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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Exclusive: Madonna may be in hot water over her charity for Malawi, but life goes on: I am told that in anticipation of her...

Friday night: Miss Aretha Franklin, Queen of Soul, dined with pals at the four star La Grenouille, took in a performance of "Driving Miss...
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Madonna--or rather the Kabbalah Center of Los Angeles--has hired a killer pr firm to help protect her image now that the truth about Raising...
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The producers of "Spider Man: Turn off the Dark" are busy gutting the show they had, and trying to erase creator Julie Taymor's work....
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The New York Times now reports that Madonna's Kabbalah-front charity, Raising Malawi, is a financial mess. That's nice. I've written about this so many...
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For some reason, the Playbill for "The Book of Mormon" doesn't have a song list. Who knows why? An usher told us during intermission...
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Elizabeth Taylor, who converted to Judaism in 1959, is getting a Jewish funeral today at Forest Lawn cemetery in Glendale, California. It has absolutely...
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Charlie Sheen indeed sold out Radio City Music Hall, according to the theater's seating plan. But in reality, Radio City is not sold out...
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There's some brilliant writing in "The Book of Mormon," which opens tonight on Broadway from the creators of "South Park." There's also some lazy...
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Richard Leacock, known to his friends as Ricky, died earlier today in Paris. He was 89 and had been ill for some time. Leacock, along...