Tim Gray wasn’t fired as expected (and should have been) but instead was demoted to overseeing international coverage and unspecified “other special projects” after presiding over Variety‘s humiliating loss of readership and influence and advertising
The thing I love about Nikki Finke is, I’ve got ‘Silver Linings Playbook’ in its 12th week, grossing $13-plus million. Unheard of for a movie to complete the platform it had and go wide like this, and it kills it. The No. 3 movie in the country, beating all the new releases. Does she write, “Outstanding!” “Boy, they were smart!” “God, they’re going to do $100 million,” or “Shit, I was wrong”? Nothing. The movie’s at $58 million now and we’re 6 weeks until the Oscars. ‘Silver Linings’ is going to gross $100 million. And when it does, I suppose she’ll just write ‘Silver Linings’ grossed $100 million.
A number of news outlets reported yesterday that Stallone had confirmed Cage for the next Expendables movie.
As you also know, I am on vacation.
That’s what happens when a trade can’t report accurately by printing rumor as fact or spinning bullshit as news.