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.

UPDATE: Sir Elton emailed us: "I still have the appendix.Have done nine concerts and our Summer Ball with a burst Appendix.I am SO lucky." Earlier:...

Warner Bros. tells CBS This Morning today that The Weinstein Company is guilty of "breathtaking hypocrisy" in the battle over "The Butler" title. But really:...

Harvey Weinstein and David Boies just appeared on "CBS This Morning" to talk about the fight over the title to "The Butler." Harvey asserted...

Oscar alert: "Fruitvale Station" opens this weekend in New York, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. Ryan Coogler's debut film was discovered at Sundance, caused...
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Country singer Randy Travis's publicist just sent this out: "Randy Travis has been admitted to a Texas hospital and is listed in critical condition. ...
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There's no stopping Cicely Tyson. Winning the Tony Award for Best Actress in June does seem to have energized her even more than was--and...
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EXCLUSIVE With the Coen Brothers' "Inside Llewyn Davis" coming out this year-- a movie about the folk era that produced Bob Dylan in 1961--...
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I posted a version of this on July 5th at midnight. But given the holiday, and now we're all back-- here it is again....

Imagine this scenario: "Despicable Me 2" opened on Wednesday, same as "The Lone Ranger." And now the former film has made just about $100...
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After 20 years, Brenda Blackmon is off the air. Very quietly, Fox News aka News Corp aka 21st Century Fox has cancelled the 10pm...