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.

Billboard just released its mid year numbers on music sales. Things aren't so great unless you're Justin Timberlake. Basically, everything is down, down down....
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John Lloyd Young, currently appearing in "Jersey Boys"as Frankie Valli, will play the role in the big screen movie to be directed by Clint...
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Actress Leah Remini left Scientology this month and we worried she'd be "disconnected" from her family-- banned from seeing them again. But her sister...

I must admit I do not understand the Emmys. They are a mystery. Here's today's mysteries: no writing nominations for Matt Weiner for "Mad...
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I always love families that pull together in times of trouble. While country superstar Randy Travis fights for his life in Texas, his brother...
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Lots of stories today in the New York papers about Bruce Wasserstein, the billionaire financier and publisher of New York magazine. He died suddenly...

HBO received 108 Emmy nominations this morning. OK? That's twice as many as CBS, ABC, and NBC. That's almost six times as Fox, and...
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Morgan Freeman played Nelson Mandela in "Invictus." Here's his birthday message for the great South African leader who turns 95 today.
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The big news out of the Emmy nominations this morning: "House of Cards," shown on Netflix, not a network or even a cable outlet,...
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I am trying to understand the latest release from the British Columbia coroner. This is from the office of Barb McLintock, a woman who...