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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Broadway's $70 million "Spider Man: Turn off the Dark" actually started performances in mid November 2010, if you recall. Coming up on the year...
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Today, "All My Children" leaves the air after 41 years. It's the third soap opera to close up shop in as many years. Its...
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Barbra Streisand and James Brolin were surprise guests last night at the Clinton Global Initiative's annual dinner and awards event at the Sheraton. There...
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(Crazy rumors today that Doris Day would act again in a Clint Eastwood movie. Hogwash! Anyway, here's my December 2011 interview with Doris, a...
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Today marks the unofficial one year anniversary of the announcement of a mob movie called "Gotti: In the Shadow of My Father." The movie...
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George Clooney might have really been called The Manchurian Candidate last night. He was in China, while New York A-listers got an advance screening...
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The parties are going to get a lot duller between nomination day and Oscar day. This is just for the Academy or Motion Picture...
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"This Must Be the Place," an odd movie by Paolo Sorrentino, has gone to the Weinstein Company. Sean Penn has a kind of grand...
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REM is over. The influential pop band, and one of my personal favorites, has called it a day. Well, 31 years. Remember the Beatles...
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Surprise! Simon Cowell has a brother. His name is Tony Cowell, and he's cashing in on the "X Factor." It's actually amazing we haven't...