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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Reports today from London about a clutch of recordings made in 1983 between Michael Jackson Queen's Freddie Mercury. Let's straighten this out fast. There...
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One of Tom Hanks's two big fall movies will open the New York Film Festival. "Captain Phillips" directed by Paul Greengrass, is already getting...
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"Homeland" comes back to Showtime on September 29th-- although who knows if Time Warner subscribers will get to see it since the cable carrier...
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Lady Gaga is on her way back. Tonight she revealed the name of the first single from her ARTPop album. It's called "Applause" and...
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Exclusive: Just because Paula Abdul isn't on "American Idol" doesn't mean she isn't very much in demand. Two weeks ago Abdul was a guest...

Carly Simon surprised a crowd of 50,000 last night at Taylor Swift's stadium show in Foxboro, Mass. Dressed ever so hip and chic, Simon--...

Fox's "The Wolverine" took in $55 million over the weekend-- $10 mil less than hoped for by the studio and $15 mil less than...

The Carlton Hotel, part of the Intercontinental chain, was hit today by a $53 million jewel heist-- in broad daylight. This time the jeweler...
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Kidd Kraddick, a popular top 40 deejay, passed away unexpectedly yesterday. He was 53. Kraddick, who did his show out of Dallas, suffered a...
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TV star and performer Alan Thicke has two sons: one is biological, the other is fictional. His biological son is Robin Thicke, the white...