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 Weinstein Company didn't make any announcements last night about getting back the Miramax name or library. The deal is still being hashed out...
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You can see a bunch of clips from NBC's fall line up at www.defamer.com. I can't bear to transfer the clips over here. Here's...
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Talk about a product plug. Remember Blue Star Jets from the original "Wall Street"? In the new "Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps," Charlie Sheen's Bud...
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Around 8pm on Monday night, when no one was looking, even the paparazzi were out of it: famed international tabloid gossip princess Lindsay Lohan...
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Morgan Freeman must not have been satisfied to co-star with one heavyweight, Jack Nicholson, in a box office hit. Seeing that "The Bucket List" attracted...
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Ellen Barkin either lost a bet or she's being blackmailed. Either way, her presence in "Shit Year" at the Cannes Directors Fortnight is puzzling. Cam...
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I am happy to report that Oscar nominee Salma Hayek ("Frida") is ready for her return to film. Hayek has been mostly AWOL since having...

Jessica Biel must be in "Seventh Heaven." The word from Broadway is that she will costar in the Lincoln Center musical of Pedro Almodovar's...
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It's the end of the line for Overture Films at Starz Media. Sources tell me that the plucky indie company will be shut down by...
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Coming to Cannes with a film isn't cheap. If you want to do it the right way, you'd better come with cash. Or the profits...