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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First of all: the legendary comedian Phyllis Diller is alive and well in L.A. Phyllis, New York misses you. Second, Phyllis showed up the...
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I'm thrilled to tell you that my interview with Doris Day, the legendary singer and movie star, has gone online at http://www.parade.com/celebrity/celebrity-parade/2011/12/doris-day.html. I...
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"On A Clear Day You Can See Forever" only a ran a few months when it first opened on Broadway in 1965. It's never...
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Things are shaping up just as I thought they would: more kudos and awards for "The Artist" this weekend. The silent black and white...
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Paris Jackson--if she wanted to be in the movies, you'd think her grandmother would take her to Steven Spielberg or someone reputable or high...

There may be no more "haute living" for Philip and Lisa Marie Falcone. The New York Times reports that Falcone, a big hedge fund...
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About twelve minutes into "W.E.," Madonna's paean to the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, there's an argument whether the ex-royal couple were Nazis and-or...
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Matt Lauer isn't going to be replaced by Ryan Seacrest on the "Today" show. That's certainly the observation of a couple of insiders on...
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I'm completely appalled by the glee the New York Post's theater columnist takes in reporting how badly some shows are doing on Broadway. Enough...
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Exclusive: The long-aborning "Gotti" movie -- to be directed by Barry Levinson -- may have a new life. I am told that new producer...