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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The 52nd New York Film Festival Main Slate has been announced. Lots of great films. Kent Jones and Ann Tannenbaum did a great job....
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It's either the effect of "Guardians of the Galaxy" being such a big hit-- or-- people are really digging hearing good music. Either way,...

Jimmy Fallon, from last night's Tonight show:
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Tony and Oscar nominee Glenn Close posted this yesterday on Facebook. I thought I'd share it with you. Glenn is one the great class...
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The great screen legend Lauren Bacall has died in New York at age 89. She would have been 90 next month and was ailing...

Here are statements released by Robin Williams' publicist from his children, and his ex wife. Some outlets will assuredly bill these as "exclusives." They...
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Every year, Robin Williams gave a scholarship to a student at Juilliard, his alma mater. He couldn't have predicted which student would succeed based...
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Everyone got the news of Robin Williams' tragic death just as the premiere for "The Giver" was taking shape at the Ziegfeld Theater. Star...
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UPDATED: Here's the track list: 1. It Had To Be You (w/ Michael Bublé) 2. People (w/ Stevie Wonder) 3. Come Rain Or Come Shine (w/ John...

The great Charles Keating has passed away age 72. The fine British actor gained international acclaim when he was part of the cast of...