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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Barbra Streisand is directing her first movie in what seems like ages. No, it's not "The Normal Heart."  It seems she may have lost...
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Rooney Mara -- a relative unknown--has been chosen to play the lead character in "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo." That's good new for two...
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Sunday's episode, with spoilers: Season 4, Episode 4: "Mad Men" is getting curiouser and curiouser. The fear that separating Betty and Don would cause trouble in...
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It hasn't been a stellar week for Julia Roberts, that's for sure. Her "Eat Pray Love" was mostly trounced by reviewers and ignored by...
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Every arts organization and national institution should get a board member like Revlon chairman Ronald Perelman. Like this reporter, he loves classic R&B music. The...
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The whole "Eat Love Pray" movement--now the inspiration for a Julia Roberts movie--comes from a cult=like ashram that gained popularity in the early 1990s,...
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She was not particularly famous, unless you were part of New York's film world and knew Dr. Cecile Insdorf, the constant companion of her...
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David Michod's "Animal Kingdom" opens on Friday the 13th, but it should be lucky: the Tarantino like crime movie was the most exciting film...
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A new report says that patients at the Motion Picture Fund Home for Actors have been severely neglected to the point where they've sustained...
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Big stars don't cry. Hopefully, they've made their hundreds of millions and stashed them away for a rainy day. This summer, there was a generational...