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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I am thrilled to report that John Carney's "Begin Again" had a huge holiday weekend. The estimated take for the five days is $1.7...
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Friday's box office proves that the only Fourth of July fireworks were in the sky, not theaters. Melissa McCarthy's poorly reviewed "Tammy" did about...
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Peggy Lee recorded "The Freedom Train" with Johnny Mercer, Benny Goodman, and Margaret Whiting in 1947. The song was written by Irving Berlin and...
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Voulez-vous coucher avec moi? Patti Labelle and Sarah Dash are set to be at Joe's Pub THIS MONDAY NIGHT JULY 7TH for pal Nona...
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Alas, it was not meant to be, me seeing "Much Ado About Nothing" at Shakespeare in the Park. Torrential rains and what looked like...
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Hello people over 30. You had record collections, tapes, CDs. Then you downloaded music into your computers or devices. Well, guess what? Kids today...
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Mike Kasem, Casey Kasem's son, posted this video memorial to his dad. I'm told it was played at Casey's memorial on June 24th. Last...
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Could Keira Knightley be the next movie star with a hit single? Here's a video of Keira singing "Like a Fool" from "Begin Again."...
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"Tammy" was a hit song long ago by Debbie Reynolds, America's sweetheart. Now it's a movie starring Melissa McCarthy, directed by her husband, Ben...
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This has not been a good week for Robin Thicke. Yesterday he did a much ballyhooed "takeover" of ABC, appearing on "Good Morning America,"...