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.

No probation. The judge says "Michael Jackson was an experiment." Dr. Conrad Murray goes to the Los Angeles County Jail for four years. Judge...
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The New York Film Critics Circle have chosen "The Artist" as Best Picture and Michel Hazanavicius as Best Director for "The Artist." That's the...
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The Indie Spirit Award nominations are out. Best Feature choices are "The Artist," "The Descendants," "Drive," "Take Shelter," "50-50," and "Beginners." They are weird...
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The New York Film Critics Circle has chosen Brad Pitt for Best Actor in "Moneyball" and "Tree of Life," Meryl Streep for Best actress...
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After all the hoopla about Michael Jackson's Cirque du Soleil show, you'd think the CD soundtrack would have sold better in its first week....
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Could Christopher Plummer, known to decades of moviegoers as Captain von Trapp from "The Sound of Music," finally win an Oscar? Could be. Plummer...
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Hugh Locke, who ran Wyclef Jean's Yele Haiti charity in 2010, responds to this weekend's hit and run piece in the New York Post....
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Exclusive: I just got off the phone with Wyclef Jean, former presidential candidate in Haiti, humanitarian, international music star, and subject of a new...
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So "Spider Man: Turn off the Dark" is a year old, technically. It began previews a year ago yesterday. In Monday's New York Times...
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Steven Spielberg's "War Horse"is a dazzling movie. Surprise! For those, like me, who worried that it would turn out to be "Lassie" with a...