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 2014 Cannes Film Festival line up was announced this morning in Paris. The selections are intriguing. "Grace of Monaco" opens the fest, hopefully...
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No one can be unhappy with the new Broadway production of "Of Mice and Men." Certainly not John Steinbeck. Except for opening night last...
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UPDATE THURSDAY AM: "Transcendence" is at 17% on Rotten Tomatoes. And falling fast. Ouch! EARLIER: Is it possible? Johnny Depp's "Transcendence," headed to theaters in...
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Broadway continues to revisit pop music of the recent past. "Motown" is a big hit, and "Rock of Ages" keeps chugging along. And don't...
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EXCLUSIVE: The film adaptation of "The Adderal Diaries" is coming together. A gaggle of big names have signed up, according to my sources, for...
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"Frozen"? You know it was an animated movie, won the Oscar, and had something to do with kids. But did you know the soundtrack...
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Here's the weirdest ending to the Michael Jackson saga: Katherine Jackson, Michael's mother, has to pay $800,000 to AEGLive in court fees and legal...

First it was the Red Wedding, and everyone died. Now that annoying kid king on "Game of Thrones" was offed without a word. On...
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Is Annette Bening returning to New York theater at last? I am told-- still unconfirmed--that Bening has agreed to play Goneril in the New...
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UPDATED 3:55PM: The idiots at the HFPA had posted a donation of "five million dollars"-- spelled out no less. They have now corrected it...