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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Paris Jackson--if she wanted to be in the movies, you'd think her grandmother would take her to Steven Spielberg or someone reputable or high...

There may be no more "haute living" for Philip and Lisa Marie Falcone. The New York Times reports that Falcone, a big hedge fund...
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About twelve minutes into "W.E.," Madonna's paean to the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, there's an argument whether the ex-royal couple were Nazis and-or...
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Matt Lauer isn't going to be replaced by Ryan Seacrest on the "Today" show. That's certainly the observation of a couple of insiders on...
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I'm completely appalled by the glee the New York Post's theater columnist takes in reporting how badly some shows are doing on Broadway. Enough...
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Exclusive: The long-aborning "Gotti" movie -- to be directed by Barry Levinson -- may have a new life. I am told that new producer...
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Two greats from the R&B and pop world died on Tuesday. Dobie Gray is probably better known for his record, "Drift Away," than a...
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Oscar voters--and voters for other awards like the Critics Choice Awards--pretty much know the lay of the land by now. There are front runners...
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Heartbreak: Barbara Orbison passed away yesterday at age 60. I cannot tell you how awful this is. Barbara was the most dynamic, loving, insanely...
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The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has chosen its five inductees, and they're the last big names left: Red Hot Chili Peppers, Guns...