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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Screenwriter Joe Eszterhas has published an e book for Amazon about the time he spent trying to work with Mel Gibson. Eszterhas is a...
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Billy Preston, the Fifth Beatle, long time accompanist for The Rolling Stones and Eric Clapton, and a pop star in his own right, died...
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"The Book of Mormon"--still the biggest hit on Broadway--is going to be featured on this year's Tony Awards. (This Sunday, CBS.) A little weird...
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It does seem like Christian Borle, star of "Peter and the Starcatcher," is leaving the kooky play soon after Sunday's Tony Awards. A casting...
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Debra Winger is going to make her Broadway debut this fall. She's signed on to a David Mamet two hander (that's two actors) called...
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I'll be honest. I have not seen "Rock of Ages" on Broadway. The music--if that's what you call it--is the worst of the early...
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Matthew Modine--hot right now in the upcoming "Dark Knight Rises"-- just got cast in the new Steve Jobs movie. This is the one starring...
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Cissy Houston has made a deal with Harper Collins for her book about Whitney. They say it's going to no-holds barred. That should be...
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Jane Fonda is 74, looks fantastic, and has jumped back into movie roles with a vengeance. Last night her newest film, Bruce Beresford's "Peace,...
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Lionel Richie got the legend treatment last night at the Apollo Theatre's 7th annual gala. Richie, on top of the charts with his "Tuskegee"...