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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CBS is acting a little schizo now. They've decided to air the Daytime Emmy awards. Of course, they've canceled two legacy daytime dramas, "As...
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Stephen Sondheim has some serious mother issues. He didn't like her, and she sure didn't like him. At a tender age she dumped him...
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Last night, "Sex and the City" star Chris Noth gave me the secret ending to the new movie, due at the end of May. "We...
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Famed singer songwriter Carly Simon has still not been appeased by Starbucks or its owner, Howard Schultz. Her attorney, David Boies, has filed an...
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Ridley Scott's "Robin Hood" screened in New York last night for the first time. I'm told it was for an audience of junketeers and...
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Valerie Plame Wilson: you remember her. She was outed as an undercover CIA agent by now-deceased journalist Robert Novak. He's in jail. Valerie was...
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There's much to say about CBS and Procter & Gamble canceling "As the World Turns." It's a slap at fans who've followed the show...
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It's hard to believe but one of the greats, Roy Orbison, the man with sunglasses and the growl (see "Oh, Pretty Woman") has been...
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I guess it's official, more or less. Director Barry Sonnenfeld tells me that "Men in Black 3-D" is ready to roll. Will Smith has signed...
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Michael Jackson's estate has made a deal with Cirque du Soleil, much as I predicted on November 11, 2009: http://tinyurl.com/y5rolc5 But the Cirque du...