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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Two great stars have passed away. Pete Postlethwaite was an Oscar nominee in 1993 for "In the Name of the Father." He was 64, and...
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Don't prove The New York Post wrong. Last year the city's most under-edited tabloid proclaimed that New York Yankee Derek Jeter and actress Minka...
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I am remiss. Before we start 2011 officially tomorrow, so to speak, let's flash back a month to December 3rd. I was so in...
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Didn't New York seem a little subdued other than Times Square this New Year's? Not at Ye Olde Waverly Inn. Proprietor Graydon Carter was AWOL...
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Joel and Ethan Coen are about to set a new box office high with their remake of "True Grit." The Coens will shatter their previous...
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2010? It wasn't so bad. The worst thing was losing friends and people we admired. I am not through saying goodbye to our dear Elaine...
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I wrote this story back on October 25th. Marc Anthony and Jennifer Lopez have a lovely billionaire friend who donated $250,000 to JLO's Maribel...

What's Greenwich Village like in the era of Mike Bloomberg? Vacant. After at least 35 years, probably more, Bagel Buffet on Sixth Avenue and 8th...
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Sharon Jones is the biggest star you don't know about. On Thursday night she rocked the Best Buy Theater in Times Square. She'll do it...
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I have to stop and give some condolence to the family of actress Jacqueline Courtney. The one time star of NBC's "Another World" and...