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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Aretha Franklin stole her own show last night when the Apollo Theater gave her a Lifetime Achievement Award. The Queen of Soul was not...
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When Martin Scorcese's new series hits HBO later this year, it's going to look good, that's for sure. Talk at the Tony Awards last night...
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So you've won a Tony Award? What next? You leave Broadway. As a bunch of actors won Awards last night, they are also planning their exits...
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Who was seated in Radio Music City Hall earliest last night for the Tony Awards? At 6:45pm, before the non telecast preshow began: "Fences"...
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Today would have been author/writer/novelist/essayist/short story writer Laurie Colwin's 66th birthday. She died on October 24, 1992 of a sudden heart attack at age...
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Jack Nicholson showed up very late for Mike Nichols’ big AFI tribute last week in Hollywood—he’d been watching the Lakers, of course. Then Nicholson...
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Timing is everything. And no one has worse timing than O.J. Simpson. Yesterday he filed for an overturn of his conviction and for release from...
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Money manager to the stars, Ken Starr, had his criminal indictment increased from $30 million to almost double that at $59 million yesterday. As I...
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It's my birthday weekend, so here are a few titles that have been on my mind lately. Add to them anything from Stax or...
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The vultures around Michael Jackson have circled June 25th--the first anniversary of his death-- for their first attacks. That's the day Ian Halperin, sleazy tabloid...