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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Well, well. I told you last week that "heritage" groups Green Day and No Doubt were back with new albums. And that Amazon was...

According to reports, Cissy Houston and Whitney Houston's sister in law Pat Houston, the executor of Whitney's estate, have filed a petition in court...
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Another great press release from the Academy. Seth McFarlane, so good on "Saturday Night Live" a couple of weeks ago, is hosting the Oscars....

This morning Adele has confirmed my news that she's written and recorded the theme song for the James Bond movie "Skyfall." I think this...
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Everyone wants to prognosticate the Oscars. They are months away. We still have not seen several movies, and some we won't see for a...
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Here comes Arnold Schwarzenegger's autobiography, "Total Recall: My Unbelievably True Life Story"  published officially today, Monday, October 1st. It was more or less panned...
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Paul Thomas Anderson's "The Master" is nearing $10 million in limited release, with just about everyone predicting acting awards for its three stars--Philip Seymour...
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Exclusive: Justin Timberlake is in the studio making a new album. There's no title yet, but I'm told Timberlake has been working around the...
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Madonna-- rich, rich, rich--is not very charitable at this point. Her new tax filing for her Ray of Light Foundation paints an interesting picture...
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EXCLUSIVE: Lyor Cohen is a survivor. He's a man who certainly lands on his feet. Ousted just this week from his position running Warner...