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.

Pink Floyd, a long time hold out, has finally come to Spotify. On Friday, Pink Floyd allowed "Wish You Were Here" onto the streaming...
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So here it is. According to my sources, Soundscan will not count the 1 million copies of Jay Z's new album, "Magna Carta Holy...

I just came home from lunch with two irascible  legends, Lauren Bacall and Vanessa Redgrave. And now I need a nap. (A picture I...
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"Mad Men" ended last night with music over the closing credits. It was "Porpoise Song" by The Monkees. Never a hit, "Porpoise Song" was...

The trailer for Martin Scorsese's "Wolf of Wall Street" is here. It looks like a 'legal' "Goodfellas"-- meaning, people who aren't criminals acting like...

"Mad Men" just ended. The big news is that Bob Benson was revealed, I won't say how yet. Suffice to say that thanks to...

UPDATE: Monday will see a big debate about Jay Z's announced forthcoming album-- and Samsung's giveaway of 1 million copies to their customers. Samsung...

UPDATE 6:45PM pacific: Jermaine Jackson just showed up. The wedding was set for 5pm. He missed it. Earlier: You have to love the Jackson family....

KEEP REFRESHING: "Star Wars: Clone Wars" just won a Daytime Emmy for animation. George Lucas and Carrie Fisher are there. No surprise. So they...

Queen Elizabeth's birthday awards this weekend went to a varied bunch. Ten time Oscar nominee Roger Deakins, a master cinematographer, was knighted with Commander...