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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The tragedy of "Tower Heist": a star packed action flick that's made a disappointing $125 million worldwide. It should have made twice that number....

Lady Gaga--who apparently is also being sued by her former assistant--gave her fans a present on Saturday night. It was a new song she...
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Well, I just watched the "Hail and Farewell" portion of the "CBS Sunday Morning" show. It was pretty good, including my friends Phoebe Snow...
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Here is a list of the movies you must see this weekend. And why. 1. The Artist--When we saw The Artist in Cannes, I...
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George Clooney has signed up for the Critics Choice Awards a special presenter. The director-actor of "The Ides of March" and "The Descendants"  is...
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Woody Allen's "Nero Fiddled" will be distributed by Sony Pictures Classics' Michael Barker and Tom Bernard. This is no surprise. The SPC guys have...
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Madonna cannot stop giving money to the cultish Kabbalah Center. No matter what anyone tells her, no matter what the reports say from unbiased...
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ITunes has put the Beatles' studio albums on sale for $9.99 apiece. All of them. The White Album, a double, is $14.99. Why? Because...
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Exclusive: Paul McCartney wrote two new songs for his upcoming album of lost standards from the 30s, 40s, and 50s. In addition to songs...
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The next "Star Trek" installment, directed by J.J. Abrams, will have no members of the original cast. No Shatner, no Nimoy. No classic recipe...