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.

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...

Tina Brown is leaving The Daily Beast after five years. But more importantly, she's leaving journalism after runs with Vanity Fair, The New Yorker,...
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This is too much: Harvey Weinstein has bought up four films at the Toronto Film Festival, all for release next year and certain to...
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Oprah Winfrey could be a double Oscar nominee next year. Her OWN network is going to release its first film for Oscar consideration...
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Taylor Swift up close: I haven't seen her since her first year at the Grammys. She was a gangly teenager with a mother and...
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You may recall I wrote about Paul Haggis' "Third Person" back in May after I saw an early cut. Yesterday Haggis presented his final...
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Toronto: on a long day, the good news was that my final Toronto film was John Curran's "Tracks." The Weinstein Company, in an effort...
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It does seem like Michael Shannon can do just about anything. From "Boardwalk Empire" to one man shows off Broadway to General Zod in...