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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UPDATE As I predicted, "Not Fade Away" chosen for NYFF. Earlier: A little lost in the pre-Oscar buzz but back now: "Not Fade...
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The remake of "Sparkle" is a meandering mixed bag. But one thing will bring audiences into theaters this Friday: the final screen appearance of...
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Frank Sinatra hit number 3 this week on the charts. Really? Yes, really. A Warner/Reprise collection from 2008 called "Nothing But the Best" sold...
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Marvin Hamlisch's funeral at Temple Emanuel on Fifth Avenue was packed, and I mean jammed. Every seat was taken, people were standing. Candice Bergen....
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Taylor Swift is now the cheesiest performer in current pop music, which is a hard distinction considering what's out there. Her new single is...
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Composer and friend to all Marvin Hamlisch--triple Oscar winner, Grammy, Tony and Pulitzer winner-- was paid respect by scads of celebs at his pre-funeral...
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Every era must come to an end, and so today a big one has arrived. Helen Gurley Brown, the pioneering editor of Cosmopolitan, has...
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Ang Lee's film of the best selling book "Life of Pi" will open the 50th anniversary of the New York Film Festival on September...
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When you hear Clear Channel has bought a new station, you tremble with fear. But WOR-AM, New York's last truly local radio station with...
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The Apollo Theater had a very high priced exclusive fundraiser in the Hamptons on Saturday night. But actual R&B players with long histories at...