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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Ready for entertainment at the Democratic National Convention? It's been so hard to book acts for either Democratic or Republican gatherings that prices for...
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This morning there are a lot of unanswered questions about director/producer Tony Scott. Ridley Scott's brother was as successful as you could be in Hollywood,...
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I'd love to be a fly on the wall this morning at Barry Diller's IAC Corporation. Diller has sunk millions and millions into the...
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After all that, "Sparkle"--featuring the final performances by Whitney Houston-did just fine at the box office. Playing on a thousnand fewer screens than most...
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By the time the film version of the quintessential American novel, "On the Road," opens in America, it will be the movie's very last...
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Paul Thomas Anderson's "The Master" screened in Chicago on Thursday night for a large,paying audience. Tickets were $10 for a film charity, and The...
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After "Boogie Nights" and even "Star 80," you'd think a movie about the porn business would be pretty gritty in 2012. Not so for...
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"The Dark Knight Rises" will cross the $400 million mark today domestically. That's nothing to sneeze at. But it's not what "The Dark Knight,"...
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Here's the "Soulful Strut," which later became Barbara Acklin's "Am I The Same Girl?" Carl Davis produced the latter record. He died this week....
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Janet Jackson has a beef with TMZ. Her statement runs below. I told you yesterday that Janet didn't like TMZ implying that her mother...