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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Do you think Meryl Streep lights up a screen? Watch her rock out in Paul McCartney's new video for "Queenie Eye." The centerpiece song...

The great and legendary Janis Joplin was just 27 when she died in 1971. That was FORTY TWO years ago. I guess in that...
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12 Years a Slave and Inside Llewyn Davis scored Best Picture nominations this morning for the Gotham Awards. But the big story is that...
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Tonight, the only charity associated with money making teen machine Justin Bieber throws its annual fundraiser. Pencils of Promise will salute, among others, newly...
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The new star of "50 Shades of Grey" is several steps down from Charlie Hunnam, the actor who resigned the post two weeks ago....
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UPDATE: It's been pointed out to me that Fox Searchlight has separate distribution and marketing from "big" Fox. So "12 Years" looks like it's...
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Lady Gaga is up to something. She's looking for a bunch of real kid musicians who can play her songs on the YouTube Awards...

Mariska Hargitay has a lot of reasons to be happy. I ran into her and actor husband Peter Hermann last night as they returned...
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George Clooney has asked that his "Monuments Men" be delayed until Spring 2014 according to a report in the Los Angeles Times. The all...
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We think of Paul McCartney as ageless, or maybe 25. But he's 71 years young. He'd be the oldest person in the Top 50...