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.

Joan Baez- a living, dancing, singing legend-- and Elvis Costello-- bard of New Wave rock-- were the unlikely but perfectly matched headliners last night...
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I don't know what this means exactly. But Kanye West has deleted all his now infamous Jimmy Kimmel Twitter rants. Unfortunately, the Tweets live...
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EXCLUSIVE Tom Hanks did the strangest thing on Friday night at the New York Film Festival: he skipped the traditional bows at the end...

Sony Pictures has had a bad summer, let's face it. But Paul Greengrass's "Captain Phillips" starring Tom Hanks is just what the doctor ordered....
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So: last December I told you that Alicia Keys et al. were sued by songwriter Earl Shuman. He and his songwriting partner had written...
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Exclusive: First we had the story of Sumner Redstone's gal pal giving over $1 million to Global Poverty Project, the group putting...
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No less a music biz legend than Irving Azoff has come to the defense of Kanye West in the Jimmy Kimmel story. Azoff just...

Almost 16 million people watched Robin Williams' new comedy on CBS last night. The Oscar winner and extremely funny comedian's first TV sitcom, "The...

Kanye West is very angry with Jimmy Kimmel. Poor Kanye has no sense of humor. He also may be a candidate for Asperger's testing....

A third major film has been moved out of Oscar competition this fall. Bennett Miller's "Foxcatcher" starring Steve Carell has been yanked from the...