St. John's Confidential File

Miles Richmond, Musician Reaches Out To The Poor

HELLO AMERICA!—There are tons of writers, actors, musicians and other artists who only think about themselves, they live for the applause they might experience once they are discovered. Then there are beautiful, talented really cool artists who have a need to give a helping hand to those who are crying for help, and that’s when Miles Richmond who was seriously...

Romane Simon Filmmaker From Haiti

HELLO AMERICA!—Everyday thousands of young creative  hopefuls and future filmmakers are arriving in Hollywood to make their way in an industry which is one of the most difficult journeys one can pursue. Recently, I was introduced to Romane Simon who hails from Haiti.  He didn’t waste any time writing scripts and setting up his cameras in making his mark as...

Diversity In Hollywood

HELLO AMERICA!—I have had so many of my readers around the world ask my feelings concerning diversity in Hollywood. I decided not to jump irrationally or explode verbally about a situation in our industry generally before giving it much thought. After doing so and remembering how the struggle has been for my journey since arriving in Hollywood in 1951. Even...

Patti LaBelle “I’ve Gotta Keep Movin’”

HELLO AMERICA!—Ever since the 1960s, Patti LaBelle has been a steady creative force in millions of homes not only in America but around the globe. Her unique way of expressing her story with her songs has garnered a permanent place in popular music history. Where others have made a tremendous splash their respective hits and later faded away, unable to...

Marty Kove Lives To Be On Camera

HELLO AMERICA!—If “survival of the fittest” means anything at all it definitely represents the life and times of actor, writer, stuntman Marty Kove. Having met him during the early 1970s, I quickly learned what a determined man he was to sustain himself in this business of films, television and entertainment in general.  Caching up with Marty is always interesting,...

Tony Brenna Hits “King” Trump Hard

HELLO AMERICA!—Every time I do an interview on TV or radio, I’m asked who influenced me most as a writer, journalist or as a radio host. I don’t have to think twice, the name Tony Brenna eased from my mouth with satisfaction. After all, it was Brenna who opened the door to genuine reporting and dealing with some of...

Daniel Berghoff And His Nostradamus Mission

HELLO AMERICA!—The motion picture industry as well the Cable networks are seriously looking for different but challenging stories to produce for the world to see. Of course thousands of young, hungry writers who are laboring in some of the most noted colleges and universities are trying to show what they can do. Daniel Berghoff, a writer, producer is out of...

Tristan And Summer, Brother And Sister Team

HELLO AMERICA!—Remember when we delighted in listening to the wonderful sounds from The Carpenters and later Donnie and Marie? Well not to worry, we have been made aware of another brother and sister duo who are not only brilliant singers but they write their own material as well. They would like to be known simply as Tristan & Summer to the world and when I...

Liza Minnelli And Sister Lorna Survival Time

HELLO AMERICA!—For years I held great hopes for the legendary Judy Garland’s two daughters Liza Minnelli and Lorna Luft. Without a doubt they are music powerhouses in the entertainment industry.  However, Lorna should be careful about giving her fans the wrong idea concerning her health. She continually alludes to her battle with cancer on Facebook and weeks later announced...

Nichelle Nichols Speaks Out About “Star Trek”

HELLO AMERICA!—The first time I met Nichelle Nichols was on the campus of The University of Southern California (USC) We were both playing tennis, she was quite good, I was not at my best, but she laughed at all of my attempts to return the ball over the net consistently. Even though Nichelle was rather special, she could have...
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