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 Oscars are on this Sunday! At last! And the presenters have been announced. They range from Hollywood royalty Sidney Poitier to contemporary mega...
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The end of season four of "Downton Abbey" has lots of little inside jokes. Just as Elizabeth McGovern got to utter the word 'ragtime'...
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What the heck is happening? IN the time it took to have a family dinner and watch "Downton Abbey," three volatile public figures have...
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"Winter's Tale" isn't the only disaster this box office weekend. Sony released the $100 million-plus "Pompeii" to a world with no fans. Total box...
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The sad story of "Winter's Tale" gets worse this weekend. Last night (Saturday) Akiva Goldsman's Village Roadshow-financed feature did a meager $670K at the...
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Great show Friday night on Jimmy Fallon with special guest Justin Timberlake. Here's the video take out of the night:
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We are a week away from the Oscars. And the envelope goes to...the movies from 2012, not 2013. Even though we've said many times...
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What a coup! Neil Meron, co producer of the Academy Awards, has gotten Kim Novak to present at the Oscars on March 2nd. Novak,...
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Warner Bros. made a couple of announcements on Friday that I'm just catching up to. "Veronica Mars: The Movie" is still pretty a TV...
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After Tuesday's ratings debacle, I thought I'd skip "American Idol" ratings news. But last night the show hit bottom-- a 2.4 rating, and just...