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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We thought Netflix was just not nice to the press. Turns out fans who signed for up tickets are treated just as badly at...
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I was an Adele fan the minute I heard "Chasing Pavements." What an usual metaphor. How cleverly the record was produced. The year that "Rolling...
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Mel Gibson says he's directing "Lethal Weapon 5." Oh yeah? Gibson says as reported in the Hollywood Reporter that he will direct, and that Richard...
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Paul Thomas Anderson is our Robert Altmanesque auteur, beloved for "Boogie Nights" and movies I've really enjoyed like "Magnolia," "The Master" and "Phantom Thread."...
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You can watch the memorial service for :Sex and the City" star Willie Garson here. It features an especially touching performance from Elvis Costello. Most...
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The Adele Oprah special scored a whopping 9.5 million in overnight ratings. The number will increase slightly with delayed viewing. That's a big number...
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Last night's Adele special on CBS has yielded at least one kind of success: the charts. The British pop diva has yielded 10 hits on...
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The 6th annual Critics Choice Awards at Brooklyn's BRIC Center had a lot of surprises. The biggest was the overall winner, 'Summer of Soul,"...
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Weekend box office: Good news for "Belfast." Kenneth Branagh's Oscar buzzed film started its Oscar March with $1.8 million in limited release. Word of mouth...
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There's another Taylor Swift video, this one is called "I Bet You Think About Me." It might be about Jake Gyllenhaal, or someone else...