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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EXCLUSIVE With the Coen Brothers' "Inside Llewyn Davis" coming out this year-- a movie about the folk era that produced Bob Dylan in 1961--...
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I posted a version of this on July 5th at midnight. But given the holiday, and now we're all back-- here it is again....

Imagine this scenario: "Despicable Me 2" opened on Wednesday, same as "The Lone Ranger." And now the former film has made just about $100...
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After 20 years, Brenda Blackmon is off the air. Very quietly, Fox News aka News Corp aka 21st Century Fox has cancelled the 10pm...
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Only in the Hamptons, kids: that's where you run into New York governor Andrew Cuomo at dinner. He and his lady friend Sandra Lee...
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"The Lone Ranger" will not even hit $50 mil for its five day holiday release, from Wednesday-through-Sunday. With costs at around $250 million, it...
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This is just a rumor, heard around town in New York law firms. The rumor is that someone from "Mad Men"--not necessarily Don Draper,...

EXCLUSIVE Our old pal and sometime videographer Chris Barrett is sporting a pair of Google Glasses these days. Last night in Wildwood, New...
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Jay Z's "Magna Carta Holy Grail" -- I was finally able to download it this morning after a DefJam rep suggested I update the...

"The Lone Ranger" took a spill on Wednesday bringing in $9.7 million on its opening night. That included $2 million from midnight showings, which...