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.

Billy Joel pulled the plug on his memoir this morning. He told his publisher, Harper Collins, simultaneous to releasing a short statement. The book...
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John Travolta has career longevity, that's for sure. Just when you think he's finished--with stuff like "Battlefield: Earth"--he comes bouncing back with...
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Lately, George and Barbara Bush are everywhere. But they're also in Doug McGrath's wonderful HBO documentary about Hollywood mogul, mover and shaker Jerry Weintraub....
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On Tuesday I sat down with an interesting person in the Kabbalah-Madonna saga: Avraham Gruberger, the 53 year old son of Kabbalah Centre founder...
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There's news today that Will Arnett has joined the cast of a Lorne Michaels-produced pilot co-starring Christina Applegate and Maya Rudolph. That most certainly...
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"Spider Man: Turn off the Dark" is now using understudies instead of its leads for regular performances. Two sources tell me that an announcement...
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Fans of "Melrose Place" may remember a big reveal from one season when Kimberly, who was crazy as a bed bug, pulled her hair...
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James Franco, in classes at Yale, this week, is about to become a professor. He's been asked to teach a directing class at NYU...
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I've been writing about "Mad Men" and Matthew Weiner's problems there for some time. So it came as no shock today that AMC announced...
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There's money missing from Madonna's charity, Raising Malawi. I told you earlier that a grand jury's been convened to figure it all out. But...