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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Bologna Shows Postponed: Eric Clapton, vehemently anti- vaccine, has canceled two more shows after testing positive for COVID again today. The two...
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EXCLUSIVE I'm kvelling, kids. I've had the honor of knowing May Pang for a long time. She's a great...

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This is very sad news. Marnie Schulenburg was really a bright light on "As the World Turns" during...
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It's back to the future for the Oscars. After two pandemic years in which Netflix, Apple, Amazon, Hulu, and other streamers could qualify their films...
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Tom Cruise appeared in Cannes this afternoon for a career retrospective discussion live on stage in front of an audience.
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UPDATED MONDAY MAY 23RD: I've added at bottom a character poster released today. It features Ana de Armas, with the word...
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"Yellowstone" is producing prequels by the dozen. The hit Paramount TV series created by Taylor Sheridan starring Kevin Costner...
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I love network TV programmers. Remember when Garry Marshall ran the fictional network on "Murphy Brown"? That show caught the whole insanity...