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.
0 1978

You heard it here first: Sting is bringing...
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Michael Jackson’s recorded music will likely stay with Sony Music. Contrary to reports today, no one connected with Michael Jackson has any idea of talks...
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How ironic. Michael Jackson is dead. But in “This Is It,” the filmed chronicle of rehearsals for shows that never happened, he finally gets...
0 1988

Friday night’s Bebe Buell show at photographer Bob Gruen’s birthday party was one of those things you didn’t want to miss. The party was...
0 1972

The world may come to an end on November 13th for Columbia Pictures/Sony. Or make that November 14, aka “the day after tomorrow.” Even as...
0 2006

ABC News Nightline’s report on Scientology last week doesn’t bode well for Tom Cruise. Just as he was trying to...
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“Crash”director Paul Haggis does not want to discuss his letter of resignation from Scientology. He told a mutual friend, who communicated this to me...
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I told you a few weeks ago that “Law & Order: Criminal Intent” was letting go of three main players: Vincent D’Onofrio, Kathryn Erbe,...
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Paul Haggis, the Oscar-winning writer-director whose credits include “Crash,” “Million Dollar Baby” and “Letters From Iwo Jima,” has left the Church of Scientology. We were...
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Michael Stipe and REM are back. Stipe turned up last night at the Boom Boom Room (or whatever it’s called this week), Andre Balazs’s...