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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Anthony Bourdain committed suicide on June 8th. His death was a shock until some associated his abrupt decision with tabloid photographs of girlfriend Asia...
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In what is certainly a shocking turn of events, the Harvey Weinstein story has been turned upside down. The New York Times reports that...
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Never say never. Janet Jackson has her first top 10 hit since 2001 with "Made for Now," a collaboration with Daddy Yankee. The record is great,...
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We all know about the Beatles' Apple Records. It was started in 1968 by the Fab Four. And those early releases must be on...
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For some, it was not a great weekend at the box office. While "Crazy Rich Asians" secured $25 million and finished at number 1, others...
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It's Saturday morning, forty eight hours after the passing of the greatest singer of our lifetime, Aretha Franklin. And what a tribute to her the...
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Never bet against "Crazy Rich Asians." Jon M. Chu's Cinderella-esque comedy set in Singapore among upscale Chinese is number 1 for the weekend. Last...
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I wrote a couple of weeks ago that actress Ruth Wilson's abrupt exit from Showtime's "The Affair" may have been about pay parity. Wilson...
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I'm seeing a lot of fictional stories about Aretha Franklin on the interwebs this morning. Here's the real story of how the Queen of Soul...
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Donald Trump remembered the great Aretha Franklin today as someone who "worked" for him. I don't know who or what he's talking about-- and...