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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The Spirit Awards, as my friend Steve Gaydos wrote on Twitter, were very dispiriting. All the brand names won. The unknowns remain unknowns. Movies like...

The Oscar week of parties has been a little...weak, let's say... The best party came Wednesday night at Spago for Universal Pictures and Focus Features,...

The word late Friday was that Vanity Fair uninvited the New York Times reporter and photographer who were supposed to attend their Oscar party...

When KTLA anchor Chris Burrous died mysteriously on December 28, 2018, his family went into action. They set up two gofundme accounts for his...
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The cause of death has been revealed for KTLA anchor Chris Burrous. It's a gruesome story about a tragic death and a sordid secret...

It took the New York Times to say what's been on a lot of people's minds for a year: Vanity Fair, and its annual...

Two big shockers in the news right now: Robert Kraft, owner of the New England Patriots, has been charged in Florida for two counts...
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Stick a fork in "Extra." If I were Mario Lopez, I'd be updating my resume fast. Last December the Warner Bros. distributed syndicated celebrity show...
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HBO may yet have to reconsider broadcasting "Leaving Neverland." Today the Michael Jackson estate sued the cable company to prevent them from showing the controversial...
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Is Whoopi Goldberg the secret host of this Sunday's Academy Awards? Probably not-- but let's wager some guesses. A rumor is circulating on the...