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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“Come Fly Away,” the sizzling, sexy Twyla Tharp dance show with the music of Frank Sinatra, is a hit. Last night’s opening...
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EXCLUSIVE! Ridley Scott’s “Robin Hood” will open the Cannes Film Festival on May 12th. I told you this would happen on Wednesday. http://showbiz411.wordpress.com/2010/03/23/woody-allen-russell-crowe-robin-hood-opening-night/ This means...
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California’s very popular Senator  Barbara Boxer has a challenger for her Democratic seat. It seems Hollywood is sending producer Brian Quintana into the ring.An...
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Johnny Maestro, lead singer of the Brooklyn Bridge, and famed vocalist from the 50s and 60s has passed away. He was 70...
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Michael Jackson’s fake kid, Omer Bhatti, a cousin named Genevieve Jackson, and Katherine Jackson–via satellite link–are all going to converge on a...
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You read earlier this week that EMI Music, desperate to settle its staggering debt, is thinking of licensing its recorded music to...

Bill Cunningham is a slight, retiring soul who travels around Manhattan on a bike taking pictures for the New York Times. No...
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Exclusive? Not- since The Weinstein Company issued a press release this morning. But here’s the story about Ben Affleck’s new film going...
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“Scrubs” is over. But if you read this column on Friday, you already knew that. I told you that star Zach Braff said at...

According to the New York Times, the Brill Building has been designated a landmark. It’s safe from greedy real estate developers and...