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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"Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" made $73 million this weekend. So you'd think the box office was booming But this past weekend...
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There are so many great little things going on Richard Linklater's "Boyhood." You might ask, How do the Beatles figure into this movie? No,...
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Garth Brooks is back! The country superstar will release his first new album in years-- literally eons-- around the second Tuesday in November. That...
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Crazy Elisabeth Hasselbeck is really bitter about being fired from "The View." Even though she's on "Fox and Freaks," she can't keep her mouth...
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I don't know why the Television Academy can't send out a simple proper list of nominees. Anyway, the big news is that "Orange is...
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Amazon Books editorial director Julia Cheiffetz has resigned. She let it out on Twitter yesterday, and I spotted it in the New York Observer....
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Yes, I went to see Katy Perry at Madison Square Garden. I took Hannah and Charlotte, the nieces. They brought their pal, Leah. They...
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This is sort of a non story. But I got so many whispered messages and emails that Jack Nicholson would "definitely" be in Warren...

A Stax Records musical on Broadway? Great idea. Produced by Stuart Benjamin? That's another story. Four years ago, Benjamin tried to shepherd a Ray...
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Lee Grant has finally published her memoir, and it's a must-read. (I know this not from a publisher sending it to me, but from...