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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Vanity Fair should be announcing its cover stars for its annual Oscar issue any minute now. But I am told that the number 1...
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Tom Hooper's "The King's Speech" swept the awards weekend with wins at all the Guilds: Screen Actors, Producers, Directors. Now this gorgeous film heads to...
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The Screen Actors Guild Awards are tonight. Refresh this page often. The King's Speech and Colin Firth win Best Ensemble and Best Actor.  This movie...
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The Directors Guild of America has given its Best Director award to Tom Hooper for "The King's Speech." It's a total upset over David...
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Gladys Horton, lead singer of what was really Motown's original group, the Marvelettes, died yesterday. She was 66. Among the hit records she sang ...
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Actually, there are fewer than three degrees between Meryl Streep and Abraham Lincoln. Streep's son-in-law to be, Benjamin Walker, signing on to play "Abraham Lincoln:...
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Ricky Gervais visited "The Office" last night. On Golden Globe night, you may recall, he told me: "Watch the show on January 27th. It...
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Charlie Sheen--now in the hospital after being rushed there with severe abdominal pain--is in a sad spot. Yes, he's famous for partying with hookers...
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The movie that The Hollywood Reporter inaccurately described as a "bomb"-- Dito Montiel's "The Son of No One"--is nearing a deal at Sundance. I've heard...
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Mary Wilson, legendary star of the Supremes, narrowly missed the Russian airport bombing on Monday. Mary and her group were arriving in Russia on Monday...