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 it is, from last night's Billboard Music Awards. He didn't want to work when he was alive. Now he's five years dead and...
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Saturday, 4pm, Cannes, the grim little Olympia theater complex: standing outside, suddenly, Jon Stewart, host of the Daily Show. LionsGate/Open Road scheduled a sneak...
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Welcome to New York, indeed. Abel Ferrara's movie about former IMF chief Dominique Strauss Kahn has a first 15 minutes no one will forget....
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Mariah Carey just performed "You Don't Know What to Do" featuring Wale, on the Today show. It's a hit. After slogging through some inferior...
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As Tom Petty once sang, the waiting is the hardest part. In Cannes, everyone is waiting for a really good film in competition-- or...
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Thursday, date 2 of the 2014 Cannes Film Festival. The stars spent the day fanning out all over town. At night, the hottest crowd...
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It's been a might effort, Michael Jackson cannot get to number 1 on the charts. His second posthumous album, "Xscape," has been blunted at...
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Yes it's true. Harrison Ford is re-teaming with Ridley Scott for the sequel to "Blade Runner." The 1982 film is now 32 years old...
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Nicole Kidman is finally taking a break. After making several movies back to back, Kidman will give herself time off this summer. At the...
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Finally: a version of Grace of Monaco has officially screened for the press in Cannes. The Oliver Dahan film opens the festival tonight. Here's...