Roger Friedman

Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also 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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Alexa Ray Joel, daughter of Billy Joel and Christie Brinkley, took an overdose of a mild drug called Traumeel, insiders say. The 23-year-old singer/songwriter, who...
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Geoffrey Fletcher was one of the few filmmakers on the National Board of Review board. He was also the only black person. Last year, when...
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Robert DeNiro was unusually effusive last night at the Tribeca Film Institute gala. Of course, his new film, “Everybody’s Fine,” was...
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Everyone was so worried about James Franco appearing on “General Hospital.” Remember, he told this column the same thing on Oct....
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Four times a year, publicly traded companies have conference calls with Wall Street analysts. They tell them how the company's doing, and why it's...
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The Grammy nominations are out, and they are an odd lot. For one thing, they totally snub Whitney Houston, Alicia Keys, and Rob Thomas. Grammy...
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Rob Marshall’s “Nine” opens tonight in London. The premiere should be a glamorous spectacle, with all the stars ' all those famous women! '...
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Peter Jackson’s adaptation of “The Lovely Bones” is the kind of stunning failure we don’t often get to see. Last night Jackson...
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Mark Wahlberg...
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The National Board of Review, a scandal-plagued freak show composed of wealthy fans and no actual reviewers, have issued their annual list....