Roger Friedman

Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. He wrote the Intelligencer column for NY Magazine in the mid 90s, reporting on the OJ Simpson trial, as well as for the real Parade magazine (when it was owned by Conde Nast), and has written for the New York Observer, Details, Vogue, Spin, the New York Times, NY Post, Washington Post, and NY Daily News among many publications. He is the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.
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from the Academy: Howard Koch, Jr., a popular producer of commercial films, has been named the new prez of AMPAS. He has a long...
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Is "The Dark Knight Rises" a monster hit? It will cross the $300 million mark tonight after 11 days in release. That sounds  like...
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Rene Russo was the queen of the big budget movie. Think of it. Her costars were Al Pacino, Dustin Hoffman, Clint Eastwood, Kevin Costner,...
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I actually posted a link to the Wachowskis' video promo for "Cloud Atlas" last week. Suddenly, though, it's taken off again. Here's the link:...
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It's Oscar season soon, so it's time for tributes and special awards that will highlight directors of Oscar buzzed films. Now we're told that...
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We saw James Bond parachute with the Queen into Olympic Stadium last week, didn't we? And then there he was, with the Queen, on...
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Jeremy Renner was already being set up as the new Tom Cruise in this summer's "Mission Impossible 4." His role in Tony Gilroy's "The...
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We are first to report this development in the Jackson saga: The executors of the Michael Jackson estate have sent a letter to most...
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Madonna is coming to Yankee Stadium on September 6th and 8th. The first show is sold out, technically. The second one is not. Madonna's...
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On the subject of Justin Bieber (pictured here for size with Chris Brown). Video director Anthony Mandler is about to unveil a new music...