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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Ronni Chasen, our beloved pal, so coldly and brutally murdered two days ago, was memorialized last night by her New York friends. Producer Scott Rudin...
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Remember I told you that on Monday night, security was crazy at the premiere of "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows"? All bags going...
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http://tinyurl.com/3x6bt2a Backstage, the theatrical publication, reports today that six Hollywood casting directors received death threats on November 7th. It's unclear whether the death threats have...
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Ed Zwick's romantic dramacom, "Love and Other Drugs," which opens November 24th, pokes fun at Pfizer and other big pharmaceutical companies. The sexy film, based...
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UPDATE November 17th, 4:45pm: the box set is now number 10, and "Abbey Road," "Sgt. Pepper" and "the White Album" are also in the...
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Oscar nominee Anne Hathaway has been chosen to join Denzel Washington in presenting the Nobel concert in Oslo next month. Musical performers include...
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In the last couple of hours all I've done is listen to people on the phone crying. Our friend--everyone's friend--Hollywood publicist Ronni Chasen was...
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Leave it to Paul McCartney. He's upstaged the Beatles-I Tunes announcement. McCartney is going to play the famed Apollo Theater in Harlem on December...
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Call it the biggest non event of the week. After billing its big Beatle announcement as a huge event, Apple blew it. Missing their 10am...
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Ah yes: the premiere for "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part One." Rude security, nasty publicists. Cast and director kept far from people who...