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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UPDATE 8/12: EXCLUSIVE Cary Fukunaga, director and producer of "True Detective" on HBO, has a new credit. Sources tell me he's exec producing a...

The world waits for Hillary Clinton's new book, "Hard Choices," on June 10th. I know I have it all queued up on amazon.com. But...
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In the last two years of his life, Michael Jackson entertained at least two mysterious lady friends. According to his bodyguards in their chock-full-of-stories...
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Mariah Carey got home  from Monaco and the World Music Awards just in time yesterday. Last night at Chelsea Piers Mariah was toasted by...
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Call her Doctor Aretha now. Aretha Franklin received an honorary doctorate from Harvard University today. She sang the "Star Spangled Banner" and played the...
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Edward Snowden? Living in Russia, world's most wanted leaker of government secrets, Snowden, you'd think, would be a huge "get" for any network anchor....
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Everyone is asking: why would Apple pay $3 billion for Beats headphones? Are they really so good? The answer is: they're not. The headphones...
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It's that time of the year again. Last May and the one before I wrote about Hyatt Hotels heir Dan Pritzker and...
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The Critics Choice TV Awards have announced their nominees. Both "Mad Men" and "Homeland" were shut out pretty much completely. The new game in...
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Dr. Maya Angelou has reportedly died at age 86. The poet laureate, philosopher, educator, author of the seminal text "I Know Why the Caged...