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.

"Roseanne" was actually funny tonight. There were no shrill political debates, on the positive side. On the negative, it looks like they cut the baby...
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Everyone knows the name Mavis Staples these days, which is great. But Mavis grew up singing with her family-- her dad, Pops Staples and...

"American Idol" is not having a great time during its reincarnation. On Sunday night "Idol" was beaten by "NCIS" and its preceding show CBS, "Instinct,"...
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Lindsey Buckingham has left the building. He won't tour with Fleetwood Mac this summer after they finally got Christine McVie back. You know Fleetwood Mac....
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It's all over for Pauley Perrette at "NCIS." The original cast member leaves in a two parter beginning May 1st. Over the weekend she...
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Book publishing re-learned an old lesson this winter. Books by celebrities are not automatic best sellers. Indeed. they are flops. To wit: Sean Penn's novel,...
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When Han Solo met Chewbacca the hairy guy was 190 years old! In the new trailer from "Solo: A Star Wars Story," Alden Ehrenreich...
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After rising pop singer Christina Grimmie-- who'd competed on "The Voice" --  was murdered on June 10, 2016 after a show at the The...

Tina Fey has already conquered movies and TV, so what next? Sunday night she brought the musical version of her 2004 comedy movie "Mean...
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Jimmy Kimmel apologized. So what was Sean Hannity's response? He says we'll have to watch his show Monday night when he will comment. That way...