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.

Somehow we have jumped from the last week of 1967 to the first week of May 1968 in the second episode of "Mad Men,"...

"Motown: The Musical" was almost as good as Motown: The Dyfunctional Family Reunion last night as the living principals of the greatest record company...
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More news from Cannes 2013 as filmmakers are waiting to hear if their babies are going to the Croissette. The latest: French filmmaker...

Justin Bieber, idiot teen idol, paid a visit to the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam yesterday before a show. The Anne Frank House has...
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As the news and rumors come in fits and starts: Sofia Coppola is a favorite of the Cannes Film Festival. I will never forget...

UPDATE WEDNESDAY: 111 million views "Gentleman" and I have no freaking idea why. UPDATE TUESDAY 10:25 AM: Approaching 95 million views. UPDATE MONDAY 2:38PM: 68 million...
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UPDATE: Here's a report on the concert:  Bono opened. Jennifer Hudson did Aretha's "Somewhere." Jordin Sparks and Siedah Garrett did "Man in the Mirror"...

Today--Sunday, April 14, 2013-- approximately would have been the 50th anniversary of Elaine's. Pete Khoury reminded me of this when I ran into him...
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Here's a happy box office story that no one expected. Brian Helgeland's Jackie Robinson biopic "42" has hit a grand slam home run in...

We won't know for another couple of weeks. But it does seem like James Toback's documentary, "Seduced and Abandoned," could be the hot...