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.

Chris Rock is a blazingly talented comedian. But last year he went to Broadway so he'd be taken "seriously" in "The Mother-F with the...
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The head of the new Cannes jury this May is...Steven Spielberg. It's sort of amazing after four decades of blockbusters, Oscar nominees, and "Schindler's...
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I like Will and Jada Pinkett Smith, but their personal foundation has always bewildered me. It's hard to say what the purpose of it...
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Awards season is over, and yet it's beginning again very quickly. This past year the Academy jumped ahead of the Golden Globes and announced...
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Exclusive: Oscar winner and oft-nominee Tommy Lee Jones is a brave man. He's going to direct both Meryl Streep and her daughter, Grace Gummer,...
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Oscar season is over! So what is the net-net? Besides the nominees and winners, there were plenty of other winners from this season. Not...
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Now that everyone has cut the Oscar show into little pieces, let me weigh in. I was at the head of the red carpet...
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Here's an episode they could address on "The Newsroom": what happens when a "real" news program is beaten by two fake news shows? That's...
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"SealTeam Six" and "Zero Dark Thirty" each told different perspectives on the killing of Osama bin Laden. Now I am told by...
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I had such a nice talk with Renee Zellweger on Sunday night at the Oscars-- I had no idea the internet was buzzing with...