Mariah Carey’s new mouthpiece Roger Friedman has confirmed yesterday’s rumor that the “real first single” from Mimi’s delay-plagued, yet still forthcoming Memoirs Of An Imperfect Angel will be a cover of Foreigner’s “I Want To Know What Love Is.” (In case you missed it, the new line on the Eminem dis track “Obsessed” is that it was just a “summer trifle,” and not a real lead single from the album, despite it having an expensive video and it being called a single by Mariah’s camp. This couldn’t be because it hasn’t hit the Billboard Hot 100’s top 10 in the five weeks that it’s been out, could it? Cough.) More »
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Last week, Fox gossip and avowed Warner Music Group enemy Roger Friedman was pooh-poohing rumors of an affair between Madonna and existentially troubled Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez, saying that the whole thing was just a publicity stunt dreamed up by their shared manager Guy Oseary. But now that Madonna’s been named in the divorce papers served to A-Rod by his wife Cynthia, Friedman has picked up his poison pen and written a bizarre item about the “affair of the heart” between the two maybe being the culprit behind A-Rod’s groin injury in April, which landed him on the DL but apparently didn’t stop him from attending Madge’s Roseland show. Friedman’s so peeved, in fact, that he’s even backtracking on his claims that tickets to Madonna’s Sticky & Sweet Tour are selling like hotcakes!
Fox 411 columnist and amateur American Idol conspiracy theorist Roger Friedman has a new maligned music-industry heavy that he wants to prop up: The megapromoter Live Nation, whose feelings apparently got hurt by yesterday’s New York Post item on Madonna’s somewhat-soft ticket sales. In his latest column, he accuses one “Warner M. Group” of planting stories to make Madge–and, by extension, Live Nation, which signed her to an expensive deal last autumn–look bad! But while he’s defending his friends, he goes way beyond the bounds of his usually slippery relationship with reality.