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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Gay Talese-- contrary to a Washington Post story this morning-- does not disavow his new book "The Voyeur's Motel." Talese tells me that the headline...
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Bye bye Mr. American Pie. All I keep hearing about Don McLean, who was one of my favorite singer songwriters of all time, is...
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Hollywood is not having a great summer. It's certainly not the Blockbuster summer everyone hopes for. It looks more like a Summer Bomb Buster. First,...
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Hey Sam Smith. This is what a James Bond theme song is supposed to be. Rihanna's "Sledgehammer" has the drama, the orchestration, a hook....

EXCLUSIVE Johnny Depp,  Alice Cooper, John Mellencamp and Jay Leno will be among the performers at next month's annual Starkey Hearing Foundation in Minneapolis....
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The Beatles have released a video from their Cirque du Soleil Las Vegas show "Love." It's the 10th anniversary of the spectactular show, and...
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Sir Mack Rice died today in Detroit. He was 82 and an important part of R&B history. Sir Mack was a gentle giant of R&B...
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Here is the complete list of new members of the Academy.  Congrats to my friend Franklin Leonard, who runs the Black List, in the...
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Among the new members of the Academy are a pair of brothers and a pair of sisters who used to be brothers. Under Studio Executives,...
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Loretta Devine has been asked to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. She's one of many non white actors who've been...