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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"Downton Abbey" has lost a few and gained a few. True: Sybil, Matthew and O'Brien are gone. But coming to the Abbey are a...
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Justin Bieber may be getting tired of being a sock puppet. His 19th birthday would be a wake up call if he could see...
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I liked the "Boob Song" on the Oscars last Sunday, but, I'm a guy, and it seemed okay to me. Then my friend Jane...
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The Pope and the Vatican are always 'in' no matter what Mel Gibson and his father say. Now, with a new pope about to...
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It's not a review, just overheard-- last night's first preview of Nora Ephron's "Lucky Guy" is said to have been a total success.

UPDATE midnight Saturday morning: A family member has told me that Phil is "doing well" and should be out of ICU soon. Earlier: Phil Ramone...
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Valerie Bertinelli on the passing of Bonnie Franklin, who played her mother for nine seasons on "One Day at a Time": “My heart is...
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Thursday night's "American Idol"  ratings fell from 3.9 to 3.8 from last Thursday. It's not a lot but it's worth noting that on Wednesday,...
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More  people in the New York area watched "Good Day New York" on local Fox 5 than they did the "Today" show on national...
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David Bowie's first album in ten years, "The Next Day," is streaming right now on iTunes. You can't buy it yet. But you...