Here’s a little gossip from the gadget world: Blackberry is about to replace the Bold with something really fantastic. Sources say they’re about to unveil a new lighter, smaller Bold with a finger pad cursor that replaces the Track Ball. For those of us who have had to have Track Ball operations, this comes as amazingly good news. The finger pad swiftly moves the cursor around with minimum effort. And there’s nothing to break. No more dust or lint removal, no more turning the Bold over and tapping it. And there’s also a rumor that it’s going to both AT&T and T Mobile. I saw a working prototype this weekend, and it’s a home run. Yippee!

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Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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