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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Exclusive: The long-aborning "Gotti" movie -- to be directed by Barry Levinson -- may have a new life. I am told that new producer...
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Two greats from the R&B and pop world died on Tuesday. Dobie Gray is probably better known for his record, "Drift Away," than a...
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Oscar voters--and voters for other awards like the Critics Choice Awards--pretty much know the lay of the land by now. There are front runners...
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Heartbreak: Barbara Orbison passed away yesterday at age 60. I cannot tell you how awful this is. Barbara was the most dynamic, loving, insanely...
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The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has chosen its five inductees, and they're the last big names left: Red Hot Chili Peppers, Guns...
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Last night, Samuel L. Jackson and Angela Bassett got a nice surprise after their Broadway performance of "The Mountaintop." The Queen of Soul, Miss...
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"Once"--do you remember this fine indie film from 2006? It went on to win the Academy Award for Best Song ("Falling Slowly"). The movie...
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If Angelina Jolie had a press person or cared about the press she might not be in so much trouble today. She's being sued...
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The Sundance Film Festival has announced 13 premieres for this year's festival, which begins January 19, 2012. Big stars like Bruce Willis, Susan Sarandon,...
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Good news. Bruce Beresford's "Peace, Love and Misunderstanding," which premiered at the Toronto Film Festival, has been picked up by IFC Films. The charming...