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.
1 3938

So "Spider Man: Turn off the Dark" is a year old, technically. It began previews a year ago yesterday. In Monday's New York Times...
1 3637

Steven Spielberg's "War Horse"is a dazzling movie. Surprise! For those, like me, who worried that it would turn out to be "Lassie" with a...
0 4011

Pete Seeger is 92 and a half years old. Yet he has recorded Bob Dylan's "Forever Young"  for the upcoming Amnesty International album "Chimes of...
2 2835

The deal between ABC and Jeff Kwatinetz's Prospect Park Productions is over. Prospect announced in July it would bring "All My Children" and "One...
0 4112

What's happening with the Best Supporting Actor category this year? For one thing, a Jack Russell terrier--yes, a dog--gives the most consistent and memorable...
1 12450

Whatever happened to the planned film of Robert Ludlum's "The Matarese Circle"? Back in the day (as they say), "Matarese" was a much bigger...
0 3221

Scott Feinberg, who does awards reporting for the Hollywood Reporter, called me up the other day for a podcast interview. Feinberg has been interviewing...
0 2332

Wednesday brings the release of "The Artist," the most satisfying and unusual film of 2011. Michel Hazanaivicius's black and white homage to silent films...
289 22795

ABC Daytime is just about over. They announced today that they're writing out a major "General Hospital" character. Kimberly McCullough, 33,  has been on...
1 4913

The long aborning movie about John Gotti, starring John Travolta, is still in financial turmoil. There are some new twists and turns, however. "Gotti"...