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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Barbra Streisand can go back to buying expensive art and antiques. Her "Partners" album will hit number 1 on Monday with between 170-180,000 copies...
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If you'd told me this story I wouldn't have believed it. But on Thursday night, walking from a screening of "Bhopal: A Prayer for...

PBS is suddenly getting very timely. Even while we're all enjoying the Roosevelts, there are still topical considerations. Next Tuesday, American Masters will show...
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Remember the year of the black movie? 12 Years a Slave, Mandela, Fruitvale Station, The Butler, 42? Everything was going to change. I was...
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EXCLUSIVE: In the year of the surprise album (Beyonce, U2) comes the nicest one of all: Aretha Franklin, Queen of Soul, will drop her...
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UPDATE: I am advised that Audra is considering this project but that an announcement of her participation is extremely premature. EARLIER: Why do people...

UPDATE "Partners" number 1 on amazon.com EARLIER Wow! Barbra Streisand's excellent show with Jimmy Fallon last night has paid off. Her "Partners" album hits...
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The record industry is in a free fall. Maroon 5 could not be better known right now or more in the demographic that buys...
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Bennett Miller has made a short film for American Express about Tim McGraw. Miller is the director of "Capote" and "Moneyball." His "Foxcatcher" will...
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UPDATE CBS says they get it. No song. EARLIER Rihanna shows her usual class and style this morning. She Tweeted Fuck You to CBS....