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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Sting is celebrating his 60th birthday in a big way--and not just with a gorgeous box set of his solo music due on September...
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Barbra Streisand still has it. She's got a top 5 album this week with  "What Matters Most."The CD--  A strong collection of ballads written by...
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Nile Rodgers, Paul Shaffer, Michael Douglas, Cissy Houston, Felicia Collins, Russ Titelman, Sylvia Rhone, Nona Hendryx, and Sue Simmons were among the luminaries who attended the Monday night...
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Michael Jackson would have turned 53 today. Let's concentrate on the good things--there's enough bad stuff to keep everyone arguing for a long time....
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I don't know why Senator Entertainment has finally exhumed "Fireflies in the Garden," produced by Julia Roberts. They just announced that after three years,...
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The MTV Video Music Awards are so hard to watch, especially with the aftermath of a hurricane and a winning Yankee game occurring simultaneously....
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I got a kick out of the National Enquirer cover story this week. Janet Jackson's ex mother in law says that Janet and her...
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We won't see the newly hitched Joy Behar on "The View" until September 6th. But in the meantime, she appeared last night in East...
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I'm finally getting to write about my friend Frank Dileo, who died yesterday at age 63. Frank was Michael Jackson's loyal and brilliant manager...

Just announced: Chazz Paliminteri has been cast as monster Paul Castellano in Barry Levinson's "Gotti" film. Chazz joins John Travolta, Ben Foster, and who...