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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It's a little hard to figure out exactly what is going on down there in Little Rock viz a viz the West Memphis 3...
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Steve Coogan may play a philandering jerk in "Our Idiot Brother" with Paul Rudd, but when ex former, er, adventurer Courtney Love appeared at...
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I'd like to say I am shocked at the news of Nick Ashford's death, but he didn't appear at the Songwriters Hall of Fame...
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Jerry Leiber died today at age 78 following a heart attack and a long history of bad health. With Mike Stoller, Leiber wrote one...
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If Dominique Strauss-Kahn gets his rape charges dismissed today or tomorrow, it's partially because he had a team like no other working around the...
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This week is the 25th anniversary of Bon Jovi's "Slippery When Wet" album. It's their seminal work, with "Livin' on a Prayer," "Wanted Dead...

I just went through the first six episodes of HBO's "Curb Your Enthusiasm" and realized something: Cheryl, Larry's now ex wife, has only been...
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Joe Berlinger, the award winning documentary filmmaker, has been covering the West Memphis 3 story since 1994. His first film, "Paradise Lost," came out...
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The big news yesterday out of Little Rock, Arkansas was that the so called West Memphis 3 were finally released from jail. Award winning...
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I reported on June 22nd that a top level People magazine insider said the magazine "would never" pay anything like $1 million for photographs...