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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Well, everyone here is counting down to the 6:30pm EST premiere of Madonna's "W.E." This morning only 100 people showed up for the first...
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For the last few years, Jennifer Westfeldt has been tagged as the girlfriend of Jon Hamm. Ever since "Mad Men" hit it big, Westfeldt--who...
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Two big movies at the Toronto Film Festival: "Shame" starring Michael Fassbender and Carey Mulligan; and "Albert Nobbs," with Glenn Close and Janet McTeer....
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Once upon a time, a long time ago, Brad Pitt had an Oscar nomination with "Three Twelve Monkeys." (I lost nine along the way!)...

Who needs to go to the actual Emmy Awards? Last night (Saturday) top Emmy contenders for Best Actor in a Drama, Jon Hamm and...
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It's weird to think, but it does seem like all the Best Actor nominees may already be at the 2011 Toronto Film Festival. And...

Tonight in Toronto, believe it or not, three competing premieres. The schedule here is a little rough this year. Brad Pitt, George Clooney and...
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So: Bono and the Edge attended last night's Toronto premiere of "From the Sky Down," the Davis Guggenheim film about the band U2. The...
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The Toronto International Film Festival begins tonight with a gala for director Davis Guggenheim and his U2 documentary, "From the Sky Down." The security...
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It's rough out there for indie filmmakers. Take the people behind "Ten Year," a much anticipated film coming to the Toronto Film Festival this...