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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The Oscar nominations announcements are going to be pretty cool. The one and only Thor, Chris Hemsworth, will read the nominations with new Academy...
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It's just like when you go to the eye doctor and he/she says, How about this lens, this another one. Slowly the picture comes...
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There was a time, long ago, when Britney Spears did sell albums. Back in 1999, she sold 12 million of them from her debut...
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UPDATE: Here's a first in the record biz. Justin Bieber and his label never submitted his current album, "Journals," for auditing. In other words,...
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Here's the funny thing about the BAFTA Awards, aka the British Oscars. They're all about Hollywood. Go figure. Four of the five Best...
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I'm afraid it's not good news for the music/record business. According to the annual survey of the biz by Nielsen SoundScan, actual sales are...
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Everyone associated with "Beautiful: The Carole King Musical" won't come see the show, won't come to opening night, etc. "It's too emotional for her."...
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If you add the DGA nominees to the SAG Best Ensemble nominees, you probably have the Oscar nominees for Best Picture. Today the DGA...
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It's almost over. By tomorrow evening, the Academy Award nominations ballots will be in. And then there's nothing anyone can do. Today was the...
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EXCLUSIVE: What we've all been waiting for may actually happen at last, sort of. You can't have a real Beatles reunion anymore, sadly. But...