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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Last night's "American Idol" moved to 9pm and died. The results show scored a 2.2 rating and 8.76 million total viewers. That's it, folks....
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Sylvester Stallone's "Rocky" is now a Broadway musical. Listen, it's a hit. There's no way around it. "Rocky" is a huge entertaining spectacle led...
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We may be getting ready to say goodbye to "American Idol." Last night's show, dreadful in many ways, was also extremely low rated. Total...
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Two people are dead and 21 are injured after a car barreled through a crowd at the South by Southwest Festival in Austin after...
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EXCLUSIVE: The great (I mean it, I love her) Patti Smith is always called "the godmother of punk rock." But now I can tell...
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I guess people really want a replacement for the muddied sound on their iPods, etc. Neil Young's Kickstarter plan for his Pono music player...
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Seven years after the death of the great Ed Bradley, "60 Minutes" is adding a new black correspondent. Bill Whitaker, veteran journalist, will be...
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It's all in a day's work over at the New York Post. Their Jeane MacIntosh liked my Lady Gaga story from yesterday so much,...
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Mel Gibson has a defender in Allison Hope Weiner, writing for Deadline.com. Weiner says it's time to forgive and forget Gibson's anti-Semitic, alcoholic, homophobic...
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Yikes! Prospect Park Productions -- Jeff Kwatinetz's company-- has quite a list of creditors in their bankruptcy petition. This includes everyone...