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.

In the old days, if you wrote a letter to the editor of your newspaper, your name would be printed. It would also be...
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Raymone Bain didn't file taxes, federal or state, for 2008. This week in Washington DC she pleaded guilty to those charges. Long before Bain...
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Two years ago this afternoon, Michael Jackson died. The only person present was Dr. Conrad Murray. He administered propofol to Michael, something the singer...
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Peter Falk has finally succumbed to Alzheimer's. He had a tough time in the last ten years, particularly with his family. But Falk was...
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Lots of talk this week about a Jeff Buckley movie with Penn Badgley of "Gossip Girl" as its star. Only, wait a sec: the...
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It's a good thing that Lorne Michaels isn't a "horrible boss." The key players from "Saturday Night Live" will return this fall--Seth...
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I told you weeks and weeks ago -- exclusively-- about the three one act plays coming by Woody Allen, Elaine May, and Ethan Coen....
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This is a rare marketing and A&R disaster in the making: Beyonce's new album, called "4," will be released officially on Monday in the...
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I'm a little off kilter because of traveling back and forth to Los Angeles during the week. But I didn't want Clarence Clemons' funeral...
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It's hard to know what to say at this point about Nikki Finke's Deadline Hollywood. Most of their copy is either press releases they've...