Cynthia Littleton

Cynthia Littleton

Patton Oswalt, Eric Andre, Chelsea Handler and More Sling Hot Takes and Arby’s Barbs at Variety’s SXSW Power of Comedy Event

AUSTIN, Texas — Patton Oswalt, Phoebe Robinson, Eric Andre, Chelsea Handler and others were in fine form on Friday night as Variety helped kick off the 2023 SXSW festival and conference with its Power of Comedy event. The kudos pay tribute to innovators in the business of being funny. Presenters and honorees who gathered at […]

‘Rachael Ray’ Talk Show to End After 17 Seasons

“Rachael Ray” will call it a day this spring after 17 seasons in daytime syndication. The decision to end the Monday-Friday talk show comes after the series has seen considerable ratings decline in recent years. Ray remains a presence on Food Network and other outlets. Another sign that Ray was preparing her exit from the […]

Variety Promotes Michelle Fine-Smith to Senior VP of Global Consumer Partnerships

Variety has promoted Michelle Fine-Smith to Senior VP of Global Consumer Partnerships. Based in New York, Fine-Smith manages Variety’s consumer teams on both coasts, overseeing sales across digital, social, branded content, print and live and virtual events. She has driven multiplatform programs for such top brands as Audible, DirecTV, Cadillac, City National Bank, Chanel, Google, […]