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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If you've been wondering why the posts have been fewer than usual this week. I've been dealing with a sad situation. Today, at 3:15pm,...
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Matthew Vaughn's "X Men: First Class" is picking up another cast member. Benjamin Walker, star of the Public Theater's "Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson," is...
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It may be a mission impossible, or just some risky business: James Mangold's "Knight and Day" with Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz gets a...
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The audience was old, white, and balding. Sometimes they seemed like the people you see on those dreadful T.J. Lubinsky specials on PBS from...
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Tom Cruise is in the pr fight of his life. To try and ensure that "Knight and Day," his $100 million movie with Cameron Diaz,...
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In the world of supermarket tabloids, "The Star" is pretty much toward the bottom of the basket. If "The National Enquirer" --which gets one...
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What is more popular, goofy kids who break into song or teen vampires? If you answered "goofy kids" you'd be right. According to hitsdailydouble.com, the...
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Wait a second. The Star magazine, I know, is certainly the place to get the news. But their report today of Al Gore's so...
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It's bad news for anyone who's got the idea to make an unauthorized Michael Jackson documentary. There won't be any music in it by...
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Aretha Franklin stole her own show last night when the Apollo Theater gave her a Lifetime Achievement Award. The Queen of Soul was not...