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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HEATH LEDGER’S LAST FILM HAS EERIE OVERTONES The first time you see Heath Ledger in his final film, “The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus,” he’s hanging...
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SHARON STONE COULD BE CHANGING HER CHARITIES Is Sharon Stone getting ready to leave AmFar and her AIDS fundraising for new ventures? Last night, Stone hosted...
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BRANGELINA: NOT PREGNANT, BUT PROUD The biggest question on the Croisette last night'other than Will Quentin Tarantino please cut ten minutes out of his movie?'was:...
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JACKO PUSHES BACK START DATE FOR LONDON SHOWS I told you two weeks ago–Michael Jackson’s London shows are being pushed back to July 13 start–from...
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TARANTINO’S PEOPLE: WHO’S WHO IN ‘BASTERDS’ Here’s just a beginning glossary of who’s been named what or why by Quentin Tarantino in “Inglourious Basterds”: Brad Pitt’s...
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Quentin Tarantino’s “Inglourious Basterds” is a big, sprawling entertainment that’s less violent than you’d expect and a tad more intellectual, too. It’s the most...
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PENELOPE GETS FOOD POISONING, MISSES 'NINE' SHOW Penelope Cruz missed the Weinstein Company's presentation of footage from the musical 'Nine' yesterday. Instead, Oscar winner Marion...
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MICKEY ROURKE'WANTS'SATISFACTION FROM MICK JAGGER Mickey Rourke is still living the dream after his near-win Oscar for 'The Wrestler' this year. Rourke, as we know, is...
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MARIAH WILL WRITE/SING 'PRECIOUS' THEME Mariah Carey is so good in Lee Daniels's 'Precious' in a small pivotal role of a social worker. But her...
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FRANCIS FORD COPPOLA UNCORKS HIS OWN FAMILY DRAMA Francis Ford Coppola can't get away from families, no matter what business they're in. At 70 years old,...