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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Oscar winning composter James Horner is presumed dead tonight after crashing his private plane near Santa Barbara. He won the Oscar for "Titanic" and...

We do know that "Orange is the New Black" is a huge hit. We don't know how big, though, because Netflix doesn't release ratings....
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I don't get this: with Larry David out of his own "Fish in the Dark," the comedy has dropped by $400,000 a week. It's...
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Poor James Taylor. His first new album in 12 years was supposed to be number 1 this morning on iTunes. It had been number...
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Carole King played Central Park in 1973 for free. So why not do it again-- sort of? The Carole King musical on Broadway-- "Beautiful"--...
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Janet Jackson's new single "No Sleeep": it's misspelled, has one verse that comes in at around 2:40, and is meant to put you to...
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Taylor Swift just responded to her victory over Apple Music. I don't think this is a pr stunt, as some have suggested. Apple really...
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EXCLUSIVE Taylor Swift's letter to Apple worked. Eddy Cue has just Tweeted that Apple will pay artists during the 3 month Apple Music...
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You knew that Will Ferrell and Kristen Wiig's "A Deadly Adoption" was a spoof. Lifetime TV let them make a parody of one of...

Soap opera ratings are always volatile, especially as seasons change. But last week, according to tvbythenumbers.com, "General Hospital" added 140,000 viewers up from the...