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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The great Billy Preston died five years ago today at the age of 59. Believe it or not, Preston's estate has never been settled....

Here are the nominees for the first Critics Choice Awards for television. The awards will be given out on June 20th. The show will...
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Can it be? Next year is the 25th anniversary of one my favorite bad movies, "Cherry 2000." This post-apocalyptic thriller starred a pre-"Working Girl"...
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Starting today, or thereabouts, ABC News is going to be overflowing with  female news stars. Barbara Walters and Diane Sawyer are going to be...
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Who knows why? "X Men: First Class" got terrific reviews and buzz. It has a cast of young, hot up and coming actors including...
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If John Edwards hadn't already been ruined by his affair with Rielle Hunter, this is it: today he was indicted by a federal grand...
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"Saturday Night Live" star Kristen Wiig is finally coming into her own. After appearing in many movies, and of course the late night TV...
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There's nothing better than Jon Stewart away from "Comedy Central," doing standup. To get the crowd of media types at last night's...
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"Spider Man: Turn off the Dark" finally opens--yes, opens-- on June 14th after a wild winter and spring of previews, the sidelining of creator...
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Part of the next movie coming from legendary director Francis Ford Coppola--who made "The Godfather" films and "Apocalypse Now"--will be in rhyme. So says...