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.

Peter Hansen, one of the original cast members from "General Hospital," died Sunday age 95. Hansen played Lee Baldwin, the town lawyer in Port...
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WEDNESDAY And the drop continues, down to 4. By Saturday the record will need a huge injection from the SNL appearance. TUESDAY Maybe Harry Styles'...
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So you can't get in to see "Hamilton"? How about the next best thing? The hilarious parody called "Spamilton" is moving down to the theatre...
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Ed Sheeran is starting to get a reputation. He's reportedly settled a copyright claim on his hit record, "Photograph." A pair of songwriters named Martin...
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Donald Trump has pretty much gotten his way as far as decimating the White House Correspondents Dinner. This morning the group announced a last minute...
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EXCLUSIVE I've reported for the last several years on the Jolie-Pitt Foundation, operated by Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie. They've been extremely generous with...
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Variety is reporting this morning that Mariah Carey has a "new deal" with Epic Records. Actually, Mariah's new deal is her old deal. She just...
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"Risk," Laura Poitras's film sbout Julian Assange, has been sold to Showtime. The cable network showed a promo for it after the finale...
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The timing of Janet Jackson's divorce/separation is interesting in that it lines up with her mother's current living arrangements. I am told that Katherine Jackson,...
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The box office waits for a very Good Friday this coming Friday, and not the Friday we just had. The weekend was tepid to...