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Saturday–June 9th -James Franco is flying up to New York from New Orleans, where he’s shooting at least one movie. He and performance artist Laurel Nakadate are going to give a talk at the New Museum on the Bowery beginning at 5:30pm. There will not be a psychic involved, even though there had been rumors. The last time these two did something, there was a seance. Franco is going to show a short film about his late friend, Brad Renfro, called “Brad Renfro Forever.” There will be the opportunity to buy a limited edition switchblade emblazoned with the words Renfro Forever. There are 100 knives, made by a famous knife maker. It seems like they may sell for $850. You can read more about it at  http://www.thethingquarterly.com/projects/james-franco.html.

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Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.
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  1. Hi Roger-I faithfully read your columns here and at Forbes.com. You are one of the very few who tells it like it really is and I admire you for it. The posterior kissing, sycophantic and PR spoon fed entertainment “writers” and sites are a joke so I appreciate your honest and straightforward style. I especially enjoy your keen investigative reporting on the pseudo charity organizations and other publicity seeking manufactured scams and stunts by the usual suspects. I love the reaction of the madonna mob when you post the truth about her. Keep up the great work. But the last few days I have been unable to access you on Forbes. Are you no longer contributing to them?

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