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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Well, now we know what Bette Midler's contribution to "Hello, Dolly!" is financially. Last week, with Midler gone and the great Donna Murphy replacing...
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UPDATED To say the least, last week's announcement that Sony-ATV Music Publishing and Paul McCartney had settled over Paul's portion of the rights to...
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Amazon has scored the centerpiece selection of the New York Film Festival-- Todd Haynes' "Wonderstruck," which was a hit in Cannes. Roy Price, Ted Hope,...
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Congrats to Gabrielle Anwar. She's joining the cast of ABC's "Once Upon a Time." Will she be good or evil? On "Burn Notice," she...
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Conde Nast editorial director and Vogue impresario Anna Wintour didn't fire Lucinda Chambers herself from British Vogue after 36 years of employment as an...
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Sales figures are out for the record biz first half of 2017. Streaming is booming, and so is vinyl. CD sales are way down...
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Lunchbox Lewis provides the rap, Wyclef Jean and team bring the disco. I swear, play this a couple of times and you are never...
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Over the weekend, Lady Gaga raked in anywhere from $500,000 to a million dollars playing on the stage where the Oscars take place. Gaga was...
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Kanye West has left Jay Z and his Tidal streaming service. The issue is money. Frankly, Kanye has a case against Jay Z. The...

By now maybe you've seen Edgar Wright's "Baby Driver." If not, today is the day. It's the best movie so far of 2017, a...