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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As we await the Friday opening of Christopher Nolan's "Inception," here's some news: Nolan has no actual directing contract for "Batman 3." You'd have thought...
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Crazy Mel Gibson gets very nuts in his taped conversation with Oksana Grigorieva about being broke. He screams at her that he had to...
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You have to hand it to Oksana Grigorieva. She played Mel Gibson as if she were Itzhak Perlman on the violin. Of course, Perlman is...
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Mel Gibson's latest hateful, screaming taped rant (found at RadarOnline) tells a lot more than before. In this tirade we learn that Mel is broke,...
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After many unofficial announcements it looks like "Tower Heist" is almost ready to go. The Brett Ratner directed picture will star Ben Stiller and be...
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Guess who's a fan of Sting? Why, UN General Secretary Ban Ki-Moon. He was front and center Wednesday night at the Metropolitan Opera House...
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D.A. (Donn Alan) Pennebaker turns 85 today, years young. All those so called documentary shows that clutter TV-- from the Real World to Celebrity Rehab--spring...
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Aretha Franklin is in New York on her annual holiday. And on Tuesday she got serenaded at lunch. The Queen of Soul stopped in to...
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mel Gibson's situation is just getting worse and worse. I am told that his faithful (and very nice) press agent, Alan Nierob, of Rogers and...
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Sting played the Metropolitan Opera House last night with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Branford Marsalis and Dominic Miller. The show was a success and...