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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Warner Bros. can breathe a sigh of relief.  Where to find "Fantastic Beasts" ?" All over the world. The new Harry Potter movie (number...
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I wrote a story back in September about the dozen or so potential black nominees coming to the Oscars. After the debacle of last...
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Friday box office: "Fantastic Beasts" did almost $30 million last night. The David Yates- JK Rowling spectacle is heading to a $75-$80 mil weekend....
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Mike Pence, the Vice President-elect, went to see "Hamilton" on Broadway last night and it was not a good experience. He was booed by...
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Heartbreaking: Sharon Jones, the late blooming R&B star who could literally turn the world on with her smile, has died at age 60 from...
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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...