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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Tonight's the night. At 6:30pm at the Foxwoods--yikes--Theater on West 42nd St., Julie Taymor unveils "Spider Man: Turn off the Dark." Clocking in around $60 million...
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The Best Actress race for the Oscar is getting tighter, and more competitive. So far, the best bets are on Annette Bening and Julianne Moore,...
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Friday -- tomorrow--is opening day for Tom Hooper's "The King's Speech." It's a Christmas present come early, but we'll take it. You've heard a lot...
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What to do when so many people question the truth? Go on "Oprah." I am told that the whole Cascio family appears on "Oprah" on...
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I just caught up with Martin Scorsese's HBO film, "Public Speaking," about humorist Fran Lebowitz. Lebowitz came to fame in 1978 with her collection of...
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I know it's hard converting from a trade magazine to a hybrid whatever. But maybe The Hollywood Reporter could try and get its music coverage...
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You know, I love to harpoon the record companies when they do something weird. Warner Music is a favorite subject because they can't get...
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Two new videos have gone up from "Spider Man: Turn off the Dark." Here are the links. While they are promotional, they're still pretty...
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Paul Simon-- I told you last May that he was ready with a new album that would be great, that he was so excited...
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Was Leonardo DiCaprio a Best Actor nominee in Martin Scorsese's "Shutter Island"? Or was he a Best Actor nominee in Christopher Nolan's "Inception"? It's an enviable...