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.

Show him the money: Cuba Gooding, Jr. is changing agents. After a long run with CAA, Gooding today is joining ICM Partners, where the...

"Mad Men" went out with a bang last night. The show scored its highest season finale rating ever with 2.7 million viewers. That's more...

Keep refreshing for updates: No one seems to know what to do about Samsung's million copy giveaway of Jay Z's new album. "Magna Carta...

So much was made last week of Michael Jackson not sleeping for the last 60 days of his life. First of all, it was...

Lady Cora Grantham is getting a brother. The mistress of Downton Abbey already has an American mother, played by Shirley MacLaine. Now Paul Giamatti...
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Yeezus! Here's an excerpt from Kanye West's new interview in W magazine. He says that sometimes he sounds "completely retarded." He also addresses...
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UPDATE: I wrote this last Monday, June 17th: the 1 million free copies of Jay Z's "Magna Carta" album from Samsung will not be...

Matthew Weiner pulled out all the stops tonight for a season finale, didn't he? No cliches, none of the stuff we all wondered about....

Paramount just called "World War Z" their third biggest franchise opener for the studio-- meaning "WWZ" is a franchise, and a sequel is assured....

James Gandolfini will be laid to rest in a place appropriate for his age and influence-- a relatively young man (51) whom everyone loved....