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.

The ballots for nominations in the Screen Actors Guild Awards go into the mail tomorrow. And so awards season begins. Of course, several movies...
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"Scandalous," the musical co-written and labored over by Kathie Lee Gifford for a dozen years, is barely holding on. Despite bravura performances by Carolee...
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Hmmm...Doesn't seem like yesterday when David O. Russell was in contretemps with actors like George Clooney, Dustin Hoffman, and Lily Tomlin? Well, people mellow...
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Gus van Sant's "Promised Land" has just started screening, and there's an embargo on reviews until December 5th. I've seen it, and I'm not...
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The American public rejected junk pop music last night in a stunning referendum. The American Music Awards scored their lowest rating ever-- a 3.4--and...
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Oscar DVDs pouring in. This writer votes with the Broadcast Critics for the Critics Choice Awards (airing January 10th on the CW network). In...
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So last night the real winner of the AMAs was Scott "Scooter" Braun, the manager of the acts that took up the bulk of...
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Number 1 on Broadway this week: "The Lion King." Number 1 five years ago: "The Lion King." Ten years ago: "The Lion King." 15...
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Because work is progressing, and Justin Timberlake is dropping coy hints, here's a redux flashback to my story on September 30th. Justin is working...
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"Twilight: Breaking Wind, Part 2" took in $141 million, plus it has another $200 million abroad, for stupendous opening, breaking wind, dawn, and other...