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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The Hollywood Foreign Press Association is having a bad day, and a bad year. First of all, it does look like NBC is forcing...
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Clint Eastwood's "J. Edgar," a movie rapidly being labeled as a gay love story about J Edgar Hoover and Clyde Tolson (Leonardo DiCaprio and...
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Charles Edwards--you do not know who he is because you are not British. Last night he completed the second of two performances at NYU's...
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The economy is bad, and maybe worse than we thought. On Thursday evening, the producers of the revival of "Funny Girl" on Broadway--set for...
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You know you've got a hot film when hot young stars like Jake Gyllenhaal and Amy Ryan show up for a premiere. But they...
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(With update) The Tony Awards committee has met and made an important decision: Julie Taymor, not Philip William McKinley, is the director of "Spider...
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All publicity may not be good publicity after all. Despite her efforts to flog her "book," Kris Kardashian Jenner is not producing a runaway...
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After two days of the idiotic Kardashians, Justin Bieber's weird faux-pregnancy problem and god knows what else, it was nice to spend some time...
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Woody Harrelson may be on his way to an Oscar nomination for his work in "Rampart." That was the consensus on Tuesday night when...
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It's almost a year since "Spider Man: Turn off the Dark" started previews on Broadway. Flashback if you will to November 21st, no, 28th...