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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It was one of those great nights in showbiz that you hope for and will never forget: Martin Scorsese, Robert DeNiro and the legend...
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The Marvin Gaye movie without any Motown songs now has a home. Focus Features has bought the rights to "Sexual Healing," starring Jesse L....

UPDATE I told you exclusively waaaaay back on February 22nd that Anne Hathaway's next movie would be called "SongOne."   And, now it's set:...
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The ashes of the great singer-performer Richie Havens will be scattered over Max Yasgur's farm in upstate New York later this summer. That's the...

Here are some reactions to the passing of George Jones today. I'd like to say I did this myself, but very capable country press...
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Do I know what's going on at "American Idol"? I know what you know. But I also know what was said today. Mariah...
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The Tony Awards committee has met. White smoke has come up out of their tower. And now we know a few...

"American Idol" sank to a 2.7 on Thursday night, its lowest rating yet in the key demo. The audience was 11.10 million viewers, also...

According to our pals at the Festival, this completes the films announcements. Last minute additions from Jim Jarmusch and...

George Jones had a tempestuous marriage to another legend, Tammy Wynette, from 1969 to 1975. They had an infamous incident that Wynette wrote about...