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.

LEAH SYDNEY reports on the West Coast memorial this afternoon for our great friend and mentor Lois Smith, the beloved publicist and leader of...

OK, so one of our favorite people, Nancy Jarecki, introduced me to her 20 year son Maxson last night at the "Silver Linings Playbook"...

Director Martin Scorsese turns 70 on Saturday, which seems impossible to us and must feel the same way to him. What a career--and he's...

Liza Minnelli is coming to NBC's Broadway show TV series, "Smash" as herself. I don't know when they're filming it, but the stories from...

Yesterday's school-off holiday did it for "Skyfall." The 23rd James Bond film crossed the magic line and ended the day with $101.8 million in...

John Fogerty, the great genius behind Creedence Clearwater Revival, is ready to tell his story. But can he? Little Brown's Michael Pietsch, the man...
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Robert DeNiro has never stopped making movies and being in the spotlight. But his role in the incredibly entertaining "Silver Linings Playbook" will be...
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The New York Times is reporting that "Today" show producer Jim Bell is out. He'll be replaced by NBC News vice president Alexandra Wallace,...
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by Paula Schwartz, Special for Showbiz411.com -- "Silver Linings Playbook," like David O. Russell's last film, "The Fighter," which was nominated for seven Academy...
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Part 2: Randall Sullivan is just overwhelmed by his material, but gets lots of stuff wrong in his new book about Michael Jackson, called...