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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So sad to see that Agnes Varda has died. She was 90 and suffered from breast cancer but was nonetheless a spitfire. Two years...
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Most of Thursday was taken up with saying goodbye to a spectacular person, Michael Lynne, the co-chief of New Line Cinema. Bob Shaye started...
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The Tony Awards race is upon us. On Thursday night we got to see a major contender for Best Musical as "Beetlejuice," based on...
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  UPDATE: "Empire" debuted in September with 6 million viewers, which turned into 8.26 million including DVR watchers. Twelve episodes later, they're down to 3.97...
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It's the end of an era. The Television Academy has announced there will not be DVD screeners for the 2020 Emmy Awards. The party is...
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The Jussie Smollett case is sealed and wiped from the record. Like it never happened. The about-face regarding the prosecution of the "Empire" TV...
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Chicago Tribune reports all charges against "Empire" star Jussie Smollett have been dropped by the Chicago district attorney. Smollett faked a physical attack on himself,...
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"The Walking Dead" is living up its name ratings wise. On Sunday night only 4.1 million people tuned in to see a bunch of heads...
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Michael Avenatti won't give up and won't quit until he's exonerated. In a series of Tweets this morning he says he never attempted to...
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Justin Bieber is out. He's done, for now, which is just fine with me. On Instagram, Bieber has announced a break in his career....