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 Masked Singer" returned to Fox last night with dismal ratings. The show scored just 5.4 million viewers vs. a season average last spring of...
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Alan Arkin is 86 years young. He has never been a TV actor. For the last two years, he was Michael Douglas's co-star on...
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Here's the second single from Bruce Springsteen's "Letter to You." The track is called "Ghosts" and what's notable is the hard pounding of Max...
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The model Gigi Hadid gave birth overnight to a baby girl. The father, former One Direction singer Zayn Malik, is overcome with emotion. Tonight,...
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Harry Evans has been on my mind for a month. Isn't it weird when that happens? I felt like something was wrong. This was...
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Good news and bad news at the Metropolitan Opera. First the bad news: they've cancelled the season right through May 2021. No opera. Nothing. Just...
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Well, that's it. The studios are throwing in the towel on a movie season this year. Warner Bros., already suffering from "Tenet" dying on the...
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Not many people watched the "Time 100" special on ABC last night. Just 2.4 million, actually, tuned in from 10-11pm Eastern. The show was beaten...
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Um, this is a little worrying. The companies that own Variety and the Hollywood Reporter, Deadline, Billboard, Rolling Stone and all the secondary awards shows...
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For Elton John, 2021 is basically not happening, at least in the US. Sir Elton has just announced the resumption of his Farewell Yellow Brick...