Roger Friedman

Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. He wrote the Intelligencer column for NY Magazine in the mid 90s, reporting on the OJ Simpson trial, as well as for the real Parade magazine (when it was owned by Conde Nast), and has written for the New York Observer, Details, Vogue, Spin, the New York Times, NY Post, Washington Post, and NY Daily News among many publications. He is 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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The SAG Lifetime Achievement Award is going to... Dick van Dyke. Yes, you're right: it was only last January when the SAG Lifetime Achievement...
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Exclusive: Oscar nominated actor James Franco--who's already directed a bunch of short films and a couple of indie features-- is making a big leap....
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Anything can happen, and I am hedging my bets, but: as I wrote several weeks ago, Seth Meyers is still the leading candidate to...
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The Michael Jackson music catalog, known as MiJac, has been moved to Sony-ATV from Warner Chappell. In layman's terms: this is a blow to...
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Casting directors don't get Oscars, Tonys, or Emmys. So they have their own awards--called Artios. They're given out on October 29th. COMPLETE LIST OF NOMINEES...
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EXCLUSIVE: Rosie  O'Donnell had a real and serious heart attack last week.  She just blogged about it on www.rosie.com.  Rosie nearly died from...
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Ready for entertainment at the Democratic National Convention? It's been so hard to book acts for either Democratic or Republican gatherings that prices for...
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This morning there are a lot of unanswered questions about director/producer Tony Scott. Ridley Scott's brother was as successful as you could be in Hollywood,...
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I'd love to be a fly on the wall this morning at Barry Diller's IAC Corporation. Diller has sunk millions and millions into the...
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After all that, "Sparkle"--featuring the final performances by Whitney Houston-did just fine at the box office. Playing on a thousnand fewer screens than most...