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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I am not surprised by this news: "In the Heights" is a dud at the box office. The movie musical adaptation of Lin Manuel Miranda's...
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"Cruella" isn't having a great time at the box office. This weekend, Disney stripped the Emma Stone-Emma Thompson romp of 615 theaters. The result was...
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The 2021 Pulitzer Prizes are being announced. Darnella Frazier, the citizen who video'd George Floyd's murder in Minneapolis, is getting a special citation. The Minneapolis Star...
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Hmmm... well, Lorde, the New Zealand singer with one hit, "Royals," has a new single. "Solar Power" sounds a lot like George Michaels' "Freedom...
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My favorite thing about "Lady Boss," the documentary about Jackie Collins, is that all her friends think they were her "best friend." And...
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It's been a long time since Mariah Carey really sang a song on which you could appreciate her voice and singalong. But now she's...
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"Sex and the City" fans should be pleased. All the men are returning after all to the reboot. The HBO Max series will include Chris...

Last season, Sterling K. Brown, of 'This is Us," played a recurring character on "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel." Next season, Milo Ventimiglia, also of "This...
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Bruce Springsteen sold out 30 shows on Broadway in about an hour today. All the shows are sold, tickets gone mostly at $700 apiece...
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Scott Rudin is gone but guess who's back? Actual professional criminal GArth Drabinsky. The Canadian theater producer whose company was called Livent is planning his...