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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It's a busy weekend for Disney and Marvel with all time this and that records. "The Lion King" reboot comes in at number 8 on...
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There are so many records to be had and to be broken in the movie world. Biggest Thursday, Best Four Day Weekend, Tops in...
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The Lion King rules the box office jungle. The live action CGI remake received mixed to poor reviews, but it's hot out and audiences don't...
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Well, everything I always thought about David Crosby came true yesterday afternoon. Twenty nine minutes into a podcast interview with the Hollywood Reporter's intrepid...
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Ed Sheeran hasn't been around long, but he's already feeling what it's like to have a short cycle of success. His new album, "No.6 Collaborations...
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It's a slow day in Hollywood, but come fall we may have new rules from the Academy of Motion Picture Sciences regarding Oscar campaigns. I've...
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Doesn't $23 million sound like a lot of money? It is! But that's also a soft Thursday preview night for "The Lion King" reboot. "The...
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I'm pleased to report that even though "Spirit" hasn't been a big sales hit, there are plenty of good songs on "The Lion King:...
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I always hated the musical, "Cats." It was something for out of towners on Broadway who didn't need to know much English because there...
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The Kennedy Center inductees are Sally Field, composer-conductor Michael Tilson Thomas, "Sesame Street," plus Linda Ronstadt and Earth Wind & Fire. They're all good choices,...