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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Michael Jackson's new album, "Michael," seems to be popping up around the internet a week before its release date. I've found "Monster," featuring 50 Cent,...
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And so they've kept coming to Elaine's all weekend to pay respects. And have dinner. Elaine wouldn't like it if someone didn't eat. Saturday night:...
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Not every grand campaign for Oscar glory pans out. This year the plan from Paramount was to hold the Coen Brothers' remake of the great...
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"Spider Man: Turn off the Dark" played its 6th preview yesterday afternoon at the Foxwoods Theater. It's been a whole week since the first...
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Halle Berry's Academy Award seems like a long time ago--eight years, to be precise. Since "Monster's Ball," her film career has been, well, spotty. The...
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Last night, everyone actually did go to Elaine's. By 10pm, the entire restaurant on Second Avenue between 88th and 89th Streets was completely full, swollen...
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James Bond 23 is on, says Kate Winslet. She happens to be the ex-wife of the film's director, Sam Mendes. She mentioned all this...
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Randee Dawn reports for us: Jeremy Irons has been suiting up for nefarious – though papal – duty over at Neil Jordan’s “The Borgias” at...
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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...