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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Vanity Fair upped its Oscar game last night. They build a huge multi level tented building in the parking behind Sunset Plaza. Traffic snaked...
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Oscar ratings: 40 million viewers watched the show, and a huge number of them (a 12 rating) were between 18-49. But Hollywood should remember...
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There were some sweet victories at last night's Academy Awards. "12 Years A Slave" picked up Best Picture, Adapted Screenplay and Supporting Actress. The...

Oscar predictions: no one knows anything. The whole weekend has been spent listening to people wonder whether anyone saw "12 Years a Slave" and...
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EXCLUSIVE Czech super model Petra Nemcova takes her charities seriously. She told me last night at Charles Finch's annual Chanel dinner at the great...
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CNN's Piers Morgan, who is ending his nightly show on the network, isn't going anywhere. He told me last night that he's staying at...
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Good news and bad news: Steve McQueen won Best Picture and Director for "12 Years a Slave" at--not the Oscars, but the Independent Spirit...

In Terrence Malick's last movie, "To the Wonder," Ben Affleck said not a word. The  movie made 12 cents and is best used as...
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Thanks to a story in The Hollywood Reporter by Matt Belloni, we may be able to solve a little mystery. Some time ago I asked...
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It's sad to say that Philip Seymour Hoffman's death was a blockbuster. The NYC Coroner has determined Hoffman had cocaine, heroin, and pills in...