Now that the Oscars are over, we can return to another favorite Hollywood guessing game: is Peter Chernin staying on as COO and president of News Corp.? Nikki Finke says the answer is no and I believe this time she's right; although I'm not certain of all the ins and outs, I expect an announcement soon. Finke reports that one of her most reliable sources says Chernin is leaving and will become a producer at Fox with what is undoubtedly the biggest and richest deal at the studio and network. No comment from News Corp (NYSE: NWS). (It's a great day to be Nikkishe has the banner headline and a direct link from rival Sharon Waxman's TheWrap.com.) More to come.
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By Staci D. Kramer