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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The Beatles' 50th anniversary edition of "The White Album" has reinvigorated the song "Dear Prudence." Never a single, "Dear Prudence" nonetheless became incredibly popular...
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Even if you're a Republican or someone on the far right who doesn't care for Democrats, what Donald Trump has done now is totally...
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The box office is not humming with good news. "Fantastic Beasts: Crimes of Grindelwald" had an opening weekend of $62 million, down $13 million from...
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Tonight's tremendously unfunny "Saturday Night Live" is over. And Alec Baldwin has missed his third week in a row playing Donald Trump. It's November 'sweeps'...
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We were late for "The Prom." Or rather, the sound mixer was on Thursday night for the opening of the hilarious new musical. Curtain...
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Friday box office: It's back to Hogwarts, on discount. "Fantastic Beasts 2," not warmly reviewed, is well off the pace of the original. The new...
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It won't be that soon, but in a couple of years we may see a feature length documentary about Bill Cosby's fall from grace. A...
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Roseanne Barr is coming back. While ratings fall for her old show, now called "The Conners," Roseanne has stayed off social media and conspicuously quiet....

It was Rachel Maddow's week on MSNBC. After a shaky start on Monday in which she pretty much was tied with Sean Hannity at...
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The Independent Spirit Awards may have trouble finding 95,000 people to watch their broadcast on IFC next February. Their nominees today swung from prior...