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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In death, as in life, Michael Jackson cannot get away from his father. Joseph Jackson, the same man who brought a Michael Jackson imitator...
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"Spider Man: Turn off the Dark" returns to Broadway next Thursday, May 12th after a three week break. It still hasn't opened officially and...
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"Sparkle," a great but forgotten musical film from 1976, is getting a remake. Howard Rosenman and Joel Schumacher--they wrote the script for the original--are...
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It looks like Paul McCartney popped the question to Nancy Shevell, and they're getting married. Shevell, who was married to New Yorker Bruce Blakeman...
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It's never a nice story when someone loses their job. But Christina Norman, head Oprah Winfrey's OWN Network, probably had it coming. At MTV...
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The Kabbalah Centre of Los Angeles now admits that they're being investigated the government. The Los Angeles Times is also reporting the grand jury...
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Everyone on Broadway thought Arthur Laurents would live to be 100. But he died Thursday night at 93 from complications of pneumonia. Two years...

Sorry, guys. The "road trip" Michael Jackson supposedly took after the World Trade Center tragedies never happened. Various outlets are suddenly reporting that Michael...
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I always had a deep and abiding affection for Jackie Cooper, not for his early career as a child star in "Our Gang" comedies--but...
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We learned a lot about Jodie Foster last night at the Film Society of Lincoln Center's screening of "The Beaver." She didn't like being...