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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If you were wondering why Beyonce sang at the Inauguration. performed at the Super Bowl, put together a Destiny's Child reunion there, and issued...
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UPDATE: The NFL is blocking the video of Alicia singing "The Star Spangled Banner" on copyright grounds! Hilarious. They confirmed the following story. Alicia...
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Beyonce put on a good show of pyrotechnics and dancing, but I wouldn't say there was much actual singing as we used to know...
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Super Bowl 2013: Jennifer Hudson has the pipes. She sang "America the Beautiful"  with the Sandy Hook Elementary School choir and nailed it, of...

Justin Timberlake introduced two new songs from his "20/20 Experience" last night at a show in New Orleans. Seems like...
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Ben Affleck won the DGA Award for "Argo" last night, and "Argo" got its own silver lining, so to speak. It does seem as...
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Last night's box office was kind of a watershed moment for "Silver Linings Playbook." David O. Russell's Oscar nominated serio-comedy not only held its...
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It couldn't happen to a nicer person. Anne Hathaway, who's taken a lot of ribbing this Oscar season, is actually a doll....
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OK, it's getting weird between ABC and Prospect Park, the company they licensed "One Life to Live" to for airing on the internet in...
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A New York night: not only did Liza Minnelli and friends celebrate the 40th anniversary of "Cabaret," but movies were opening and charities were...