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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Rupert Murdoch’s greatest frenemy, Sir Harold Evans, has finally spoken up about the hacking scandal. In a new preface just added to his much...
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January ennui has set in, and some Oscar prognosticators are talking up "Bridesmaids" as a possible Best Picture nominee for the Academy Awards. "Bridesmaids"...
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Who had the number 1 selling vinyl album--a record, you know--for 2011? Why The Beatles, with "Abbey Road." They sold 41,000 copies, and beat...
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Wow. Big announcement today that Hugh Jackman will play Harry Houdini on Broadway in 2013/2014. However: I broke that story THREE YEARS ago. Yes,...
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Multi-tasking, multi-hyphenate actor- director-writer-artist-curator-producer-hypnotist James Franco has sold his first novel, to Amazon. The New York Observer got the scoop of the sale, but...
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Just getting back from the endless vacation? Even today it seemed like the Christmas-New Years truce was still in effect. Well, you missed a...
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Here is the press release following from the Producers Guild of America. They chose The Artist, War Horse, The Descendants, Moneyball, Hugo, The Ides...
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Starting today, "One Life to Live" winds down its 43 years with nine final episodes. It all comes to a big conclusion next Friday,...
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Van Halen--getting ready for its February 7th album launch and January 10th concert tour ticket debut for their first tour since 1821--has just announced...
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In this week's issue of Parade--and at www.parade.com--yours truly has written the cover story about Gayle King, broadcaster, journalist, mother,and Oprah's BFF. King and...