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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Ed Sheeran hasn't been around long, but he's already feeling what it's like to have a short cycle of success. His new album, "No.6 Collaborations...
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It's a slow day in Hollywood, but come fall we may have new rules from the Academy of Motion Picture Sciences regarding Oscar campaigns. I've...
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Doesn't $23 million sound like a lot of money? It is! But that's also a soft Thursday preview night for "The Lion King" reboot. "The...
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I'm pleased to report that even though "Spirit" hasn't been a big sales hit, there are plenty of good songs on "The Lion King:...
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I always hated the musical, "Cats." It was something for out of towners on Broadway who didn't need to know much English because there...
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The Kennedy Center inductees are Sally Field, composer-conductor Michael Tilson Thomas, "Sesame Street," plus Linda Ronstadt and Earth Wind & Fire. They're all good choices,...
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Well, this is a shock. Beyonce -- on the eve of her new album, "The Lion King: The Gift," has parted ways with her music...
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Great news from TIFF, the Toronto Film Festival. Their opening night film will be "Once Were Brothers: Robbie Robertson and the Band," directed by Daniel...
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Unless something goes wrong, this is the year of Brad Pitt. The new trailer for James Gray's "Ad Astra" has dropped and it's a...
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Paul McCartney had done everything except for...Broadway! So as Carole King's show and others leave the Great White Way, Paul, at 77, is taking...