Roger Friedman who writes a sort of gossip column at Fox News's website has always struck me as the music and entertainment industries' Dominick Dunne: incredibly well-connected, smart, hysterical, self-important, and above all, totally biased. He's great for the music industry's insider perspective - he was on the pulse of the Alicia Keys publicity machine, as well as was a willing messenger for it. But I can't take his tastes seriously - especially when he thinks that Chicago is the best movie of the year. He also thinks the About Schmidt screenplay was better than About a Boy, but maybe that's because he's old. (Yeah, I'm being ageist, but About Schmidt is a huge boring downer and Jack is basically doing his usual schtick. Who cares?)
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