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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Soap fans are exulting this afternoon because ABC has licensed "All My Children" and "One Life to Live" to Jeff Kwatinetz's Prospect Park. The...
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Here's a first: a bunch of comedians smoke a joint on stage during a new episode of the don't miss talk show on Showtime....
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James Murdoch has just announced the closing of News Corp.'s sensationalist British tabloid, News of the World. as of this Sunday. News of the...
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A lot of celebs and yours truly got a sneak peek at the eighth season of "Curb Your Enthusiasm" last night and this much...
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If you were hoping to see Daniel Radcliffe perform this week on Broadway, better adjust your schedules. Thanks to Radcliffe, the musical revival of...
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The worst thing you have to do as a journalist is write of a friend's passing. I just learned this evening that my friend,...
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Rock stars rarely cancel appearances based on political situations. But Sting, an avid supporter of Amnesty International, bowed out of a concert in Astana,...

Beyonce's "4" album debuts at Number 1 this week with around 300,000 copies sold. It's a good but not great debut for "4" considering...
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I didn't want to let the death of Anthony Herrera go unmentioned in the regular entertainment press. (Soap actors get little love even though...
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Rooney Mara must have wondered what happened to "Tanner Hall." I know I did. I saw this film, made by Tatiana von Furstenberg and...