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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Julie Taymor's "Spider Man: Turn off the Dark"-- costing at least $55 million-- has been postponed until November 28th for its first preview. The...
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"Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown" is based on Pedro Almodovar's great movie.It's staged by Bartlett Sher, who's a great director, and...
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Good looking, athletic restaurant owner, from a very good San Diego family--Julien Hug, 35, was found dead yesterday in a hiking area off Route...
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This "Breaking News"--also the title of the first single from Michael Jackson's new album, written and produced by Eddie Cascio. Sony Music just sent out...
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Patricia Clarkson--we do call her Patty--got Star of the Year today from the Motion Picture Club. She gave her usual funny, gracious acceptance speech. "Thanks...
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Bruce Springsteen knows one dirty joke. He told it two years ago at Bob and Lee Woodruff's tribute to returning soldiers. (The show was...
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THE MARRIAGE REF'S FIRST GUESTS...SALLY HAWKINS IS 'MADE' FOR OSCAR...BARBARA FAIRCHILD FREE AT LAST... Jerry Seinfeld's "The Marriage Ref" is getting ready as a replacement...
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Jerry Bock died today. He was the gifted composer, with Sheldon Harnick, of the score of "Fiddler on the Roof." He was 81, and...
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“People’s guards come down when they think you’re dumb,” Matt LeBlanc told our reporter, Randee Dawn, on Tuesday night at a special Showtime pre-screening...
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Quincy Jones is back, man! The big Q! His "Soul Bossa Nostra" CD is ready for November 12th release. Guest stars are Jamie Foxx, Jennifer Hudson,...