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.

The 2013 Cannes jurors have spoken. "Blue is the Warmest Colour," a lesbian love story nearly three hours long with scenes of graphic sex,...

SECOND UPDATE: 11:55am EST: Crazy yes. But I am hearing June Squibb, the 78 year old actress who stars with Bruce Dern in "Nebraska"...

Remember Dominique Strauss-Kahn? Aka DSK was alleged to have raped a New York hotel maid in 2011. The French politician and head of the...
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The screening for Roman Polanski's "Venus in Fur" just finished in Cannes. Polanski's French film adaptation of the Broadway hit received a...

Tom Cruise is out of "The Man from UNCLE," which is good news since he was entirely miscast as Napoleon Solo. But more pressing...
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The annual amFAR rat-circus at the Eden Roc was notable for many things, none of which were conveyed by the press who attended. To...

This year's Cannes Film Festival--from which I have now escaped--has been full of jewelry heists. And they are much publicized. First Chopard announced they'd...
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Bruce Dern's long and complicated career in Hollywood got new wind and a major boost Thursday night in Cannes. Dern's starring role in Alexander...
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Exclusive: Genius physicist and Albert Einstein of our day, Stephen Hawking is best known for publishing "A Brief History of Time." Now his life...

With the Cannes Film Festival winding down over the next couple of days, the field for Best Actor is narrowing own. There's relative newcomer...