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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Last night's commercial free "Black Panther" screening on ABC followed by a tearful tribute to star Chadwick Boseman paid off in droves. Ratings were through...
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The MTV Video Music Awards are on, if anyone cares. As I predicted, Lady Gaga picked up the two biggest awards-- Artist of the Year...
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"Black Panther" director Ryan Coogler released a statement about his star and friend, Chad Boseman. What's really amazing is that even Coogler had no...
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A mysterious large ad-- although it's not marked as an ad-- appears on Page 9 on the main section of the New York Times...
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When Disney bought Fox, they also got Fox Searchlight, the artsy part of the deal, the films that get Oscars and kudos. They changed...
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Wakanda Forever! ABC will air a commercial free showing of "Black Panther" tonight in tribute to actor Chadwick Boseman, who died Friday after a four...
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Summer reading: finally catching up with Ben Widdicombe's "Gatecrasher," named for his long ago column in the NY Daily News. It's full of great...
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Maybe you're seeing Marvel's "The New Mutants" this weekend. Maybe you've seen the last 25 or so Marvel movies including all the Avengers, X Men,...
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It was Mick Jagger whose production company produced the James Brown biopic "Get on Up." That the movie, following "42," that introduced Chadwick Boseman...
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Terrible, tragic news: Chadwick Boseman, a fantastic actor and wonderful guy, has died at age 42....