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.

Katie Couric has announced she's leaving the anchor job at the CBS Evening News. She gave the exclusive announcement to People magazine as part...
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The Outer Critics Circle announced its nominations today for Broadway and Off Broadway. Some surprises: many of the star names now playing on Broadway...
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Phoebe Snow--nee Laub--  has passed away at age 60. Since January 19, 2010 she's been in a coma after suffering a brain hemorrhage. It's...
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Orlando Bloom -- we do think him as a modern day swashbuckler, whether it's from the "Lord of the Rings" series or "Pirates of...

So: Ben Stiller played the teenage son in John Guare's "The House of Blue Leaves" in 1986. Twenty five years later he steps into...
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Katie Couric's announcement that she's stepping down from The CBS Evening News will come on late Tuesday. The announcement itself, I am told, will...

Last Thursday night's episode of "The Office" was really, brilliant. I just got a chance to catch up with it on Sunday night. Mindy...
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Last summer I had the great honor of Aretha Franklin playing me several tracks from a new album called "A Woman Falling Out of...
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Julia Roberts is back in New York, kids. Over the weekend the Roberts posse made itself known in Greenwich Village at Roberts's new address....

Simon Cowell is now saying what I told you last August: Paula Abdul will join him as a judge on "X Factor" this fall....