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.

There were a lot more parties, shows, and showcases this weekend in LA around the Grammy theme that I didn't even get to tell...
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Donald Byrd passed away a couple of days ago at age 80. Probably every jazz fan will know Donald Byrd a different way. He...
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Some notes from backstage and all around the Grammys: Bonnie Raitt won Best Americana album during the afternoon for her "Slipstream" recording. It's a...
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I like Justin Timberlake and I enjoyed his big comeback show at the Hollywood Palladium last night. So I was a little shocked when...

Ken Erlich and Neil Portnow have put together a sensational Grammy show tonight. I've looked over the list and -- aside from "Downton Abbey"--this...

Ben Affleck's "Argo" won the BAFTA awards for Best Picture tonight, pretty much securing its Oscar hold on the similar award. Daniel Day Lewis...

Exclusive: In a strange twist of fate, iTunes and the iPod were heroes to the music biz this weekend. I told you that a woman...
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Whitney Houston was not out of anyone's memory on Saturday night. Her death, exactly one year ago, was remembered at the annual Clive Davis...
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Bruce Springsteen, aided by producer David Foster, waded out into the dinner audience of around 3000 people last night at the L.A....
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"Silver Linings Playbook" writer-director David O. Russell missed the Writers Guild panel in Hollywood last night for a good reason. He was in Washington,...