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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Oscar winner and activist Angelina Jolie is always up for a fight. And so she writes in Tuesday's New York Times that during the...
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I told you all about James Toback's "Seduced and Abandoned" last week. I actually saw the film in the HBO screening room and...
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EXCLUSIVE And keep checking for updates: It's a great headline-- Paris coming to Cannes. But I've been told that Paris Jackson, who...
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How do we know Barbara Walters will really announce her retirement this morning? This time, as opposed to in March, it's a well organized...
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Now that "The Great Gatsby" is here, and it's a hit, the question remains: is it too late or too early for the Academy...
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NBC has officially announced what I told you some time ago and several times at that: as Jimmy Fallon takes over the Tonight show,...
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"Smash," one of the worst and most expensive TV series, is cancelled at last after two miserable seasons. Indeed, a huge chunk of broadcast...
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Robert DeNiro ran the Cannes Film Festival jury in 2011.  He told me that when Steven Spielberg was named the head of this year's...
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The Jay Z executive-produced soundtrack to "The Great Gatsby" is a hit. Currently, it's blazing up the iTunes chart. Over on amazon.com, where sales...
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Sandwiched in between "Iron Man 3" and "Star Trek: Into Darkness," came last night "The Great Gatsby." Counting $3 million from Thursday night, Baz...