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 Academy Awards are going to be very different this year, as they should. "In this unique year that has asked so much of so...
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Stop the presses! Bruce Springsteen was ticketed for a DWI back in November. What was he doing? He was driving around Gateway National Park in...
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UPDATE 2/9: LOL. This is the Supremes album now at number 7 on iTunes as a consequence of Mary's passing. So Mary has gotten...
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It only took 50 freakin' years: Carole King was finally nominated to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame today. It's the actual 50th...
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Aaron Sorkin has a lot of 'splainin' to do. And he's going to do it soon. Sorkin's "Being the Ricardo's" has found its Fred and...
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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced shortlists in nine categories for the 93rd Academy Awards®: Documentary Feature, Documentary Short Subject,...
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Mary Wilson was always a stand-up girl, a team player in the Supremes. But in the mid 1980s she finally published a memoir,
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Uh oh. New Line Cinema at Warner Bros. is planning a "Wizard of Oz" remake. The 1939 classic is just that, a classic, and there's...
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Here is the trailer for the National Geographic mini series "Genius: Aretha Franklin." What used to be an 8 part series is now a...
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The long knives are out for the NFL. Super Bowl ratings, delayed by a day, came in and were disappointing. The total number of viewers...