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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"Red Dawn," the remake of John Milius's 1984 classic, sneaks into theaters tomorrow with as little fanfare as possible. It's one of the worst...
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Exclusive: On the November 21st episode of the syndicated TV show "The Doctors," spooky Scientologist Kelly Preston shilled for her fellow sect member Kirstie...
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It was 38 years ago this week--Thanksgiving 1974-- that John Lennon surprised Madison Square Garden and joined Elton John on stage for a couple...

The ballots for nominations in the Screen Actors Guild Awards go into the mail tomorrow. And so awards season begins. Of course, several movies...
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"Scandalous," the musical co-written and labored over by Kathie Lee Gifford for a dozen years, is barely holding on. Despite bravura performances by Carolee...
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Hmmm...Doesn't seem like yesterday when David O. Russell was in contretemps with actors like George Clooney, Dustin Hoffman, and Lily Tomlin? Well, people mellow...
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Gus van Sant's "Promised Land" has just started screening, and there's an embargo on reviews until December 5th. I've seen it, and I'm not...
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The American public rejected junk pop music last night in a stunning referendum. The American Music Awards scored their lowest rating ever-- a 3.4--and...
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Oscar DVDs pouring in. This writer votes with the Broadcast Critics for the Critics Choice Awards (airing January 10th on the CW network). In...
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So last night the real winner of the AMAs was Scott "Scooter" Braun, the manager of the acts that took up the bulk of...