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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Whitney Houston is dead and the money making has begun. The people close to her--just like those "close" to Michael Jackson-- are selling their...
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I took this picture at Clive Davis's 2009 Grammy party. Whitney performed a whole set, and she was more on target than ever. I...
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There's no such thing as a "done deal" but "The Artist" looks like it's headed to a big Oscar night on February 26th. Over...

The Clive Davis party was called for 6:45 in the ballroom of the Beverly Hilton. On the fourth floor,...
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We also have reports at www.forbes.com. But our LEAH SYDNEY took notes as the Grammy party progressed last with a heavy heart. There was a...

EXCLUSIVE Ricky Minor, Whitney Houston's longtime musical director, tells me that he met with her on Thursday morning here at the Beverly Hilton Hotel....

The tragedy of Whitney Houston's death is huge. But the timing is awful, too. Suddenly, the annual pre Grammy dinner given by her mentor...
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Exclusive: Here's the full text of Eddie Izzard's running commentary about Paul McCartney during last night's MusiCares show. It was a lot more interesting...
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Showbiz411 readers: we are still posting here all the time. But Showbiz411 has also sort of overnight hooked up with Forbes magazine's Forbes.com. The...
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Forget the nominees. This year, the Grammys are finally doing it right. It's a celebration of the world of music. They've just announced a...