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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Surprise, surprise. While we're all getting misty eyed over "The Master" selling out all its seats this weekend, there was another hit. "Arbitrage," directed...
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How many times did you read this summer, particularly on TMZ, that Randy Jackson was out at "American Idol"?  http://www.tmz.com/2012/08/31/american-idol-randy-jackson-judge-nicki-minaj-mariah-carey/ Why, you wonder, do...
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Exclusive: Google is often accused of being highly secretive. Its campus is heavily guarded and secured so the general public can't go roaming around....
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The Toronto International Film Festival is over, and the winner of the Audience Award--given by Blackberry--was David O. Russell's "Silver Linings Playbook." Runner up...
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Exclusive: It's been about two years since the John Travolta "Gotti" movie fell apart. It was supposed to start in 2010, then again in...
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"The Master," Paul Thomas Anderson's epic three hour film not about Scientology, opened in five theaters last night divided among New York and Los...
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You'd think after every bad thing this country did to Charlie Chaplin we could leave him alone. Apparently not. A version of his life...
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Tom Rothman has made a surprise announcement: he's leaving his post running 20th Century Fox Filmed Entertainment with Jim Gianopolous. Was he forced out?...
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Mitt Romney maybe should get a clue. He tells Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan next week on his taped segment with them who sees...
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Whatever happened to the hoopla surrounding director Tony Scott's suicide? ABC News reported that Scott had brain cancer, then sort of it took it...