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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Ward, we have to talk about "The Beaver": the Jodie Foster film is still in a theater somewhere in America, perhaps forgotten by its...
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The mighty, legendary Sam Cooke died in 1964. That's 47 years ago, and still we're talking about him because his voice and his music...
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The great Buck Henry was a guest at Sidney Lumet's memorial service on Monday afternoon. And here's some news--the creator of "Get Smart" as...
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Al Pacino, Glenn Close, and Treat Williams were just some of the stars who turned out on Monday afternoon at Alice Tully Hall to...
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They were each famous but of course didn't know each other. Nevertheless, dead celebrity Anna Nicole Smith's legal cases against her late billionaire husband, J....

In the old days, if you wrote a letter to the editor of your newspaper, your name would be printed. It would also be...
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Raymone Bain didn't file taxes, federal or state, for 2008. This week in Washington DC she pleaded guilty to those charges. Long before Bain...
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Two years ago this afternoon, Michael Jackson died. The only person present was Dr. Conrad Murray. He administered propofol to Michael, something the singer...
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Peter Falk has finally succumbed to Alzheimer's. He had a tough time in the last ten years, particularly with his family. But Falk was...
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Lots of talk this week about a Jeff Buckley movie with Penn Badgley of "Gossip Girl" as its star. Only, wait a sec: the...