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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"Diner," the musical version of Barry Levinson's classic 1983 movie, is downsizing. Producers announced that the show, with music by Sheryl Crowe, is cancelling...
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For many weeks I've kept the secret that Rosie O'Donnell's beloved fiancee was very ill.  I can tell you that lovely Michelle Rounds became...
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Patrick Page, the Tony nominated actor who stole "Spider Man: Turn off the Dark," is leaving the show. He's been with it for almost...
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This is not Oscar season, and no movie released on August 8th is supposed to be award worthy. This is the month of action...
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Katherine Jackson had to file an affadavit today with Judge Mitchell Beckloff to explain why she left her three grandchildren without a guardian for...
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Did Tom Cruise short circuit Katie Holmes's plans to send daughter Suri to Catholic School? Remember earlier last month it was widely reported that...
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The late wonderful, astounding Dusty Springfield is finally coming to near-Broadway. Writer-performer-producer Kirsten Holly Smith will play her in a show at New World...
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EXCLUSIVE: here are the lyrics to Mariah Carey's new single, "Triumphant." The song will be streaming at 3:45pm Eastern time on

The semi porn film--about the porn industry and rated R-- "About Cherry" will hit Video on Demand and digital platforms on August 9th. The...
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Mariah Carey's new single, "Triumphant," which this column announced last week, will begin streaming today at 3:45pm at www.mariahcarey.com. Why 3:45 and not...