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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Rapper/singer/dancer Chris Brown is a sad, pathetic soul at this point. Four years after beating up Rihanna before the Grammy Awards, Brown remains unrepentant,...
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Ben Affleck has been anointed the new Batman. He succeeds Christian Bale as Bruce Wayne in the upcoming Batman-Superman movie. Henry Cavill continues from...
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Cate Blanchett and Ralph Fiennes are each getting gala tributes at the New York Film Festival. Blanchett will be honored on October 2nd for...
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Yes, I told you last week that Woody Allen's "Blue Jasmine" would expand to over 1,000 theaters. Sony confirmed it yesterday. The Cate Blanchett...
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EXCLUSIVE: The Jerry Lewis Labor Day telethon used to be 21 hours of live entertainment and drama. No more. The 2013 MDA Show of...
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It's an interesting turn of events in Marvel land. "Spider Man: Turn off the Dark" had the second biggest drop last week. It was...
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EXCLUSIVE: You've got to hand it to the friends of Xenu: they are a clubby bunch. Earlier this summer Michelle Stafford, a top celeb...

This is pretty sweet. An animated Kung Fu tutorial for "The Grandmaster," the martial arts masterwork by Wong Kar Wai. Good marketing!

Oprah Winfrey knows a winner when she sees it. She's doubled her episode order of Tyler Perry's "Love Thy Neighbor" from 26 to 52....

Sid Bernstein, the man who brought the Beatles to America and promoted their concerts, died this morning at age 95. He was a popular...