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.

Tina Brown is leaving The Daily Beast after five years. But more importantly, she's leaving journalism after runs with Vanity Fair, The New Yorker,...
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This is too much: Harvey Weinstein has bought up four films at the Toronto Film Festival, all for release next year and certain to...
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Oprah Winfrey could be a double Oscar nominee next year. Her OWN network is going to release its first film for Oscar consideration...
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Taylor Swift up close: I haven't seen her since her first year at the Grammys. She was a gangly teenager with a mother and...
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You may recall I wrote about Paul Haggis' "Third Person" back in May after I saw an early cut. Yesterday Haggis presented his final...
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Toronto: on a long day, the good news was that my final Toronto film was John Curran's "Tracks." The Weinstein Company, in an effort...
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It does seem like Michael Shannon can do just about anything. From "Boardwalk Empire" to one man shows off Broadway to General Zod in...
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Hey, a little tabloid news from Toronto: I did run into Liam Hemsworth, "Hunger Games" star and brother of Liam Hemsworth at the party...

Michael Jackson's mother and his three children received a huge setback yesterday in their lawsuit with AEG Live. The judge ruled that AEG executives...

Toronto: The movie adaptation of "August: Osage County" received a rare 10 minute standing ovation last night at Roy  Thomson Hall. The film...