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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JENNIFER ANISTON LOOKS FOR MOVIE RESPECT AGAIN Jennifer Aniston is trying to regain the indie respect she got a few years back for her 2002...
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MEL GIBSON: FOUNDATION CRUMBLING Mel Gibson's girlfriend, Oksana Grigorieva, was reported last week to be a singer or a composer. All the reports, repeated endlessly,...
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BEBE BUELL HAS A HIT AND IS SUNG ABOUT Bebe Buell has had a lot of successes in her life, but she wasn’t prepared for...
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ONE CRITIC CALLS IT ‘DULL WITTED’ Regardless of the fact that it’s still all over the Internet in purloined form, “Wolverine” is getting clawed to...
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JULIA ROBERTS DROPS HALF-DOZEN F-BOMBS AT TOM HANKS TRIBUTE You do think of Tom Hanks as clean cut, and he is: married 21 years next...
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STOPPARD THE PRESSES! The word from the forests of Nottingham is that there’s a new sheriff rewriting Russell Crowe’s dialogue. I’m told that Tom Stoppard, the...
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MURDER FORETOLD? ADRIENNE SHELLY’S SCRIPT IS WEIRDLY PRESCIENT Poor Meg Ryan. There's something she doesn't seem to understand about film festivals. If you're in...
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TONY SOPRANO'S BACK GETS WHACKED On 'The Sopranos' nothing could take down Tony Soprano. Not the New York mob or Russian hookers or even Uncle...
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BLONDIE, RAMONES, TALKING HEADS GOT THEIR START HERE Readers of my old column will recall the tremendous efforts that went into saving the 30 year...
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WOODY 'WORKS' MAGIC WITH NEW COMEDY It doesn't seem possible, but with 'Whatever Works''which opened the Tribeca Film Festival last night'Woody Allen makes it two...