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.

You want weird? Aniello Arena, the star of Matteo Garrone's brilliant new film, "Reality," is in prison for life for murder. In Italy. He...

Armani is sponsoring this unique never before event.  Giorgio Armani's niece Roberta starts by reading a statemen of support for Sean Penn's work in...

Controversial French filmmaker, Oscar winner Roman Polanski, may be the real lightning rod at Cannes this year. Today a filmed interview with him called...
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Dan Pritzker, one of the heirs to the Hyatt Hotel fortune, started shooting “Bolden,” a movie about an obscure jazz musician, in 2008. He...
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Jennifer Hudson and her sister got the right news yesterday: William Balfour was convicted of killing their mother, Jennifer's nephew, and her brother. Balfour...
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John Travolta's scandal is getting worse, not better, and I'm surprised. I thought after the lawyer for Travolta's first accuser dumped his client, things...
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You can catch one more performance tonight, Saturday, at 45 Bleecker Street Theatre of Chekhov's "The Seagull" as adapted by famed British director Max...
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Rita Wilson--if she had decided to become a pop star in her 20s, she could have been Linda Ronstadt or Bonnie Raitt. As it...
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And that's it. Madonna's "MDNA" is gone from the top 50 of any charts as of this week. Hitsdailydouble.com has dropped it out of...
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EXCLUSIVE: The landmark settlement of cases from the Ford-Firestone lawsuits of 2000 is coming to the big screen at last. Originally Michael Douglas had...