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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And so it goes: Elizabeth Guider, the editor of the Hollywood Reporter for three years, is gone. The official announcement came today. Now the Reporter...
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Over the weekend in the Hamptons, much talk about the NC-17 rating that's been dumped on Derek Cianfrance's "Blue Valentine." The MPAA rating board seems...
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Matt Weiner did something interesting in last night's "Mad Men" episode: "Blowing Smoke." A couple of things actually. In the penultimate episode of the season, directed...
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James Franco is hot as a pistol right now. His "127 Hours" played at the Hamptons Film Festival. So did a short film he...
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Madonna--perhaps in the middle of editing her feature film, "W.E"--surprised the Hamptons Film Festival audience and went to see Darren Aronofsky's "Black Swan" Sunday...
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Katherine Heigl and costar Josh Duhamel may have proven that TV stars can translate to movies--at least on a quiet weekend. It does look like...
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Meryl Streep is really getting into the Stanley Tucci business. Or maybe it's vice versa. Sources tell me that La Streep has tentatively agreed to...
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Solomon Burke is dead today at age 70. His death is not a total surprise. Solomon was a huge man physically who performed sitting...
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Dustin Hoffman has lead acting Oscars for "Kramer vs. Kramer" and "Rain Man." But I think he's going to surprise everyone this year for...
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I’m kind of kvelling (which is Yiddish for tweeting, I think) about Elton John and Leon Russell’s album, “The Union,” set to be released...