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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We're back from the Cannes Film Festival. You can read my coverage at www.forbes.com. Ten days that started with dinner with Jane Fonda...

If the early morning buzz is any indication, Nicole Kidman will be a major player this winter in he Oscar race. Her Lee Daniels...

When did Brad Pitt become such a good actor? He nailed it in “Moneyball” and got an Oscar nomination. As Cogan, a literate hit...

You want weird? Aniello Arena, the star of Matteo Garrone's brilliant new film, "Reality," is in prison for life for murder. In Italy. He...

Armani is sponsoring this unique never before event.  Giorgio Armani's niece Roberta starts by reading a statemen of support for Sean Penn's work in...

Controversial French filmmaker, Oscar winner Roman Polanski, may be the real lightning rod at Cannes this year. Today a filmed interview with him called...
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Dan Pritzker, one of the heirs to the Hyatt Hotel fortune, started shooting “Bolden,” a movie about an obscure jazz musician, in 2008. He...
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Jennifer Hudson and her sister got the right news yesterday: William Balfour was convicted of killing their mother, Jennifer's nephew, and her brother. Balfour...
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John Travolta's scandal is getting worse, not better, and I'm surprised. I thought after the lawyer for Travolta's first accuser dumped his client, things...
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You can catch one more performance tonight, Saturday, at 45 Bleecker Street Theatre of Chekhov's "The Seagull" as adapted by famed British director Max...