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.

The new world is here. Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, 49, has bought The Washington Post for $250 million. A man with no background in...
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The reverberations from Leah Remini's Scientology exit continue: last week Oscar winning "Crash" writer-director Paul Haggis posted an open letter to Remini giving her...
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Ryan Reynolds is very much in the movie world right now, what with "RIPD" and "Turbo" each in release. Of course, they're not exactly...
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I heard over the weekend that 1988 was 25 years ago. This is a shock. Also, in East Hampton, Jeff Salaway and his wife...

There's an extraordinary interview in Parade magazine today and at www.parade.com. It's the cover story Q&A with Oprah Winfrey, Forest Whitaker, and Lee...
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Ellen DeGeneres will host the Academy Awards on March 2nd. It had been thought that ABC wanted Jimmy Kimmel to host the show as...
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Exclusive: I am just recovering from a set visit on Wednesday to Peter Bogdanovich's "Squirrels to the Nuts." This is a comedy being filmed...
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Shakira, the onenamed singer from "The Voice" and "Hips Don't Lie," has shaken off big possible dependent. According to her publicists, Shakira has had...
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Joy Behar gets a one hour exit special from "The View" on August 9th, next Friday. It was taped yesterday. Mario Cantone hosts. Tony...
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I told you back in June 2012 that James Cameron would make three "Avatar" sequels, turning the whole thing into a four parter. Someone...