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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Where have all the superstars gone? In 2009, the Obama inauguration was so filled with A listers they caused gridlock. Aretha Franklin and her...

Movie star, producer, Oscar nominee for "Frida"-- Salma Hayek is all those things. But she's also married to Francois Pinault, a nice man who...
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The Elton John AIDS Foundation Oscar party is turning 21! Can you believe it? Sir Elton and David Furnish just announced the arrival of...
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"American Idol" returned last night with a lot of fanfare. The pretaped two hour episode showed the audition process in New York. Considering all...
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A lot of people leave Paul Thomas Anderson's movie "The Master" scratching their heads. It does feel as though some explanations are missing. And...
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It's one more life to live for the popular soap opera, "One Life to Live." The ABC soap ended its network run exactly one...
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Charlie Sheen is just starting to promote his vanity movie, "A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III." Roman Coppola directed what he...
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The great singer Bebe Winans is just releasing a new book about his long friendship with Whitney Houston. I'm a big Bebe Winans fan,...
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I was a little surprised this morning to see a "scoop" elsewhere about Jerry Lewis's comeback movie, "Max Rose." I reported that movie's existence...
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Zsa Zsa Gabor  turns 96 years old next month and is in seriously declining health. She lives in a Bel Air mansion with her husband...