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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Michael Brown's parents hit the Today show this morning, and CBS Morning News. Brown's mother, Lesley McSpadden, told Gayle King and Charlie Rose that...
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Leon Russell did have band instruments stolen from his bus yesterday while on tour. But that's not the worst thing that happened to the...
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Even top popsters are having trouble selling CDs. One Direction sold 401,000 copies of their new album, called "Four." Hey-- anyone would take that...
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Country superstar Garth Brooks has decided to cancel or postpone publicity for his new album and tour because of the incident in Ferguson. He...
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The nominees for the Independent Spirit Awards are out. Four of the five Best Features could be Academy Award nominees for Best Picture-- Whiplash,...
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All the really awful, commercial pop stars couldn't save the really awful, commercial American Music Awards from a ratings disaster on Sunday night. The...
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The grand jury says no probable cause to file any charges. Not a surprise. Darren Wilson goes free. There can still be a civil...
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Even the initial reports were wrong. "Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1" did less well than previously thought. The total according to boxofficemojo.com came to...
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UPDATE: This track has hit number 4 on iTunes. Jennifer Lawrence goes top 5! She's doing better than any of the pop stars on...
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I'm a little worried this morning about the Oscars, Best Actress in particular. The worry is that we're headed into a real life version...