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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Everyone has a book this fall: Cyndi Lauper, Tony Danza, Alana Stewart, Rod Stewart, and so on. They're all pretty interesting. But the one...
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The Rolling Stones will release two new songs with a 48 song collection this fall. One of the songs is called "Doom and Gloom,"...
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It happened: Guggenheim Partners, which owns the Hollywood Reporter and Billboard has bought -- with minority partners-- Dick Clark Productions. That means trade magazines...
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Michael Strahan was just announced and presented as the new co-host of "Live."  There's some kind of weird synergy in the choosing of Michael...
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The lawyers for AEGLive, the company being sued by Michael Jackson's family for his alleged wrongful death, are fuming. I am told they may...
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On Thursday a lot happens: while President Barack Obama makes a very important acceptance speech in Charlotte, North Carolina, Madonna will be playing at...
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EXCLUSIVE: Oscar winning "Crash" writer-director Paul Haggis has confirmed for me the story of Naz Boniadi, the beautiful Iranian born actress whom Scientology tried...
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Well, it's quite fascinating: Graydon Carter, never afraid of a bold move, has dumped Tom Cruise from the Hollywood elite. In the new issue...
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Hal David died today at 91. It's a little heartbreaking for anyone lucky enough to have known him. He was a genius, and a...
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Exclusive: Jerry Lewis vs. the Muscular Dystrophy Association: after 50 plus years, MDA tossed Lewis out last year and replaced him as chairman of...