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.

So MSNBC on Friday night broadcast a really pathetic, sort of disgracefully one sided documentary about Michael Jackson's murderer, Dr. Conrad Murray. Obviously "Michael...

The $1.9 billion deal to sell EMI to Universal Music Group is apparently done. The decade-old plan to merge EMI with Warner Music is...

Legendary movie and singing star Doris Day will release her hit UK album "My Heart' in America on December 2nd. Amazing Doris is 88....

Hugh Jackman opened on Broadway last night in his one man show. I caught the Wednesday matinee instead of the usual opening night--had to...
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Wow. Oscars. Billy Crystal is back. Brian Grazer is producing the show. And now, guess what? With one exception--French actor Jean DuJardin--the best actor...

First we see Whitney Houston doing great interviews from set of "Sparkle." Now it seems she's going into business--candle business. Let's say she's burning...
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UPDATE: We called it last night. Billy Crystal is going to host the Oscars.   Now that Eddie Murphy has exited the Oscars, who should...
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Hugh Jackman opens tonight on Broadway, doing his song and dance routine with wild enthusiasm and endless vigor. Did he get tips from rock...
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Bruce Springsteen was lively as ever last night at the Stand Up for Heroes fifth anniversary show at the Beacon Theatre. He told his...

My favorite comic iconoclast, Ricky Gervais, tells me that he's not sure about hosting the Golden Globes and that nothing has been settled. Ricky...