Roger Friedman

Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. He wrote the Intelligencer column for NY Magazine in the mid 90s, reporting on the OJ Simpson trial, as well as for the real Parade magazine (when it was owned by Conde Nast), and has written for the New York Observer, Details, Vogue, Spin, the New York Times, NY Post, Washington Post, and NY Daily News among many publications. He is the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.
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The 2020 American Music Awards on ABC were a ratings disaster, no surprise. The show scored 4.4 million viewers in its first hour and...
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keep refreshing... Like the recent People's Choice Awards, the 2020 American Music Awards on ABC are a disaster. The "Winners" are pre-arranged. They're either sitting...
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Dear Donald Trump: It's over. Read this. All GOP read this. At least one Republican has the sense to end this chaos. Thank you, Senator...
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Barack Obama, our last real president, says in his new book that he doesn't remember all Inauguration parties. So here's a flashback to January...
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Ariana Grande is selling records this week, but only some. Her raunchy single, with the refrain "F**k me til the daylight," is not something a...
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SUNDAY NOV 22 UPDATE "Fat Man" took in just $51,266 in its second weekend, for a total of $192,501 on 177 screens. It's a...

Ricky Schroder will not be eating lunch in this town again. The has been child star of "Silver Spoons" and later the milquetoast second stringer...
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There are two main sad ironies in George C. Wolfe's soaring film adaption of August Wilson's "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom." The first is obvious: the...
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Well, here are Miley Cyrus and Dua Lipa on a duet from Miley's forthcoming album. "Prisoner" is the title. It's short and catchy and...
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Quite a shock tonight to see that a woman in Arizona has filed a rape lawsuit against Sting. The woman, a Jane Doe, says...