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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Poor Madonna! What a year she's having. Madonna is being sued 22 years after her hit song, "Vogue," came out. Apparently new computer programs...
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Steven Tyler, a inside source tells me, was low-balled out of his job at "American Idol." "They're low balling everyone with offers," says the...
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Have you noticed that Harvey Weinstein has been more public this year than ever before? The co-chairman of the Weinstein Company has won back...
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Everyone’s wondering why Denise Rich took the drastic step of renouncing her US citizenship? (Everyone of course except the New York Times, which hasn’t...
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UPDATE THURSDAY AFTERNOON: Steven Tyler has left "American Idol" to rejoin Aerosmith (See below-- I thought that would happen.) After I ran this story...
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Did you know that Stephen King and John Mellencamp teamed up for a musical recently? It's called "Ghost Brothers of Darkland County," and it...
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I'm surprised it took this long. Jest.com, which is sort of like Funny or Die, has sent out a casting call for Katie Holmes...
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We're all looking forward to seeing "Sparkle," featuring the final work of Whitney Houston. The movie opens from Tri-Star/Sony on Friday, August 17th. It's...
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From 2004, and the premiere of "Collateral" in Harlem, this was pre Katie Holmes: Maybe you had to be there early yesterday evening on 124th...
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Congratulations to Sofia Vergara. The star of "Modern Family" has landed her self another family, and this one is rich, rich, rich. She's marrying...