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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The scandals at the Weinstein Company claimed their first film victim: "Amityville; The Awakening." The horror flick scored just $742 total in 10 theaters...
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George Michael would be smiling from ear to ear this morning. His 1994 album, LIsten Without Prejudice, is back at number 1 after 27...
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I take no pleasure in saying this, but Paramount is at DefCon 4. They are bracing for a box office disaster this weekend with...
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For those of us who loved "Logan Lucky" the summer, it's really good to hear that Steven Soderbergh is plotting his next film. Soderbergh and...
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Clive Owen always seems like he should be James Bond, but he keeps playing these subtle and cool roles in things like "The Knick"...
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Comic unleashed, indeed! Byron Allen, known for his syndicated shows with fellow comedians, has become a movie mogul over the past year. Did you...
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There are many great stories in Joe Hagan's "Sticky Fingers," the biography of Rolling Stone and Rock Hall founder Jann Wenner. Almost none of...
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Al Gore -- former President Gore if you voted in the 2000 Election -- is back. He's on the circuit for the DVD release...
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Jeff Glor has been named anchor of the CBS Evening News. I told you this would happen last December. No one listens. Anthony Mason...
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Fats Domino has died in New Orleans at age 89. Along with a handful of musicians-- Little Richard, Chuck Berry, Bo Diddley-- he invented rock...