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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LEAH SYDNEY reports from the West Coast Writers Guild awards ceremony: Cleverness, graciousness and wit were the orders of the night at the WGA...
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The Oscars are this Sunday on ABC. Producers keep adding more fire power, with A list stars joining the presenters line up in droves....
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WITH SPOILERS: By now, most fans of "Downton Abbey" in the US know what the Brits learned on Christmas Day: Matthew Crawley is most...
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UPDATE: I underestimated--"Silver Linings" will break $100 million today. Congrats! Earlier: It's taken 14 weeks--14 long weeks-- but "Silver Linings Playbook" will cross the $100...

I feel like I've been staring at Tony Sheridan's name on the original pre-Beatles album for most of my life. John Lennon, Paul McCartney,...
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This was kept pretty quiet. Nathaniel Brown, the husband of the eldest Jackson sibling, Rebbie, died during the first week of January. Nathaniel --brother...

The Writers Guild of America East just finished its very uproarious, often off-colored evening at BB Kings. "Argo" won Best Adapted Screenplay and "Zero...
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I'm not allowed to tell you anything that's in Clive Davis's 600 page manifesto, "The Soundtrack of My Life," until it's released on Tuesday...
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Exclusive: Quentin Tarantino and Christoph Waltz will be honored on Tuesday at the LA-Italia Festival in Hollywood. This little Italy week in movieland has...

The American Cinema Editors gave out their awards tonight in Hollywood. They choose "Argo" for best dramatic film, "Silver Linings Playbook" for best comedy/musical,...