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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Did you think it was getting too quiet on the James Franco front? Well, the Oscar nominated, Indie Spirit winning actor is busy prepping...

There's no use wringing hands and worrying about what you can't change. So Dina Lohan spent Memorial Day weekend in the Hamptons while daughter...
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Wow. Microsoft's billionaire cofounder Paul Allen got ripped in the New York Times Book Review over the weekend. Allen recently published a memoir called...
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Maria Shriver is sure making lemonade out of lemons this Memorial Day. Considering what she's been through in the last few months, Shriver is...
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The record breaking Memorial Day weekend box office brings some surprises. "The Hangover Part II" is a gigantic hit, bigger than its predecessor with...
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It's possible that at this point "The Beaver" won't make a million bucks domestically. So far it's taken in less than $700,000. The number...
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Gil Scott-Heron is dead at 62, probably of something connected to drugs. It's very sad. He passed away yesterday in New York after reportedly...
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Blondie is back! Their first new single and video, "Mother," is below in the video player. Their new album, "Panic of Girls," hits stores...

Very exciting on the "American Idol" finale: Bono, The Edge and Reeve Carney performing something called "Rise Above" from the show "Spider Man: Turn...
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The final night of Elaine's ended at 4:20am Friday morning with the clanking down of metal gates and the last patrons out on the...