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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The "Interstellar" secret screening and dinner at the '21' Club drew a stellar crowd Sunday night, I am told by some of the invitees....
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What came first? Taylor Swift or her record label, called Big Machine? Because Swift, who's still under 25, has become a Big Machine. Her...
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A bunch of people who don't have music rights or anything else are trying to make a "Bowfinger" type short film about Freddie Mercury...
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Everything about "The Rewrite" sounds like it would work-- if it had been released in 1998. Hugh Grant plays  a failed screenwriter who takes...
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And so the Oscar season is in full swing. Sunday night, five days before any press sees it, Paramount is screening the space soap...
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Whatever happened to Tom Cruise and Scientology? Certainly he's given that up by now, right? Wrong. Cruise was snapped on Instagram yesterday wearing his...
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I don't know if it's a function of his deal with Netflix, or what is happening. But the latest release starring Adam Sandler is...
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Dinah Washington made Sammy Cahn's "Teach Me Tonight" (lyrics by Gene dePaul) a hit in 1954. Twenty years later, Phoebe Snow did likewise. Now...
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Regina Hall is hot hot hot. Having starred in "Think Like a Man" and its sequel, "Think Like a Man Too," Hall is getting...
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You've no doubt read that Misty Upham, a lovely actress who had big roles in "Frozen River" and "August: Osage County," had been missing...