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's Aretha Franklin's birthday. She's got a party in New York tonight, and then two dates in the tri-state area. She is still the...
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There's always a lot of secrecy leading up to the new season of "Mad Men." So I'm happy to say that at least we...
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A Broadway musical about Phil Spector? If I were Rachelle Spector, the 32 year old woman who married Phil Spector after he was...
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Saturday in Scottsdale, Arizona: Muhammad Ali, the Champ, took it easy all weekend for his annual Fight Night celebrity fundraiser. Ali, who's 71 and...

"NCIS" star Pauley Perrette is almost at the end of a long, harrowing journey with her ex husband. Scheduled for sentencing this week in...
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Friday night box office: "Spring Breakers," the witty  Harmony Korine sex fest starring James Franco, beat "Admissions," the panned comedy about getting into college...

Jay Leno made it a fifth night in a row on Friday telling jokes about and jabbing at NBC. Leno is in a tug...
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Well, well. A week on Jimmy Fallon, plus "Saturday Night Live," not to mention the Grammy Awards and the after parties and the constant...

Horror: "American Idol" was beaten in the demos on Thursday night by "Grey's Anatomy." This won't be music to the ears of Fremantle or...
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The latest entry for Best Musical this season was last night's "Hands on a Hardbody." The late legendary director Robert Altman was planning to...