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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Book publishing isn't always a snore. Take, for example, James Franco's reading last night at the Barnes & Noble on Warren Street. It was...
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Mariah Carey launched many new things last night at the Allen Room at Jazz Lincoln Center: her new album, which features-surprise--her mom, Patricia as...
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Jodie Foster has completely lost her mind. What a shame. All that Yale education out the window. "Mel Gibson is truly the most loved man...
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It should come as no surprise that Matt Damon is not doing another "Bourne" movie. He told me last December during the premiere of "Green...
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Unofficially, I've seen Elton John play in small spaces over the years. But that was always for charity. A real Elton John show is...
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"Mad Men" rolled to a close on Sunday night, but I was at a family wedding in San Juan, Puerto Rico (congrats to cousin...
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NIle Rodgers, the man behind Chic, is on the ballot for the Songwriters Hall of Fame this year. Like Leon Russell, I think he...
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James Franco should be happy today. His collection of short stories, called "Palo Alto," is published officially today by Scribner/Simon & Schuster. And guess what?...
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Alec Baldwin's joining a hot list next February as the big deal honoree of the Museum of the Moving Image. Past honorees include Robert DeNiro,...
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You could just about read the thought balloons last night at a private screening of Nigel Cole's "Made in Dagenham." The film -- about a...