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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"Hustlers" didn't need to drug its audience to get its money. No, it was just a good movie well marketed. And the result? A...
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There are so many Emmy categories that the Television Academy has two nights of Creative Arts Emmys before the actual Emmy Awards on September...
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"Hustlers" is a hit. Last night (and including $2 million of Thursday previews) the comedy-drama took in $13 million. That's biggest opening ever for...
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You win some, you lose some. Warner Bros. learned this the hard way last night as "The Goldfinch" took in just $870,000 in over...
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Felicity Huffman has been sentenced to 14 days in jail, one year of supervised release, and250 hours of  community service for her role in...
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I guess only Rian Johnson could persuade Frank Oz to take an onscreen role in a comedy. But the director of "Star Wars: The Last...
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Ringo Starr has managed to pull off a semi-Beatles reunion for his new album, called "What's My Name," coming on October 25th. He's covered...
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Anytime you hear someone singing the line, "Don't call me angel," you figure it's from "Angel of the Morning," Merilee Rush's famous 60s hit. Well...
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The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, a shell of its former self, is getting ready to announce a raft of potential inductees for...
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SO many things to say about James Gray's "Ad Astra," which opens next Friday, September 20th. The main thing is, this role of Roy, an...