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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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"...
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"Thor: The Dark World" opened to $31.6 mil in the US Friday night and is headed to a possible $90 mil weekend. Disney/Marvel should...

Last night's "X Factor" should have perked up the ratings from Wednesday. Alas, it was not the case. The Simon Cowell hosted program pulled...
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Ronnie Wood is about five foot seven and 125 pounds sopping wet. But when he picks up a guitar and plays, it's just like...