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.

There's so much to unpack at 12 noon eastern regarding "Black Widow," I'll need a team of porters. Come back then. My one takeaway...
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I know Mel Brooks is lonely for his real friends, like Carl Reiner, and his wife, Anne Bancroft. But we will have to do...

Country music fans are literally in alphabet soup tonight trying to remember which of their awards shows is on what network. Involved in this story...
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Big Broadway news: "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" is returning in November. But this time, it won't be two different plays. The two parts...
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"The Right Girl" is the name of the musical with songs by Diane Warren, directed by Tony winner Susan Stroman. The musical is opening in...

It's brutally hot and humid in New York today. But for "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel" it's the dead of winter. Thanks to the legendary...
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The headline says "literally snubbing Tamron Hall" because I didn't think I should write "screwing" up there. But the Daytime Emmys really made huge mistakes...
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The New York Times obviously has no editors and no fact checkers. Their big fashion feature today is about Rebecca Minkoff, who is revealed as...
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Here's something to chew on. Fashion designer Rebecca Minkoff is a member of a religious cult. She reveals in today's New York Times that she's a...
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The box office is back, for better or worse. For better: "F9" took $70 million for the four days, Thursday through Sunday. Universal has $363...