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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Roman Polanski, no matter how you feel about him, is one of our great directors. From "Rosemary's Baby" to "Chinatown" to "Tess" to "The...
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Exclusive: Sting's 60th birthday party at the Beacon Theater was a four hour celebration of the rock star's career and songs with his own...
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Marv Tarplin is a name you do not know. He co-wrote at least a dozen hits for Motown with Smokey Robinson, was an official...
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I wrote this on July 23, 2009 in this column. But it seemed appropriate to recall in light of the current trial. Michael Jackson’s Dr....
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I wrote this on June 21, 2009. Time and patience have paid off for "Moneyball," one of the best movies of 2011. Sony's Amy...
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Sylvia Robinson died today at age 75. She'd been sick for some time. Sylvia had two hits of her own--"Pillow Talk" and her big...
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Do you know much about "Dream House"? It's opening on Friday, sort of slid in among a selection of oddities from the very good...

Jane Fonda's biographer, Patricia Bosworth, was saluted last night by Broadway producer Judy Gordon on the Upper East Side. Patti's book, "Jane Fonda: The...
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Erin Burnett is about to take over CNN's 7pm spot, and everyone is happy about it. On Tuesday night, the top brass from CNN...
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Rock icon Sly Stone is NOT homeless even though he's living in a van. The New York Post story that's caused such a sensation...