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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Here's what Ricky Gervais "So it looks like I'm hosting The Golden Globes for a third and definitely final time. It was a tough decision to...
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The public has a short memory. Natalie Wood case re-opened? And on the Today show, the captain of the boat she died on said...
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Michel Hazanavicius's extraordinary--and I mean that word--silent black and white homage got the thumbs up last night from a lot of Hollywood vets. At...
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Meryl Streep hasn't won an Oscar since 1982, but with "The Iron Lady," her portrayal of former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher may bring...
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Woody Allen has 14 Best Original Screenplay nominations from the Motion Picture Academy. "Annie Hall" won the Best Picture award from the Oscars. He's...
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"The Descendants" opened yesterday to just about 100% rave reviews. Alexander Payne, who's made "Sideways" and "About Schmidt" and "Election," knows how to adapt...
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Score one for NBC. After years of putting up with the Hollywood Foreign Press, and paying them millions for licensing the Golden Globes show,...

So many movies, so little time, so much confusion: the Peggy Siegal Company is so busy throwing screenings-and... parties for all the movies opening...

The number 1 album this week is "Blue Slide Park" by Mac Miller, real name Malcolm McCormick. He's a 19 year old white Jewish...

Today Frank Cascio publishes his extraordinary book, "My Friend Michael," about his life with Michael Jackson, from Harper Collins. The publisher has shared with...