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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The Grammy Award for Best New Artist has really kicked up a tempest in a teapot. The fans--maybe thinking this was a bogus award...
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Finally, some useful advice on a morning show! Al Roken interviewed New York real estate queen Barbara Corcoran today. They took a call from...
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I guess Warner Music Group wants to go out with a bang. Steeped in losses, with few hit records and a reputation for being...
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"Rock of Ages," the Broadway musical about pop and rock music from the 1980s, is getting a surprise addition to its cast. Of course,...

"The King's Speech" swept the BAFTA Awards--given by the British Film Academy--tonight in London. The film--heavily tipped to sweep the Oscars next week--picked up...

Whitney Houston and Dionne Warwick  showed Clive Davis's A list party crowd how superstars make history last night. In front of a double A...
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Whitney Houston has been rehearsing all week for tonight's Clive Davis/NARAS extravaganza at the Beverly Hilton, I spoke with her last night and happily...
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Stop the presses: None other than Prince, dressed like Little Lord Fauntleroy, introduced Barbra Streisand  last night at her MusiCares Person of the Year...
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Actor and comedian Martin Short got a lot of laughs last night at the "Umforgettable Evening" EIF dinner at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel--as he...
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Here in Los Angeles, as Grammy weekend  revs up, the music biz is about to play musical chairs. I can tell you exclusively that...