St. John's Confidential File

UK Government Culture Secretary Saves Tom Cruise

HELLO AMERICA!─If your name on a marquee means success for a film than any studio of note will stop at nothing to get that actor before the camera. The coronavirus forced Hollywood productions and studios to close all their stages down and placed all their films on hold until it is safe for the crews and actors to work. ...

Stars Sing Songs Of Hope, “Anything Is Possible!”

HELLO AMERICA!─As usual America’s most talented artists eagerly come to the aid of those who need support in dealing with the current challenge of survival. During the World War II, stars such as Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra, Faye Ray, Jimmy Derante, Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong, Diana Shore and tons of others flooded radio shows and theaters centering on national...

Long Beach Explode In Protest Fire

HELLO AMERICA!─During the last few weeks, nearly every country in the world was experiencing explosions and protests within their communities and cities. For many of us who grew up during the second World War, it brought back memories of ringing alarms and warnings from neighbors to remain inside and lock all doors because of the impending marches by protesters...

Virus Turns Hollywood Upside Down

HELLO AMERICA!─Like so many other places and cities around the U.S. and the world, Hollywood is under siege. The studio stages are dark, Universal, Warner Bros, Paramount, Disney seem to be relics of another age.  Absolutely nothing is happening, as for the town itself, Hollywood Boulevard and Sunset Boulevard looks as if everyone has left town hoping to find...

Having Dinner With The Angels, Hopefully

HELLO AMERICA!—Looking all the millions of protesters from all over the globe also forced me to be aware of all the famous, iconic artists and stars who seem to fill the obituaries week. Many who had opened doors for me and so many others in the entertainment world generally. Then about 3 a.m. early Monday morning I switched on...

In Hollywood Survival Of The Fittest

HELLO AMERICA!─Because it was during much of the university years that I experienced several riots as well as peace marches that caused death and injuries to many Americans. During the covering of the George Floyd tribute held throughout the nation, the explosive death sounds heard in downtown Los Angeles, Watts, and several outer communities were recalled.  Suddenly, nearly every...

Choosing To Play, Plan To Win Or Go Home!

HELLO AMERICA!─When struggling for a respected position in the entertainment industry, or any business, one must believe he, or she can make magic happen, or they should stay home, or find another job which might make life worthwhile.  Early during my years making a mark for myself in Hollywood I received advice such as this from the likes of...

Terrance Bell Took “I Shall Rise” Seriously!

HELLO AMERICA!─There are special reasons why you consider someone SPECIAL. Simply because they never give up, no matter how tough the road forward seems. For some, it is an excuse to accept the condition they are experiencing and lean on others for survival. They refuse to look in the mirror and genuinely see who, or what they have become,...

Buckhead Boyz Door To Positive View Of Music

HELLO AMERICA!─Atlanta based hip-hop duo, the Buckhead Boyz, lifts the veil of transparency as to what today’s recording artists are experiencing during the time of the pandemic. More specifically, as to what adjustments, decisions, and options independent and “new” artists on the rise must elect to make to become and stay relevant in the music industry in the sea...

Wild, Wild World Of Entertainment

HELLO AMERICA!—Because of my weekly entertainment column in the Canyon News in Beverly Hills, I receive letters from people, young and old concerning so many issues. However, stories and items about their favorite actors, musicians, and even certain outrageous politicians really do spark a lot of interest. To be honest, I have to have my small staff of people who really keep...
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