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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Here are the SAG Award nominations, announced this morning at 9am eastern time. The SAG Awards are the closest indicators of the Oscars, right...
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I told you on November 6th that Madonna's new album would come from Universal Music Group. http://www.showbiz411.com/2011/11/08/exclusive-madonna-new-album-headed-to-universal.  No big deal, Page Six reports...
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"Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol" pretty much starts with Tom Cruise uttering these words: "Light the fuse." That's when the famous and beloved Lalo Schifrin...
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I know the fans of "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" are waiting on tenterhooks for news about David Fincher's American remake. So let's...
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"The Artist" and Martin Scorsese's "Hugo" are among the top picks for the Critics Choice Awards (VH-1, January 12th). This is the first televised...
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First of all: the legendary comedian Phyllis Diller is alive and well in L.A. Phyllis, New York misses you. Second, Phyllis showed up the...
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I'm thrilled to tell you that my interview with Doris Day, the legendary singer and movie star, has gone online at http://www.parade.com/celebrity/celebrity-parade/2011/12/doris-day.html. I...
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"On A Clear Day You Can See Forever" only a ran a few months when it first opened on Broadway in 1965. It's never...
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Things are shaping up just as I thought they would: more kudos and awards for "The Artist" this weekend. The silent black and white...
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Paris Jackson--if she wanted to be in the movies, you'd think her grandmother would take her to Steven Spielberg or someone reputable or high...