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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Pretty strange: Disney-Marvel over-estimated their weekend take for "Thor: The Dark World" by $1.8 million on Sunday. Today boxofficemojo.com got the actual numbers, and...
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Mariah Carey's had a weird year. She had a bad time on "American Idol" last winter and spring, fighting with Nikki Minaj and just...
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Alec Baldwin is in hot water for allegedly shouting a gay slur at a photographer last week. The anger management incident-- number 4 million...
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ADDENDUM 9:22am MONDAY: I just noticed in that stupid Examiner.com piece the claim that Lady Gaga's "Born this Way Ball" tour was pulled off...
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"Thor" may have been defeated this weekend. On Friday night it was beaten by "The  Best Man Holiday," a warmhearted romantic comedy. Even if...
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Now that we're into the heat of Oscar nominee speculation, let's posit this: George Clooney and Tom Hanks could each be superstar nominees in...

I must say, I am mystified. I assumed Justin Bieber's records were being played somewhere in the world on the radio. It turns out...
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Oprah Winfrey says she "held a grudge" about the failure of her 1998 film "Beloved" directed by Jonathan Demme and based on Toni Morrison's...
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The screaming girls in stadiums are one thing. But teen popster Justin Bieber has no actual hits. In the last five weeks he's...
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Leonardo DiCaprio: if you want to be his BFF, be a criminal, too. This week Helly Nahmad, the son of an international art dealer,...