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.

Woody Allen has scored big time this morning with "Midnight in Paris." His new film is clever, beautiful, and profound. It's a simple idea,...
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It's Wednesday morning, the 2011 Festival de Cannes is upon us. The big rumor today: Lady Gaga, as I noted on Twitter last night,...
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Kind of a shock this morning, but maybe not: Maria Shriver and Arnold Schwarzenegger are kaput after 25 years. Their announcement comes as Arnold...
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Charlie Sheen--jeez, that tour ended a week ago. And yet, he will not go away. With CBS about to announce a fall season without...
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We're about to see how much of a foundation exists in the Jackson Family Foundation. I told you earlier today that Joseph Jackson, the...
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At last, Whitney Houston is in an out patient rehab. The fact is, she's needed this for some time. Last year, her Europe and...

Woody Allen, long a favorite of the French, is heading to a big success this week. His "Cannes-opener" so to speak, "Midnight in Paris,"...
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The Cannes Film Festival remains a olly schedule nightmare. Why for example are there three films -- "We Must Talk About Kevin," "Restless," and...
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It's Sunday night, and time to take stock of the week. First: I told you last August that Paula Abdul would be a judge on...
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"The Beaver" is dead. No matter of life saving technique will revive cinema's first and last hand puppet psychiatrist. Jodie Foster's movie about a...