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.

Lee Daniels' "The Butler" won the four day weekend box office for Labor Day, beating teeny boppers One Direction. The Forest Whitaker-Oprah Winfrey drama...
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MDA-- I don't get it. They just continue to play word games. It's all semantics. On their website tote board this morning they're touting...
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The two hour MDA "Show of Strength" on ABC has just ended. The organization's website has a digital tote board (since the show was...
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Here's a new twist: the new president of Muscular Dystrophy Association has invoked Jerry Lewis's name in a letter to followers. Stephen M. Derks...
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Box office: One Direction fans are simply not flocking to the box office to the boy band of 2013. So far "This Is Us"...

Between Venice and Telluride, the 2014 Academy Awards are over. Just like that. Staying in New York this Labor Day weekend, I'm getting a...

Well, all you One Direction fans. You did not get out there last night to help the Faux Fab Five beat Justin Bieber's opening...
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Exclusive: details are still sketchy, but I am told that the Whitney Houston estate is putting together a documentary about the late singer. Executor...
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The only person who'd agree to be an "American Idol" judge was finally named one tonight. Harry Connick, Jr. auditioned last spring for a...
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Everyone can calm down. Lindsay Lohan is just fine, thanks. She didn't show up at the Venice Film Festival because she says she wasn't...