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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It's that time of the year again. Last May and the one before I wrote about Hyatt Hotels heir Dan Pritzker and...
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The Critics Choice TV Awards have announced their nominees. Both "Mad Men" and "Homeland" were shut out pretty much completely. The new game in...
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Dr. Maya Angelou has reportedly died at age 86. The poet laureate, philosopher, educator, author of the seminal text "I Know Why the Caged...
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Just about the best movie in Cannes this year was Damien Chazelle's "Whiplash." First seen in Sundance, "Whiplash" was snapped up by Sony Pictures...
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Michael Jackson's "Xscape" album dropped 58% in its second week of sales. After moving 161,000 copies in its debut, "Xscape" moved only 68,000 copies...
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At last, Melanie Griffith is getting back into the feature world. She's joining famed doc director Joe Berlinger's first feature, "Facing the Wind." The true...

Here comes Micky Dolenz, actor, singer, and most importantly, star of The Monkees, our favorite group from the mid 60s. Micky has signed to...
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Multiple Oscar winner Clint Eastwood is about to 'make our day' with his first ever appearance on the Tony Awards. That's right, Dirty Harry...
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It's not a happy Memorial Day weekend for Adam Sandler. The former "Saturday Night Live" star and purveyor of low brow humor had his...
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"Mad Men" episode 7, season 7, mid-season finale: Robert Morse exited the show as Bert Cooper in such a classy way. Matt Weiner finally...