BY JULIE HINDS • FREE PRESS POP CULTURE WRITER • November 23, 2008
Rosie O'Donnell spotted Cass Tech senior Philip Johnson in a Detroit restaurant. Now they're costarring in a TV movie.
There's a legend in Hollywood that Lana Turner, the Scarlett Johansson of her day, became a star after being discovered sipping a soda at Schwab's drugstore.
It sounds like something that doesn't happen in real life. Except it does. Just ask Detroit's Philip Johnson.
Last month, the 17-year-old Cass Tech senior was eating lunch downtown at Small Plates when Rosie O'Donnell spotted him and asked if he'd be interested in trying out for a film.