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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Besides Richard Roundtree, the one thing that anyone remembers from the groundbreaking 1971 film "Shaft" is the music. The main theme became a number...
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A big light went out in New York on Wednesday. Sylvia Miles-- twice an Oscar nominee, a woman to be reckoned with -- died...
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Tomorrow Cuba Gooding Jr. will "surrender" to the police peaceably on a charge that he groped a woman i.e. touched her breast, at a...
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"Dark Phoenix" may be dead at the box office, but its star is about to rise from the ashes. I'm told that Sophie Turner-- better...
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Here's some more about the case I've been following in Canada's federal court in Toronto, called the Ontario Superior Court. The story feels like...
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Sunday night's Tony Awards crashed in the ratings. This should not have come as a surprise to anyone. Going in we knew that would...
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Former "Young and the Restless" actor Michael Muhney has posted an extraordinary notice to Twitter over the weekend. He says now that five and...
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What a weekend! Marvel-Fox-now Disney's "Dark Phoenix" came in at $33 million including Thursday previews. The low estimate had been $40 million, so this was...
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If it's spring there's jasmine in the air and Alec Baldwin is pretending he's not coming back to "Saturday Night Live" as Donald Trump. This...
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Mindy Kaling's "Late Night" was a big hit in Sundance this past winter. Emma Thompson's turn as a late night talk show host, written...