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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Ed Doctorow was one of the few people I was actually in awe of-- a real writer, a great writer, a pure novelist whose...
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I've reprinted Theodore Bikel's obit from the SAG-AFTRA release today. An amazing actor who shouldn't be forgotten. Also gone this week is George...
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Ah, the British film critics? What do they know? Sixty two of them chose what they think are the top 100 American films of...
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UPDATE THURS JULY 30: "Gambit" was supposed to start shooting in October. Since I wrote this on July 21st, there are reports that Channing...
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This probably couldn't have happened ten years ago: Jay Z, Eminem, and 50 Cent all in one small movie theater sitting near each other....
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This week we get another Adam Sandler movie, "Pixels." Insiders say it's not good (actually word from last week's screening was worse, I'm being...
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So sorry to hear that Buddy Buie has died at age 74. He wrote all those classic hits for Dennis Yost and the Classics...
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Robert Forrester, CEO of Newman's Own, Paul Newman's charitable foundation, has nearly doubled his salary in the last four years. In 2010, the Foundation...
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The real story this weekend wasn't that "Ant Man" fell short of $60 million-- it did $58 million and probably a little less. The...
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Michael Jackson's Neverland Ranch went on sale at the end of May for $100 million. That was widely reported. But now that it's called...