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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It was 2011 when MDA, the Muscular Dystrophy Association, committed fundraising suicide. They ousted their standard bearer, Jerry Lewis, and instigated the end of...
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Diana Ross had better check with her florist. The plant with her name and card on...
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Every hit this summer was either a comic book movie, a sequel to a comic book or a sequel to something. Not "Crazy Rich Asians."...
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Emmy Rossum is leaving "Shameless" after nine seasons. Believe it or not, she's only 32. If she leaves now, she can have the movie...
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Soap opera fans are mourning Susan Brown, the beloved actress who played Gail Baldwin on "General Hospital" from 1979 to 2004. Brown was 86 years...
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Except for the very good "Operation Finale," this Labor Day weekend is pretty much about holdovers from the summer. Today, "Crazy Rich Asians" will get...
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Eminem is back. Marshall Mathers decided to drop his new album, called -- seriously-- "Kamikaze" -- on the day of Aretha Franklin's funeral. She...
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Aretha Franklin's family and friends designed a 48 hour send off so spectacular that the city wound up naming a park for her. The Friday...
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I did tell you some time ago that the soundtrack to "A Star is Born" would be mostly Lady Gaga originals. And so it...
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The Telluride Film Festival schedule is out. Somehow, some people in private plans or in "Star Trek" transporters will go from Venice to Telluride...