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.

Lee Daniels' "The Butler" opened tonight and exploded at the box office and on Twitter. The Forest Whitaker-Oprah Winfrey all star tale will be...
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The story seems to be: last year, someone in the Jackson family--maybe one of the kids-- gave Justin Bieber a copy of Michael's unreleased...
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UPDATE SATURDAY MORNING: "Applause" is now number 4 on iTunes, 8 on amazon. I'm surprised. Where are all the Little Monsters? EARLIER: Not much applause...

Here's a disappointing move: Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams, who wrote Thicke's massive hit "Blurred Lines," have sued members of Marvin Gaye's family. They've...
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Ken Howard, best known for playing "The White Shadow" on TV, has been elected president of SAG-AFTRA. He beat out actor Esai Morales and...
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Lindsay Lohan is on the move. She's just launched www.lindsaylohan.com, her own website via SpinMedia. That company used to be Buzz Media before it...
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If this were a Seinfeld episode it would be called "How the Ex Girlfriend Came to Own Six Beatles Songs." Yes, it seems that...

There's a web comic for Wong Kar Wai's "The Grandmaster." Here's the link: http://thegrandmaster.vice.com/intro.html. This is pretty cool-- and another great reason to...
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Eminem is back with a new song. "Survival" is included in the new "Call of Duty" video game. It's from a new album that...
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The great Samuel L. Jackson is known for many films, but his all time stand out cult hit is "Snakes on a Plane." Rarely...