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.

EXCLUSIVE Ricky Minor, Whitney Houston's longtime musical director, tells me that he met with her on Thursday morning here at the Beverly Hilton Hotel....

The tragedy of Whitney Houston's death is huge. But the timing is awful, too. Suddenly, the annual pre Grammy dinner given by her mentor...
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Exclusive: Here's the full text of Eddie Izzard's running commentary about Paul McCartney during last night's MusiCares show. It was a lot more interesting...
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Showbiz411 readers: we are still posting here all the time. But Showbiz411 has also sort of overnight hooked up with Forbes magazine's Forbes.com. The...
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Forget the nominees. This year, the Grammys are finally doing it right. It's a celebration of the world of music. They've just announced a...
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Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie continue to put their money where their mouths are when it comes to charity. Their Jolie Pitt Foundation's 2010...
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The new Hollywood issue of Vanity Fair is out, and it's a hit with almost everyone. One person who takes exception is beautiful and...

Madonna was great at the Super Bowl. Everyone agrees. She was spot on, perfect. But her performance did not send theatregoers to the movies...
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I know--it's a lot of Paul McCartney news this week. He gets a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Thursday afternoon. Then...
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Usually the New York Daily News's Gatecrasher gets things right, so I want to help them: James Franco wasn't at a wrap party in...