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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It's hard to know what to say at this point about Nikki Finke's Deadline Hollywood. Most of their copy is either press releases they've...
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Poor Lady Gaga. Her saga of continued downward sales continues. In the fourth week of release for "Born this Way," her latest release sold...
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Oy vey. Lots of reports this week about People magazine paying a million bucks for the photos of celebrity hound Kim Kardashian's wedding to...
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"Gently Down the Stream," a wedding comedy starring Robert DeNiro and Diane Keaton, has a new title and an added player. Robin Williams has...
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Big news today but under-reported: Warren Beatty has indeed signed to make a movie at Paramount Pictures. He'll write, direct and star. But what...
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Oscar nominee and post-grad student James Franco is fast becoming his generation's answer to John Cassavetes, the legendary indie filmmaker. He and his Rabbit...
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"Mad Men" won Best Drama from the Critics Choice Awards this afternoon, and stars Jon Hamm and Christina Hendricks won Best Actor and Supporting...
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The Wall Street Journal has jumped the gun on Regis Philbin's possible replacement. Today they named three likely candidates from their  own imagination: Kelly...
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You may have heard that British R&B singer Joss Stone was targeted for a kidnapping and maybe worse last week in London. Two men...
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Morgan Freeman--Oscar winner and voice of god, and president of the United States in movies, gets the American Film Institute lifetime achievement award tonight....