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.

Cate Blanchett is going to play Lucille Ball in a feature film written for the screen by Aaron Sorkin. (Maybe with help from Paul...

EXCLUSIVE Get ready: TV's biggest current phenomenon is about to get the royal treatment. "Empire," Lee Daniels and Danny Strong's hot as a pistol...
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If you don't know this already, Ashford and Simpson's Sugar Bar on West 72nd St. is the place to hear great live music. Last night,...
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The ratings for the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday were dismal. Down 38& from last year if you were watching the actual MTV...
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Eddie Redmayne is on a roll. He won the Oscar last winter for playing Stephen Hawking in "The Theory of Everything." Now comes the...
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One Direction, thank your marketing team. "Drag Me Down" has had 533,000 digital sales in its first four weeks according to Nielsen. That's more...

Natalie Cole didn't want to be left out of all that rock star talk this weekend in the Hamptons. I got to hear the...
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Bruce Willis-- kids, I saw him off Broadway in "Fool for Love" back in the 80s. He was a super theater actor, and will...
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Miley Cyrus has put a new raunchy album on SoundCloud for free. The album is a collaboration with the Flaming Lips, but it's a...
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Legendary film director Wes Craven has died at age 76 of brain cancer. His last movie was Scream 4, in 2011. Hugely influential in...