Controversial Radio Host Don Imus Stepping Down

Don Imus, a fixture on New York radio since he joined the city’s WNBC from Cleveland 46 years ago, will step down from his “Imus in the Morning Program” on Cumulus Media’s WABC and Westwood One on March 29, according to a message tweeted out by the show yesterday. Imus was the prototype for the…

Imagine Entertainment Acquires Tony Hernandez’s Jax Media

Imagine Entertainment has acquired Jax Media, the fast-growing production banner headed by Tony Hernandez. New York-based Jax Media has made a name...

PopPolitics: ‘Abacus’ Director on How a Small Bank Became a Political Scapegoat (Listen)

Steve James, director of the Oscar-nominated documentary “Abacus: Small Enough to Jail,” says that political ambition “clouded” the decision by...

Weinstein Co. Bidders to Meet With New York Attorney General

Ron Burkle and Maria Contreras-Sweet are expected to meet on Wednesday with New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, sources told Variety, as...

Mukesh Ambani’s Reliance Industries Takes Stake in Eros International

Giant petrol to entertainment conglomerate, Reliance Industries Limited has struck a powerhouse pair of corporate deals with Eros International,...

Songs For Screens: Until the Ribbon Breaks Premiere New Track, ‘Catch the Lightning’ (Exclusive)

“Songs for Screens” is a Variety column written by Andrew Hampp, a VP at New York-based music sponsorship and experiential agency MAC Presents and...