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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It's not completely a done deal, but I'm told this will happen: Mariah Carey will perform on the "American Idol" finale on...
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The Rolling Stones kicked off their 50th anniversary tour -- in their 51st year-- with lots of action. That included guest stars Gwen Stefani...
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Exclusive: James Corden, the 2012 Tony Award winner for "One Man, Two Guvnors," is headed to a big role in a big movie. Corden...
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Mariah Carey runs to the rescue of "American Idol." With ratings precariously low, and "The Voice" playing directly against it next Wednesday, "American Idol"...

Very sad news: Jeanne Cooper, the Emmy winning star of "The Young and the Restless" since it began in 1973, is dying. Her son,...
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I am happy to report that Christopher Durang's "Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike" has won Best Play from the New York Drama...
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Rock bottom? "American Idol" fell under 11 million viewers last night and scored a 2.5 in the key demo. The show is disappearing as...
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Exclusive: We know "The Great Gatsby" opens the 2013 Cannes Film Festival on Wednesday, May 15th. But then what? It turns out the Roman...
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I told you two days ago, that Lindsay Lohan was offered $30,000-- like a high school basketball player-- by a rehab facility. Sources...
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The Great Gatsby crowd partied on last night well after their cha-cha at the Plaza Hotel in a mostly no press scene. The gang...