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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Ok. You know, I was 20 years old in 1977 and already five years into Steely Dan from the release of "Countdown to Ecstasy."...
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Johnny Carson relied for years and years on the silence of his personal lawyer, Henry Bushkin. Now Bushkin has published a memoir in which...
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My favorite thing about the Broadway opening of "Big Fish" on Broadway last night--besides Norbert Leo Butz's magnificent work as the younged down Albert...
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Sandra Bullock should be very happy today. "Gravity" exceeded all predictions this weekend and took in around $55.5 million. It was well above the...
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Miley Cyrus's guest hosting and performance on "Saturday Night Live" wasn't very radical, mostly tame. Miley made fun of herself. And she really has...
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UPDATE Sunday Morning: A conflicting report--another source says Rowe is not planning anything. At the same time, it turns out that at least two...

"Gravity" was number 1 last night, bringing in $17.5 million. The Sandra Bullock-George Clooney sci fi adventure should have a very respectable $50 million...
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Madonna has written what looks like a book proposal in the new issue of Harper's Bazaar. In it she reviews her many "struggles," white...
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Ah, Thursday night: "The X Factor" continues to struggle. Simon Cowell & Co. finished 7th for the night over all. During its own time...