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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Rebekah Brooks is finally gone. The head of News International has resigned, pressured by the phone hacking scandal. She didn't quit because Rupert or...

U2 is finishing the most successful tour in the annals of everything. So what's next? They want to sell their stage--that's right, I mean,...
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At first it seemed like we'd be getting a tradition. Billy Joel closed Shea Stadium with Paul McCartney as a guest. Then Paul opened...

Rupert Murdoch has hired a crisis PR team in the UK to handle the phone hacking scandal. But according to the Guardian newspaper in...
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George Harrison's widow, Olivia Harrison, is set to publish a book this fall from Abrams. It's going to be published at the same time...
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The Emmy nominations are in, and Jon Cryer has his for "Two and a Half Men." That's it for that series, with no Charlie...
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Poor little Lea Michele. Imagine getting fired from your wildly popular TV show and the news breaks while you're sitting in a Broadway premiere....
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Was July 8th so long ago that Nikki Finke can't look this up? I reported that Natasha Lyonne was joining "American Reunion" back on...

We knew it was over, but here's the official announcement. Rupert Murdoch and News Corp have been forced to drop the quest to take...
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What a night for the cast of Broadway's "Baby, It's You"! The one and only Queen of Soul, Miss Aretha Franklin, arrived a couple...