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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Sorry, guys. The "road trip" Michael Jackson supposedly took after the World Trade Center tragedies never happened. Various outlets are suddenly reporting that Michael...
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I always had a deep and abiding affection for Jackie Cooper, not for his early career as a child star in "Our Gang" comedies--but...
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We learned a lot about Jodie Foster last night at the Film Society of Lincoln Center's screening of "The Beaver." She didn't like being...
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Let's forget about Mel Gibson the person for a minute: Oksana, anti-Semitism, the personal church, the crazy father. Well. wait, remember the crazy father....
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As the Cannes droves prepare their trips, AmFAR is planning its annual "Cinema Against AIDS" dinner on the second Thursday of the festival. Janet...

It's been almost six months since Aretha Franklin announced she was having surgery of some kind, and taking a break from performing concerts. So...
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If you wait long enough, you, too, can be slimed by Charlie Sheen in public. So it seems, according to a Tweet from a...
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It began in Detroit with boos and exits. It almost ended last night in Vancouver the same way. Tonight, Charlie Sheen's "I've Lost My...
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Broadway loves the money Hollywood stars bring to the Great White Way. But awards? That's another story. Now that the Tony nominations have been...
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It's official: Scott Pelley is the new anchor of The CBS Evening News. He joins an elite group that includes Walter Cronkite, Dan Rather,...