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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Most Cannes-philes are excited because "Solo: A Star Wars Story" will premiere on Tuesday, May 15th at the Palais des Festivals. But there's another premiere...
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 Remember when Taylor Swift was anti-streaming and anti-Spotify? What quaint thoughts. Now Spotify's Daniel Ek has wooed Taylor to the point where she's recording...
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UPDATE: Last night, Maddow had a 400,000 viewer lead, 3.5 million to 3.1 million. EARLIER Donald Trump is flailing, his world is crumbling, and Sean...
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Listen, this is how great the revival of "Carousel" is at the Imperial Theater: Amy Adams and her husband Darren LeGallo flew in from...
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I didn't realize back on January 25th that I scooped the New York Times: Steven Spielberg's having open casting calls for his version...
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It's hard to believe but Mark Medoff's "Children of a Lesser God" is 36 years old. When the late Phyllis Frelich and John Rubinstein...
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It seems appropriate that in 2018, with black directors emerging big time, the biggest and most important American director in Cannes will be Spike...

As streaming has become the province of hip hop, rap and urban artists, it's also the only place anyone's making any money in pop. Last...
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"Roseanne" continues to drop off in the ratings. Last night 13.467 million viewers, a drop off about of about 2 million from last week,...
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Mariah Carey tells People magazine she's been battling bipolar disorder since 2001. She was diagnosed when she had her "breakdown" during the release of...