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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"Spider Man: Turn off the Dark" turns on the money. Last week, "Spider Man"--still in previews--was the number 1 grossing show on Broadway. The $65...
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"The King's Speech" got a royal lunch yesterday at a fancy shmancy private club on Fifth Avenue yesterday. We were asked not to say...
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And things were going so nicely at the annual New York Film Critics dinner. There were toasts and acceptance speeches. Everyone was so happy....
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Warren Beatty is here, he is--as they say--in the house. Warren is in New York to help wife Annette Bening in her quest for an...
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Here comes the big awards week. This is the week when a lot of different groups vie for attention as they hand out movie...
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While everyone is praying for Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords' speedy recovery, I can tell you that, yes, she does have a Hollywood connection. Gabrielle Giffords' grandmother...
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by Roger Friedman It shouldn't come as much of a shock that the History Channel has decided to yank its mini series on the Kennedys....
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by Roger Friedman Here's a recap of what's happening with Michael Jackson. The Jackson estate has finally wised up and filed papers against Randy and Jermaine...
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Yes, "Mad Men" has been renewed for a fifth season--this is not a surprise, folks--and negotiations continue between the show's creator, Matt Weiner, and...
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I happened to sit down with two Academy voters last night--two actors (I'm not giving gender) who are names. They are not A list...