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.

Despite a change in the production team, and a change among its executives, the Muscular Dystrophy Association is continuing to make strange choices. The...
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Macy's is shooting a commercial for its fall campaign in the next couple of weeks. They need SAG extras to play the celebrities who...
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Elton John has written an extraordinary new book about his life. It's a not a kiss and tell and not how he recorded "Goodbye...
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Director Christopher Nolan says "The Dark Knight Rises" is all about Charles Dickens' "A Tale of Two Cities." But it's really also "Occupy Gotham...
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Justin Bieber is no doubt making money somewhere, but it's not album sales. This last week, Bieber sold approximately 44,000 copies of "Believe." He's...
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The Tom/Katie split caught nearly everyone in Hollywood by surprise.  But not so noted Psychic Thomas John.  At the young age of 28, he...
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Wes Anderson--riding on a high with "Moonrise Kingdom"--is casting his 8th movie. A website called Twitch.com says offers have gone out to and eclectic...
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Sage Stallone's partner in his Grindhouse Releasing company, Bob Murawski, says of his late friend: "Sage was one of the smartest, warmest, most creative...
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The relaunch of "Spider Man" -- you can't say it's a flop. "The Amazing Spider Man" has put $200 million into the bank domestically...
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Celeste Holm was still attending events a month ago--at 95 she and husband Frank Basile came to the Tony Awards. Celeste was in a...