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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"Mad Men" is back, and I'm elated. A two hour opening episode set on June 1, 1966 brought back everyone except Betty Draper--actress January...
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This was our scoop from Forbes, which found its way uncredited everywhere today: The Queen of Soul and the Most Famous Music Man in the...
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Madonna can sing. Who knew? After all the years of processed recordings and pre-recorded concerts, Madonna can carry a tune. At least a little...
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The Queen of Soul, Miss Aretha Franklin, turns 70 years young tomorrow, Sunday, March 25th. Tonight she's celebrating with an all star party in...
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Exclusive: Laura Nyro was one of our great singer songwriters–a legend. “Stoned Soul Picnic,” “Eli’s Coming,” and “And When I Die” were just three...
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Remember Ray Dalio? The man who runs the $80 billion Bridgewater Hedge Fund was recently profiled in Forbes. And I told you that Dalio...
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We're getting closer to the announcement of what's going to happen in the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. We already know two things: Wes Anderson...
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The greatest American play? Quite possibly Arthur Miller’s “Death of a Salesman,” set in 1949 and revived last night on Broadway in a production...
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Oh, Madonna. She's quite the lyricist. Her new song is called "I F---ed Up." You can listen to it and most of her new...
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Jay McInerney, one of the greatest literary poseurs in history, doesn’t have much use for Woody Allen. On his self important blog, McInerney has...