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Colin Farrell shared his insights and journey as a parent in a meaningful conversation moderated by Bay Area Journalist Diane Dwyer.

I sat in awe of this charming, witty, Hollywood star who at heart is just a dad who wants both of his sons to experience life to their fullest potentials. Here are 7 of my favorite Colin quotes and the messages I took from them:

1: Don’t let other’s judgement take away your child’s magic.

“When I heard that word ‘cure’ at first I was kind of insulted, almost irate, as though they were judging my son, that he wasn’t he wasn’t exactly right, but he is exactly the way he’s supposed to be. He’s a magic, magic boy.”

2: Never let anyone say ‘never’ when it comes to your child’s abilities.

“When you’re told your child will ‘never’ do something and they do…now that’s an unbelievable experience. When my son walked at 4, it was a result of his hard work and drive. He has a desire to experience life, just like us, to touch it, to feel it, to sense it, to communicate it to others.”

3: Never let yourself judge what your child is capable of achieving.

“Be careful of judging what your child is capable of. You have to watch your child and give them every opportunity to see how they respond. Let your child decide what their limitations are.”

4: Don’t doubt that your child has a voice…It’s up to you to hear it.

“He may not be able to verbally communicate, but this kid has it all going on…he thinks, he feels, he knows exactly what’s happening, and he’s got a voice. And that voice is inside of him and I have to find some way that will allow him to let it out.”

5: Your child will bring out the best in you.

“By virtue of his honesty, struggle, persistence and his personality, James brings out the best in people. He literally saved my life. I was on a destructive path. When I couldn’t make the changes in my life for myself, I did made them for James. He gave me the reason to be a better man and father.”

6: Your child will make a difference if only given a chance to contribute.

“James wants the same things we all do. He just wants to be part of the community. He wants to feel welcome and involved. He wants to give and feel love. He wants to play his part. He wants to contribute and add, not only to his life, but to the lives of others.”

7: Anything is possible when we open the doors of opportunity for all.

“When those with special needs are rightfully given the same opportunities as the rest of us, then the impossible becomes possible and each individual’s endeavor takes center stage. We then see ability instead of disability in every single person and we arrive at the solidarity of acceptance, respect and inclusion.”

At the very end of the conversation, Colin made it clear that it’s time for Hollywood to get on the inclusion bandwagon and give more consideration to those with disabilities. He had the same message for business world, saying that “it’s not charity, but a smart business move.” We couldn’t agree more!

Dear American Entertainment Industry,

Is it possible for a woman to have a successful career without having perfect hair, white teeth, a 26″ waist, and big boobs?

Dear British Entertainment Industry,

Thank you.

Here's The Disturbing Reason a Director Asked Emmy Rossum to Wear a Bikini

Everybody knows Emmy Rossum can act. And sing, for that matter! But, the newlywed’s talent wasn’t in question when a director asked her to audition for a role by strolling into his office wearing a bikini. (Yes, that is real.) Nope—said director simply wanted Emmy to prove that she’s “not fat.”

The Shameless star recently recounted an experience that sounds all too familiar, especially in light of Alison Brie’s recent telling of the way she had to audition for Entourage. (ICYMI: That incident, too, involved a bikini. Charming.) The Hollywood Reporter hosted a roundtable discussion with Rossum and other stars, and the topic of cringe-worthy auditions came up.

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“As recently as a year ago, my agent called me and was like, ‘I’m so embarrassed to make this call, but there’s a big movie and they’re going to offer it to you. They really love your work on the show. But the director wants you to come into his office in a bikini. There’s no audition. That’s all you have to do,’” Rossum recalled. “He wanted to know if I was fat now. That was basically the question.” Yep, we’re with you: There aren’t enough side-eye emojis in the world.

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For the record, Rossum has no problem with no nudity. “I have a problem about people’s heads being…bashed in and children watching that. I don’t have any problem with children seeing a woman topless. I just don’t,” she shared. But, the movie in question had no nudity—and, surprise!—no bikini scenes. “Last time I checked, I’m not a f—ing model,” Rossum said.

That could be, but she’s quickly becoming one of our favorite role models. Rossum is also a fierce advocate for wage equality, and, she fights for animal rights. That was also her, donating her wedding flowers to brighten up hospital rooms. Emmy for prez.


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Thinking Out Loud

Originally posted by stucky-romanova-stark

Pairing: Sebastian Stan x Reader 

Warnings: Nothing! Just pure fluff :)

Request: Hi Love! Could you do an imagine if it’s not too much trouble where Seb proposes to the reader when they are doing something completely mundane like watching TV because at that very moment, he realised how much he loves them? 

A/N: I’m sorry this took like 5ever to write. I was having problems with my muse :( Anywho, here is your request, it’s a little shorter than usual. You didn’t ask for smut so I didn’t write any but I’m thinking of writing a smutty part two he he he. And also, I got it beta’d by @multi-fandom-crazy-fangirl!!! Thank you for requesting darling :) 

No one had warned him about how deeply he would love you. Not even when he asked you out for the first time after Civil War was released to the public and the chaotic press had swept over and left with their reviews and their details. Not even when you leaned into him and rested your head on his shoulder on the car ride home from the pizza parlor you two had spent your first date at.

No one told him that he’d realise he loved you when you scooped the ugliest, most feral looking kitten that had been abandoned in a trashcan and cradled it in your arms after an evening stroll through New York City. Not even when he discovered that he would continue to fall hopelessly in love with you, even though it had been just three weeks after you began dating, and two weeks since you took that ugly, scrawny cat under your motherly wing and coined it ‘Gandalf.’

No one told him about the little things that you do that would bury him in a wave of love and deep affection.

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