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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Yes, it's August 6th, and the Oscars are a million weeks away. But still, things are starting to rumble as films line up. It's...
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Meryl Streep showed up at the Apple store in Soho this afternoon for a Q&A to promote "Hope Springs" wearing a big white bandage...
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"The Dark Knight Rises" is finally shaking off the box office blues it suffered in the aftermath of the Aurora tragedy. While it doesn't...
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Oprah's OWN Network is a pretty public failure. No one's watching it, and I frankly have no idea where it is. The Discovery Network...
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I don't know how she does it: it was only six years ago that Oprah Winfrey was touting new age nut Eckhart Tolle as...
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Before we start another week, I want to tell you about one of this summer's great treats. Back in June, opera great Kathleen Battle...
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Esther Kartiganer, the beloved and long standing producer and sort of "show runner" of "60 Minutes" during its heyday died on August 1st age...
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Janet Jackson and siblings Rebbie and Randy are not stopping the fight to overturn Michael Jackson's Will. They seem to have lost Jermaine, however....
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"Diner," the musical version of Barry Levinson's classic 1983 movie, is downsizing. Producers announced that the show, with music by Sheryl Crowe, is cancelling...
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For many weeks I've kept the secret that Rosie O'Donnell's beloved fiancee was very ill.  I can tell you that lovely Michelle Rounds became...