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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Whitney Houston‘s ex, Bobby Brown, was so down and out four years ago he planned on publishing a tell-all book. I wrote about in...
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James Franco- multi hyphenate industry player–is back on social media. For a while he abadonded Twitter and other outlets, turning over all communication to...
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Whitney Houston is dead and the money making has begun. The people close to her--just like those "close" to Michael Jackson-- are selling their...
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I took this picture at Clive Davis's 2009 Grammy party. Whitney performed a whole set, and she was more on target than ever. I...
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There's no such thing as a "done deal" but "The Artist" looks like it's headed to a big Oscar night on February 26th. Over...

The Clive Davis party was called for 6:45 in the ballroom of the Beverly Hilton. On the fourth floor,...
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We also have reports at www.forbes.com. But our LEAH SYDNEY took notes as the Grammy party progressed last with a heavy heart. There was a...
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EXCLUSIVE Ricky Minor, Whitney Houston's longtime musical director, tells me that he met with her on Thursday morning here at the Beverly Hilton Hotel....

The tragedy of Whitney Houston's death is huge. But the timing is awful, too. Suddenly, the annual pre Grammy dinner given by her mentor...
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Exclusive: Here's the full text of Eddie Izzard's running commentary about Paul McCartney during last night's MusiCares show. It was a lot more interesting...