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.

My favorite part of tonight's Robert Altman documentary on Epix TV is this revelation: early on, Altman-- maybe the greatest American filmmaker-- was fired...

EXCLUSIVE "Glee," apparently, is still on TV. The effervescent singalong show has final season coming up of just 13 episodes. I'm told some of...
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No one is going to accuse One Direction of being heavy, expressing much personal opinion or exhibiting a lot of focus. So when one...
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UPDATE THURS AUG 7: The play is called "Fish in the Dark" now. I guess no one knew what 'shiva' meant, but that was...
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The word is that HBO is bringing two gigantic forces together. I'm hearing that Sir Elton John and partner (really, husband) David Furnish are...
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Lasse Hallstrom is one of our very best directors, and a great guy. His credits include early hits What's Eating Gilbert Grape and My...
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Alan Freed-- I'm sorry, but even though he coined the phrase "rock and roll," this famed dee jay was also at the center of...
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A little update, addendum: I do think "Black and White" is one of the best written movies I've seen in a long time. It's...
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Before this weekend, the biggest opening weekend in the month of August ever was for "The Bourne Ultimatum" in 2007. That number was
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The Hollywood Reporter is so wrong. They say "Hollywood is struggling to find black stars." So idiotic. The actors are there. They simply aren't...