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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The Motion Picture Academy welcomes 819 new members today. As usual, it's eclectic bunch from all over the place. Some veterans like Tyne Daly...
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Johnny Mandel is being mourned and celebrated today. He was a prolific scorer of movies and wrote hundreds of great songs. His most famous...

“Believe me, I’m as upset about this as you are,” Larry David said today about the latest renewal of "Curb Your Enthusiasm' by HBO. ...
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"Ozark," which just had the best season on TV, I think, will come to an end. Netflix has announced a fourth season for the despicable...
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UPDATE 2:27PM Dick Van Dyke writes on Twitter: "My idol, Carl Reiner, wrote about the human comedy. He had a deeper understanding of the...
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I always say, and you may, too: Donald Trump doesn't realize who will write his story. Lin Manuel Miranda got that when he read...
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I was lucky enough to attend the opening of "Hamilton" at the Public Theater on February 17, 2015. To say everyone in the audience...
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Huh? Did I miss something? MTV's Video Music Awards will be broadcast from the Barclay's Center in Brooklyn live on August 30th. Gov. Andrew Cuomo...
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The BET Awards were more about quality than quantity went it came to ratings last night. The show averaged 2 million viewers from 8 to...
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The last Sundance Film Festival, in January 2020, some feel may have been an early US entry point for the COVID virus. A lot...