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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Yikes. "Men, Women and Children," made just $60,000 this weekend in over 500 theaters. Directed by Jason Reitman ("Up in the Air," "Juno") and...
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SUNDAY UPDATE  It was a weekend total of $20 mil for "Ouija," $14 mil for "John Wick" and $13 mil for "Fury." Producer Jason Blum...
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Pigs are flying. Stephen Hawking has joined Facebook just in time for the Oscar campaign for "The Theory of Everything." Didn't you hope Hawking...
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The Gotham Awards are the first out of the box in December. The sort of Spirit Awards East gave the cast of Foxcatcher a...
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Ellen Burstyn is one of our finest actresses. She's also a great lady who runs the Actors Studio in New York. Ellen stars...
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Topher Grace is a puzzlement. Maybe he made a lot of money from "That 70s Show" on Fox; it was a long run. He...
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"The Last Ship" is ready to sail. I stopped in to see a Tuesday night performance of Sting's musical, directed by Joe Mantello, last...
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UPDATE: "Songs of Innocence," the  new U2 album, did much less well than anyone thought. Hitsdailydouble says it sold 23,142 copies. That's the...
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World renown scientist and physicist Stephen Hawking, who has suffered from ALS for 50 years, lives a perilous existence. According to the people who've...
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There are many interesting reveals in HBO's new documentary about James Brown. The most pressing one is a completely revealing interview with Mick Jagger,...