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 Cannes line up for 2013 is out. It's unusually American, which may reflect Steven Spielberg's appointment as head of the jury. It's...
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Playwright Richard Greenberg had an unenviable problem yesterday. Just as his excellent new play "The Assembled Parties" was about to debut, he had to...
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Exclusive: I'm told that Paris Jackson the precocious teenage daughter of Michael Jackson and Debbie Rowe, is going Hollywood. Sources say she's signed...

Hollywood buffs and old time gossips should take notice: Clifford Odets' "The Big Knife," which opened on Broadway last night after 65 years of...
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As we await word on Thursday for the Cannes Film Festival selections, there is a film that may make the cut. It still has...

It was a busy night in New York. Bruce Springsteen and Patti Scialfa came out to support Steve and Maureen van Zandt, who produced...

You can dig around in your basement and at flea markets for an "Antiques Road Show" find all you like. But you won't come...

PBS isn't doing much to promote their "Memphis Soul" show tonight-- so let me do it. It's running at 8pm on most PBS channels....

Rumors of Sharon and Ozzy Osbourne splitting or living separately have been rampant in the last couple of weeks. Now Ozzy has posted this...
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Here are some exclusive updates on Cannes 2013: Sources say Steven Spielberg's yacht has left Ft. Lauderdale and set sea for the Cote d'Azur....