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 "American Idol" deal that Benny Medina made for Jennifer Lopez has paid off in buckets of gold. Lopez's new highly auto-tuned single, "On...
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Big headline this morning that Simon Cowell's talking to Paula Abdul about joining "X Factor." In fact, I told you last August 9th that...
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No one plays prickly and contentious like Frances McDormand. It doesn't matter if she's the mother in "Almost Famous" who declares that "Rock stars...
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It's a flashback! I told you on January 31st that the Courtney Love Twitter case was being settled. The amount involved was confidential. But...
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Okay yes, I know, enough already: but what the heck? I told you the other day that Michael Stipe had commissioned a bunch of...
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Mariah Carey's had a slight pr problem recently. She and other acts like Beyonce and Usher have performed in St. Barts over the last...
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Charlie Sheen is fast becoming like a character from a Kurt Vonnegut novel. He is nothing, sheer dross, and people are following...
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Hey kids: famed songwriter Diane Warren is really happy that hundreds of you have posted You Tube videos for her song "Born to Be...
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It's March 1st, do you know when "Mad Men" is coming back? No? Neither does anyone else. As of this weekend there has been...
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So much to catch up on from Oscar weekend besides the actual Oscars. Our Leah Sydney reports that the Women in Film event, held...