Roger Friedman

Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. He wrote the Intelligencer column for NY Magazine in the mid 90s, reporting on the OJ Simpson trial, as well as for the real Parade magazine (when it was owned by Conde Nast), and has written for the New York Observer, Details, Vogue, Spin, the New York Times, NY Post, Washington Post, and NY Daily News among many publications. He is the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.
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The legal papers filed by Mary Richardson Kennedy's law firm, Hennessey and Bienstock, paint a very grim and shocking picture of Bobby Kennedy Jr.'s...
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Who really found Mary Richardson Kennedy hanging from a noose in her barn on May 16th? It wasn't Bobby Kennedy Jr and the housekeeper,...
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Poor Madonna! What a year she's having. Madonna is being sued 22 years after her hit song, "Vogue," came out. Apparently new computer programs...
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Steven Tyler, a inside source tells me, was low-balled out of his job at "American Idol." "They're low balling everyone with offers," says the...
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Have you noticed that Harvey Weinstein has been more public this year than ever before? The co-chairman of the Weinstein Company has won back...
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Everyone’s wondering why Denise Rich took the drastic step of renouncing her US citizenship? (Everyone of course except the New York Times, which hasn’t...
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UPDATE THURSDAY AFTERNOON: Steven Tyler has left "American Idol" to rejoin Aerosmith (See below-- I thought that would happen.) After I ran this story...
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Did you know that Stephen King and John Mellencamp teamed up for a musical recently? It's called "Ghost Brothers of Darkland County," and it...
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I'm surprised it took this long. Jest.com, which is sort of like Funny or Die, has sent out a casting call for Katie Holmes...
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We're all looking forward to seeing "Sparkle," featuring the final work of Whitney Houston. The movie opens from Tri-Star/Sony on Friday, August 17th. It's...