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.

You know, "12 Years a Slave" was Best Picture last year. And 2014 was also a high water mark for the Oscars ratings. The...
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How do you get a hit single? Just perform it on the Academy Awards. "Glory" by Common and John Legend is now number 2...
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The Tony Bennett effect is now fully developed. Lady Gaga completely wowed the Oscar audience last night with her "Sound of Music" medley. No...
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The Oscars lost around 2 million people last night from 2014. What happened? A lot. First of all, Neil Patrick Harris, always so good...
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Vanity Fair 2015: you know that Vanity Fair's annual all star party always features a small round room composed of banquettes where stars set...
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I wish I understood what went on behind the scenes at the Academy. They snubbed Joan Rivers from the In Memoriam segment. But left...
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Oscar weekend culminated in the party of parties last night as Harvey Weinstein went into full impresario mode and blew the lid off the...
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There used to be a time when the Spirit Awards would be different and more daring than the Oscars. Now they are a rehearsal...
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Does anyone really know what time it is? Tom Ford's fashion show was scheduled for 7pm sharp. Most of the A list guests made...
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"The Interview" may not have been to Kim Jung Un's liking, but the Publicists Guild thought it was great. They just announced that Sony...