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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The best news of the day is that Chrissie Hynde is making a new Pretenders album this year. I would listen to Chrissie sing...
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Almost every major classic rock act is a group: the Beatles, Stones, Led Zeppelin. Very few went it alone. That was Elton. He went...
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Yikes! The second night of "Leaving Neverland" was worse than the first. Only 927.000 people watched. The audience didn't break 1 million. Oprah's "After Neverland"...
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The Tribeca Film Festival is going to be good. Look at this line up. Chelsea Manning is coming. There's  Linda Ronstadt documentary with a...
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"Green Book" is finally a box office hit. UPDATE 3/8: Just crossed $200 million worldwide. It only took 16 weeks, a lot of patience. When Peter...

"Game of Thrones" is back April 14th. Then all Sundays will be ruined through the end of May. Oy vey! Who will win? Who...
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After all that, "Leaving Neverland" was not a smash hit on Sunday night. Modest hit maybe is the best way of describing it. The controversial...
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I can't think of any special like "Aretha: A Tribute" airing on Sunday night on CBS. This was the show taped in January, produced...
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Broadway is buzzing with news this day... CHRISTIE BRINKLEY is coming back to "Chicago" from April 18th to May 12th. She's warming up first in...
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Luke Perry was the rare teen idol star to make the cover of the real (the Tina Brown version) of Vanity Fair. In 1992,...