Also that she started DHD as a last resort in her career and has, at times, worked herself “to exhaustion” to keep her blog posts up-to-date.
All the hard work appears to have payed off as Finke stands to make $5 million from its recent sale to Mail.com. Although she has been dubbed “the most feared woman in Hollywood,” Finke is quoted as saying, “I don’t bully and terrify people. I’m not mean. I just write mean.”
I personally think that Finke’s site is a breath of fresh air. Yeah, she sometimes seems to be waging personal vendettas, but that’s forgivable. Hers is an entertaining and unfiltered voice that takes the Hollywood elite to task in a mostly funny and engaging way. And she’s not the least bit interested in celebrity gossip. In the age of Perez Hilton, we need more bloggers like Finke.