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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"American Idol" was beaten in the ratings last night by real music, and it was an irony for Lionel Richie. "Motown 60" on CBS won...
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I don't blame Nathan Lane. He's a comic giant, along with Kristine Nielsen and Julie White. They are the best actors Broadway can summon....
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She didn't want it released. She had her reasons. But lo and behold, Aretha Franklin's "lost" gospel film is a hit. Fresh off her surprise...
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This weekend, Johnny Depp opened in "The Professor," directed by Wayne Roberts. Did you see it? The answer, for most, is No. "The Professor" went straight...
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Tonight's "Motown 60" special on CBS is a mixed bag. It's certainly worth seeing, but what went on backstage and in the negotiations is...
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John Singleton is said to have suffered a minor stroke, possibly on a flight from Costa Rica back to Los Angeles. His family says...
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MONDAY, 1:50PM: "Medellin" has dropped off the iTunes top 100 after five days. UPDATE SUNDAY NIGHT: "Medellin" has dropped to number 87 on iTunes...
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Adele is getting a divorce from her husband, one Simon Konecki. Sounds sad, which is good. Now she will material for songs on a...
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Oscar winning director Roman Polanski, 85, has filed suit against the Motion Picture Academy for his 2018 expulsion. Polanski became a member of the Academy...
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So Hudson News did buy the National Enquirer, the Globe, and something called the National Examiner. Jimmy Cohen paid David Pecker, publishing's lone wolf...