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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The Venice Film Festival doesn't begin until September 2nd-- many weeks away-- but they're ramping up with big announcements. The jury will consist of the...
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We're coming up on 16th anniversary for Kanye West and George W. Bush. Kanye called then President Bush a racist on national television on...

Well, people are on vacation. Or something. But Dr. Sanjay Gupta did not have the right prescription to cure "Jeopardy"'s ratings woes during his second...
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Slavery is a choice, Kanye West says, and so is buying tickets for his album listening session this Thursday in Atlanta. The Mercedes Benz stadium...
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If you haven't seen Bob Dylan's "Shadow Kingdom" yet, you are really missing something great. It's been such a hit on Veeps.com that they've decided...
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Matt Damon and Ben Affleck get all medieval on Adam Driver in Rrdley Scott's new swashbuckler, "The Last Duel." The trailer looks like "Gladiator" meets...
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TIFF 2021 is on, and partially in person thanks to relaxed border restrictions announced by Canada yesterday. The film version of "Dear Evan Hansen"...
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EXCLUSIVE NBC's "Manifest" may have a better destiny than previously thought. The show's fans have been in abject misery since it was cancelled by the network...
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What year is it? 1968? In the top five right now and for the last couple of days on iTunes: "Ain't No Mountain High Enough"...
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Prince Harry -- I have a theory now that he's trying to drive his grandmother, Queen Elizabeth, into retirement or worse by embarrassing and...