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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As Grateful Dead fans know, their songs-- their live jams-- can be very, very long. Their rare standard hit-- like "Truckin''-- was edited to...
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You could feel it while it was happening. The Billboard Music Awards crashed and burned last night. They went went from 11.1 million viewers...
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The Billboard Music Awards? Why, Ludacris says they're the "Oscars of music except with black nominees." Oh yes, both shows air on ABC. It...
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EXCLUSIVE The doctor who helped get O.J. Simpson acquitted of double murder in 1995 is in hot water today. Contestants from "The Biggest Loser"...
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The Billboard Music Awards-- contrived in recent years -- have done something really crazy. They've chosen Madonna to perform a tribute to Prince tonight...
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Django lives, and he's still played by Franco Nero. I can tell you that John Sayles, one of my all time favorite directors, has agreed...
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Here's the list from the Un Certain Regard section of Cannes. Congrats to Matt Ross, who won Best Director for "Captain Fantastic." This movie...
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Rule number 1: you do not stay til the end of a film festival. By the 8th day, the party is just about over....
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"Nice Guys" finish last. Warner Bros. sorta kinda brought the Russell Crowe- Ryan Gosling 70s buddy movie to Cannes. Then they sorta kinda had...

The Cannes amFAR event is getting a lot of press-- for its celebrities like Katy Perry (who performed and may have been paid) and...