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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Our long period of national suffering is over. Matt Weiner has a three year deal, "Mad Men" goes back into production, and we get...
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Karen Berg, leader of the Kabbalah Centre, sent a private note out last night to her followers. That would mean Madonna, Demi Moore and...
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Robin Williams has a stunning hit on Broadway: he's the star and main character in "Bengal Tiger in the Baghdad Zoo." He opened Thursday...

Word is just getting out that Don Hill, who ran his self-named famed rock club on Spring St. for almost twenty years, died today....

Billy Joel pulled the plug on his memoir this morning. He told his publisher, Harper Collins, simultaneous to releasing a short statement. The book...
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John Travolta has career longevity, that's for sure. Just when you think he's finished--with stuff like "Battlefield: Earth"--he comes bouncing back with...
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Lately, George and Barbara Bush are everywhere. But they're also in Doug McGrath's wonderful HBO documentary about Hollywood mogul, mover and shaker Jerry Weintraub....
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On Tuesday I sat down with an interesting person in the Kabbalah-Madonna saga: Avraham Gruberger, the 53 year old son of Kabbalah Centre founder...
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There's news today that Will Arnett has joined the cast of a Lorne Michaels-produced pilot co-starring Christina Applegate and Maya Rudolph. That most certainly...
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"Spider Man: Turn off the Dark" is now using understudies instead of its leads for regular performances. Two sources tell me that an announcement...