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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Here's his message on Facebook...Keep refreshing: I'm writing this to all of you today (Thurs) from the Intensive Care Unit at a hospital in...
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Oh me, oh my. Aretha Franklin is going to fly. Maybe, but at least the plan has been made. The Queen of Soul tells me that...
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This was coming for a while, but Maurice White-- the great, and I do mean great-- leader and songwriter of Earth, Wind & Fire...
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Playboy has unveiled its first ever non nude issue. Well, we only read it for the articles, right? The new issue hits stands at the...
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The Grammy Awards line up of performers just keeps getting more and more interesting. The BB King tribute will feature Bonnie Raitt, Chris Stapleton,...
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There was a lot of Twitter movement and squabbling among the trade reporters on Wednesday night. Seems they all went crazy because Steven Soderbergh...
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Very excited! My invitation to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame show has arrived. Steve Miller, Deep Purple, Chicago and some other people are...
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There was no official star studded premiere in New York for Joel and Ethan Coen's "Hail, Caesar!" But the "all media" screening on Tuesday night...
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Epic Records chief L.A. Reid's memoir, "Sing to Me," is out today and has a lot of great stories. At last we get the...

Great news. James Corden is hosting the Tony Awards this year. Well, of course he is. Corden, himself a Tony winner, already hosts CBS's...