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 Oscars have announced a second wave of presenters including Elsie Fisher, Danai Gurira, Brian Tyree Henry, Michael B. Jordan, Michael Keaton, Helen Mirren,...
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Tick, tick, tick. Oscar voting ends at 5pm on Tuesday, February 19th. Just think: next year at this time, the Oscars will already be...
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The Oscars are going to be a hit even if they run for 24 hours. The Academy and producers have added Queen with Adam...
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Everyone is trying figure out why Jussie Smollett got himself into this mess. Why would a hot young actor in a hit series create...
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Believe it or not, there's still a guild that hasn't dispensed its awards to whoever's still left in Hollywood. Right now the WGA is handing...
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If you don't know Desmond Child's name, you should. He's written a lot of the songs you love over the last 30 years. Aerosmith, Bon...
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There's a big upside for "The Upside" and a little bit of a downside. The current movie was Harvey Weinstein's idea. He bought and released...
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To be blunt: Emily Blunt wasn't going to sing on next Sunday's Academy Awards. She wasn't nominated for either of her potential Oscar roles,...
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 Some things just won't die. That was the story this past Tuesday when I bought tickets to the Motown 60 special taped by the Grammys...
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Ariana Grande. Is she annoying? Yes. Talented Yes. Ariana's second album in six months, called "Thank You, Next," sold 355,000 copies in its debut week...