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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"Twin Peaks: The Return" ended with an indifferent audience on Sunday night. The first hour had 254,000 viewers. The second hour dropped to 240,000....
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Sting will be honored in Washington DC at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History this coming Friday night (September 8th 2017). The...
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 Mariah Carey hasn't had a real hit in a long time. So she's doubling down on what is arguably her biggest hit, "All I...
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Steely Dan's Walter Becker, who passed away over the weekend, would be proud of his daughter Sayan. She's posted a beautiful letter to...
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This is Part 2 to my story from this morning. Bernadette Peters is taking over as the title character in "Hello, Dolly!" when Bette...
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What a turn of events: Colin Trevorrow has been ousted as director of "Star Wars IX." Disney announced it as Trevorrow's decision... But Trevorrow's massive...
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Goodbye, Dolly, once again. Starting tomorrow Bette Midler takes her second full week off from "Hello, Dolly!" The first back at the beginning of July. Midler...
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MDA Muscular Dystrophy really likes Jerry Lewis now-- now that he's dead. All weekend long they've been exploiting his image and his history with MDA...
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Tennis fans: the most constant commercial playing during the US Open seems to be the IBM Cloud spot. And that insistent rock music playing...