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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"Star Wars: The Last Jedi" had a whopping opening on Friday, including Thursday previews of $45 million: total But it's not a record for the...
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"Wolfgang Ah-mah-de-us Mozart!" Anyone who was alive in 1985 will remember F. Murray Abraham's thundering intonation as...
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Actor Mackenzie Astin is the brother of Sean Astin. Their mother was the great Patty Duke (real name Anna Pearce). MacKenzie has Tweeted FCC chairman...
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The word 'Columbia' does not appear anywhere among the top 50 albums this week, or last. Columbia Records, Sony Music's main label, has no...
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First there was just Ed Sheeran singing "Perfect" on his "Divide" album. Then a couple of weeks ago he released a new duet version with...
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Eminem fans must be scratching their heads right now. On his new soft boiled egg of an album, "Revival," Marshall Mathers sounds like a guest...
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It's good news and who knows what news for Disney and Lucas Film this morning. Last night, "The Last Jedi" scored $45 million in preview...
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Disney is buying 20th Century Fox today for $52 billion. They get the movie and TV studio but not Fox News or Sports, or...
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"Star Wars: The Last Jedi" will open tonight (Thursday) at 7pm in hundreds of locations. It contains a couple of spoilers that fans will...
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Just so we're all caught up when we wake up Thursday... TAVIS SMILEY is gone from PBS. Whatever he did, it was bad, and now,...