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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Hmmm...Is director Tony Gilroy thinking of James Franco for the newly reborn "Bourne" movie he's directing (and co-writing with brother Dan Gilroy)? Tony, director of...
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Sir Ian McKellen, once and always Gandalf from "Lord of the Rings" hosted the annual Only Make Believe benefit last night at the Shubert...
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Harvey Keitel took his first audition with director Martin Scorsese too seriously. When Scorsese sent him to wait in a darkened room at New...
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Jeff Bridges-- you remember, he won the Oscar last March for playing country singer Bad Blake in "Crazy Heart"? I know, it seems like a...
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A musical adaptation of Pedro Almodovar's great film, "Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown," opens this Thursday on Broadway. The show has a...
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Paul Simon announced his new album in an unsual way this weekend: in his bio note from the New York Times Book Review. Simon...
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I am so sad about the passing of George Hickenlooper, the fine director and a great guy. He was only 47. Reports say he...
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http://www.showbiz411.com/2010/10/14/colbert-stewart-rallies-book-elvis-costello-want-cat-stevens Not to be mean. But I told you on October 14th that Yusuf Islam, aka Cat Stevens, Mavis Staples, and Jeff Tweedy from...
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It was about time one of the Rolling Stones came to the library. Last night it was Keith Richards' turn, and he didn't take out...
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Angelina Jolie and James Taylor are connected to each other and to the Beatles--did you know that? The linchpin is Peter Asher, the famed music...