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.

Okay, I love old people. But maybe it's time for Barbara Walters to wrap it up. Why wait til next May? She defended Scientology's...
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If it took as long to knock someone out as it takes Justin Timberlake to sing "TKO" fighters would need bathroom breaks. I don't...
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Thursday's  "The X Factor" had another bad night. It fell from the night before, and was beaten by another rerun of "Big Bang Theory."...

We are here in Memphis, Tennessee and have hit the ground running. The occasion is the 20th annual Blues Ball, thrown by Memphis's doyenne...

At this point, Simon Cowell may be a little worried. Wednesday night's "X Factor" was slaughtered in the ratings. First "Survivor" returned at 8pm...

Hugh Jackman's new film, "Prisoners," is not 'les miserables' in the truest sense, but incredibly intense. In fact, there are a few times during...

The life of Tupac Shakur is coming to the big screen. His mother has cut a deal with Morgan Creek, at last. The press...
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The Hollywood Foreign Press Association still hasn't filed a federal tax return for 2011. Forget 2012. The last time the group that puts on...

UPDATE: Carole King was named Person of the Year. James Taylor, of course, will perform for her, as well as the Dixie Chicks, Lady...
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I thought if you were Penn & Teller and you needed a million dollars, you just waved a magic wand. Apparently not. Penn Jillette...