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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David O. Russell's "Silver Linings Playbook," Wes Anderson's "Moonrise Kingdom," and "Beasts of the Southern Wild" got the bulk of nominations for the Indie...
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by PAULA SCHWARTZ, Special to Showbiz411-- Upsets began early last night at the Gotham Awards at Cipriani Wall Street when the first award, the...
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I was surprised and saddened to read of the death of Lisa deKooning tonight-- in the paid obit section of the New York Times....
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The Gotham Awards were the place to be last night, where crowds of hot young actors and directors jammed into Cipriani downtown at 55...
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Just heard: Oscar winning "Chicago" producer Marty Richards died today at age 80 after a long, tough battle with cancer. A beloved figure on...

Angus T. Jones, the 19 year old who's made millions appearing on "Two and A Half Men," now tells his Christian followers to stop...
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I just heard that Pete Bennett died on Thanksgiving. What a shame. He was a great guy, an original, the real thing. He was...
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Larry Hagman and Barbara Eden splashed down onto TV back in 1965 as astronaut Tony Nelson and his genie in "I Dream of Jeannie."...
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The Rolling Stones opened what could be their farewell tour in London last night with a Beatles song-- "I Wanna Be Your Man." Lest...
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The Oscar race tightened up this weekend with the screenings of "Zero Dark Thirty" and "Les Miserables." You can now pretty much call it...