Saturday, June 15, 2024

Roger Friedman

Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

Crime Pays: Actor Jonathan Majors to Get ‘Perseverance’ Award After Conviction for Assault

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Sopranos Exclusive: David Chase Was Going to Kill Off Tony After the Diner Scene But Changed His Mind

The ending of The Sopranos continues to be topic A at any gathering of its cast and creators. Tonight was no different as HBO screened...

Book Publishing in Crisis as Self-Help, Airport Fiction Dominate Amazon, Literary Publishers Fired

UPDATED You have to go all the way down to number 81 on Amazon's bestseller list to find a book by a "literary" writer. That...

Scooter Braun Says He’s Not Managing Ariana Grande for Music or Movies, Just for K Pop Fan Stuff and Beauty

Ariana Grande is not being managed by Scooter Braun for music or movies. Scooter -- who's actually been doing a great job with his Nova...

Idina Menzel Won’t Let it Go: “Wicked” Star Returning to Broadway in 2025

For Idina Menzel, it's not "If/When," it's spring 2025. The former star of "Wicked" will return then to Broadway in a new musical called "Redwood."...

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