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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SoundExchange, the organization that collects digital royalties, says their total was up 31% in 2014 from 2013. We're not surprised. SE collected $773 million,...

KEEP REFRESHING One of the longest and worst cases in music history may finally have a happy ending. A jury in Los Angeles Superior...

One of the big revelations about "Going Clear," Alex Gibney's documentary about Scientology: the cult ended Nicole Kidman's marriage to Tom Cruise. This will...
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The "Fifty Shades of Grey" soundtrack listing came out today. And mixed in with current performers are the Rolling Stones and Frank Sinatra. The...

Sort of not a scoop or a secret. But my two favorite Best Song nominees are going to be performed on the Academy Awards...
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Rupert Murdoch very busy Tweeting. He just told Mitt Romney to forget it for 2016: Let's be clear. Know and like Mitt...

This is our youth: Shawn Mendes is 16 and his first album is being released in April. Today he announced the release of the...
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Jamie Foxx is almost back on the radio. I am told that sometime in the next week a surprise single will drop featuring Chris...
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Cindra Ladd is the wife of Alan Ladd, Jr., respected movie exec and producer, son of the great star who also bore that name....
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"Stay with Me" was such a great summer single. Sam Smith wrote it with two pals, and the song had a gospel feel. Smith's...