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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I wrote this on June 21, 2009. Time and patience have paid off for "Moneyball," one of the best movies of 2011. Sony's Amy...
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Sylvia Robinson died today at age 75. She'd been sick for some time. Sylvia had two hits of her own--"Pillow Talk" and her big...
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Do you know much about "Dream House"? It's opening on Friday, sort of slid in among a selection of oddities from the very good...

Jane Fonda's biographer, Patricia Bosworth, was saluted last night by Broadway producer Judy Gordon on the Upper East Side. Patti's book, "Jane Fonda: The...
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Erin Burnett is about to take over CNN's 7pm spot, and everyone is happy about it. On Tuesday night, the top brass from CNN...
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Rock icon Sly Stone is NOT homeless even though he's living in a van. The New York Post story that's caused such a sensation...
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Tony Bennett's "Duets II" comes in at number 1 this week. It sold over 166,000 copies according to hitsdailydouble.com, beating Adele, Demi Lovato, Lady...
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"Gotti: In the Shadow of My Father," has sent out a casting call for 80 roles. The Barry Levinson-directed film, produced by Marco Fiore...
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The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has issued its list of nominees for 2012, and it's a doozy. No Sting or Bon Jovi,...
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Exclusive: The remake of "Sparkle" is on the road to starting next month. Whitney Houston, already announced, will play Jordin Sparks's mother. In this...