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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UPDATE: Here's a report on the concert:  Bono opened. Jennifer Hudson did Aretha's "Somewhere." Jordin Sparks and Siedah Garrett did "Man in the Mirror"...

Today--Sunday, April 14, 2013-- approximately would have been the 50th anniversary of Elaine's. Pete Khoury reminded me of this when I ran into him...
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Here's a happy box office story that no one expected. Brian Helgeland's Jackie Robinson biopic "42" has hit a grand slam home run in...

We won't know for another couple of weeks. But it does seem like James Toback's documentary, "Seduced and Abandoned," could be the hot...
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Everyone's starting to talk about the 2013 Cannes Film Festival. Which films will make the cut, or be ready? We already know that "The...

The record business is shaken today by news of a probable murder: Tim Carr, the A&R exec who signed the Beastie Boys and other...

Quite a night for Nancy Hunt and Nile Rodgers' We Are Family Foundation: they finally got to honor Sting and Trudie Styler for their...

It only costs 79 cents, and it only last 51 seconds. It's not a long song, but it's an old song. It's sung by...

Well, you can't have everything. The Hollywood premiere of "Oblivion" at the Dolby Theater was a good news, bad news story: Tom Cruise did...

Late yesterday NBC swiftly announced the renewal of Carson Daly's very late night show "Last Call" that follows Jimmy Fallon. This was meant to...