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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This morning, my friend Mark Simone asked me on WOR Radio if people would come back to the movie theaters. The answer, last night, was...
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Cher knows everything about show business, especially Las Vegas. Like everyone this week, Cher is shocked by the news of Britney Spears's conservatorship, and...
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The two big releases of note this morning are each pretty fascinating in their own way. Ed Sheeran is back, channeling the 80s with a...
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I'm reprinting a report I received today from Washington. The Music Fairness Act is the latest effort to get a performance royalty from radio...
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Congrats to the 2021 Governors Awards winners from the Motion Picture Academy. Honorary Oscars go to Samuel L. Jackson, Elaine May and Liv Ullmann, and...
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Andrew Giuliani is continuing his father's tradition of screaming in parking lots. Andrew has chosen one to shriek a defense of his now suspended from...
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The full Peabody Awards list is here, with special awards for PBS's Judy Woodruff and filmmaker Sam Pollard ("MLK"). In News, many awards for...
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Here's a case of someone cancelling themselves. Winston Marshall, a guitarist in Mumford & Sons, has quit the band over his own right wing politics. He...
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Finally! Rudy Giuliani has been suspended from practicing law in New York. The Appellate Court  found he had lied in arguing that the 2020 presidential election...
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There are so many characters, plots, and stories in Steven Soderbergh's "No Sudden Moves," that I'm convinced he and screenwriter Ed Solomon thought we...