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 People's Choice Awards: they are America's dirty little secret. Are they real? Does someone actually vote for them? Does it matter? Who are...
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The Best Actress race is starting to take on its own personality. For one thing, Natalie Portman may be in the same position Eddie Murphy...
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Remember when I told you about the seven members of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association who had credited roles in Sofia Coppola's "Somewhere"? Now...
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Gerry Rafferty, the man behind the hits "Baker Street" and "Stuck in the Middle with You." has died at age 63. Rafferty died of liver...

Wayne Barrett has been let go from the Village Voice. He's been writing his weekly column, Runnin' Scared, since 1978. He wrote pieces for...
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The official soda for Simon Cowell's new "X Factor"? Why, it's Pepsi, which beat out rival Coca Cola for the honor of blasting its...
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The Producers Guild of America named its top 10 movies of the year this morning, including "Toy Story 3" but leaving out "Winter's Bone"...
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I told you exclusively back in July that Morgan Spurlock was making a documentary about the advertising world. http://www.showbiz411.com/2010/07/12/spurlocks-secret-doc-elo-in-nyc-sting-symphonizes Now his "The Greatest...
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Actor James Franco--headed to an Oscar nomination for "127 Hours" and getting ready to co-host the Academy Awards in February--is planning two big directing...
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Two great stars have passed away. Pete Postlethwaite was an Oscar nominee in 1993 for "In the Name of the Father." He was 64, and...