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.

This is the best news of the week: Brett Ratner has been asked to produce the Oscar show this year with Don Mischer. Every...
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Legendary singer Tony Bennett may be appearing on TV in September, but before that he appears on September 18th at the Metropolitan Opera House...
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Jared Followill, one of the many Followill brothers in hot rock group Kings of Leon, found out that the tour he's on was cancelled...
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Doris Day-isn't just saying "que sera sera"--whatever will be, will be. She is releasing a new album at age 89. Like Betty White, she's...
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There will be a Michael Jackson line of perfumes, but it won't be coming from Michael's father, Joseph. I can tell you exclusively that...
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Bebe Buell--she's Liv Tyler's mom, a best selling author ("Rebel Heart"), a rocker extraordinaire. former Ford model and Playboy Playmate star. Now Bebe is...
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Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie gave away just under $5 million to charities in 2009 according to tax filings. Their Jolie-Pitt Foundation gave less...
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The New York tabloids were quick to report yesterday that Julie Pacino, Al Pacino's 21 year old daughter, was arrested for DUI on Friday...
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Check our video player below and see the first trailer from George Lucas's "Red Tails." Three years or more in the making, the story...
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Who knew? Thanks to Tim Sampson of the Stax Museum and Academy in Memphis, I now know that the legendary Mavis Staples is performing...