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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I'm getting all kinds of emails this evening about the Oscars In Memoriam-- and I'm on plane!! The Academy really really goofed. They left out...
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This is one for the books. In 2016 I wrote about a movie called "In an LA Minute" that had been shut down...
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The Oscars have been a boon to those who performed on the show. Lady Gaga has three of the top 5 singles on the iTunes...
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As usual, the In Memoriam segment of the Oscars has caused a trouble over who they omitted. The most egregious error was Carol Channing. An...
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There was no host, we know that whole story. Rapper Kendrick Lamar, nominated for Best Song for "All the Stars," wouldn't perform for any of...
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Donna Gigliotti did a kick ass job producing the Academy Awards. The show moved fast, the performances were all memorable, and no one noticed...
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"Green Book," directed by Peter Farrelly, won best Picture tonight at the 91st Academy Awards. The win was earned. But the Academy also sent...
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I do wonder what the people who live in the Motion Picture Home in Woodland Hills think when they see pictures from the annual...
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Saturday was Glenn Close Day in Hollywood. First the estimable Ms. Close won the Indie Spirit Award in...
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The Spirit Awards, as my friend Steve Gaydos wrote on Twitter, were very dispiriting. All the brand names won. The unknowns remain unknowns. Movies like...