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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Stephen Daldry has not only finished "Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close"--he's screened it on Sunday evening for the Hollywood Foreign Press in New York....
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Director Jason Reitman's reunion with "Juno" screenwriter Diablo Cody, "Young Adult," is a mixed bag--good acting, nicely made, but nothing that anyone will be...
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Just when you thought the world had gone to hell, there are flickers of hope: "The Artist," "Hugo," and "My Week with Marilyn"-- movies...
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Considering how serious "The Help" really is, it's nice to see the Oscar buzzed actresses from it have a sense of humor. At a...
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Michael Jackson's charming father, Joe Jackson, won't stop 'til he gets enough. He's just announced that he's released a documentary about himself, come February....

The National Board of Review (er, fans) announced its awards just now--who cares? They named Martin Scorsese Best Director for "Hugo" and the film...
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Good news! The New York Times's Carpetbagger and MovieLine have jumped on board with our "Uggie" campaign. I wrote on November 23rd that Uggie,...
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I was AWOL yesterday for most of the day, producing a memorial celebration for our late friend Elaine Kaufman with veteran TV producer Fred...
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Well, the Grammy nominations are out. Someone does not like Lady Gaga, that's for sure. She didn't get Record or Song of the Year...

No probation. The judge says "Michael Jackson was an experiment." Dr. Conrad Murray goes to the Los Angeles County Jail for four years. Judge...