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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Fox TV is renewing "American Idol." Why? They have no choice. Today they also cancelled a bunch of shows including "Dads," "Enlisted," "Surviving Jack,"...
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Big party at the Monkey Bar on Wednesday night-- swanky, I'd say-- for beloved producer Jerry Bruckheimer and his 800 page coffee table book...
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Showtime's "Penny Dreadful" made a big splash last night with a star studded premiere in New York. No less than Sting and Trudie Styler,...
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Pop, pop pop music. Everyone used to want pop music. But now, not so much. With very little new product, and nothing at all...
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OJ Simpson's lawyer is not a fan of his client. Yale Galanter, whom Simpson has fought with since his 2008 Las Vegas imprisonment, shared...
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There will be no Lady Rose in Season 6 of "Downton Abbey." So writes my colleague Baz Bamigboye in the UK Daily Mail....
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Monica Lewinsky has written an essay in the new issue of Vanity Fair. She says: “It’s time to burn the...
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Indie world: the vivacious and talented Heather Graham is going to make her directing debut. I can tell you that she's cast Josh Lucas...
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Well, this is special: the Motion Picture and TV Fund will not have their next "The Night Before" event at the Beverly Hills Hotel...
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Tonight: the embattled James Beard Foundation gives a bunch of awards to restaurateurs. On Friday, they handed out their journalism and media awards. I'm...