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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It's about freaking time. The estate of Michael Jackson, represented by Howard Weitzman, has filed suit against Howard Mann and all his pseudonyms and DBAs. The...
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James Franco hits Sundance tomorrow night, but not in the usual way. Last year, Franco was here with "Howl," the opening night film in which...
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Father and daughter, Steven and Liv, are having big weeks. Last night Steven Tyler debuted on "American Idol" as a judge after 152 years as...
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In my interview with Ricky Gervais that ran on Monday morning after the Golden Globes, Ricky told us to watch "The Office" on January...
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Roger Nichols, the genius who engineered and mixed all of the Steely Dan albums, needs our help. He's been diagnosed with Stage 4 pancreatic...
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Sad news: Don Kirshner, the man behind the Brill Building sound, died on Monday at age 76 of heart failure. He was inducted into...
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Have you seen the commercials and the trailer for Adam Sandler's "Just Go With It"? The film, due next month, stars Sandler and Jennifer Aniston, who...
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UPDATE Regis Philbin announced this morning he's leaving "Live with Regis and Kelly." He'll be 80 years old in August. He is not retiring, friends...
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BAFTA, the British Academy Awards, have announced their nominees for their annual awards. "The King's Speech" got 14 nominations--staggering. Here's the list. Some films that...
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Paul Allen made a surprise appearance on Saturday night at the Paramount Pictures party at the Chateau Marmont. Allen, the co-founder of Microsoft, has...