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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update: click on Janet's name below for an update. Janet Jackson's new record company may be losing sleep over her first release for BMG...
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Who knew? So honored. Flattered, even. In the name of Xenu, I am thrilled to report that @Showbiz411 has been blocked from following or...
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I just got the message that Michael Masser has died at age 74. What a shame. He was as big and important a songwriter...
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A careless whisper has brought Wham singer George Michael out of hiding onto Twitter. Michael Tweeted today that despite a report in the UK...
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I've been writing about rock music pretty much my whole life. Let's say 40 years and leave it at that. The best movie ever...
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This week marks the 50th anniversary of the Rolling Stones' "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction" at number 1 on the US charts. The Stones...
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UPDATE "Minions" finished with $115.2 million, making it the second biggest opening for an animated  film behind "Shrek the Third." Earlier, and wrong: "Minions" pulled...
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Greetings Mr. Phelps. Your mission, if you choose to accept it: distance Tom Cruise in the public eye from the cult of Scientology before...
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Tonight (Friday), Tomorrow night, Micky Dolenz at 54 Below is the surprise of the season. I saw him Tuesday night. Wow. You want good things...
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Princess Leia kept a diary! Or, rather Carrie Fisher did, thank goodness when she made "Star Wars," "The Empire Strikes Back," and "Return of...