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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The music business is a tough one these days. Ask Taylor Swift. In one week she sold 1.2 million copies of her new album,...
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Just a note to explain recent absence and maybe more spotty postings this week. I went to New Haven on Sunday morning for a...
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Paul McCartney continues his efforts to mend fences and seek detente with Yoko Ono. McCartney's given David Frost (still going at it, god bless...
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The Russians love James Bond. So do the Brazilians, French and South Koreans. And of course the Brits. "Skyfall" took in $77 million on...
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Sixto Rodriguez, subject of the wonderful documentary "Searching for Sugar Man," has suddenly exploded. The two albums he made in 1970 and 1971, "Cold...
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Hurricane Sandy is shutting down New York's glittering social life for a couple of days. The first casualty: super producer Nile Rodgers' annual We...
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Very troubling news this afternoon about yet another outwardly successful looking person in Hollywood committing suicide. I'm thinking of the popular entertainment lawyer Peter...
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The Wachowskis' "Cloud Atlas" is getting mostly shrugs from fans and critics. It made only $3.5 million last night, and will do maybe $8...
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Superstar performer and Detroit native has a good reason to root for the Tigers in the World Series this weekend. If--let's say when--the Tigers...
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Taylor Swift: does she need the Kennedys? Not really. Her "Red" album, a hodgepodge of her songs, Max Martin type production, and tabloid fodder...