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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Sad news: one of the great people of New York and theater and Hollywood, June Springer, passed away last week. June was the wife...

The big news in Hollywood today is that James Schamus, the long time head of Focus Features, is out. Universal Pictures removed him and...

Mia Farrow makes it seem like Woody Allen isn't the father of her son, Ronan, in the new issue of Vanity Fair. Maureen Orth...
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Sandra Bullock and George Clooney are really the only castmembers of Alfonso Cuaron's sensational "Gravity." Nevertheless, the red carpet for the premiere at the...
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Mia Farrow is on the war path. She's gotten Maureen Orth to write a piece in Vanity Fair accusing Woody Allen of something--child molestation,...

Cher has tied Barbra Streisand for a record in the music biz. At 67, Cher's new album "Closer to the Truth" is ranked at...

Drake is numero uno this afternoon. He sold 658,179  copies of his "Nothing was the Same" album and came in on top of the...
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Well, we finally saw the artfully made "Kill Your Darlings" last night at its New York premiere. Daniel Radcliffe continues his grand crusade to...
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Holy moley, as they say. Badfinger's lost classic of an album, "Straight Up," is back on the charts. Thanks to the "Breaking Bad"...

And now, the beginning of a new music year: Katy Perry released two new tracks from her forthcoming Prism album last night. They immediately...