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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Alicia Keys is producing a Broadway play. Why not? She's conquered pop music, that's for sure. The play, "Stick Fly," will star Ruben Santiago...
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The Kennedy Center Honors have been announced, and they're a nice little group this year. Meryl Streep, Yo Yo Ma, Neil Diamond, singer Barbara...
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Jane Fonda has gotten the last laugh on QVC. This week her book, "Prime Time," hits number 2 on the New York Times Best...
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Adele is just having the best year any pop star could. Her appearance on last week's MTV Video Music Awards was a resounding success....
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Eddie Murphy is the official host of the 2012 Oscars. The Academy named him today much to the delight of producer Brett Ratner. Ratner...
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Erika Slezak, the star of "One Life to Live," has agreed to go with the show to its new online incarnation. Prospect Park Productions,...
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I read with some amusement in the last few days that Oscar nominated actor James Franco "backed out" of doing "Sweet Bird of Youth"...
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The MDA telethon: if you fast forward the six hour show to its last few minutes, there's a very brief and pathetic montage of...
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UPDATE: The hosts of the MDA Telethon just lied to the audience and told them that Jerry Lewis had retired. Do they think the...
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Doris Day is pretty reclusive and doesn't give interviews. But she's given one to Paul McCartney, who went to see her in Carmel, California....