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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Kevin Smith is still out there, somewhere, promoting his film, “Red State.” I don’t know why he hasn’t put this terrific film, which he...
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Give Jon Stewart credit. The Anthony Weiner story is delicious copy for comedians. From his double entendre name to his "shaven" chest (yes the...
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The last time Billy Joel presented an award at the annual all star Songwriters Hall of Fame dinner, it was to Jimmy Webb. Billy...
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The solo Paul Simon, not the one from Simon & Garfunkel, is a different artist altogether. Last night he and his very tight band...

It's curtains for "General Hospital." ABC announced today that Katie Couric would get the soap's 3pm time slot in September 2012. That means that...
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The great Billy Preston died five years ago today at the age of 59. Believe it or not, Preston's estate has never been settled....

Here are the nominees for the first Critics Choice Awards for television. The awards will be given out on June 20th. The show will...
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Can it be? Next year is the 25th anniversary of one my favorite bad movies, "Cherry 2000." This post-apocalyptic thriller starred a pre-"Working Girl"...
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Starting today, or thereabouts, ABC News is going to be overflowing with  female news stars. Barbara Walters and Diane Sawyer are going to be...
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Who knows why? "X Men: First Class" got terrific reviews and buzz. It has a cast of young, hot up and coming actors including...