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 Toronto International Film Festival begins tonight with a gala for director Davis Guggenheim and his U2 documentary, "From the Sky Down." The security...
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It's rough out there for indie filmmakers. Take the people behind "Ten Year," a much anticipated film coming to the Toronto Film Festival this...
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Everyone loves Mary Tyler Moore, so it's no shock: the beloved TV star will receive the Screen Actors Guild Lifetime Achievement Award this January....
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Alicia Keys is producing a Broadway play. Why not? She's conquered pop music, that's for sure. The play, "Stick Fly," will star Ruben Santiago...
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The Kennedy Center Honors have been announced, and they're a nice little group this year. Meryl Streep, Yo Yo Ma, Neil Diamond, singer Barbara...
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Jane Fonda has gotten the last laugh on QVC. This week her book, "Prime Time," hits number 2 on the New York Times Best...
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Adele is just having the best year any pop star could. Her appearance on last week's MTV Video Music Awards was a resounding success....
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Eddie Murphy is the official host of the 2012 Oscars. The Academy named him today much to the delight of producer Brett Ratner. Ratner...
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Erika Slezak, the star of "One Life to Live," has agreed to go with the show to its new online incarnation. Prospect Park Productions,...
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I read with some amusement in the last few days that Oscar nominated actor James Franco "backed out" of doing "Sweet Bird of Youth"...