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.

Adele has crossed a very sacred line in the music business. Her "21' album passed the 10 million mark this week, making it one...
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The 2013 Sundance Film Festival is lining up its big announcements for tomorrow at 4pm Eastern. So far I did hear that Naomi Foner's...

Attention members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Do you want to vote for the Oscars this year? I was told...
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David O. Russell's "Silver Linings Playbook," Wes Anderson's "Moonrise Kingdom," and "Beasts of the Southern Wild" got the bulk of nominations for the Indie...
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by PAULA SCHWARTZ, Special to Showbiz411-- Upsets began early last night at the Gotham Awards at Cipriani Wall Street when the first award, the...
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I was surprised and saddened to read of the death of Lisa deKooning tonight-- in the paid obit section of the New York Times....
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The Gotham Awards were the place to be last night, where crowds of hot young actors and directors jammed into Cipriani downtown at 55...
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Just heard: Oscar winning "Chicago" producer Marty Richards died today at age 80 after a long, tough battle with cancer. A beloved figure on...

Angus T. Jones, the 19 year old who's made millions appearing on "Two and A Half Men," now tells his Christian followers to stop...
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I just heard that Pete Bennett died on Thanksgiving. What a shame. He was a great guy, an original, the real thing. He was...