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's almost a year since the start of the boycott of the famed and beloved historic Beverly Hills Hotel. In that time, long time...
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Mo'Nique won the Oscar for "Precious" in 2010 and then vanished. She's blaming Hollywood. She says she was blackballed. She is completely incorrect. She...
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Oscar weekend began last night with a bang: while the LAPD Bomb Squad found nothing down at Hollywood and Highland, there were explosions of...
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EXCLUSIVE Sirius XM has lost its motion for reconsideration in the case brought against them by the Turtles over pre-1972 recordings. The satellite radio...
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The lawsuits brought by two young men against Michael Jackson's estate-- alleging the late pop star molested them when they were underage-- are still...
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Every year, Disney has just one big failure among their 17 or so releases. (That's a pretty good rate.) And this year it's "Strange...
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A couple of years ago, I made inquiries to the Songwriters Hall of Fame. Could Luther Vandross be inducted? The answer was no, he...
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All in all, the Grammy weekend was a TV ratings winner for NARAS prez Neil Portnow. The Grammys themselves dropped off,but the show was...
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I did break the news that Van Morrison would jump to RCA and release an album of newly recorded duets of his songs. And...
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Lin-Manuel Miranda? You may know his name from "In the Heights." But starting this morning you will know him as the genius behind a...