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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Ok, amazon had a major catastrophe on Monday when they gave away Lady Gaga's new album for 99 cents on download. The songs came...

Tonight, or this morning to be exact, Elaine's will close at 4am after 47 years. Since the announcement was made ten days ago, a...
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After all the hoopla of amazon selling Lady Gaga's new album for 99 cents this week, you'd think she'd be number one on the...

The great news from the London set of "The Dark Knight Rises" is that Matthew Modine is about to start filming key scenes in...
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"Melancholia" director Lars von Trier is still dealing with the fallout from his crazy comments in Cannes about being a Nazi. The whole thing...
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Elvis Costello got some people to dance on stage last night at the Beacon Theater who ordinarily don't shake their moneymakers in public. But...
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Hmm....I told you back on March 9th there was no record deal at Atlantic Records for Gwyneth Paltrow. It did seem like Paltrow might...
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UPDATE: Amazon.com is selling "Born this Way" album downloads for 99 cents today. Meanwhile, the price at ITunes is $15.99. (Thanks to hitsdailydouble.com for...
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The weekend box office is in, and there are a couple of notable situations. For one, Jodie Foster's "The Beaver" is pretty much a...

Woody Allen had a big weekend with "Midnight in Paris." The absolutely terrific comedy made $579,000 in six theaters. It could turn out to...