The Last Days of Hollywood’s Most Reviled Reporter

From a New York Times story by Jacob Bernstein headlined “The Last Days of Hollywood’s Most Reviled Reporter”:

Toward the end of her life, Nikki Finke, the journalist who struck fear into the hearts of Hollywood power players, believed she was onto one last story.

“She said she wanted to write a piece about dying,” Diane Haithman, a friend and former colleague, recalled. “And she asked if I would help her. I said, ‘Of course.’ I told her the best way to do this was, ‘You talk, and I’ll record,’ because I knew she couldn’t write. But she said, ‘We don’t have to do it right now. Maybe in a couple days.’”