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.

ABC has announced that "All My Children" will wrap up on September 23, 2011. There was already an announcement about the end of "One...
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What the heck is wrong with "Larry Crowne"? Tom Hanks is a great actor and producer. He also directed a terrific film called "That...
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The first half of 2011 is coming to an end, and what do we have for the next Academy Awards? Not much, I'm afraid....

This weekend's two big movies are "Transformers: Dark of the Moon" (the title sounds like it's missing "side" but maybe Pink Floyd would object)...
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Mark Ruffalo was in New York last night on a furlough from making "The Avengers" down in New Mexico. Ruffalo and beautiful wife Sunrise...
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The memorial late this afternoon in Hollywood for Laura Ziskin was like a Who's Who of players. Ziskin, really beloved, died on June 12th...
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No wonder Paramount doesn't want press at tonight's New York premiere for the latest "Transformers." Everyone is in trouble. The early reviews aren't so...
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"Spider Man: Turn off the Dark" is bigger than ever. Defying the critics and naysayers, the troubled Broadway musical is troubled no more. Having...

UPDATE: All the numbers are in. Lady Gaga's "Born this Way" has dropped to number 8 on the pop charts and number 20 on...
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My, do the kids ever grow up! It was only a year ago that Kelli Brooke Tomashoff graduated from high school was supposed to...