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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Barbra Streisand still has it. She's got a top 5 album this week with  "What Matters Most."The CD--  A strong collection of ballads written by...
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Nile Rodgers, Paul Shaffer, Michael Douglas, Cissy Houston, Felicia Collins, Russ Titelman, Sylvia Rhone, Nona Hendryx, and Sue Simmons were among the luminaries who attended the Monday night...
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Michael Jackson would have turned 53 today. Let's concentrate on the good things--there's enough bad stuff to keep everyone arguing for a long time....
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I don't know why Senator Entertainment has finally exhumed "Fireflies in the Garden," produced by Julia Roberts. They just announced that after three years,...
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The MTV Video Music Awards are so hard to watch, especially with the aftermath of a hurricane and a winning Yankee game occurring simultaneously....
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I got a kick out of the National Enquirer cover story this week. Janet Jackson's ex mother in law says that Janet and her...
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We won't see the newly hitched Joy Behar on "The View" until September 6th. But in the meantime, she appeared last night in East...
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I'm finally getting to write about my friend Frank Dileo, who died yesterday at age 63. Frank was Michael Jackson's loyal and brilliant manager...

Just announced: Chazz Paliminteri has been cast as monster Paul Castellano in Barry Levinson's "Gotti" film. Chazz joins John Travolta, Ben Foster, and who...
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Wow--sooo exciting. The minute I read on the Hollywood Reporter website that Paul McCartney's new classical album was coming out on Decca Records, I...