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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“60 Minutes” creator Don Hewitt was a tremendous journalist and a great pal. His death yesterday came as no surprise considering how unwell he...
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If only some of these “gossip columns” checked their facts and figures. One of yesterday’s local papers got just about everything wrong in its story...
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It looks as though the biggest star of R.J. Cutler’s “The September Issue” didn’t get her picture taken at last...
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Despite having won an Academy Award for best supporting actress in “Cold Mountain,” Renee Zellweger tells me: “I don’t feel like I won an...
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Michael Jackson’s next funeral may be in violation of his mother’s religion. The new funeral is set to take place on August 29th, which would...
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Michael Jackson’s death has been something of a godsend for Michael Jackson’s brothers. Before Michael died, the brothers filmed a one-hour pilot for A&E...
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Foreigner’s Mick Jones can start ordering caviar and Champagne again: Mariah Carey is releasing her own gospel-tinged version of his masterwork song, “I Want...
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Quentin Tarantino’s “Inglourious Basterds” is finally here, and it’s a substantially better version than the one we saw in Cannes last...
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The lawyer who saved Michael Jackson from a long prison run in 2005 has scored again. Thomas Mesereau, Jr. and his partner Susan Yu had...