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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It's nice to hear that Katy Perry, Jennifer Lopez and TLC have all been lined up for the American Music Awards. Unfortunately, they are...
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Martin Scorsese and co. are working like crazy to finish "The Wolf of Wall Street." I can tell you that the movie will get...
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Eminem really hit it out of the park this week. His "Marshall Mathers 2 LP" sold 780,000 copies according to hitsdailydouble.com. This is thirty...
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Art pop indeed! Months and months of press by association with Lady Gaga has paid off. Last night artist Jeff Koons set an auction...
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Thank god there's some fun this Oscar season. "Philomena" with an R rating? F that. Leave it to Harvey Weinstein and crew to come...
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Will sales of Lady Gaga's new "ArtPop" album exceed this week's Eminem debut of around 750,ooo? It's unlikely. Gaga has a big problem. While...
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Quel surprise! Justin Timberlake has agreed to perform on the American Music Awards November 24th on ABC. This means, if tradition is observed, Timberlake...
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ArtPOP is here. Or ARTPOP. However you capitalize it, can Lady Gaga capitalize on all the noise surrounding it? Yesterday she introduced the world's...
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"Thor: The Dark World" didn't hit that $90mil mark in the US this weekend, but its take was good enough. The hammer swinger took...
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Broadway: The truly bad musical of the movie "Big Fish" will close on December 29th after 34 previews and 98 performances. How "Big Fish"...