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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This is a true story. Students at Yale are demanding that a newly endowed $250 million dorm be named for Aretha Franklin, not Benjamin Franklin. Billionaire...
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David Gest was one of the creepiest people I ever wrote about. And I wrote about him a lot during the height of Michael...
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"Shuffle Along" is cooked at the Tonys. The Tony committee has announced they consider the George C. Wolfe musical new and original, not a...
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Yes, Kelly Ripa brought up Michael Strahan's divorce today on their show. But the show was taped yesterday. It's much ado about nothing. The...
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Paul Simon drops a couple of F bombs and the word 'shit' in his new single "Cool Papa Bell." The single is from...
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Well, it's been a week since Prince died and his catalog of albums overwhelmed the top 10 on iTunes. Then Beyonce released her album on...
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The official title of the new musical "Shuffle Along: Or the Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and Everything that Followed" is just...
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Who will see "Mother's Day" this weekend? So far, Garry Marshall's star studded comedy is rating a 10 on Rotten Tomatoes, and sinking fast. Apparently...
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How very odd: in a year with a lot of black actors, stars, and shows, the Drama Desk nominations went very white. "Hamilton" wasn't...
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Lots of talk and buzz last night at the premiere of Matt Brown's "The Man Who Knew Infinity" starring Jeremy Irons and Dev Patel....