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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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...
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JACKO MANAGER: PAYS PRICE FOR MISTAKE Michael Jackson's most recent manager, Tohme Tohme, sometimes known as 'doctor,' has paid the price for his big mistake. I'm...