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.

OK, this is downright weird. Stana Katic is beautiful and smart. She's the only reason I've ever looked at an episode of "Castle," usually...
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Ouch! It's a new world at the Hollywood Foreign Press. Rule changes announced today will cut back severely on the conspicuous partying and junketeering...
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The best of this year's Pulitzer Prizes goes to "Hamilton," the genius of a musical by Lin-Miranda Manuel. When he heard the news, he...

There was a lot going on at last night's screening of "The Good Wife" with cast and crew. The big news came when the...
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When Clive Davis was the head of Columbia Records, he sent out a promo video (this was in 1973) of him reading the lyrics...
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Twenty years ago, Jon Favreau made his debut co-producing and starring Doug Liman's "Swingers." This weekend, Favreau directed "The Jungle Book," and it swung...
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Stay tuned here... Beyonce is making lemonade out of lemons. Just as I said weeks ago, Beyonce is getting ready to drop new music and...

EXCLUSIVE The untitled Warren Beatty movie gets its first public screening mext Tuesday in Pasadena. A spy sent along some of the info including...
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A few 'name' people showed up tonight for Bart Freundlich's "Wolves" like Ethan Hawke, and Katie Couric. Maybe they'd heard Freundlich, who's made five...
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Gay Talese, the most dapper journalist in the world, is 84 years young. The famed for New York Times reporter and Esquire writer, and...