Michael St. John's Confidential File

Royal Palms Rehab House Charged With Intimidation And Abuse

By MICHAEL ST. JOHN on Jul 8, 2007 - 12:05:00 AM

FastRide Entertainment Productions is currently preparing a documentary on L.A. rehab houses.  There have been numerous reports of abuse and inhuman treatment from those who have sought help, support and aide. The focus of the documentary is a rehab house located in downtown Los Angeles called Royal Palms. There, allegedly, former drug and alcohol addicts screen and structure a system in which an addict might be able to control his or her disease and, hopefully, feel secure enough to survive in a normal way.

  Nicholas Cage On Unknown Ground

By Michael St. John on Sep 3, 2006 - 10:00:00 PM

It is difficult to believe, but Nicolas Cage wants to play Liberachi in a film based on the some time infamous musician’s life.  “Liberachi is a compelling, complicated character is mold together,” the actor said. “Sure, it would be a challenge, but I’m about all that.”

No Tears Lost Over Star Jones

By Michael St. John on Jul 30, 2006 - 11:14:00 AM

It is not necessary to feel any sympathy for STAR JONES she opened the door to disaster herself.  The View show is a delightful, fun sometimes-serious presentation that is a wonderful open door for anyone who might have a future in television.

  Steven Proctor Delves into Dark Side

By Michael St. John on Jul 23, 2006 - 11:14:00 AM

Hollywood is continually taking a more serious look at the work of new writers; STEVEN F. PROCTOR is at the top of the list of those who is creatively making the literary world take notice.  Some say he is a young Steven King who seems to easily explore the dimensional shadows of his characters, ones who are fearful of what truth and honest might be reveal, as to who and what they are really about.

Janine Pibal: No Dumb Blond

By Michael St. John on Jul 16, 2006 - 11:23:00 AM

The so-called “dumb blond” seems to be diminishing in Tinseltown today.  The young starlet reaching for the gold is intelligent, focused and knows where she is going.  JANINE PIBAL, from Sheboygan Falls, WI. is a fine example of today’s new Hollywood starlet.

  No Casting Couch for Sally Fields

By Michael St. John on Jul 9, 2006 - 11:04:00 AM
“It’s all about the story,” says SALLY FIELD. “When I first started out as an actress, I took almost anything that would get me before the camera – but after a few years of paying my dues in the business, I was determined to get the best story that I could move an audience into the story’s reality.”

Nishimura Rocks Pig N Whistle

By Michael St. John on Jul 2, 2006 - 10:59:00 AM

San Francisco
artist, MARK NISHIMURA comes to Hollywood and discovers an audience excited about his arrival.  “The response to my music,” he said, “was overwhelming.  I never thought that L.A. would be so receptive to what my passion is – painting my view of life and the world through music!”


  Mia Farrow, Still Here

By Michael St. John on Jun 18, 2006 - 10:50:00 AM

Without a doubt, Mia Farrow during her reign in Hollywood cut out a special place for herself.  Her performance in Rosemary’s Baby, Payton Place and numerous other dark films turned your nights upside down.

Sue Ann Langdon's Love of Horses

By Michael St. John on Jun 11, 2006 - 10:51:00 AM
Sue Ann Langdon has done it all – she conquered Broadway and Hollywood with the same kind of freshness and fearless determination that really great stars are made of.  “I guess,” she laughed, “ I’m a survivor possibly because I don’t take everything that goes on in this town seriously.  When something good comes my way, I do it and hope that people will get some kind of entertainment from it.  After all, I’m an actor.”

  Joan Collins' Wicked Dynasty

By Michael St. John on Jun 4, 2006 - 11:53:00 AM

She was known as the super bitch of television.  Millions of people around the world set their weekly schedules according to what time “Dynasty” aired in their respective countries.  JOAN COLLINS was the queen of nighttime TV and she knew how to work every inch of this power to her benefit.  After all, she was a bonafide star! Now she is anxious to return.

Donny Osmond Reflects on Stardom

By Michael St. John on May 28, 2006 - 11:24:00 AM
Donny Osmond admits that for him, life as a star was not all laughs.  “Having kids scream and faint when you’re on stage trying to perform was one of the toughest things I’ve ever had to deal with,” Osmond said.  “I ended up having panic attacks that lasted for years."

  Freda Payne Talks Peace

By Michael St. John on May 21, 2006 - 9:55:00 AM

During the Vietnam War, Freda Payne raised her voice in protest with her hit songs “Band of Gold,” and “Bring the Boys Home.”  Now, she is just as determined to sing out against what is going on in Iraq.  “No one wins in a war,” says the singer. “Those who believe they do, are just plain fools.”

Polly Bergen Loves the Biz

By Michael St. John on May 14, 2006 - 10:52:00 AM

Polly Bergen, one of the few artists in Tinseltown who can do practically everything, works now because of the love of the business.  “It’s like an exclusive club,” she noted, “you’re surrounded with people who have a passion for art, music, films and the theatre – for me it’s a perfect world.”

  Art Exhibit Mirrors Life

By Michael St. John on May 7, 2006 - 10:53:00 AM

has always been known as a launching pad for all of the arts, i.e., dance, acting, as well as, the creation of worlds unknown to mankind before.  It is a place of fantasy, a gateway by which your imagination is free to conquer the unknown. Realizing this, it is easy to understand why an art exhibit is a significant event in a town that thrives on movement, images and color.


Sherman Hemsley's Ride Through the Star System

By Michael St. John on Apr 30, 2006 - 10:43:00 AM

Actor, Sherman Hemsley who is remembered for his lead character of George on “The Jeffersons” as well as a fast talking “deacon” on the short lived sitcom “Amen,” will be the first to tell you that reaching the top as a TV star is a scary proposition.  “One week,” he said, “you read that you are number one, then suddenly a few weeks later, you wake up and you can’t get a parking space at the studio; a guard lets you know that your show has been cancelled.”

  Hollywood Celebrates Glenn Ford

By Michael St. John on Apr 23, 2006 - 10:08:00 AM

Hollywood celebrates GLENN FORD’s 90th birthday.  The celebrated actor who co-starred with the legendary RITA HAYWORTH is still full of energy, as if waiting for a director to shout “Action.”

Shatner, "I Have Other Worlds to Conquer"

By Michael St. John on Apr 16, 2006 - 11:01:00 AM

William Shatner who braved Hollywood and unknown planets for so many years has no notion of retiring.  “It amazes me when people ask about when I want to stop working, end up sitting on some porch in a rocking chair looking at my old films and television shows. Well kid, it ain’t gonna happen.”

  Eddie Murphy Happy in Life and Career

By Michael St. John on Apr 9, 2006 - 10:38:00 AM

Eddie Murphy
who dominated the comedy world in the 80’s is satisfied with how his career has maintained a level of sanity.  “I realized a long time ago,” he said that when you’re on top, you should make the most of that moment in order to sustain a long time relationship with your audience.”

Latifah, A Queen in More than One Way

By Michael St. John on Apr 2, 2006 - 11:54:00 AM
Queen Latifah is one of the hottest stars in the business today but she looks at her achievements with eyes wide open. “I have no illusions about the entertainment industry – one day you’re up and the next you could easily wake up in a shelter. 

  Jerry Lewis Debunks Martin Myth

By Michael St. John on Mar 26, 2006 - 10:48:00 AM

Most of the world knows him as a slap-stick, funny comedian who keeps you laughing for hours, but the other side of JERRY LEWIS is a very serious man who has a passion for people.

Jamie Foxx Learning from the Best

By Michael St. John on Mar 19, 2006 - 11:04:00 AM

Believe it or not, there is one actor in Hollywood who doesn’t have a swelled head, his name is
JAMIE FOXX.  He is a newcomer who admits that he has much to learn and is willing to take the time.


  Mickey Rooney Still Loves "Oscar"

By Michael St. John on Mar 12, 2006 - 10:38:00 AM
As long as MICKEY ROONEY is alive, Hollywood the way it was will survive all the myths.  The legendary actor is a fan of Brad Pitt and believes that he is one actor who might have staying power. 

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