Roger Friedman

Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News. He writes for Parade magazine and has written for Details, Vogue, the New York Times, Post, and Daily News and many other publications. He is the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals.
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Famed playwright David Mamet, winner of the Pulitzer Prize,  is not known for writing sympathetic parts for women. Indeed, most of his famous plays,...
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Quincy Jones doesn't have to but he takes back all the crazy fun stuff he said about Marlon Brando, Richard Pryor, the Beatles and...
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It's too bad they don't give Tony Awards to replacement actors. Bernadette Peters and Victor Garber, opening tonight officially in the post-Bette Midler "Hello,...
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These Oscars are going to have the most balanced look every in Academy history. This morning the Academy added 10 more presenters to the March...
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"Black Panther" director Ryan Coogler, 31, is overwhelmed by the worldwide reaction to his movie. He broke records today and will continue to for...
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This morning I reported first that George and Amal Clooney had donated $500,000 to the March for Our Lives, the gun control march set...
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Oprah Winfrey now joins George and Amal Clooney. She's tweeted: "George and Amal, I couldn’t agree with you more. I am joining forces with you...
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Director Ava Duvernay says Sade has recorded a new song for the soundtrack of "A Wrinkle in Time." Yay! Duvernay posted to Twitter: "I...
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"Black Panther" surprised everyone with Monday's box office results. The Ryan Coogler hit did $7 mil more than expected and beat "The Force Awakens"...
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Oscar winner Lupita Nyong'o is having fun with Black Panther co-star Chadwick Boseman's recent racy magazine cover. See what she posted on Instagram. Hilarious....