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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Sunday night-- you must watch the HBO documentary "Going Clear" about Scientology. Even knowing what I do about this cult, I was actually frightened...
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You want bang for your buck? We got it last night at the opening of Radio City's Spring Spectacular starring Laura Benanti, Derek Hough,...
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Jay Z is launching his streaming music service, called Tidal, on March 30th in the US. This is the service I told you...

You'd think that as the contest narrows and the singers are zeroing in on the end,  "American Idol" would increase its ratings. It was...

"Downton Abbey" is coming to an end. The PBS phenom will have one last season that broadcasts this fall in the UK and in...
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You wouldn't think this is possible. But Dan Pritzker's $100 million jazz movie "Bolden!" is re-shooting again. Pritzker is from the Hyatt Hotels...
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How to get away with making a movie during hiatus: much awarded actress (two Tonys, one SAG Award) Viola Davis is jumping back into...

Is it 1985 all over again? Luxe is back in Manhattan, the over the top gross kind that led to the 1987 stock market...
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There must be some special magic set aside in heaven for March 25th. Both Elton John and Aretha Franklin were born on this day....

Debbie Harry, aka Deborah Harry, is going to be 70 years old on July 1st. She could teach a thing or two to Madonna,...