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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This week's box office looks a lot like last week's. "A Quiet Place" is number 1 with $22 million, beating "Rampage," held over from...

I am really sorry to see that BB King's in Times Square will close at the end of the month. Isn't this what the...
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The actor Verne Troyer died today at age 49. He'd been battling depression and alcoholism. It's unclear how he died, but the impression given...
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When Patty McCormack was 11 years old, back in 1956, she was the sensation of the movie world. She played Rhoda Penmark, the "Bad...
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What the world needs now is a strong, fun anthem for 2018 that echoes Helen Reddy's 70s hit "I Am Woman." That would be "By...
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Well, what else can you do? "Hello, Dolly!" has been playing to respectable houses since January when Bernadette Peters took over. Peters, many feel, is...
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You get a lot when you're a Sting fan-- great rock and reggae, and then a potential private show at the Metropolitan Museum of...
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Ted Cruz-- it's hard to believe to he's still functioning as an independent adult and not tied up in a strait jacket somewhere. For the...
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Remember the really fun comedy "Trainwreck"? Judd Apatow directed Amy Schumer to a blockbuster three years ago. The hit film made over $100 million...
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The Cannes Film Festival just added a couple of films to the line up. Lars von Trier has been invited back, but out of competition,...