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.

This is a rare marketing and A&R disaster in the making: Beyonce's new album, called "4," will be released officially on Monday in the...
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I'm a little off kilter because of traveling back and forth to Los Angeles during the week. But I didn't want Clarence Clemons' funeral...
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It's hard to know what to say at this point about Nikki Finke's Deadline Hollywood. Most of their copy is either press releases they've...

Poor Lady Gaga. Her saga of continued downward sales continues. In the fourth week of release for "Born this Way," her latest release sold...
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Oy vey. Lots of reports this week about People magazine paying a million bucks for the photos of celebrity hound Kim Kardashian's wedding to...
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"Gently Down the Stream," a wedding comedy starring Robert DeNiro and Diane Keaton, has a new title and an added player. Robin Williams has...
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Big news today but under-reported: Warren Beatty has indeed signed to make a movie at Paramount Pictures. He'll write, direct and star. But what...
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Oscar nominee and post-grad student James Franco is fast becoming his generation's answer to John Cassavetes, the legendary indie filmmaker. He and his Rabbit...
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"Mad Men" won Best Drama from the Critics Choice Awards this afternoon, and stars Jon Hamm and Christina Hendricks won Best Actor and Supporting...

The Wall Street Journal has jumped the gun on Regis Philbin's possible replacement. Today they named three likely candidates from their  own imagination: Kelly...