Roger Friedman

Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News. He writes for Parade magazine and has written for Details, Vogue, the New York Times, Post, and Daily News and many other publications. He is the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals.
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Once, a long time ago, Terrence Malick seemed like a brilliant filmmaker. "Days of Heaven" to me was the finest accomplishment ever. But starting...
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Here are the Indie Spirit awards nominations. They were leaked ahead of schedule. Anyway, color me shocked that "Room" was shut out of...
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As expected, Adele has broken the one week sales record with her album "25." From Friday through today she's sold more than the 2.4...
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Two bits of Broadway news this morning: First, The Tony Awards will be held at the Beacon Theater next spring, instead of Radio City Music...
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Lily Tomlin and I are sitting across from the bar in the shabby-chic Marlton Hotel on West 8th Street, and it looks like the...
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There's an embargo until December 4th on reviewing Alejandro Innaritu's "The Revenant." The film stars Leonardo Di Caprio, Tom Hardy, and Domhnall Gleason. It's...

Carly Simon's memoir isn't really the stuff of tabloids. And the stories in it are from thirty and forty years ago. Still, the...
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EXCLUSIVE Did you know that everyone's favorite person, Julie Andrews, now co-owns the rights to stage "My Fair Lady"? Julie made her name as Eliza...
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Just another Sunday night in Gotham as Adam McKay's Oscar heavy "The Big Short" landed in New York with a private screening at...
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"The Hunger Games--Mockingjay Part 2" opened to a series low this weekend with $101 million. This is down 36% from the original film. It's...