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 mystery of "The Conners" continues. The ABC spin off of "Roseanne" returned last night after three weeks with a new episode. They were down...
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Caleb Kennedy, who seemed like an amiable kid, has been cancelled by "American Idol." The 16 year old country singer was outed by a website...
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Nature abhors a vacuum. And now that the Golden Globes are off the schedule, in come the Critics Choice Awards. Formerly the Broadcast Critics, the...
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Clive Davis has finally returned to the New York area after a year of living away, first in Southern California, and them in Miami....

The end is near for "This Is Us." The twelve hanky weeper soap on NBC will end after one more season, a year from now....
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Patti Lupone is coming back to Broadway, finally, in "Company." Here's the video she sent out today. Just lovely. Also, don't forget, Patti is...
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The absolutely useless New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission folded like a paper airplane last night. They gave into wealthy real estate developers Madison Capital...
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Next season will be the last for the Ellen DeGeneres Show. She's calling it a day. Ellen will end with 19 seasons, one short of...
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Oh, Jeez. Sending good thoughts to pop star Grimes, Elon Musk''s gf and baby mama. She says on Instagram she was hospitalized for a...
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Tina Turner leads the list of inductees for the 2021 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Carole King, The Go Gos, Foo Fighters and...