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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Willie Mitchell, the great musician, producer and composer, has died in Memphis. He was 81. Willie was famous for putting Hi Records on the map...
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The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is considering a move not unlike “Desperate Housewives.” In fact, you might call Jann Wenner the “desperate despot”...
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A lot of Academy voters are probably going through their holiday mail today — and guess what — the Oscar ballot is here. Some nominees...
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While Academy voters are studying their ballots and watching their videos, believe it or not there are a lot of new movies coming soon....
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Broadway is packed this week with tourists and the like. You can barely get a seat to any show, and the restaurants in the...
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This column is on a short hiatus–believe it or not–possibly not returning before January 4th. If something terrible, or great, happens, go straight to...
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Everyone loves/hates lists. Here are two for the decade of 00’s. Don’t like the choices? Make your own list! It’s fun! PS If I...
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Daniel Day-Lewis has two Oscars, one for playing a paralyzed man with cerebral palsy whose left foot does the talking, and another for playing...
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Maybe it’s because it’s a holiday weekend, but the crazy stories are starting up again. Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson tells me by email tonight that...
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The FBI files on Michael Jackson show a concerted effort by the Santa Barbara District Attorney’s office to convict the pop star for child...