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 very talented actress Vera Farmiga, nominated for an Oscar for "Up in the Air," is waiting right now to see who will buy...
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It must be a funny alignment of the stars if I have to come to the defense of Katie Holmes. But she and the...
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If you think about it, Tobey Maguire spent the 90s as a wide eyed naif in movies like "The Cider House Rules" and "Wonder...
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It's a great morning for most of Hollywood. But for some who did excellent work, Champagne may be replaced by Xanax. Snubbed in the Best Directors...
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The 2011 Oscar nominations are in, and "The King's Speech" and "The Social Network" are the big winners. The main snubs: Ryan Gosling, who was...
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Exclusive: Frank Cascio, Michael Jackson's closest friend and longtime associate, has signed a book deal with HarperCollins's William Morrow division. Cascio, who sometimes has been...
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Kevin Smith -- director of "Clerks," "Chasing Amy," and "Dogma"--caused a stir last night at Sundance with his new "Red State." Smith--always looking to mix...
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Twenty nine years ago, four years before Sam Levinson was born, his father Barry Levinson directed Ellen Barkin in her debut feature, "Diner." Remember Beth, who...
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If you want to win an Oscar, play a crazy ol' despot. Forest Whitaker did it with "The Last King of Scotland." Christoph Waltz...
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Well, well: the Oscar race is shaping up into a little drama of its own. Last night the Producers Guild of America gave it award...