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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I was starting to wonder what happened to Laura Poitras's movie about Julian Assange. Considering all the crappy stuff Assange dredged up this fall...
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The much maligned National Board of Review chose Amazon's "Manchester by the Sea" for Best Film, Screenplay, Actor (Casey Affleck) and Breakthrough...
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In the public scuffle between "Hamilton" and Mike Pence/Donald Trump. the winner is clear. The "Hamilton" box office soared to new heights last week,...
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Barry Jenkins' "Moonlight" swept the Gotham Awards tonight. it won best feature, director and screenplay. The film's Oscar chances have skyrocketed tonight. Big surprise for...
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Carrie Fisher's "The Princess Diarist" is out, and everyone's talking about her 1976 affair with Harrison Ford on set on "Star Wars." There's lots more...
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There's nothing normal about Gay Talese's "The Voyeur." When Talese published an except about his book in The New Yorker last spring, Steven Spielberg's...
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Tony Martell has died at age 90. This amazing person whose name you may not know raised hundreds of millions of dollars for cancer...
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Here's our conundrum: Viola Davis entered herself into the 2017 Awards races as a supporting actress in "Fences," a movie only critics have seen...
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A lot of albums were released on October 21st. They came, they went. Indeed, a slew of new music was released since then, and...
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EXCLUSIVE See all those NYPD officers protecting Donald Trump at Trump Tower? I'll bet they don't know this: last year, in 2015, Trump donated...