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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A week ago, I learned that "Spider Man" director Julie Taymor was planning to sue the producers of the $75 million show. As a...

Exclusive: Showbiz411 has learned exclusively that director Julie Taymor has filed suit against the producers of the Broadway show she created, "Spider Man: Turn...
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Madonna's next album will not be back on Warner Music. That ship has sailed. I am told by a Warner source that the understanding...
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So guess who was sitting in our row last night at Carnegie Hall for Glamour Magazine's Women of the Year awards. Why, Andrew Madoff...
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There's mostly good news about Clint Eastwood's "J. Edgar," despite the mixed trade reviews from late last week. Eastwood's biopic, written by Dustin Lance...
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Dr. Conrad Murray has been found guilty on involuntary manslaughter. A jury has found that he killed Michael Jackson. Murray. who's walked around scot-free...
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Monica Lewinsky? Like a lot of people (including my mother) I saw in a recent newspaper item that insisted Monica was a ruined girl...
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I haven't really gotten into the day to day stuff of the Dr. Conrad Murray-Michael Jackson murder trial, mainly because it's on TV and...
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Movie box office reporting has become quite the game. Nikki Finke regularly puts up the wrong numbers every Saturday in order to "beat" everyone....

Everyone should go the way Andy Rooney did yesterday. He was 92, and actually "retired" just a month ago. He certainly must have known...