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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It's become a cliché, to say of an actor who portrays a famous personage with jawdropping precision, that he or she is that person....
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Tyler Perry -- multi tasking movie maker-- has never been a critics' darling. But still... For some reason, two weeks ahead of schedule, the Hollywood...
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For a few days this week, a rumor ran wild that Mel Gibson would make a cameo appearance in "The Hangover 2." Everyone got excited...
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Well, you never know what's going to happen around here in Greenwich Village. According to the New York Post's Jennifer Gould Keil, Julia Roberts is...
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I can only surmise that both Michael Cieply and Pete Hammond have been reading this column. They've each started squawking about Michael Douglas's Oscar...
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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...