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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The remake of "Arthur," a genial film from the 1980s that had charm brimming over, is headed for disaster. I haven't been able to...
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Oh, gee. Suddenly, six days after Warner Bros. uploaded a new trailer for "The Hangover 2," they make a big announcement that the trailer...
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The Grammy Awards are dropping 31 categories from their rosters, going from 109 to 78 different awards. To do this they're going unisex-- no...
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Spirituality for Kids, Madonna's Kabbalah charity, now known as Success for Kids, is a different sort of religion. Remember last time we checked their...
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Charlie Sheen finally figured out how to get an audience on his side. Find scapegoats. In Cleveland on Tuesday night he led a crowd...
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I told you this more than a week ago, before anyone: there are thousands of tickets going begging for Charlie Sheen's show around the...
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Elton John has been getting might testy lately. First he went after Billy Joel for his drinking. Then on Saturday Night Live he took...

Defeat is an option. Charlie Sheen's opening night of "Torpedoes of Truth" was a disaster in Detroit. Audience members, according to several reports from news...
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Elvis Costello and two Attractions--Steve Nieve and Pete Thomas--with one Imposter, Davey Faragher--put on the hottest, tightest rock show anyone's seen in a long...
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Tonight, Elvis Costello goes back 32 years and plays a club show  on April Fools Day in New York. He's supposed to be on...