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.

The surprise hit of Cannes? Robert Redford is so terrific in a "silent" film here that he could easily win the Best Actor award....

Exclusive: in case you were wondering changes at "The View" are not over. Joy Behar is leaving, Barbara Walters will retire in a year....
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Exclusive: Oscar winner Steven Soderbergh is not retiring from filmmaking. He had said he would a while back. But really he's going into TV....

Serendipity strikes: while the black tie audience was cheering and clapping for Michael Douglas and Matt Damon in Steven Soderbergh's "Behind the Candelabra," I...

There was a  lot of joking around today at the Cannes press conference for "Behind the Candelabra." Michael Douglas, Matt Damon, and Steven Soderbergh,...
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Michael Douglas and Matt Damon, not to mention Rob Lowe, are sensational in Behind the Candelabra. Steven Soderbergh's terrific film premieres in Cannes tonight...
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Adapting any William Faulkner for movies is not easy -- if it can be done at all. Legendary director Martin Ritt made a bad...
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Exclusive: Joel and Ethan Coen's "Inside Llewyn Davis" got a 10 minute standing ovation last night in its Cannes premiere, the kind of reception...

I don't often run into Paris Hilton,but when I do there's always something interesting going on. Around 1 am Monday, Paris and her entourage...

Exclusive: Marc Forster's "World War Z," which cost well over $200 million and stars Brad Pitt, doesn't open until June 21st. But tonight in...