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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Wind, rain, sudden autumn, cold weather--nothing kept people away from Andrea Bocelli's big Central Park concert last night. But in the confusion of seating...
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Nikki Finke--attention seeker, corrosive personality--is suing, or rather her parent company is suing, the embattled Hollywood Reporter's parent company over copyright infringement. It's a...
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Sean Penn's J/P HRO group has been chosen by the Haitian government--via the World Bank -- to receive a $2.25 million grant. The project,...
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Greta Gerwig is hot as a pistol right now. After making a splash in Noah Baumbach's terrific comedy, "Greenberg," she's gotten roles with Woody...
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Just a few notes from all over: the lovely Mary Fickett, the wonderful veteran actress who played Ruth Martin on "All My Children," died...
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Sting will turn up in the most unusual places if it's for a friend. And so it was on Wednesday night. The occasion was...
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Alec Baldwin is certainly plotting his post-"30 Rock" life. Not running for mayor of New York, and having feuds with Starbucks and the New...
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Jane Fonda was sorry to miss the Toronto Film Festival premiere of her new movie, "Peace, Love and Misunderstanding." She's been suffering from a...
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Actress Olivia Wilde read this statement tonight at the Toronto Film Festival premiere of "Butter," a new comedy starring Jennifer Garner. "Thank you everyone for...
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Paul McCartney has finally agreed to accept the MusiCares Person of the Year award. The prestigious award entails the big gala on the Friday...