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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Actually, there are fewer than three degrees between Meryl Streep and Abraham Lincoln. Streep's son-in-law to be, Benjamin Walker, signing on to play "Abraham Lincoln:...
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Ricky Gervais visited "The Office" last night. On Golden Globe night, you may recall, he told me: "Watch the show on January 27th. It...
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Charlie Sheen--now in the hospital after being rushed there with severe abdominal pain--is in a sad spot. Yes, he's famous for partying with hookers...
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The movie that The Hollywood Reporter inaccurately described as a "bomb"-- Dito Montiel's "The Son of No One"--is nearing a deal at Sundance. I've heard...
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Mary Wilson, legendary star of the Supremes, narrowly missed the Russian airport bombing on Monday. Mary and her group were arriving in Russia on Monday...
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Happy Birthday, Oscar nominee James Cromwell--beloved star of "Babe." He turns 71 today and celebrates with a big, big year: he's directing his first...
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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...