Roger Friedman

Celebrity journalist, documentary filmmaker, lover of classic soul

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Exclusive: Aretha Franklin, Queen of Soul, Gravely Ill in Detroit, Winner of 18 Grammy Awards
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Exclusive: Aretha Franklin, Queen of Soul, Gravely Ill in Detroit, Winner of 18 Grammy Awards
August, 12 2018
He Got Game: Spike Lee Scores Biggest Opening Weekend in 10 Years with “Klansman”
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He Got Game: Spike Lee Scores Biggest Opening Weekend in 10 Years with “Klansman”
August, 11 2018
Academy Awards Sell out to Studios, Add “Popular Movie” Award, Will Cut On-Air Awards in Half
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Academy Awards Sell out to Studios, Add “Popular Movie” Award, Will Cut On-Air Awards in Half
August, 8 2018
Ruth Wilson’s Character, One of the Principals of “The Affair,” Killed Off — Actress Complained About Pay Parity
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Ruth Wilson’s Character, One of the Principals of “The Affair,” Killed Off — Actress Complained About Pay Parity
August, 6 2018
One Direction Down: Zayn Malik in Career Free Fall as Second Single in a Row Fails to Sell, Chart
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One Direction Down: Zayn Malik in Career Free Fall as Second Single in a Row Fails to Sell, Chart
July, 24 2018
Seymour Stein Out at Warner Music After 51 Years, The Man Who Gave Us Madonna, the Ramones, Pretenders, Talking Heads
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Seymour Stein Out at Warner Music After 51 Years, The Man Who Gave Us Madonna, the Ramones, Pretenders, Talking Heads
July, 19 2018
Sacha Baron Cohen’s Scathing Satire “Who is America?” Scores  Just 327,000 Viewers
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Sacha Baron Cohen’s Scathing Satire “Who is America?” Scores Just 327,000 Viewers
July, 17 2018
John Travolta “Gotti” Movie Will End Theater Run with $4.3 Million, Lowest Box Office for Actor in Over 20 Years
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John Travolta “Gotti” Movie Will End Theater Run with $4.3 Million, Lowest Box Office for Actor in Over 20 Years
July, 12 2018
Emmy Nominations: “This is Us,” “Blackish” Only Network Nominees, CBS’s Showtime Blanked, Non-TV Shows Sweep Competition
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Emmy Nominations: “This is Us,” “Blackish” Only Network Nominees, CBS’s Showtime Blanked, Non-TV Shows Sweep Competition
July, 12 2018
Michael Jackson Broadway Musical Planned, But It’s Not So Easy as “ABC, 1-2-3” to Tell His Life Story
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Michael Jackson Broadway Musical Planned, But It’s Not So Easy as “ABC, 1-2-3” to Tell His Life Story
June, 19 2018
Box Office: “Gotti” Whacked with Just $1.7 Mil Weekend, “Incredibles 2” at $180 Mil, Biggest Ever Animated Weekend Open
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Box Office: “Gotti” Whacked with Just $1.7 Mil Weekend, “Incredibles 2” at $180 Mil, Biggest Ever Animated Weekend Open
June, 17 2018
Beyonce and Jay Z Drop Surprise Album, “Everything is Love,” Plus Video (Watch Here) “Apesh*t” — Shot in the Louvre?
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Beyonce and Jay Z Drop Surprise Album, “Everything is Love,” Plus Video (Watch Here) “Apesh*t” — Shot in the Louvre?
June, 16 2018
John Travolta Scores Lowest Ever Opening with “Gotti” $614K Friday Night
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John Travolta Scores Lowest Ever Opening with “Gotti” $614K Friday Night
June, 16 2018
John Travolta’s “Gotti” Movie Is as Bad as You Thought, the All You Can Eat Buffet Version of “Goodfellas”
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John Travolta’s “Gotti” Movie Is as Bad as You Thought, the All You Can Eat Buffet Version of “Goodfellas”
June, 15 2018
Kevin Spacey Film “Billionaire Boys Club” Coming in August from Same Distributor as “Gotti” Movie
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Kevin Spacey Film “Billionaire Boys Club” Coming in August from Same Distributor as “Gotti” Movie
June, 12 2018
Bill Clinton: Book PR Backfires, Ambushed by NBC, Today Show on Monica Lewinsky Story
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Bill Clinton: Book PR Backfires, Ambushed by NBC, Today Show on Monica Lewinsky Story
June, 4 2018
Exclusive: Is this Anna Wintour’s Last Met Ball? 2017 Receipts Off by Over $1 Million, Expenses Skyrocket
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Exclusive: Is this Anna Wintour’s Last Met Ball? 2017 Receipts Off by Over $1 Million, Expenses Skyrocket
May, 6 2018
Starless, Starless Night: Comedian Kathy Griffin is the Only Recognizable “Name” at the White House Correspondents Dinner
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Starless, Starless Night: Comedian Kathy Griffin is the Only Recognizable “Name” at the White House Correspondents Dinner
April, 29 2018
“Roseanne” Ratings Fall to Earth as Reruns of First 4 Shows Beaten Soundly By “The Voice,” and an “NCIS” Repeat
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“Roseanne” Ratings Fall to Earth as Reruns of First 4 Shows Beaten Soundly By “The Voice,” and an “NCIS” Repeat
April, 25 2018
Kanye West’s Morning Meltdown: “I am this generation’s Ford Hughes Jobs Disney…Yeezy will become the biggest apparel company in human history”
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Kanye West’s Morning Meltdown: “I am this generation’s Ford Hughes Jobs Disney…Yeezy will become the biggest apparel company in human history”
April, 25 2018
Kanye West: (Listen) Black Talk Radio Turns Against Him After He Voices Support for Trump, Right Wing Personality
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Kanye West: (Listen) Black Talk Radio Turns Against Him After He Voices Support for Trump, Right Wing Personality
April, 23 2018
Review: Shrill “Roseanne” Episode 3 Mocks ABC’s “Black and Asian Shows,” Endorses Physical Violence of Grandkids, Plus Dan May Be Dead After All
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Review: Shrill “Roseanne” Episode 3 Mocks ABC’s “Black and Asian Shows,” Endorses Physical Violence of Grandkids, Plus Dan May Be Dead After All
April, 4 2018
“Black Panther” Holds Off “Tomb Raider,” “Wrinkle,” First Film Since “Avatar” to Score 5th Week to at Number 1
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“Black Panther” Holds Off “Tomb Raider,” “Wrinkle,” First Film Since “Avatar” to Score 5th Week to at Number 1
March, 17 2018
George Clooney Political Career Moving Forward? Pens Op-Ed Piece in “Foreign Affairs” About Africa
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George Clooney Political Career Moving Forward? Pens Op-Ed Piece in “Foreign Affairs” About Africa
March, 14 2018
Record Sales Plunge as Top Artists– Justin Timberlake, U2, even Taylor Swift– Sell Fractions of Previous Numbers
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Record Sales Plunge as Top Artists– Justin Timberlake, U2, even Taylor Swift– Sell Fractions of Previous Numbers
March, 13 2018
After 2 False Starts, Spielberg’s “Ready Player One” Premieres at SXSW AND Gets Standing Ovation– Director: Greatest Anxiety Attack I’ve Ever Had”
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After 2 False Starts, Spielberg’s “Ready Player One” Premieres at SXSW AND Gets Standing Ovation– Director: Greatest Anxiety Attack I’ve Ever Had”
March, 12 2018
“Get Out” Wins Indie Spirit Awards, Which Are Basically Rehearsals for the Oscars
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“Get Out” Wins Indie Spirit Awards, Which Are Basically Rehearsals for the Oscars
March, 4 2018
Rainy, Cold Oscar Weekend: Studio Paranoia Bans Press from Parties, Stars Avoid Fox Searchlight Possible Farewell
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Rainy, Cold Oscar Weekend: Studio Paranoia Bans Press from Parties, Stars Avoid Fox Searchlight Possible Farewell
March, 3 2018
Searing Big Screen “Chappaquidick” Thriller: Mary Jo Kopechne as First #MeToo Victim of Kennedy Family Money, Power and Corruption
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Searing Big Screen “Chappaquidick” Thriller: Mary Jo Kopechne as First #MeToo Victim of Kennedy Family Money, Power and Corruption
February, 28 2018
Famed Playwright David Mamet Says He’s Written a Play About Harvey Weinstein
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Famed Playwright David Mamet Says He’s Written a Play About Harvey Weinstein
February, 23 2018
George Clooney Signaling Political Move– He and Wife Amal Donating $500,000 to March for Our Lives And Will Be There: “Our Children’s Lives Depend On It”
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George Clooney Signaling Political Move– He and Wife Amal Donating $500,000 to March for Our Lives And Will Be There: “Our Children’s Lives Depend On It”
February, 20 2018
Weinstein Company Has A New Unreleased Movie Starring Uma Thurman (Really), Produced by Just Fired COO’s Brother
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Weinstein Company Has A New Unreleased Movie Starring Uma Thurman (Really), Produced by Just Fired COO’s Brother
February, 19 2018
REVIEW Clint Eastwood’s “15:17 to Paris” Is An Eclectic Mix of Patriotic, Christian, and Cutting Edge — And Will Resonate in the Heartland
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REVIEW Clint Eastwood’s “15:17 to Paris” Is An Eclectic Mix of Patriotic, Christian, and Cutting Edge — And Will Resonate in the Heartland
February, 8 2018
Justin Timberlake Release “Man of the Woods” Shoots to Number 1 on Eve of Super Bowl Performance
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Justin Timberlake Release “Man of the Woods” Shoots to Number 1 on Eve of Super Bowl Performance
February, 2 2018
Clive Davis Gives the Party of Parties, “Outs” Jamie Foxx and Katie Holmes, Announces Aretha Franklin Movie, Mariah Carey Shows Up at the End And Misses
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Clive Davis Gives the Party of Parties, “Outs” Jamie Foxx and Katie Holmes, Announces Aretha Franklin Movie, Mariah Carey Shows Up at the End And Misses
January, 28 2018
It’s Official: Steven Spielberg is Remaking “West Side Story,” Pro-Forma Casting Call Goes Out for Leads
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It’s Official: Steven Spielberg is Remaking “West Side Story,” Pro-Forma Casting Call Goes Out for Leads
January, 25 2018
Oscar Nominations Pit One Studio — Fox– Against Itself with “Shape of Water,” “3 Billboards,” “The Post” Fighting for Best Picture
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Oscar Nominations Pit One Studio — Fox– Against Itself with “Shape of Water,” “3 Billboards,” “The Post” Fighting for Best Picture
January, 23 2018
“Three Billboards” Becomes Oscar Favorite, Wins SAG, Other Winners: Frances McDormand, Gary Oldman, “Veep,” “This Is Us,” Allison Janney, Sam Rockwell, William
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“Three Billboards” Becomes Oscar Favorite, Wins SAG, Other Winners: Frances McDormand, Gary Oldman, “Veep,” “This Is Us,” Allison Janney, Sam Rockwell, William
January, 22 2018
Oscar Winner Mo’Nique Calls for Boycott of Netflix for Gender and Color Bias: She was Low-Balled on Offer for Comedy Special
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Oscar Winner Mo’Nique Calls for Boycott of Netflix for Gender and Color Bias: She was Low-Balled on Offer for Comedy Special
January, 19 2018
Ed Sheeran’s Plagiarism Problems Are Getting Worse: Latest One Exposes Faith Hill and Tim McGraw
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Ed Sheeran’s Plagiarism Problems Are Getting Worse: Latest One Exposes Faith Hill and Tim McGraw
January, 15 2018
Directors Guild Snubs Old School, Omits Spielberg, Nominates 4 First Timers, Plus Female and Black Directors
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Directors Guild Snubs Old School, Omits Spielberg, Nominates 4 First Timers, Plus Female and Black Directors
January, 11 2018
Exclusive: Barbra Streisand Surprise Presenter At Golden Globes, Will Give Either Best Picture or Lifetime Award to Oprah
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Exclusive: Barbra Streisand Surprise Presenter At Golden Globes, Will Give Either Best Picture or Lifetime Award to Oprah
January, 7 2018
“Last Jedi” Knocked to 3rd Place in 3rd Week, Makes Half as Much as Horror Thriller’s 4th Installment
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“Last Jedi” Knocked to 3rd Place in 3rd Week, Makes Half as Much as Horror Thriller’s 4th Installment
January, 6 2018
Unhappy New Years Day: “Last Jedi” Knocked Off Number 1 by “Jumanji” Reboot
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Unhappy New Years Day: “Last Jedi” Knocked Off Number 1 by “Jumanji” Reboot
January, 2 2018
History’s Tragic Repeat: Washington Post Heir Bill Graham Suicide 54 Years After Publisher Father
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History’s Tragic Repeat: Washington Post Heir Bill Graham Suicide 54 Years After Publisher Father
December, 25 2017
Box Office: “Last Jedi” Now Running Over $100 Mil Behind “Force Awakens”
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Box Office: “Last Jedi” Now Running Over $100 Mil Behind “Force Awakens”
December, 23 2017
“Star Wars” Box Office Trouble? “Last Jedi” First Monday Receipts Are Half as Much as “The Force Awakens”
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“Star Wars” Box Office Trouble? “Last Jedi” First Monday Receipts Are Half as Much as “The Force Awakens”
December, 20 2017
“Star Wars” Burn Out? “Last Jedi” Thursday Night Box Office Falls Short of “Force Awakens” by $12 Million
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“Star Wars” Burn Out? “Last Jedi” Thursday Night Box Office Falls Short of “Force Awakens” by $12 Million
December, 15 2017
Shock Snubs from Screen Actors Guild Award Noms: Streep, Hanks, Spielberg, Daniel Day Lewis OUT, New Generation IN
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Shock Snubs from Screen Actors Guild Award Noms: Streep, Hanks, Spielberg, Daniel Day Lewis OUT, New Generation IN
December, 13 2017
Review: Carrie Fisher’s Last Postcard from the Edge: Late Star Commands “Star Wars: The Last Jedi”
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Review: Carrie Fisher’s Last Postcard from the Edge: Late Star Commands “Star Wars: The Last Jedi”
December, 12 2017
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