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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TARANTINO’S PEOPLE: WHO’S WHO IN ‘BASTERDS’ Here’s just a beginning glossary of who’s been named what or why by Quentin Tarantino in “Inglourious Basterds”: Brad Pitt’s...
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Quentin Tarantino’s “Inglourious Basterds” is a big, sprawling entertainment that’s less violent than you’d expect and a tad more intellectual, too. It’s the most...
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PENELOPE GETS FOOD POISONING, MISSES 'NINE' SHOW Penelope Cruz missed the Weinstein Company's presentation of footage from the musical 'Nine' yesterday. Instead, Oscar winner Marion...
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MICKEY ROURKE'WANTS'SATISFACTION FROM MICK JAGGER Mickey Rourke is still living the dream after his near-win Oscar for 'The Wrestler' this year. Rourke, as we know, is...
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MARIAH WILL WRITE/SING 'PRECIOUS' THEME Mariah Carey is so good in Lee Daniels's 'Precious' in a small pivotal role of a social worker. But her...
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FRANCIS FORD COPPOLA UNCORKS HIS OWN FAMILY DRAMA Francis Ford Coppola can't get away from families, no matter what business they're in. At 70 years old,...
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JERRY LEWIS WILL ANNOUNCE COMEBACK He turned 83 in March right after getting the Jean Hershholt Humanitarian Oscar. Jerry Lewis never looked better that night....
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JIM CARREY TOYS WITH MORE CAREER SUICIDE Jim Carrey'so talented, so funny, so perplexing. Remember the good old days of 'Liar Liar,' 'Ace Ventura,' even...
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MICHAEL JACKSON LONDON SHOWS DELAYED; LEGAL THREATS ‘BOGUS’ Michael Jackson’s London concerts are going forward as planned, despite legal threats from miscellaneous types who’d like...
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JESSICA BIEL IS STILL WITH JUSTIN, TOO! It was a wild and unusually funny “Saturday Night Live” last night, with Justin Timberlake as host.