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.

Yesterday it was Aretha Franklin's birthday. Tonight it's a 60th bday celebration for the amazing Chaka Khan. She's having a big party on Manhattan's...
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Flash! Jacqueline Bisset, one of my all time favorite actresses, is replacing Isabelle Adjani in the movie about "DSK." Bisset will play...
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EXCLUSIVE What a birthday night for Miss Aretha Franklin! First the cast of the "Motown" musical already selling out to the rafters serenaded her...
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SECOND UPDATE: With about 70% of sales counted so far, "20/20" is at 760,000 copies. That's more than the combined sales of the rest...
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The recent surprising news that the Rolling Stones' 18 arena concerts in the US would be promoted by AEGLive took only 45 minutes to...

Just as I told you a few weeks ago, the 2014 Academy Awards will be held a little late-- on March 2nd. That's...

It's Aretha Franklin's birthday. She's got a party in New York tonight, and then two dates in the tri-state area. She is still the...
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There's always a lot of secrecy leading up to the new season of "Mad Men." So I'm happy to say that at least we...
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A Broadway musical about Phil Spector? If I were Rachelle Spector, the 32 year old woman who married Phil Spector after he was...
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Saturday in Scottsdale, Arizona: Muhammad Ali, the Champ, took it easy all weekend for his annual Fight Night celebrity fundraiser. Ali, who's 71 and...