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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Despite the fact that he's under supermarket tabloid siege, John Travolta made a public appearance last night. He turned up at the AFI tribute...
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Oprah Winfrey and Barack Obama? Still very close. And Oprah is still supporting Obama, at least financially. While her boosterism isn't what it was...
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What a shame: Bob Welch, who played with the original Fleetwood Mac, died yesterday at age 66. Reports say he committed suicide. Welch was...
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It looks like "Prometheus," directed by Ridley Scott, is going to be a big hit. It opens tomorrow with a high Rottentomatoes.com rating and...
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Jane Fonda--winner of two Academy Awards for Best Actress--wants to go back to acting classes. She told the audience at the Film Society of...
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Who remembers what, and when? Still producing progeny rocker Rod Stewart is releasing a memoir this fall, in keeping with recent books by Keith...
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You may know Chris Colfer from "Glee." He's just turned 22, and he's threatening to become the next James Franco. The terrific film he...
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Screenwriter Joe Eszterhas has published an e book for Amazon about the time he spent trying to work with Mel Gibson. Eszterhas is a...
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Billy Preston, the Fifth Beatle, long time accompanist for The Rolling Stones and Eric Clapton, and a pop star in his own right, died...
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"The Book of Mormon"--still the biggest hit on Broadway--is going to be featured on this year's Tony Awards. (This Sunday, CBS.) A little weird...