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.

George Clooney and Sandra Bullock will open the Venice Film Festival this summer. Their movie "Gravity," directed by Alfonso Cuaron, will get a lot...

Yeezus! Kanye West's cacaphony of an album took a beating in its second week on the charts."Yeezus" fell a whopping 80% in sales in...

I am so pleased to see Kerry Washington on the cover of Vanity Fair this month. The new issue is on sale July 7th...
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Sad news: Actor Pierce Brosnan's stepdaughter-- but also his adopted daughter--has died of ovarian cancer. Charlotte Brosnan was 41. She was the daughter of...

Jay Z's "Magna Carta" giveaway is almost here. Samsung will send out 1 million free copies on July 4th. They bought 'em from Universal...

This afternoon in Washington, the NTSB--National Transportation Safety Board--will hold a briefing about the tragic crash of TWA flight 800. This is tied into...
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"The Lone Ranger" takes place in the 1860s, sometime after the Gettysburg Address. But late in the movie a band in Texas plays Tchaikovsky's...
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Hi ho and away we go. Is "The Lone Ranger" going to be Disney's "John Carter" of summer 2013? Yikes. Breaking the review embargo,...
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Last week was a strange one indeed when it came to James Gandolfini's funeral. Forget Hilaria Baldwin and her non-Twitter non-scandal. Right after Gandolfini...
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Jennifer Lopez is NOT apologizing for singing "Happy Birthday" last night to the Turkmenistan dictator. She also isn't giving back the reported $2.5 million...