Roger Friedman

Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. He wrote the Intelligencer column for NY Magazine in the mid 90s, reporting on the OJ Simpson trial, as well as for the real Parade magazine (when it was owned by Conde Nast), and has written for the New York Observer, Details, Vogue, Spin, the New York Times, NY Post, Washington Post, and NY Daily News among many publications. He is the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.
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Rita Wilson--aka Mrs. Tom Hanks--is an accomplished actress and a producer. Now she's adding singer to her list of accomplishments. Rita has recorded an...
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Thanks to a spy with a good eye: seems like some "real people" are casting for their "reality" show. They need a fake-real assistant...
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Oh, the agony of the Grammy Awards. The deadline for membership voting in the Recording Academy is coming up this Friday. Members of the...
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Johnny Depp-- I do think the Greta Garbo thing has been carried on a little too far. Imagine my surprise arriving downstairs in the...
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Cyndi Lauper, one of our all time faves, is planning an all -star benefit concert for her True Colors Fund. "Home for the Holidays"...
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Exclusive about the Whitey Bulger movie being put together by Ben Affleck and Matt Damon. Casey Affleck, nominated for an Oscar for Best Supporting...
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Brett Ratner's "Tower Heist" is getting an old fashioned mega push from Universal Pictures, a studio desperate for a hit after a slow year....
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Our Leah Sydney is sending reports from the 15th Annual Hollywood Film Awards dinner in Los Angeles at the Beverly Hilton, where George Clooney...
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Roland Emmerich's "Anonymous" opens this week. It should be called "Preposterous." The film makes a case that William Shakespeare didn't write his plays. Instead,...
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Bob Dylan was Steve Jobs's idol. In his new authorized biography from Simon & Schuster, Jobs tells Walter Isaacson about his 2004 meeting with...