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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Erika Slezak, the star of "One Life to Live," has agreed to go with the show to its new online incarnation. Prospect Park Productions,...
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I read with some amusement in the last few days that Oscar nominated actor James Franco "backed out" of doing "Sweet Bird of Youth"...
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The MDA telethon: if you fast forward the six hour show to its last few minutes, there's a very brief and pathetic montage of...
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UPDATE: The hosts of the MDA Telethon just lied to the audience and told them that Jerry Lewis had retired. Do they think the...
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Doris Day is pretty reclusive and doesn't give interviews. But she's given one to Paul McCartney, who went to see her in Carmel, California....
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It's not like Nick and Toni's, the premiere eatery in East Hampton, doesn't host a lot of celebrities. But on Friday night it was...
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Lots of rumors today that Eddie Murphy is being considered to host the 2012 Academy Awards. It makes sense. He's very funny and a...

It's pretty clear that Jerry Lewis will not be on tonight's Muscular Dystrophy telethon. MDA kicked Jerry to the curb this summer after 49...

Susan Lucci doesn't get a lot of respect because people don't know her. But Susan is fun and tough. She's soldiered through 41 years...
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Debbie Harry and Blondie are trying something new. They're releasing an album on September 13th without a record label. "Panic of Girls" is coming...