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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Here’s the one person in the Whitney Houston story whose name you have not heard, and who has remained a mystery: a Dutch man...
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Woody Allen won his fifth Writers Guild Award Sunday night for originals screenplay, this time for "Midnight in Paris." Best Adapted Screenplay went to...
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I rarely gasp at news of a death, but Page Six is reporting the passing on Saturday of Steven Greenberg. I worked for Steven--he...
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There are now two Spider Men on Broadway. Or are they two Spider Man(s)? Hmmm....Well, while Reeve Carney and his gang are swinging around...
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Tonight's Writers Guild Awards are sure to be lively, even though a number of Oscar nominated films--"The Artist" among them--are not eligible. Nevertheless, plenty...
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This was Clive Davis's very moving eulogy from yesterday's funeral. I don't know how he did it. When Arista's Gerry Griffiths brought Whitney to...
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c2012, Roger Friedman From an updated story I published in 1992: This Sunday, 1500 of Whitney Houston's closest friends will gather in New Jersey for...
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Exclusive: add Mariah Carey's name to the list of celebrities who will be attending Whitney Houston's funeral tomorrow. She's going with L.A. Reid. She...
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Last night on either "ET" or its miserable sidekick "The Insider," Cissy Houston--Whitney's mother--was identified as a former Elvis Presley backup singer. Just so...
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The producers of "Spider Man: Turn off the Dark" have finally caved in. They've settled with director-creator Julie Taymor on basic financial issues. They've...