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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Here are my picks, and there are  more than 10. 1. The Artist--No surprise here. From the moment we saw it in Cannes, it was...
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Stuart Woods always starts novels in Elaine's, and very often Elaine Kaufman is a character in the books. But now that Elaine has departed...
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Isn't it interesting that the top Oscar contenders--"The Artist" and "Midnight in Paris"--want what the other has? "The Artist" is made by French filmmakers...
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Get ready, because 2012 is going to seem like 1984. Van Halen is coming back. You remember Van Halen: Eddie and his brother Alex....
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In Sinead O'Connor's most famous song, "No One Compares 2 U," she sings: "It's been seven hours and fifteen days/Since you took...
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Box office: Christmas weekend was desultory. But Monday, the day after, was a win win for nearly every film in release except for "Extemely...
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Steven Spielberg's having a nice holiday. According to Disney, his film version of "War Horse" came in at number 3 on Christmas Day. On...
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Here are the lyrics to Lady Gaga's new song, "Stuck on Fucking You." They're from her website. It's a fun song, but parents of...
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The tragedy of "Tower Heist": a star packed action flick that's made a disappointing $125 million worldwide. It should have made twice that number....

Lady Gaga--who apparently is also being sued by her former assistant--gave her fans a present on Saturday night. It was a new song she...