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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OK, your wife has just pulled a public exit, and taken your six year old daughter with her to a new apartment. Do you...
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On May 29th, Wikipedia banned any outside editing on pages having to do with Scientology. The story was under-reported at the time, perhaps because...
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The news about the death of Andy Griffith is sweeping the internet and trending high on Twitter. It's possible that Griffith, star of his...
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Just reading the New York Times take on Tom Cruise's career. They're missing the point. Cruise last had a non tentpole, non franchise hit...
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Fame is fleeting, and teenagers do grow out of things so quickly. Last week, Justin Bieber debuted at number 1 and sold 373,000 copies...
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"Sparkle" -- the movie billed as Whitney Houston's last recording, last appearance, etc-- came from the music of Curtis Mayfield. The 1976 film featured...
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Rosie O'Donnell has written a beautiful tribute to Nora Ephron on her site, www.rosie.com. Nora put Rosie in "Sleepless in Seattle" as Meg Ryan's...
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Alec Baldwin's on the cover of Vanity Fair this month and it's a doozy. Anger-enhanced Alec doesn't come off very well. One day after...
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I wrote this on Forbes.com on May 26th. It seems appropriate to revisit it now. Tom Cruise won't be able to get any help...
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It seems like most of the media has turned the Katie Holmes-Tom Cruise story into one of Scientology being the cause of the divorce,...