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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The main music dropping tonight is Prince's "Welcome 2 America" album. We already have two songs from it-- "Born 2 Die" and the title...
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I was very sorry to hear that Ron Popeil, the original TV pitchman and Rube Goldberg of our time, has passed away at age...
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Beloved actor Bob Odenkirk is termed "stable" and with "good vital signs" after suffering a heart attack yesterday while shooting "Better Call Saul" in...
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It's hard to make a record when no one actually plays an instrument. Kanye West's producer, Mike Dean, has sent out an urgent message on...
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Um, is this a good idea? The Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival is happening over Labor Day weekend, September 2nd-5th. The capacity for the Bonnaroo...
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The Rock world is mourning the loss of Dusty Hill, one third of ZZ Top, member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame....
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Norman Lear turned 99 yesterday and started his 100th trip around the sun! Happy Birthday, Norman. He is amazing. To celebrate his birthday, Lear sold...
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"The Dawntreader" is an unreleased Joni Mitchell song performed live and recorded in 1968 by Jimi Hendrix on his tape recorder. Now we can...
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Fans of actor Bob Odenkirk, -- and there are legions of them -- are sending well wishes to him since last night on social...
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Tina Turner had a visitor on Sunday at her home in Switzerland. Her old friend, Cher. Tina, who's being inducted into the Rock and...