Roger Friedman

Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also 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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Flash: this morning, after much back and forth, the Letterman show got permits for Paul McCartney to go up on their roof. Even as...
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WBCN, maybe the greatest of all rock radio stations, is being yanked off the air by its owner, CBS Radio, in August. We shouldn’t...
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I told readers of my old column back in March that the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame was planning its 25th anniversary for...
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Jermaine Jackson isn’t going to wait for (a) a month to pass since his brother died or (b) for his brother to be buried...
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“Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince” opens Wednesday with a huge advance ticket sale and lots of great reviews from fans who’ve been...
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Whitney Houston’s big comeback CD, “I Look...
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I never thought I’d say this about a real network news operation, but ABC News is allowing itself to be used by Joseph Jackson,...
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Well, we can scotch that idea about Paul McCartney playing on the roof of the Ed Sullivan Theater on Wednesday night. Word from the...
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The man who made the Blues Brothers into a hit recording act and movie, and who put Cher’s “Believe” onto the charts, passed away...