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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UPDATE TUES SEPT 2 2014: The Weinstein Company has picked up this project worldwide. I broke the news of this film back in July...

Mel Gibson came under some fire last night at the Mel Brooks tribute, still the butt of jokes after his career ending moves with...
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The American Film Institute was supposed to honor Mel Brooks last night in Hollywood. Well, they did, with a star studded audience and players...

No one could figure out exactly why Susan Lucci hasn't made it onto the revived online version of "All My Children." But Lucci and...
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Paris Jackson's tragic suicide attempt was punctuated by her many Tweets. Ironically, the last one she sent out before all hell broke loose...

I'm so sorry to report the death-- belatedly-- of Helen Cash Jackson. The wife of R&B great Chuck Jackson died on May 27th in...

Tom Hanks has been announced as a presenter on Sunday night's Tony Awards? But will they give him one for his excellent performance as...
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UPDATE What's the name of this album? No one knows yet. According to my sources, Mariah "is still choosing between two titles." We should...
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You may have read this quickly publicized story about John Travolta popping up in photos from a wedding in Georgia. A poster to forum...

Exclusive from inside the Jackson house in Calabasas: this isn't the first time Paris Jackson has tried to hurt herself. Inside the house it's...