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.

Is Oscar nominee James Franco really returning to "General Hospital" this fall for an extended stay? That was the word that went out yesterday...
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Yesterday, some members of Michael Jackson's extended family made an announcement. They say they're going to be part of some kind of tribute concert...

Yesterday, the principals of Prospect Park Productions went on set for the first time to ABC's "All My Children." They talked with the cast...
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The talk last night at the premiere of "The Devil's Double" was about a very Oscar buzzed performance by Dominic Cooper as Uday Hussein....
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Death has turned Amy Winehouse into a bestseller again. But in physical product, not digital. Since her death on Friday, Amy's CDs and even...
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Mark Ronson, the gifted dj and producer, and son of my great friend Ann Dexter Jones and stepson of Mick Jones, is on tour...
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Amy Winehouse's last recording date may have been a recent duet on the classic song "Body and Soul" with 84 year old Tony Bennett....
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Ok, so Jane Fonda has addressed the real issue of her 1972 trip to Hanoi on her blog at www.janefonda.com. I am reprinting part...
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George Lucas didn't bring any bit of "Red Tails"--a movie he shot in 2009 but has never released-- to Comic Con. No way. Right...

Jane Fonda posted this on her blog yesterday. A second posting is coming soon. Here's the latest, with which I concur: "Over the past few...