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 hardest thing to report is the death of a friend. For more than 20 years, Elaine Kaufman has played such an important part...
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If Nicole Kidman winds up winning the Oscar for "Rabbit Hole" this season, she has one person to thank--herself. Kidman produced the movie, based...
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If you're going to the movies this weekend, here are some people to look out for. Barbara Hershey--plays Natalie Portman's maybe crazy, maybe crazy as...
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The National Board of Review is not a great indicator of the Academy Award. The NBR has chosen the Best Picture only 7 times in...
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The bogus National Board of Review voted Aaron Sorkin's "The Social Network" Best Film of the year. The NBR-- a group of fans who pay...
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Ronni Chasen's brother, screenwriter Larry Cohen, says he thinks his publicist sister's death was due to "road rage." Cohen, whom I spoke with this afternoon,...
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First Sarah Palin invented "refudiate" out of repudiate and refute. Now Sean P Diddy Combs has invented "repercaution" out of repercussion...
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Who can explain the wacky Grammy Awards and their weird nominations? Last night, the announcement came on national TV. Justin Bieber and other prefab product...
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There have been a lot of new, shocking developments in the murder case of beloved Hollywood publicist Ronni Chasen. Last night in Los...
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Kirsten Dunst--a late entry in the Oscar race  in Andrew Jarecki's "All Good Things"--is shooting Jack Kerouac's classic novel, "On the Road" right now....