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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"The Artist" won the the Hamptons International Film Festival's Audience Award on Sunday night. The silent, black and white film has already been the...
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You'll read a lot about Sue Mengers today. In the 1960s and 70s she was a force to be reckoned with in Hollywood. A...
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Paul Leka, who co-wrote the ubiquitous chant of a hit single, "Na Na Na Hey Hey Hey Goodbye," passed away on October 12th according...
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Jean DuJardin--you've never heard of him, but he will be nominated for an Oscar in "The Artist," which played the New York Film Festival...
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Is this a conflict of interest? Solyndra, the solar panel company in the middle of a huge national scandal involving the Obama administration, ousted...
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Here are the nominees for induction into the Songwriter's Hall of Fame. It's a great list. But choices will be made by the voters....
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Russell Simmons, music entrepreneur, philanthropist, and social activist, puts his money where his mouth is. He's offered to clean up Zuccotti Park himself rather...
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What a night on Broadway: "The Mountaintop" opened, with incendiary performances from Samuel L. Jackson respectively as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Angela...
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Well, I should have written this two days ago when I knew it. But no one at Penguin called me back. Anyway, they've signed...
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There's a lot of trouble in the world of high flying international hotelier and casino owner Sol Kerzner, head of Kerzner International Resorts. The...