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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Ha ha. Well, all the old farts like yours truly declared the song of the summer of 2013 as either "Get Lucky" by Daft...
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Flashback to "Knots Landing," the nighttime soap that ran for 14 years and still holds up. Julie Harris was a regular on the show...

Sunday music lesson: Here are some examples of how to do a tribute to R&B soul by writing and performing your own song without...
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Julie Harris has passed away at age 87. She won 5 Tony awards, 3 Emmys, and a Grammy. The 3 Emmys came from 9...
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Several hundred people traveled out to Brooklyn this morning for a fake Jay Z-Justin Timberlake show. The word was spread on Twitter with help...

UPDATE SUNDAY 10AM:"The Butler" did waaay better than expected and crossed the $52 million line for the weekend. Keep refreshing for updates... EARLIER (SAT AFTERNOON):...
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Now we know why Linda Ronstadt stopped singing some time ago: she says she has Parkinson's Disease. Ronstadt reveals this in AARP magazine, and...

This is a late flash because of the incredible disorganization surrounding the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King's march on Washington DC. But at...
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Ireland Baldwin, Alec Baldwin's 19 year old daughter, just posted a letter to new born (today) sister, Carmen. Alec and Hilaria Baldwin welcomed their...
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Richie Sambora, guitarist extraordinaire, has NOT been fired from Bon Jovi. He's not leaving the band after 30 years, as US Weekly has been...