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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"Spider Man: Turn off the Dark" is now using understudies instead of its leads for regular performances. Two sources tell me that an announcement...

Fans of "Melrose Place" may remember a big reveal from one season when Kimberly, who was crazy as a bed bug, pulled her hair...
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James Franco, in classes at Yale, this week, is about to become a professor. He's been asked to teach a directing class at NYU...

I've been writing about "Mad Men" and Matthew Weiner's problems there for some time. So it came as no shock today that AMC announced...
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There's money missing from Madonna's charity, Raising Malawi. I told you earlier that a grand jury's been convened to figure it all out. But...
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Two good charity events recently came and went, and I've been remiss in not mentioning them. The Endometriosis Foundation is turning into a big...
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"The Kennedys" premieres in Los Angeles tonight. I've heard the press is not invited. Really, it doesn't matter. I've made it through five of...
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Last week I reported that there were thousands of tickets available for Charlie Sheen's shows. Then CNBC's Jane Wells decided to take the story...
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NBC isn't doing much to promote it, but right after President Obama's speech tonight, there's a great hour long music special with the other...

EXCLUSIVE: Madonna's "religion" and the main object of her charity giving, the Kabbalah Centre, is being investigated by the IRS. Sources tell me that...