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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You know it’s a good night when Aretha Franklin not only sells out Radio City Music Hall but hires an 11-piece horn section to...
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The Emmy Awards, watched safely from home, were a part of a night of ironies. “Mad Men” won best drama, but it was more important...
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The report in yesterday’s New York Times that former senator John Edwards is about to claim his illegitimate baby daughter? It’s not happening so...
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Oscar winner Charlize Theron...
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Jeffrey Katzenberg’s “The Evening Before” party is getting an organized protest on Saturday night. Members of SAG and all other Hollywood unions are being called...
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Will Smith and his wife,'Jada Pinkett-Smith, donated $70,000 to Scientology groups in 2008, according to a tax filing just obtained by this column. The...
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The Beatles are back. The remastered Beatles CDs are a hit, and so are the box sets. All told, the Beatles sold 400,000 individual CDs...
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Everyone connected to the extraordinary Lee Daniels film, “Precious,” will breathe a sigh of relief today when actress Mo’Nique appears on the “Today” show. Rumors...
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Paul McCartney and Beatles producer George Martin once each tried to give fledgling band U2 pep talks. Bono once fell asleep on Frank Sinatra's...