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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I told you in November that episodes of Jerry Seinfeld's "The Marriage Ref" had been taped for a second season. I told you then...
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James Franco's short film, called "Rebel," may make to the Venice Biennale after all. Or to the Venice Film Festival. Or to Venice, California....
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As if things couldn't get worse: on the day a picture of his genitals was leaked to the press via a radio show, disgraced...
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This is a guilty pleasure item. Todd Rundgren is hosting a Survival Summer Camp up in Woodstock, New York June 20-24. www.toddstore.com/trsurivalcamp....
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Tonight in Las Vegas, the Beatles' "Love" show from Cirque du Soleil celebrates its fifth birthday. Paul, Yoko, Olivia, and Dhani Harrison, as well...
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Christie Brinkley -- supermodel, ex wife of Billy Joel, TV aerobics pitchwoman. Broadway musical star. Huh? Gorgeous Christie is 57, looks 20 years younger,...
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Is Lady Gaga really "Born this Way"? After a spectacular first week of sales, with almost 1.2 million copies of her CD and downloads...
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Kevin Smith is still out there, somewhere, promoting his film, “Red State.” I don’t know why he hasn’t put this terrific film, which he...
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Give Jon Stewart credit. The Anthony Weiner story is delicious copy for comedians. From his double entendre name to his "shaven" chest (yes the...
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The last time Billy Joel presented an award at the annual all star Songwriters Hall of Fame dinner, it was to Jimmy Webb. Billy...