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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Was July 8th so long ago that Nikki Finke can't look this up? I reported that Natasha Lyonne was joining "American Reunion" back on...

We knew it was over, but here's the official announcement. Rupert Murdoch and News Corp have been forced to drop the quest to take...
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What a night for the cast of Broadway's "Baby, It's You"! The one and only Queen of Soul, Miss Aretha Franklin, arrived a couple...

Hello, Hollywood Reporter. This column told you on June 3rd the name of Kristen Wiig's new film and its directors. Read much? This is...
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Reports of revived CD sales are highly exaggerated. According to the numbers collected on hitsdailydouble.com, last week is pretty bad for the music industry....

If your only source of information is Rupert Murdoch's New York Post or Foxnews.com, then here's some news you have missed: Murdoch has been...
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Lee Daniels's follow up to "Precious" is starting to get interesting. Daniels is adding R&B star Maxwell, a multi-Grammy nominee and award winner, to...
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Call it "Harry Potter and the Deathly Premiere." Inside Avery Fisher Hall it wasn't so easy digging up celebrities outside the cast of the...
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Sunday night's premiere of Larry David's "Curb Your Enthusiasm"--the eighth season premiere--was called "The Divorce." In it, Larry and Cheryl finally signed their divorce...
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Singer George Michael--more in the news lately for his personal problems than his music career--is back in the headlines. He may have information about...