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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"Kimmy Schmidt" actress Ellie Kemper has finally posted a statement about her participation in a 1999 pageant. It was unnecessary and too late. The media...
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Jeff Bezos is going up where we don't belong. The Amazon chief, his brother, and the highest bidder are going on an 11 minute space...
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Clive Davis is planning the concert of all time for Central Park set for August 21st. People are going to start sleeping on the...
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The great keyboardist, musician Billy Preston died 15 years ago today. His estate is still not settled. Preston, known as the actual Fifth Beatle for...
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UPDATE WEDS JUNE 9TH The single has dropped to number 59. It's dead. Lots of money is being poured into it with advertising, billboards,...
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Actress Kirsten Storms, who's been playing Maxie Jones on "General Hospital" for years, is recovering from brain surgery. She writes on Instagram right now: "I spent...
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Horror of horrors! As big as "A Quiet Place Part 2" was last weekend, it may not repeat at number 1. Last night "The Conjuring 3"...
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I have to LOL when I read these trade reports of "surprise" sequels. Or whether a hit show will get a second season when...
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I've been telling you for months that "Jeopardy!" was sinking in the ratings and was in trouble. I guess someone listened. Starting Monday, WNBC Channel...
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A Kanye West Twitter account posted this picture of the mostly AWOL MIA rapper designer today. He's wearing full mask and hood covering his...