Roger Friedman

Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also 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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On Tuesday, Lea Michele played her first performance as Fanny brice in "Funny Girl" on Broadway. It didn't last long.
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I'm nervous to say a film got a long standing ovation or is headed to the Oscars after so much bloviating has...
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Judd Apatow knows how to make gifted comedians into movie stars. He did with Amy Schumer and "Trainwreck," and again with Pete...
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The record business is in a massive sales slump. No big new releases has led to a near standstill...
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Another day in Toronto where there are no cabs, few people at Press and Industry screenings at the Scotiabank Theater, a lot...
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Jared Kushner, you might say, was the Michelle Obama of the Trump administration. She was First Lady, and he was first son-in-law.
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Spit Take Number 2: After all the scandals, rumors, and carrying on, Warner Bros. can sing "Don't Worry Baby" about "Don't Worry...
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After all the crazy hype from Telluride and Venice, it was starting to feel like a strange film season.
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Tears and memories this afternoon for Queen Elizabeth II, who has occupied all of our lives. Her own extraordinary life ends at...

I've been hearing about racist social media rants against the new "Lord of the Rings: Rings of Power" and even to "House of the...