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.

It was just last year that Billy Joel halted his publishing deal for a memoir and gave his advance back to HarperCollins. Now journalist...

EXCLUSIVE: "ER," the long running TV series, launched a lot of stars including George Clooney and Julianna Margulies. But the glue that held the...

EXCLUSIVE "Law & Order SVU" will be doing the Anthony Weiner sexting story this season, executive producer Warren Leight told me last night. "L&O...
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I just got a press release saying that the off Broadway hit "Buyer and Cellar" has recouped its investment in record time-- nine weeks....
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I told you either Shepard Smith or Greta van Susteren would pay the price for Megyn Kelly's new 9pm show on Fox News....
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Just great news. Paula Wagner, who ran Tom Cruise's production company for years, will produce the Governor's Awards for the Oscars on November 16th...
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Simon Cowell has bigger problems than fathering his best friend's wife's child. His "X Factor" hit a series low on Wednesday night and lost...

The three major record companies-- Universal, Sony and Warner Music-- as well as ABKCO-- the company that issues records by the Rolling Stones and...
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FOUR -- yes, four-- musicians are getting Kennedy Center Honors. Billy Joel, Carlos Santana, and Herbie Hancock will receive the awards. Also on the...
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Exclusive: Randy Jackson called Michael Jackson's executors "the three stooges" this past weekend in a podcast interview with his former attorney Brian Oxman. He...