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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Garth Brooks is trying to tie the free streaming of his new album to the first anniversary of his sister's death. He writes in...
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If you thought there was a fervor for tickets to "It's Only a Play" on Broadway with Nathan Lane and Matthew Broderick, it's going...
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Matt Damon is too smart for this. So is Ridley Scott. Someone, please. Stop this madness. They're going to make a movie called "The...
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You may have heard: all  anyone wants to make these days is movies based on comic books. If I were 12, I'd be very...

I am happy to report that Rene Russo is back in the movies! She co-stars this week in her husband Dan Gilroy's exceellent film...
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Elton John and David Furnish threw their annual AIDS fundraiser in New York Tuesday, with Sir Elton sitting down at the piano and...
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Taylor Swift, here to save the record business. Her new album, "1989," is on track to sell 1 million copies this week. That would...
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Christopher Nolan's very big budget, big studio, big screen "Interstellar": it's three hours long, and completely insane. Some of it is a tribute to...
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Hi ho! "The Lone Ranger" disaster wasn't enough to stop Gore Verbinski from directing another movie. Word has it that he will shoot a...
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Not a great morning for "Interstellar" or Paramount. The review embargo just lifted. This is not "Gravity." Reviews are mixed, even the good ones....