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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Saturday in Scottsdale, Arizona: Muhammad Ali, the Champ, took it easy all weekend for his annual Fight Night celebrity fundraiser. Ali, who's 71 and...

"NCIS" star Pauley Perrette is almost at the end of a long, harrowing journey with her ex husband. Scheduled for sentencing this week in...
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Friday night box office: "Spring Breakers," the witty  Harmony Korine sex fest starring James Franco, beat "Admissions," the panned comedy about getting into college...
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Jay Leno made it a fifth night in a row on Friday telling jokes about and jabbing at NBC. Leno is in a tug...
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Well, well. A week on Jimmy Fallon, plus "Saturday Night Live," not to mention the Grammy Awards and the after parties and the constant...

Horror: "American Idol" was beaten in the demos on Thursday night by "Grey's Anatomy." This won't be music to the ears of Fremantle or...
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The latest entry for Best Musical this season was last night's "Hands on a Hardbody." The late legendary director Robert Altman was planning to...

Clive Davis finally admitted his all time favorite song last night. At a live interview at the famed Roxy on Sunset in West Hollywood,...
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Tina Fey's first post "30 Rock" outing doesn't hold much hope for a big opening weekend. Here's our reviewer's take. (Focus Features hasn't invited...
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The real winner of this ugly mess at NBC over the late night talk shows would be Lorne Michaels. So says a keen NBC...