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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Frank Sinatra never wrote a book, that's for sure. Woody Allen has published several and Mia Farrow, of course, has her memoir. Now Woody...
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Tom Hanks is on a roll right now. He's got "Captain Phillips" in theaters, well reviewed, good box office, Oscar buzz. Coming in a...
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Paul McCartney's "New" is his first new album since "Memory Almost Full" seven years ago. That album was the second in a row-- after...
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Bill Condon's "The Fifth Estate" opens on Friday, right after Julian Assange wrote an open letter to actor Bendedict Cumberbatch on his website.  Thank...
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This should be interesting: on Tuesday morning in Los Angeles Superior Court the issue of the guardianship of Michael Jackson's children will be addressed....
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Sandra Bullock's "Gravity" beat "Captain Phillips" with Tom Hanks at the box office this weekend. But it doesn't matter to the stars. They played...

No less than Sir Ian McKellen gave tonight's opening of "The Seagull" off Broadway his stamp of approval. Sir Ian has appeared in "The...
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Mariah Carey took a spill in June, and her album was postponed indefinitely. When I saw Mariah backstage at the MLB...
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It's that time of the year. Academy Award buzzed movies are opening. And with them comes the negative campaigning. To wit: the New York...
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And so it was announced that Charlie Hunnam dropped out of playing Christian Grey in "50 Shades of Grey." No adequate explanation. But did...