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.

My favorite comic iconoclast, Ricky Gervais, tells me that he's not sure about hosting the Golden Globes and that nothing has been settled. Ricky...
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Julie Taymor's lawsuit against the producers of "Spider Man: Turn off the Dark" has some serious consequences not yet explored. It turns out her...
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Some congrats are truly international. At last night's Audi AFI (aka AFI Fest 2011 by Audi) premiere of "The Artist," director Michel Hazanavicius surprised...
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Brett Ratner was ousted from his Oscar producer job on Tuesday. Why? He said a lot of things he shouldn't. And unlike Mel Gibson,...
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Another big Broadway bow: Hugh Dancy and Nina Arianda pretty much stole the week, and it's only Tuesday. They opened the Manhattan Theater Club's...
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A week ago, I learned that "Spider Man" director Julie Taymor was planning to sue the producers of the $75 million show. As a...

Exclusive: Showbiz411 has learned exclusively that director Julie Taymor has filed suit against the producers of the Broadway show she created, "Spider Man: Turn...
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Madonna's next album will not be back on Warner Music. That ship has sailed. I am told by a Warner source that the understanding...
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So guess who was sitting in our row last night at Carnegie Hall for Glamour Magazine's Women of the Year awards. Why, Andrew Madoff...
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There's mostly good news about Clint Eastwood's "J. Edgar," despite the mixed trade reviews from late last week. Eastwood's biopic, written by Dustin Lance...