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.

The Michael Jackson trial goes on in Los Angeles, and some people are twisting what's going on with the testimony. To clarify; AEG Live...

Any hopes of Hilly Krystal's legacy at CBGB being furthered by a new movie about the punk rock club are dead. "CBGB," directed by...
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UPDATE 3:10PM: Down to 11%. 31 negative. 5 postive. Ouch. UPDATE 11:40AM: "After Earth" has scored a lowly 13% on RottenTomatoes.com. Earlier: The days of Will...

Well, I've got it as confirmed as it can be: Sam Mendes is the definite director of Bond 24 and most likely Bond 25....
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Wow. Brett Ratner has made a $1 million gift to the Motion Picture Academy. Here's the release. Keep refreshing for updates: BEVERLY HILLS, CA –...

Do people think about what they're doing or saying before they do it or say it? I just received a press release from the...

I'm kind of looking forward to this comedy from Seth Rogen and friends, aka the former Judd Apatow crew. Many of the Freaks and...

Hi ho! "The Lone Ranger" is coming with Johnny Depp playing Tonto. This is kind of a dicey issue, so Disney is getting out...

Daft Punk: other than Nile Rodgers and the guest stars, I don't get it. But their "Random Access Memories" sold 339,000 copies last week...

News from the pop-rock world: Elvis Costello and the Roots are indeed releasing a secret album they made together. "Wise Up Ghost" comes from...