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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This is rich: Mel Gibson has ceased having Mass and other services at his private church in Agoura Hills, California (adjacent to Malibu). Every year,...
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Howard Stern--surprise! (not)--is staying at Sirius XM Radio. He's signed a five year deal. It wasn't possible he was going back to regular radio....
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Thirty years? It's gone by in a blink. Here are my 30 favorite John Lennon songs--for today. The list always changes. The songs are...

NEW YORK: the Manhattan School for Children had a grand opening for its Greenhouse, built on the school's roof. This a public school on...
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The Beverly Hills Police have come up with their theory about how Ronni Chasen was murdered. It's a doozy. According to the BHPD, Harold Smith--the...
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"Blue Valentine" turns out not to be so blue after all. In a unanimous decision, the MPAA ratings committee decided to revoke their NC-17 designation...
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Reports of Aretha Franklin's demise are a little premature. The rampant rumor that she might have pancreatic cancer is just a rumor. It hasn't been...
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Reported elsewhere, but I've done a little confirming of my own: If he can get out of his remaining contract at Universal Music Group, Doug...
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Well, that's it for "The Tourist." Sony Pictures is looking at quite a little disaster with the expensive Angelina Jolie-Johnny Depp star vehicle. In his...
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David O. Russell is hot right now thanks to "The Fighter" -- totally set for the Top 5 Best Picture picks along with "The...