Blogger Nikki Finke, as is her wont, has placed herself smack in the middle of this true Hollywood showdown between producers Harvey Weinstein and Scott Rudin.
Nikki claimed that the New York Post’s Page Six called her to gossip about Weinstein and his offer of a milion bucks for charity.
At issue is whether Weinstein pledged $1 million to charity if anyone can prove and produce a Rudin email about Weinstein’s alleged treatment of the late Anthony Minghella and Sydney Pollack’s families. Nikki says Rudin told HER Monday night that it was in fact his email and that Weinstein’s people were pestering him to deny the email and lie to Page Six. Nikki went on the up-and-up by reprinting the contretemps in her well-read blog, Deadline Hollywood Daily.
We’re still trying to figure out whether she’s getting a cut from either producer, as is their normal wont.
All of this hullabaloo was related to the Stephen Daldry-directed film, “The Reader,” which, if it ever gets out has potential for Oscars.
And since when does Page Six call other gossips for help?