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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I just put down the phone with legendary Carole Bayer Sager who wrote "Nobody Does it Better" with Marvin Hamlisch, the James Bond theme...
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Barbra Streisand: "I’m devastated. He was my dear friend. He’s been in my life ever since the first day I met him in 1963,...
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Liza Minnelli on the passing of Marvin Hamlisch: "Marvin Hamlisch and I have been best friends since I was 13 years old. He arranged...
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You know things are over the top when I'm defending Madonna. But really, enough. Today some DJ remix guy told a German paper that...

This just came in from Ken Sunshine's office. What a terrible shame. I had the pleasure of meeting him several times, and Hamlisch was...
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I wonder if Anna Wintour, who helped organize tonight's Obama fundraiser at Harvey Weinstein and Georgina Chapman's Westport, Connecticut farm house, has any idea...
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How much do I like Paris Jackson? Except for penchant for staying up all night-- Paris, go to bed!-- she's got a great attitude....
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Yeesh. Warner Bros. has moved Baz Luhrmann's 3D version of "The Great Gatsby" out of Oscar contention. It's going to come out in Summer...
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Paul Thomas Anderson's "The Master"-- said to be based on the story of L. Ron Hubbard inventing Scientology--got a surprise screening the other night...
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This morning, according to the Connecticut Post, there was gunfire in Bridgeport, Connecticut around 2am.  A gold Hummer was somehow involved. Yesterday the city...