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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If anyone worried that Kathryn Bigelow's movie about the killing of Osama bin Laden would be a political statement promoting Barack Obama they can...
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Alicia Keys' new hit "Girl on Fire" is catchy, catchy, catchy. But like a lot of Keys's songs, it comes with ingredients from past...
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Ok, so no one bothered to send the actual full version of Spike Lee's "Bad 25" documentary. The 90 minute version aired on ABC...
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by PAULA SCHWARTZ, Special to Showbiz411--Anne Hathaway’s haunting and raw take of “I Dreamed a Dream” as the tortured waif Fantine in "Les Miserables,”...
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Larry Hagman has passed away at a Dallas hospital at age 81. The one and only J.R. Ewing, star of "Dallas," looked like he wouldn't...
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Cheers and a standing ovation this afternoon at the first screening of the film version of "Les Miserables." Tom Hooper, Oscar winner for The...
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UPDATE: The Spike Lee film on ABC last night has pushed the "Bad25" boxed set up to number 37 on amazon.com. Earlier: The Spike Lee...
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"Red Dawn," the remake of John Milius's 1984 classic, sneaks into theaters tomorrow with as little fanfare as possible. It's one of the worst...
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Exclusive: On the November 21st episode of the syndicated TV show "The Doctors," spooky Scientologist Kelly Preston shilled for her fellow sect member Kirstie...
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It was 38 years ago this week--Thanksgiving 1974-- that John Lennon surprised Madison Square Garden and joined Elton John on stage for a couple...