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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How things have changed in just two and a half years: Justin Bieber's 2011 'documentary,' called "Never Say Never," was a record breaker. It...
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Justin Bieber keeps saying he's going to retire. It won't be soon enough. But isn't the 19 year old "pop star" trying to rile...
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UPDATE AUG 27: "47 Ronin" took in $7.1 million on Wednesday. Earlier: Christmas brings gifts for everyone: Martin Scorsese's brilliant, flawed, and overlong "Wolf of...
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Beyonce gets the best Christmas gift of all: 1 million sales of her surprise "Beyonce" "visual" album through the end of this week. Hitsdailydouble...
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You'd think everyone interesting had gone out of town by now. But on Monday, a couple of private screenings of "August: Osage County" drew...
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Is Will Smith getting out of the charity business? First he shut down his private school in Calabasas, California, leaving it $307,000 in the...
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"Anchorman 2" had a great Friday night, and beat "The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug" by a nose. But by Saturday the kids took over...
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"Saturday Night Live" had plenty of surprises last night, but the most shocking ones were from the Dept. of Aging. Beloved BeeGee Barry Gibb...
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Simon Cowell's "X Factor" came to an ignominious end on Thursday night. The battered series not only finished third in its time slot, it...
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The surprise "Beyonce" album is a real physical CD. I received it this afternoon. It may not be in stores yet. But any minute...