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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"Black Messiah" is the first new album from D'Angelo since "Voodoo" in the year 2000. It was released to Spotify and iTunes at midnight,...

This isn't a scoop, per se. It's been written about before, but not much. Indeed, the New York Times has never mentioned the names...
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Just a little FYI: "Annie" is going to bomb, and it won' t be because of the Sony hacking or racist emails. I just...
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Ava Duvernay got a big shock Sunday night at the Ziegfeld before her premiere screening of "Selma." In front of a really sold out...
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Oh, the New York Times. What a mess! Briefly: they reported today that our old friend, Sal Carpanzano, is in trouble with the law....
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Ridley Scott's "Exodus" didn't bring as many fans into theatres as producers might have hoped. You could say it caused an Exodus! Fox reported...
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I hate to say this, but if Angelina Jolie were a) a man or b) unknown, "Unbroken" would be considered a masterpiece. Jolie is...
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The Best Actor race is probably the one most talked about some 10 weeks before the Oscars. Everyone has a theory about what's going...

updated "Saturday Night Live" has its latest break out star-- Pete Davidson. He just turned 21 on November 16th, making him the second youngest...
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"It's so good to be home." Taylor Swift announced this last night right after she sang "Welcome to New York" at the annual Z100...