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 is in New York on her annual holiday. And on Tuesday she got serenaded at lunch. The Queen of Soul stopped in to...
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mel Gibson's situation is just getting worse and worse. I am told that his faithful (and very nice) press agent, Alan Nierob, of Rogers and...
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Sting played the Metropolitan Opera House last night with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Branford Marsalis and Dominic Miller. The show was a success and...
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The big buzz in the R&B world today is that Ne Yo, the 30 year old junior soul man, is releasing two new songs...
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"Is it okay to like a film but not really understand it?" That's what someone asked yesterday after the afternoon screening of Chris Nolan's "Inception." The...
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It's hard to believe, because he was such an omnipotent figure in Yankee life, but George Steinbrenner is dead at age 80. The obits and...
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Roman Polanski may already be in Paris this morning. According to the Geneva newspaper, Polanski left Gstaad, Switzerland immediately after being unshackled from his home...
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The word is starting up again at Island Def Jam Records: L.A. Reid, they say, may be on his way out. Listen, no one criticized...
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There's a big hub bub going on in Marvel land. The reason? Edward Norton has been dumped from "The Avengers" rather than reprise his role...
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The biggest story at the box office this weekend wasn't the continued agony of Tom Cruise. But yes, his "Knight and Day" has stalled...