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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EXCLUSIVE I told you a few weeks ago that Al Pacino would play Tennessee Williams in "God Looked Away," an autobiographical play by...
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Nate Parker has responded on Facebook to the stories about his rape trial, acquittal, and subsequent suicide of the victim. He says he didn't...
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The revelations about actor-writer-director Nate Parker and his "Birth of a Nation" pose dilemmas unseen before in the film biz. For one, how does Fox...
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Gawker, and all of its websites, have been sold to Univision for $135 million, according to reports. Destroyed by wrestler Hulk Hogan, Gawker was sold...
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Here's an update on the Nate Parker story. Variety is reporting that the young woman who Parker and his college friends were accused...
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The E! Channel has canceled "I Am Cait." What will we do? Seems the public's interest in Caitlyn formerly Bruce Jenner has expired. Can...
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Johnny Depp and Amber Heard have settled their divorce. Reports are it cost Depp $7 million and a fingertip. But the divorce, timed impeccably by...
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I told you a year and a half ago exclusively that 97 year old billionaire Kirk Kerkorian was backing a major movie about the...
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The Make-A-Wish Foundation gives dying kids all kinds of wonderful opportunities, from trips around the world to meetings with celebrities, adventures in unusual places. But...
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We're going to have a busy Broadway winter season, with lots of stars, that's for sure. Emmy winner Tony Shalhoub is starring in Arthur Miller's...