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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Melvin van Peebles' "Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song" was a hit independent movie and the first of what was known as "blaxploitation" films back in...
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There's trouble right now in Top 40 land. The oldsters are beating the kids on the radio, and on the charts. On the charts: "Guardians...
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Cannes 2017 got off to a rough start today when the jury met the press. For some reason, Will Smith -- not exactly a...
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Shonda Rhimes's Shondaland is at a crossroads. This week they announced that "Scandal" was coming to an end-- something I told you in February. Then ABC...
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Cannes news from the Weinstein Company: Dylan Sellers is back as head of production. Sellers had previously been with Weinstein and oversaw such good...
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We may not have heard "The Last Word," as it turns out. I'm told that late yesterday afternoon, MSNBC finally contacted Lawrence O'Donnell's agency,...
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Ouch! Where are all the One Direction fans? Harry Styles' self titled album is going in exactly one direction since it was released on Friday:...
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Jimmy Kimmel will host the 90th Academy Awards next March on ABC. Kimmel hosted the show this past February, and had a nice success....
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The MSNBC - Lawrence O'Donnell saga isn't over til it's over. But it's over, as Yogi Berra might say. "There have been no discussions" between...
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Al Pacino and Barry Levinson will reunite with HBO for an untitled film about Joe Paterno and the Sandusky scandals at Penn...