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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Scratch the Rolling Stones as MusiCares' Person of the Year. Mick, Keith, Ronnie, and Charlie et al have declined the chance to be honored...
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If you're in the area Sunday night, you won't want to miss Steely Dan's last date on their 56 gig tour at the beautiful...
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The movie box office could be worse, I suppose. It WAS worse just a couple of weeks ago. On Friday, "The Maze Runner" was...
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Barbra Streisand can go back to buying expensive art and antiques. Her "Partners" album will hit number 1 on Monday with between 170-180,000 copies...
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If you'd told me this story I wouldn't have believed it. But on Thursday night, walking from a screening of "Bhopal: A Prayer for...
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PBS is suddenly getting very timely. Even while we're all enjoying the Roosevelts, there are still topical considerations. Next Tuesday, American Masters will show...
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Remember the year of the black movie? 12 Years a Slave, Mandela, Fruitvale Station, The Butler, 42? Everything was going to change. I was...
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EXCLUSIVE: In the year of the surprise album (Beyonce, U2) comes the nicest one of all: Aretha Franklin, Queen of Soul, will drop her...
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UPDATE: I am advised that Audra is considering this project but that an announcement of her participation is extremely premature. EARLIER: Why do people...

UPDATE "Partners" number 1 on amazon.com EARLIER Wow! Barbra Streisand's excellent show with Jimmy Fallon last night has paid off. Her "Partners" album hits...