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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Michael Jackson must be smiling in heaven. Not only does he have the No. 1 movie, but he’s got the No. 1 album. And...
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Here’s an interesting problem: Jay Z’s “The Blueprint, Pt. 3″ is the hot album of the fall. The duet with Alicia Keys, “Empire State of...
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Now we know that Hugh Jackman isn’t going to repeat...
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Last week, around the time Sting told the AP’s Nekesa Moody how much he loved Barack Obama, he also did something unusual: launched a...
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Just as this column predicted — Michael Jackson’s “This Is It’s” two-week run has been extended through Thanksgiving. I told you back on...
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Saturday night: Michael Jackson’s “This Is It” –' is it a hit or a flop? Let’s put it this way. As a documentary, it’s on...
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Is Bruce Springsteen a man or a machine? Is...
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Friday night: Rock and Roll Hall of Fame show at Madison Square Garden ended at 11:30 p.m., two hours earlier than it did the...
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What if there were ten slots open for Best Picture and not enough entries to fill them? It’s a distinct possibilty. From the poor reviews...