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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Such big news a few days ago! Adele's "25" was made available on Spotify. What would happen? The answer is: not much. The single "Hello"...
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Box office: "Independence Day: Resurgence" did less well than predicted over the weekend. The number looks like it's $41.6 million. Fox was hoping for...
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Want to see "Hamilton" on Broadway? You know it's the hardest ticket since...like, ever. Well, presumptive Democratic candidate for president Hillary Clinton is offering to...
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"Independence Day: Resurgence" is a bust in the US with a $16 million Friday opening and a predicted $40 mil weekend. It's a $200...
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Want to see how real musicians age gracefully? Take Sting, 64, and Peter Gabriel, 66. Their "Rock Paper Scissors" tour-- which launched this week...
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Kelly Clarkson is finally off of RCA. She's moving to Atlantic Records. And this will reunite her with the man who guided her to...
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EXCLUSIVE kids. And I mean it. Al Pacino will star as Tennessee Williams in a new play called "When God Looked Away." Coming to...
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A few more reviews are trickling in, but not from any major sources. The hiding and abandoning of "Independence Day: Resurgence" may turn out...
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Big news and a surprise. SHUFFLE ALONG is closing on July 24. This is huge because it's the latest blow. See my previous item...
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Sad to say "Independence Day: Resurgence" is quite awful. It looks cheaply made and is mostly witless. Every possible cliche is explored. Eleven credited...