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.
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Is Warner Bros' day and date formula with HBO Max in trouble? Or causing trouble? David Chase's "The Many Saints of Newark," the great prequel...
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Everyone in the movie biz was waiting for "No Time to Die" to lure theatergoers back into multi-plexes. But now, a Marvel movie from Sony...
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"Diana: The Musical" is just atrocious. We are so lucky to not to have to see it in person on Broadway. Instead, it's on...
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Yesterday was October 1st. And believe it or not, "Diana: The Musical," began playing on Netflix. The Broadway show was in previews before the pandemic....
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Sony Pictures is opening Champagne this morning. Andy Serkis's "Venom: Let There Be Carnage" swamped the box office with Thursday previews and a Friday opening....
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Benedict Cumberbatch has been in the hunt for an Oscar since we met him. He's one of our premier actors from "The Imitation Game"...
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Hard to believe, but tomorrow is Sting's 70th birthday. He looks 40, so there's that. He was always the youngest of the rock stars....
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Back in February 2020, Billie Eilish released her morose James Bond theme, "No Time to Die." The movie then was scheduled for April 2020. It...
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Michael Jackson is moonwalking in heaven today. The final case against him has been dismissed by a Los Angeles judge. James Safechuck, one of two men...
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The big surprise tonight on "Grey's Anatomy" is that they brought back a character from four years ago, seen once, played by Scott Speedman. Speedman,...