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.

Janet Jackson indeed paid for her brother Michael's "second" funeral in August 2009. According to papers just filed in the Los Angeles probate court...

The Michael Jackson estate has spent $159 million so far cleaning up his finances and taking care of his mother and three children. Let's...
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Michael Jackson's estate is in great shape considering how broke he was at his death. TMZ is all excited today because a filing on...
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Soho House in West Hollywood has become the go to spot for the A list at lunchtime, as well as late night. Yesterday, Cameron...
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Rod Stewart has added an eighth child to his burgeoning family. He and wife Penny Lancaster welcomed a second son, Aiden, who joins brother...
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"American Idol" is still a powerhouse show for Fox, but last night's ratings surprised me. The show is trending down, down, down without Simon...
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From Rolling Stone's website, an extract of an interview with Justin Bieber by Vanessa Grigoriadis: He isn't sure what political party he'd support if he...
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The New York Observer has a great piece today on New York's downtown restaurant war between Graydon Carter and the Waverly Inn vs. pretender...
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Sting was back in Los Angeles last night, fresh from a wildly successful symphony tour of Australia, Japan and New Zealand. He's on his...

Exclusive: Michael Jackson, even in death, remains in the middle of the current musical chairs deals in the declining record industry. For all these years,...