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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This week we get another Adam Sandler movie, "Pixels." Insiders say it's not good (actually word from last week's screening was worse, I'm being...
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So sorry to hear that Buddy Buie has died at age 74. He wrote all those classic hits for Dennis Yost and the Classics...
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Robert Forrester, CEO of Newman's Own, Paul Newman's charitable foundation, has nearly doubled his salary in the last four years. In 2010, the Foundation...
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The real story this weekend wasn't that "Ant Man" fell short of $60 million-- it did $58 million and probably a little less. The...
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Michael Jackson's Neverland Ranch went on sale at the end of May for $100 million. That was widely reported. But now that it's called...
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Cee Lo is back! I love him, actually. His new single is called "Robin Williams," which is a little daring. It's all about heroes...
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The folks who saw "Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation" last night in LA and NY didn't see a finished film. I'm told that Christopher McQuarrie...
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SAT MORNING UPDATE: Ant Man had the second lowest Friday opening for a Marvel movie-- $22.6 million. Trainwreck came in at $10.7 million. EARLIER Marvel...
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Woody Allen's new and-- I think excellent-- movie, "Irrational Man," opens Friday in New York and Los Angeles. Yesterday, I moderated a press panel...
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Some more Emmy talk: "Mad Men" looks good to win Best Drama for its final season. There's a good chance Jon Hamm will finally...