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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Oy vey. Lots of reports this week about People magazine paying a million bucks for the photos of celebrity hound Kim Kardashian's wedding to...
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"Gently Down the Stream," a wedding comedy starring Robert DeNiro and Diane Keaton, has a new title and an added player. Robin Williams has...
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Big news today but under-reported: Warren Beatty has indeed signed to make a movie at Paramount Pictures. He'll write, direct and star. But what...
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Oscar nominee and post-grad student James Franco is fast becoming his generation's answer to John Cassavetes, the legendary indie filmmaker. He and his Rabbit...
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"Mad Men" won Best Drama from the Critics Choice Awards this afternoon, and stars Jon Hamm and Christina Hendricks won Best Actor and Supporting...

The Wall Street Journal has jumped the gun on Regis Philbin's possible replacement. Today they named three likely candidates from their  own imagination: Kelly...
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You may have heard that British R&B singer Joss Stone was targeted for a kidnapping and maybe worse last week in London. Two men...
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Morgan Freeman--Oscar winner and voice of god, and president of the United States in movies, gets the American Film Institute lifetime achievement award tonight....
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Clarence Clemons, Bruce Springsteen's magnificent sax man, has died at age 69.  This column was first to report last Sunday night that Clemons had...
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Billy Joel is the most frustrating artist I know. His last album, "The River of Dreams," is almost twenty years old. Billy doesn't care....