Roger Friedman

Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News. He writes for Parade magazine and has written for Details, Vogue, the New York Times, Post, and Daily News and many other publications. He is the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals.
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Nicole Beharie, the gifted actress from “American Violet,” has decided to return her award from the African American Film Critics. She’s sent me this email...
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One thing we know: Amy Adams is not having...
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I knew “Titanic.” “Avatar” is no “Titanic.” Even though “Avatar” has made its much vaunted billion dollars around the world, fans of...
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Warren Beatty, a person whom I’ve known and admired...
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Mariah Carey is all set to pick up her People’s Choice Award tonight on CBS. She’s a winner, I’m told, for Best R&B singer. What?...
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The National Board of Review ' which snubbed “Precious” and gave Clint Eastwood and George Clooney their annual awards ' has...
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Each year, amid the hoopla and...
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If you haven't noticed, Maggie Gyllenhaal and Peter Sarsgaard are like the Joanne Woodward and Paul Newman of this generation. They are each in Oscar...
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Willie Mitchell, the great musician, producer and composer, has died in Memphis. He was 81. Willie was famous for putting Hi Records on the map...
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The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is considering a move not unlike “Desperate Housewives.” In fact, you might call Jann Wenner the “desperate despot”...