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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UPDATE: It's been pointed out to me that Fox Searchlight has separate distribution and marketing from "big" Fox. So "12 Years" looks like it's...
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Lady Gaga is up to something. She's looking for a bunch of real kid musicians who can play her songs on the YouTube Awards...

Mariska Hargitay has a lot of reasons to be happy. I ran into her and actor husband Peter Hermann last night as they returned...
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George Clooney has asked that his "Monuments Men" be delayed until Spring 2014 according to a report in the Los Angeles Times. The all...
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We think of Paul McCartney as ageless, or maybe 25. But he's 71 years young. He'd be the oldest person in the Top 50...
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Carrie off her meds and the show is a little kooky so far. But "Homeland" will be back in 2014 for a fourth season....
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Sean Penn gave Julia Roberts a very odd, rambling toast last night at the Hollywood Awards. Penn said: "We're all humbled to...
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....The San Francisco Film Society will honor four films at its first ever Fall Gala on November 14th. One of them is close to...

On October 8th I told you that Martin Scorsese's "Wolf of Wall Street" would likely open on Christmas Day. This evening the LA Times...
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Kanye West, in regular standard mode and not looking for an argument or a fight, surprised "12 Years a Slave" director Steve McQueen this...