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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Maria Shriver is sure making lemonade out of lemons this Memorial Day. Considering what she's been through in the last few months, Shriver is...
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The record breaking Memorial Day weekend box office brings some surprises. "The Hangover Part II" is a gigantic hit, bigger than its predecessor with...
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It's possible that at this point "The Beaver" won't make a million bucks domestically. So far it's taken in less than $700,000. The number...
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Gil Scott-Heron is dead at 62, probably of something connected to drugs. It's very sad. He passed away yesterday in New York after reportedly...
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Blondie is back! Their first new single and video, "Mother," is below in the video player. Their new album, "Panic of Girls," hits stores...

Very exciting on the "American Idol" finale: Bono, The Edge and Reeve Carney performing something called "Rise Above" from the show "Spider Man: Turn...
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The final night of Elaine's ended at 4:20am Friday morning with the clanking down of metal gates and the last patrons out on the...
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In Cannes, I was surprised to see that Meredith Vieira is now a movie producer. A film she produced called "Return" was the only...
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Ok, amazon had a major catastrophe on Monday when they gave away Lady Gaga's new album for 99 cents on download. The songs came...

Tonight, or this morning to be exact, Elaine's will close at 4am after 47 years. Since the announcement was made ten days ago, a...