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 Heard on the Croisette: interesting buzz that an updated film version of "Speed the Plow," one of David Mamet's most successful plays, may...
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In a moment when Donald Trump has brought the issue of race forward on a divisive way Jeff Nichols "Loving" comes just in time....
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You know you're at the Cannes Vanity Fair party when you turn around and a newsboy-capped Leonardo DiCaprio is in deep conversation about the...
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Steven Spielberg's adaptation of Roald Dahl's The BFG recaptures the spirit of "ET" some 36 years later. It's not a huge coincidence since...
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Mick Jagger was the star of the show last night in Antibes at Charles Finch's annual swanky A list dinner at the Hotel du...
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EXCLUSIVE That movie about a young Thurgood Marshall helping in the defense of a wrongly accused black man of rape in 1940? "Marshall" already...
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Cannes: on Wednesday, Justin Timberlake and Anna Kendrick performed Cyndi Lauper's "True Colors" for screaming fans -- unplugged and acoustic. They were promoting the...
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Jodie Foster's "Money Monster" is a middling movie with great ambitions that aren't fully realized. The George Clooney-Julia Roberts effort which opens today in...
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Cannes is full of announcements today. I can tell you that tomorrow legendary singer Dionne Warwick, one of the greats, will be here to announce...
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Forget all this crap about Woody Allen that you see in today's tabloids. He has an easily manipulated son. And a stupid French comic...