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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What a night on Broadway: "The Mountaintop" opened, with incendiary performances from Samuel L. Jackson respectively as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Angela...
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Well, I should have written this two days ago when I knew it. But no one at Penguin called me back. Anyway, they've signed...
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There's a lot of trouble in the world of high flying international hotelier and casino owner Sol Kerzner, head of Kerzner International Resorts. The...
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The "Gotti" movie: I've told you exclusively for weeks that the movie is in financial trouble. Today, Deadline Hollywood tried to steal our thunder...
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The Rupert Murdoch empire suffered a new scandal today. The Guardian reports that Andrew Langhoff, the publisher of the Wall Street Journal Europe, has...
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If Jennifer Lawrence's Oscar nomination last season for "Winter's Bone" is any indication, Lizzie Olsen is headed for one this year. Olsen, the younger...
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The amusing and meaningless American Music Awards have announced their nominees. Lady Gaga and Adele take up most of it, and they've thrown Justin...
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The West Memphis Three got a thunderous and rapturous standing ovation last night at the New York Film Festival premiere of "Paradise Lost 3:...
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"The King's Speech" is headed to Broadway. But readers of this column know I broke this story last year--that David Seidler wrote the script...
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"Hugo," Martin Scorsese and Paramount's big family friendly entry for Thanksgiving, was the surprise screening at the New York Film Festival. Billed as a...