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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The incredibly greedy Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation is at it again. And this time they may have painted themselves into a...
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It's just about time for "The Night Before," the annual celebrity event for the Motion Picture Televison Fund, at the Beverly Hills Hotel. Big...
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Jimmy Fallon is putting out about 200% every night on The Tonight Show. In his seventh show, last night, Fallon did another musical number--...
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Ronan Farrow's debut on MSNBC on Monday was a ratings disaster, but that's not all. Farrow, despite his show business lineage, came off today--...
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It's never too soon for more Bruce Springsteen releases. His new album, "High Hopes," is just a few weeks old. But on April 19th,...
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The last time "Late Night" got numbers as big as they got last night, Michael Jackson was on trial in California. George W. Bush...
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Jimmy Fallon simply excels at these skits. Here he's John Lennon in a witty take from last night's show. How would the Beatles embrace...
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Seth Meyers' debut  tonight as host of "Late Night" signals Lorne Michaels' full takeover of NBC's late night schedule. Michaels has Jimmy Fallon's "Tonight"...
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The Oscars are on this Sunday! At last! And the presenters have been announced. They range from Hollywood royalty Sidney Poitier to contemporary mega...
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The end of season four of "Downton Abbey" has lots of little inside jokes. Just as Elizabeth McGovern got to utter the word 'ragtime'...