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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I just received this from the Festival: The Festival de Cannes was disturbed about the statements made by Lars von Trier in his press conference...
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This is what Danish director Lars von Trier said at the Cannes press conference today for his movie "Melancholia." Mind you, he said this...
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In Lars von Trier's meandering and melodramatic "Melancholia," Kirsten Dunst faces marriage to a man she doesn't like and the end of the world...
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Hello, there: Woody Allen is indeed returning to Broadway. I told you this news back on March 28th. Woody, Elaine May and Ethan Coen...

I am sad to report that Elaine's will close next Thursday after 47 years. Diane Becker, the manager who inherited the restaurant from my...
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Terrence Malick, director of "The Tree of Life," his stars do the walking and talking yesterday. Malick skipped both the red carpet premiere and the...
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Naomi Campbell has a rocky history in the press for a number of crazy things. But she more than made up for it last...
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Arnold Schwarzenegger has admitted to fathering a child with a woman other than his now estranged wife, Maria Shriver. The story is in the...

Terrence Malick's "Tree of Life" is a long slow meditation on life, philosophy, death, the galaxy, cosmos, and suburban life in the nineteen fifties....

"The Artist," a silent comedy shot in rich black and white, is the unexpected hit of the Cannes Film Festival. Michel Hazanvicius's spectacular take...