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.

Those "FBI" files in the UK Daily Mirror are from people who were discredited a long time ago. The so-called files that belong to...

I've been alerted to a story in the British press about Michael Jackson paying off 24 families of children he supposedly molested. Readers of...

Jennifer Lopez is performing tonight for the dictator of Turkmenistan. Gurbanguly Berdimuhammedow is celebrating his 56th birthday by having Lopez and her crew put...
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"The Heat" -- with its funny female cops-- squashed other box office newcomer "White House Down" on Friday night. But "Monsters University" beat...
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UPDATE SUNDAY 12:10PM: "White House" down came in at 4th place for the weekend, taking in a meager $25million. That's about a tenth of...

I can't helieve Garland Jeffreys turns 70 today. Happy Birthday Garland. You look maybe 50. And Garland, a New York rock icon, plays the...

I love the annual invite list from the Motion Picture Academy. This year is no exception. There are real veterans like Emmanuella Riva and...
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As far as I can tell, Hilaria Thomas Baldwin didn't Tweet during James Gandolfini's funeral. I think the reporter for the Daily Mail, who...

The New Yorker magazine has gone where almost no one has dared to go before. The new cover depicts Bert and Ernie from "Sesame...

UPDATE: 9am: Well, the story has taken off, of course. The Twitter account is gone. Again, I don't think it's possible that anyone was...