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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Big premiere last night of Tom Ford's "Nocturnal Animals," a cool cool film that should produce Oscar buzz for Michael Shannon, Amy Adams, and...
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First "Motown: the Musical" was a hit on Broadway. Now comes a musical just about The Temptations-- Eddie Kendricks, David Ruffin, Paul Williams, Melvin...
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In New York, tonight, as in Los Angeles last week, Viola Davis was on fire. Denzel Washington's first screening of "Fences" was incendiary. Davis...
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UPDATE NOV 18: More odd names added-- it's as if they looked in Celebrity Bulletin and asked, Who's in town? Mark Cuban, Ansel Elgort,...
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"The Founder" is coming and I'm lovin' it. I haven't seen John Lee Hancock's movie about...
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Bill Clinton and Hillary Clinton made their respective first public appearances since the fateful election last week. While Hillary was at the Children's Defense...
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"Lion" came roaring into New York today, joining the Oscar mix as a definite Best Picture nominee with phenomenal performances from Nicole Kidman, Dev...
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Bob Dylan will NOT accept his Nobel Prize for Literature in person on December 11th. In a statement, the Royal Swedish Academy said: "He...
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Megyn Kelly came out of the gait Tuesday with a blitz of PR on Dr. Phil, CBS Morning News and other outlets. The top...

Oy vey. The Critics Choice committee didn't realize "Homeland" wasn't eligible for this year's awards. So they've rescinded Mandy Patinkin's nomination and replaced him...