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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Alicia Keys -- Grammy winner, newcomer from a decade ago--has really spread her wings in showbiz. She's now writing music for the new Broadway...
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Kristen Wiig--who's become a hot commodity with "Bridesmaids" this year--has wrapped her latest film in time for the new season "Saturday Night Live." It...
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Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick learned a lot about dinosaurs last night. So did about 200 people who came to the American Museum...
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Doug Franco, actor James Franco's dad, passed away suddenly last week. He was 63. The news was just released by the family late tonight....
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Danish director Lars von Trier did everyone a favor Monday and stayed away from the New York Film Festival premiere of "Melancholia." After making...
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As I've reported, the "Gotti" movie to be directed by Barry Levinson is problematic at best. Produced by a former federal felon with close...
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Roman Polanski, no matter how you feel about him, is one of our great directors. From "Rosemary's Baby" to "Chinatown" to "Tess" to "The...
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Exclusive: Sting's 60th birthday party at the Beacon Theater was a four hour celebration of the rock star's career and songs with his own...
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Marv Tarplin is a name you do not know. He co-wrote at least a dozen hits for Motown with Smokey Robinson, was an official...
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I wrote this on July 23, 2009 in this column. But it seemed appropriate to recall in light of the current trial. Michael Jackson’s Dr....