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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Yes, Thor is back. Chris Hemsworth, looking no worse for the wear after snogging and racing in "Rush," is throwing his hammer around in...
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EXCLUSIVE Lady Gaga and her loyal manager Troy Carter are over. The reason is "creative differences." Carter literally created Gaga's career in 2007, got...
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Lars von Trier made one of the best movies ever in "Melancholia." He also made one of the most offensive with "Anti-Christ." At the...
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Big news: President Obama and his family will host a White House screening for Justin Chadwick's "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom" this Thursday. Stars...
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Hugh Jackman and wife Deborra Lee Furness, famed pop singer Darlene Love, Mary Louise Parker, and R&B star Freddie Jackson were just a few...
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You can try too hard sometimes. Maybe that's what's happening with Lady Gaga. Her performance of a downer song called "Dope" on the awful...

Princess Diana is really dead, especially at the box office. A new movie called "Diana" starring Naomi Watts bombed this weekend. It made $64,900...
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R. Kelly, you old dog ! The raunchy R&B star needs 10 naked girls for his new album "package." (So do I, Mr. Kelly!)...
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Lorne Michaels gave his critics a brilliant rebuke on Saturday Night Live last night. This is all about the lack of black comediennes on...

Reports from Hollywood this morning are pretty exciting: last night's LACMA gala honoring Martin Scorsese was about as star-studded as you can get. Everyone...