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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It's hard to believe, because he was such an omnipotent figure in Yankee life, but George Steinbrenner is dead at age 80. The obits and...
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Roman Polanski may already be in Paris this morning. According to the Geneva newspaper, Polanski left Gstaad, Switzerland immediately after being unshackled from his home...
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The word is starting up again at Island Def Jam Records: L.A. Reid, they say, may be on his way out. Listen, no one criticized...
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There's a big hub bub going on in Marvel land. The reason? Edward Norton has been dumped from "The Avengers" rather than reprise his role...
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The biggest story at the box office this weekend wasn't the continued agony of Tom Cruise. But yes, his "Knight and Day" has stalled...
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Mel Gibson's complete and total public ruin -- and self destruction-- continues unabated. More tapes of his horrific conversations with baby mama Oksana Grigorieva have...
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Roman Polanski was freed by a Swiss court today and released from home arrest after a ten month ordeal. The famed director has been detained...
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Morgan Spurlock never shies away from an adventure. The director of "Super Size Me" took on the search for Osama Bin Laden. He also celebrated...
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Jackson Browne, on tour, stopped at the Oceana event in Watermill on Saturday night and played a full acoustic set on guitar and...
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Are the Hamptons still hot? Oh yes, indeed. So hot that I actually missed Denise Rich's cocktail party to celebrate her coming fall extravaganza...