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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Exclusive: The great thing about the Telluride Film Festival is that no one knows what's happening until you get there. No films are announced,...

Last night's HBO drama "The Newsroom" got a jolt of electricity--at last. It came from two time Oscar winner Jane Fonda, who gave an...
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I think Chicago is referred to as Chi-town, not Motown. But "Motown: The Musical" will start its national tour in Chicago next April and...

Ronan Farrow isn't going to like this but I've felt for some time that he's the funniest person on Twitter. Following his account would...
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Was there anything redeeming about the MTV Video Music Awards? Not that I could tell. And I watched it from a very nice party...
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Ha ha. Well, all the old farts like yours truly declared the song of the summer of 2013 as either "Get Lucky" by Daft...
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Flashback to "Knots Landing," the nighttime soap that ran for 14 years and still holds up. Julie Harris was a regular on the show...

Sunday music lesson: Here are some examples of how to do a tribute to R&B soul by writing and performing your own song without...
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Julie Harris has passed away at age 87. She won 5 Tony awards, 3 Emmys, and a Grammy. The 3 Emmys came from 9...
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Several hundred people traveled out to Brooklyn this morning for a fake Jay Z-Justin Timberlake show. The word was spread on Twitter with help...