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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Allison Janney is going to be left as a "Mom" without a child. Anna Faris is...
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Robert Pattinson is no vampire after all. He's human. The co-star of "Tenet," opening tomorrow, has tested positive for COVID 19. The result is that...
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Nielsen has released its first ever chart for what's popular on subscription based streaming television. And the top 10 reveals something interesting. Other than...
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"The Godfather Part III" is not a great movie. Compared to its predecessors...well, I remember that screening and it wasn't good. The movie was...
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Director John Waters designed the 2020 New York Film Festival poster, based on old rock and roll and R&B show posters and notices for...
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The final trailer for the James Bond movie "No Time to Die" is here. The movie drops November 20th whether or not theaters are...
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The great Philip Seymour Hoffman starred in four memorable movies directed by Paul Thomas Anderson: "Boogie Nights," "Magnolia," "Punch Drunk Love," and "The Master."...
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Woody Allen's "Rifkin's Festival" is opening the San Sebastian Film Festival. Without Woody. (I don't know...
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The pandemic has wrecked havoc on all film festivals. Venice is going on now, but it's much smaller and there are no Americans present...
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Billy Preston -- a beautiful soul, extraordinary musician, the "fifth Beatle" because he was the only artist ever to share a credit with the...