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Scientologists Got Me Fired: Fox Columnist

Friedman says he was targeted for his criticism of cult

(Newser) - A Fox News columnist sacked after he reviewed a pirated copy of Wolverine insists he was actually fired because he was targeted by Scientologists, reports the New York Daily News. Kelly Preston and a Scientology spokesman pressured Fox News boss Roger Ailes to ax Roger Friedman because of his pieces... More »

Fox News Columnist Fired Over Wolverine Pirate Review

Columnist clarifies he did not download film

(Newser) - Gossip columnist Roger Friedman has been officially ousted from Fox News after reviewing a pirated copy of sister-company 20th Century Fox’s X-Men Origins: Wolverine. After yesterday afternoon’s meeting between Friedman and Fox News execs, the two parties “mutually agreed to part ways immediately,” according to a... More »

Columnist Fired (or Not) Over Review of Pirated Wolverine's Friedman to argue for job today

(Newser) - The fate of longtime Fox News columnist Roger Friedman is unclear, but one thing is certain: It probably wasn’t a great idea to review a pirated copy of a sister company’s movie. Fox News-parent News Corp. said Friedman was canned after posting Thursday’s positive review of the... More »

Can Mel Make a Comeback?

Gibson aims for rehabilitation, but Mad Max is 'gone'

(Newser) - Mel Gibson appears to be making an effort to revive a career stalled after his 2006 arrest and accompanying anti-Semitic tirade, but “it seems unlikely he can ever really come back,” writes Roger Friedman for Fox News. “Like Tom Cruise, Gibson has sent himself into a weird... More »

'Clueless' Chris Brown's Spin Doctor Will Win Him No Points

Paris Hilton's flack is 'universally disliked'

(Newser) - It’s not surprising that “19 and clueless” Chris Brown needs help doing damage control, but the PR flack he hired to disentangle him from his domestic violence mess will “win Brown no points in public,” writes Roger Friedman for Fox News. Mike Sitrick, Paris Hilton’s... More »

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