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 short list is out for the documentaries eligible for the Oscars. Five will be chosen as the final nominees. It's a very competitive...
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The American Film Institute surprised everyone today by including Patty Jenkins' "Wonder Woman" in their top 10 of the year. Will the Oscars follow...
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The problem with review embargoes is that you tend to lose the passion you had for the movie while waiting. Luckily, that didn't happen...

As usual the big networks-- ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox-- have no nominations for Best Comedy or Drama from the...
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Al Franken resigned from the US Senate today. A lot of questions remain about whether and how he was railroaded from office. Not everyone...
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Pop star Ed Sheeran got something better than a Grammy Award today: an MBE from Prince Charles. It's not a knighthood, but it's the first...
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Eminem-- Marshall Mathers to you-- has a new album called "Revival" on December 15th. It seems like Em is going the Tony Bennett duets...
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It's not getting much advance PR, but Barbra Streisand's releasing a live album on Friday that should take her straight to number 1. The timing...
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Freddie Mercury will still get Somebody to Love. Under pressure, Fox has hired a new director to replace Bryan Singer on "Bohemian Rhapsody." The new...
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Not much can save the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame from being a joke at this point. The nominating committee lives in a...