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.

This weekend's two big movies are "Transformers: Dark of the Moon" (the title sounds like it's missing "side" but maybe Pink Floyd would object)...
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Mark Ruffalo was in New York last night on a furlough from making "The Avengers" down in New Mexico. Ruffalo and beautiful wife Sunrise...
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The memorial late this afternoon in Hollywood for Laura Ziskin was like a Who's Who of players. Ziskin, really beloved, died on June 12th...
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No wonder Paramount doesn't want press at tonight's New York premiere for the latest "Transformers." Everyone is in trouble. The early reviews aren't so...
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"Spider Man: Turn off the Dark" is bigger than ever. Defying the critics and naysayers, the troubled Broadway musical is troubled no more. Having...

UPDATE: All the numbers are in. Lady Gaga's "Born this Way" has dropped to number 8 on the pop charts and number 20 on...
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My, do the kids ever grow up! It was only a year ago that Kelli Brooke Tomashoff graduated from high school was supposed to...
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Ward, we have to talk about "The Beaver": the Jodie Foster film is still in a theater somewhere in America, perhaps forgotten by its...
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The mighty, legendary Sam Cooke died in 1964. That's 47 years ago, and still we're talking about him because his voice and his music...
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The great Buck Henry was a guest at Sidney Lumet's memorial service on Monday afternoon. And here's some news--the creator of "Get Smart" as...