Famed blogger, journalist, and Deadline founder Nikki Finke has died at 68 from “prolonged illness,” according to an announcement made on Deadline Sunday (Oct. 9). Known for her razor-sharp tongue and unabashed criticism of the entertainment industry, Finke leaves behind a celebrated and complicated legacy. She is survived by a sister, brother-in-law, and nieces. Memorial services will be private.
From his role as “Slick” in A Bronx Tale to playing young Joe Pesci in Goodfellas, Joseph D’Onofrio is known for his extensive and accomplished acting career, landing roles in other iconic movies like Jungle Fever, Analyze That, The Deli, Wannabes, and Spider-Man to name a few.
John Vigorito is so much more than the CEO of Loud Era Records— he is a music executive running his own business while managing artists, running video production and graphic design, creating inspirational, trending content for his company and artists, and assisting in the writing and production on all the music coming out of Loud Era Records.
Multi-award-winning film director, writer, producer, stage and film actress, dancer, and poet—these are just some of Maria Soccor’s roles. Known for her award-winning feature documentary, Lords of BSV, Maria Soccor has proved herself to be a passionate and accomplished artist displaying her versatility through film, theatre, and television. From her childhood, Soccor was influenced by her father and mother’s example. As a child of an immigrant, Maria saw her mother’s struggles firsthand, navigating her way in a new country.
In a literary world dominated by Maya Angelou, Margaret Atwood, Chimamanda Adichie, Zadie Smith, and Raven Leilani, they continue to leave their marks within the community. Toni Morrison is the most significant female writer to date.