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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Exclusive: I just got off the phone with Wyclef Jean, former presidential candidate in Haiti, humanitarian, international music star, and subject of a new...
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So "Spider Man: Turn off the Dark" is a year old, technically. It began previews a year ago yesterday. In Monday's New York Times...
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Steven Spielberg's "War Horse"is a dazzling movie. Surprise! For those, like me, who worried that it would turn out to be "Lassie" with a...
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Pete Seeger is 92 and a half years old. Yet he has recorded Bob Dylan's "Forever Young"  for the upcoming Amnesty International album "Chimes of...

The deal between ABC and Jeff Kwatinetz's Prospect Park Productions is over. Prospect announced in July it would bring "All My Children" and "One...
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What's happening with the Best Supporting Actor category this year? For one thing, a Jack Russell terrier--yes, a dog--gives the most consistent and memorable...
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Whatever happened to the planned film of Robert Ludlum's "The Matarese Circle"? Back in the day (as they say), "Matarese" was a much bigger...
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Scott Feinberg, who does awards reporting for the Hollywood Reporter, called me up the other day for a podcast interview. Feinberg has been interviewing...
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Wednesday brings the release of "The Artist," the most satisfying and unusual film of 2011. Michel Hazanaivicius's black and white homage to silent films...

ABC Daytime is just about over. They announced today that they're writing out a major "General Hospital" character. Kimberly McCullough, 33,  has been on...