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Happy St. Patrick's Day! Check Out Our Favorite Irish Actors & Actresses

March 17th, 2014 7:00am EDT
Happy St. Patrick's Day! Check Out Our Favorite Irish Actors & A
It's St. Patrick's Day, and there are plenty of Hollywood stars who were born and bred in Ireland.

Perhaps one of the most well-known Irish actors is Colin Farrell. The 37-year-old was born in Castleknock, Dublin. He kicked off his acting career playing Danny Byrne on the Ireland-set drama, "Ballykissangel."

Farrell made his American debut in the 2000 war drama "Tigerland." He has appeared in films including "Minority Report," "Phone Booth," "The Recruit," "S.W.A.T.," "Alexander," and "Miami Vice." His most recent credits include "Horrible Bosses," "Total Recall" and "Winter's Tale."


Lindsay Lohan's 'Personal Conquest' List Leaked

March 12th, 2014 9:02pm EDT
Lindsay Lohan's 'Personal Conquest' List Leaked
A handwritten list of Lindsay Lohan's supposed lovers has been leaked online by In Touch Weekly. The list includes 36 men, such as Adam Levine, Zac Efron, Justin Timberlake, Colin Farrell, Wilmer Valderrama and Joaquin Phoenix.

The actress reportedly wrote the list at the Beverly Hills Hotel in January, 2013.

A source told the tabloid: "They were giggling and talking s--- about people in the industry. It was her personal conquest list. She was trying to impress her friends with the list and then tossed it aside."

The list includes several names that are blacked out.

An insider revealed,...

19 Stars That Don't Mind Getting Naked For Roles

March 12th, 2014 10:00am EDT
19 Stars That Don't Mind Getting Naked For Roles
One of the greatest dilemmas in becoming an actor or actress is the value in taking your clothing off for a role. Many have clauses in their contracts that state they will not ever do a nude scene (Julia Roberts uses body doubles when a role calls for her to take it all off, and has said, "It's just not my thing.") Still, for as many thespians who will not take it all off, there are just as many who will, and have willfully. Following, in no particular order, are 19 stars that don't mind getting naked for roles.

1. Amy Adams

Although Amy Adams has been in various stages of undress in the ...

Colin Farrell lookalike embroiled in bar tab row

March 10th, 2014 4:10am EDT
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A semi-professional Colin Farrell impersonator has become embroiled in a bar tab row after a venue's staff mistook him for the actor.

James Martin was offered VIP treatment at the Upper West club in Chelsea, London by employees who apparently believed he was the Phone Booth star.

Once it emerged Martin was not the Irish actor an argument ensued, with staff demanding he pay off an alleged $4,800 (£3,000) bar bill.

Upper West owner Alex Nall-Cain tells Britain's Mail on Sunday, "All hell let loose when we realised Colin was in fact a lookalike. This imposter took advantage and ran up a b...

Colin Farrell: Passion for acting was 'toxic' for 7 years

March 4th, 2014 3:20pm EST
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Colin Farrell admits his passion for acting was "toxic" for seven years.
The 37-year-old actor earned himself a bad reputation in Hollywood from 2000 until 2006 due to his wild behavior, and he claims the high level of fame that came his way during that period "diluted" his love of performing.
He said: "I was removed from the amount of passion and curiosity that I had about acting.
"Maybe that passion and curiosity got diluted or a little bit toxic due to the amount of success and fame that came my way."
The Irish hunk admits he was shocked when he discovered people were still supporting a...

Colin Farrell enjoys sex scenes

February 21st, 2014 12:20pm EST
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Colin Farrell loves filming sex scenes.
The Irish actor has had on-screen encounters with leading ladies including Kate Beckinsale, Salma Hayek and Rosario Dawson and says he can think of worse ways to spend his time on set than frolicking with some of the most beautiful women in Hollywood.
The 37-year-old star quipped: "There are worse days at the office. Maybe that's awfully cheap and sleazy of me!"
Colin - who has Henry, four, with ex-girlfriend Alicja Bachleda-Curus and James, 10, with another ex; model Kim Bordenave - isn't so keen on green screen scenes, such as in his latest movie,...

Read Why 'Winter's Tale' Star Colin Farrell Doesn't Like Valentine's Day

February 14th, 2014 9:00pm EST
Read Why 'Winter's Tale' Star Colin Farrell Doesn't Like Valenti
Colin Farrell is a big believer in love but doesn't like the commercialization of Valentine's Day. The actor thinks people need to take romance more seriously and celebrate love every day, not just once a year.

He told WENN: "Love is possibly underrated and the importance of it and how it's prevalence in a single person's life or in a shared community can make incredible changes and promote the idea of peace and harmony in a society or a person's individual existence.

"I think love has to be the one thing that defines us as human beings; our ability to care for each other, our ability to ...

Colin Farrell believes in the power of love

February 14th, 2014 4:20am EST
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Colin Farrell believes in the "power of love".
The 37-year-old actor - who has sons James, 10, and Henry, four, from previous relationships - insists love helps the world go round and claims every relationship requires affection to keep it afloat.
Talking at the premiere for his new film, 'A New York Winter's Tale', at London's Kensington Odeon, he told BANG Showbiz: "I think the world would sink under the weight of its own more destructive aspects if it wasn't for love, evening the score a little bit. Whether it's love between friends, between parents and their children, lovers, whatever ...

Colin Farrell terrified of sober sex

February 13th, 2014 12:20pm EST
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Colin Farrell was "terrified" when he first had sex sober.
The 37-year-old actor had a very "gentle" experience with a woman after giving up drugs and alcohol eight years ago but found it nerve-wracking because it was so new to him.
He said: "I made love to a woman about two and half years after I got clean, and it was one of the most terrifying moments of my life. It was in the afternoon. The windows and the curtains were open. It was lovely, and to be crass, it wasn't f**king. She was very gentle. But it was terrifying.
"Because I was just used to drunkenness and dark rooms and clubs an...

Colin Farrell's son is a 'stud'

February 13th, 2014 4:20am EST
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Colin Farrell says his son is an "absolute stud".
The 37-year-old actor's son James, 10, suffers from Angelman Syndrome - a rare genetic condition that can impair speech, movement and balance - but he insists he is making incredible progress and makes him proud every day.
He told People magazine: "Every day, just breaking down boundaries. He's an amazing boy."
The 'Winter's Tale' star previously admitted James - whom he has with ex-girlfriend Kim Bordenave - was one of the main reasons he checked himself into rehab for drug and alcohol abuse in 2005.
He said last year: "Everything he's achi...

Colin Farrell's sons didn't love 'Epic'

February 12th, 2014 11:20pm EST
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Colin Farrell was disappointed by his children's reactions to his movie 'Epic.'
The 37-year-old actor decided to lend his voice to the animated film last year so his sons, James, 10, and Henry, four, could finally watch one of his movies, but admits they weren't huge fans.
Asked if they had seen any of his work, the Irish star told at the premiere of his new film, 'Winter's Tale,' in New York City on Tuesday (02.11.14): "Epic - [but] they didn't know it was me, so that was kind of a bummer. They seemed to think it was all right. I don't think it went to the top of their favorite ...

Amy Adams, Sandra Bullock, Bono Take Over The Palm Springs Film Festival

January 6th, 2014 8:41am EST
Amy Adams
A plethora of celebrities attended the 25th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival over the weekend. Stars including Sandra Bullock, Julia Roberts and Matthew McConaughey picked up awards for their acting work.

"American Hustle" co-stars Amy Adams, Bradley Cooper and Jeremy Renner as well as director David O. Russell accepted an ensemble performance award.

Tom Hanks won the Chairman's Award for "Captain Phillips" and "Saving Mr. Banks."

Irish rock band U2 picked up the Sonny Bono Award For "Ordinary Love," a song used in "Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom." Singer Bono used the even...

Colin Farrell: 'Miss Julie shoot was the toughest of my career'

December 29th, 2013 8:30pm EST
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Irish actor Colin Farrell struggled through the shoot of his dark new drama Miss Julie, branding it his most gruelling work to date.

The star returned home to film the movie, an adaptation of August Strindberg's thrilling play of the same name, about the daughter of an Anglo-Irish aristocrat who is seduced by her father's valet, played by Farrell.

The love affair soon turns dark, and the actor admits he found it draining to play such a controlling character.

He tells the Associated Press, "It's tough, as tough as this job can be. It was the toughest time I have had in 15 years by a mile....

Colin Farrell Cried While Watching Saving Mr. Banks

December 29th, 2013 8:10am EST
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Irish actor Colin Farrell was moved to tears while watching his film Saving Mr. Banks.

The Total Recall actor stars alongside Emma Thompson and Tom Hanks in the movie about how Disney classic Mary Poppins was adapted for the big screen.

Farrell says Thompson's performance as Mary Poppins author P. L. Travers was so moving that he could not help shedding a tear when he watched a screening of the movie.

After BBC Radio 1 presenter Nick Grimshaw revealed he cried while watching the film, Farrell confessed, "I did too and I'm in it, so how pathetic is that? I think Emma Thompson just rips yo...

Colin Farrell Preparing For First Christmas In Los Angeles

December 24th, 2013 9:01pm EST
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Actor Colin Farrell will be spending his first Christmas away from his native Ireland after deciding to invite all of his family to celebrate in Los Angeles instead.

The Phone Booth star reveals his mother, Rita, recently wed and she and his new stepfather, Joe, wanted to experience the holidays abroad for a change.

He explains, "Usually (I go home to Ireland), not this year, it'll be the first because mum's gonna be here with Joe... It'll be the first (Christmas in Los Angeles). There'll be about 14 (people) over at my house..."

However, Farrell admits waking up to sun instead of the us...

Weird Celebrity News: Colin Farrell Dated Liz Taylor, Simon Cowell's Dogs Get Therapy

December 21st, 2013 7:00pm EST
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Weird and unusual things sometimes happen in the lives of celebrities. Here's a roundup of this week's strangest stories...

Irish actor Colin Farrell told Ellen DeGeneres he hasn’t had a romantic relationship since the death of Elizabeth Taylor.

The pair met while Farrell was waiting for the birth of his son and she was getting a heart stint. They wound becoming friends.

He explained, "It was kind of like the last -- it feels like in my head, not hers, I'm projecting -- but the last kind of romantic relationship I had. Which was never consummated."

The duo often called each other in the...

Colin Farrell: My Last Romantic Relationship Was With Elizabeth Taylor

December 17th, 2013 10:11am EST
Colin Farrell
Irish heart throb Colin Farrell says he hasn’t had a romantic relationship since the death of Elizabeth Taylor.

Farrell revealed to Ellen DeGeneres on her talk show he met Taylor’s manager at Cedars Sinai Hospital in 2009. Farrell was there for the birth of his youngest son and Taylor was having a stint placed in her heart.

Related: Star-Studded Saving Mr. Banks Premiere Includes Colin Farrell, Tom Hanks, More Celebs

Farrell seized the once-in-a-lifetime chance, telling Ellen, "I said, 'Will you tell her I said hello? She probably won't know who I am,'" he recalled of running into her ma...

Colin Farrell opens up about 'romantic' relationship with Elizabeth Taylor

December 17th, 2013 3:10am EST
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Actor Colin Farrell has revealed his close friendship with Elizabeth Taylor in the last few years of her life is the only recent "romantic relationship" he has had.

The Irish hunk struck up an unlikely relationship with the legendary movie star in 2009, when they both found themselves at Los Angeles hospital Cedars-Sinai Medical Center at the same time.

Farrell, who was there to welcome the birth of his second son, Henry, found out Taylor was also in hospital to have heart surgery. He asked her manager to send his regards to Taylor and a few days later, he received flowers and a handwritt...

Colin Farrell's 'romance' with Elizabeth Taylor

December 16th, 2013 5:20pm EST
Colin Farrell
Colin Farrell's "last romantic relationship" was with Elizabeth Taylor.
The 'Total Recall' star struck up an unlikely friendship with the screen legend - who died aged 79 in 2011 - after meeting her manager at hospital in 2009, when his youngest son, Henry, was being born and Elizabeth was there to get a stint in her heart.
They subsequently both sent each other flowers and their relationship blossomed from there.
Speaking to talk show host Ellen DeGeneres, Colin - who split from Henry's mother, Alicja Bachleda-Curuś in 2010 - said: "I got to have an audience with her, and that was the be...

Review: 'Saving Mr. Banks' Doesn't Need Any Saving - It's Perfect!

December 12th, 2013 8:45pm EST
Saving Mr. Banks

How a person feels about a particular film has nothing to do with whether it's good or bad; whether the critics love it or hate it or what your friends say about it. It's your own personal experience that counts. Some films just work for you and others don't. It's the same with art, music, and theatre - no matter how much you argue with someone over the merits of a certain film - it's not going to change the kind of experience you have.

That being said, I absolutely loved every second of 'Saving Mr. Banks' directed by John Lee Hancock ('The Blindside'). From the brilliant performances o...

Star-Studded 'Saving Mr. Banks Premiere' Includes Colin Farrell, Tom Hanks, More Celebs

December 10th, 2013 8:23pm EST
Colin Farrell
Several old school Hollywood stars came out to celebrate the "Saving Mr. Banks" premiere in Los Angeles on Monday.

The film centers on Walt Disney (Tom Hanks) who spends years in pursuit of the film rights to P.L. Travers' (Emma Thompson) popular novel, "Mary Poppins."

The stars of the original "Mary Poppins," Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke, made appearances at the premiere, as well as Hanks, Thompson, and some younger faces, including Colin Farrell.

"Saving Mr. Banks" hits theaters on Dec. 13.

Check out more photos from the premiere...

Emma Thompson

Tom Hanks & Rita Wilson


Colin Farrell has extraordinary son

December 2nd, 2013 12:20pm EST
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Colin Farrell says his eldest son is "extraordinary".
The 37-year-old actor has two sons, James, 10, whose mother is model Kim Bordenave, and three-year-old Henry with Polish actress Alicja Bachleda-Curus, and they have been spending more time together recently.
Colin is delighted with James' progress as he has Angelman Syndrome, a rare neuro-genetic disorder that impairs his speech, movement and balance, but despite his condition he is making amazing progress.
Colin told UK TV show 'This Morning': "James is 10 and Henry is four and James has a thing called Angelman Syndrome which is a neur...

Colin Farrell: I was becoming unhireable

November 28th, 2013 4:20am EST
Colin Farrell
Colin Farrell feared he was "unhireable" due to his battles with drink and drugs.
The 37-year-old actor claims entering rehab for addiction to recreational drugs and painkillers in December 2005 helped salvage his burgeoning Hollywood career as he worried producers wouldn't want to hire him because of his hard-partying lifestyle.
He told the Metro newspaper: "I wouldn't have been able to maintain my life. The inside of rehab was a must-see for me at that stage. I was in a bad place. I'm sure I was becoming somewhat unhireable."
Following his sobering experience in rehab, the Irish star has ...

Colin Farrell Calls 'World of Warcraft' Script 'Amazing'

November 18th, 2013 4:20pm EST
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Colin Farrell claims World of Warcraft has an "amazing" script, however he's still unsure what role he will play.

The 37 year-old actor has long been linked to the $100 million adaptation of the video game, to be directed by Duncan Jones, and although he's blown away by the concept, he's not sure how far along the production is.

He told website IGN: "I don't know what's happening, man. I read the script, if that's any use to you, and it's amazing.

"I sat with Duncan for awhile and read the script, loved the script, and we were as cool as can be. I don't know what's happening with the fil...

Colin Farrell 'freaked out' by intruder

November 18th, 2013 10:20am EST
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Colin Farrell "freaked out" when an obsessed fan called at his house on Saturday (11.16.13).
The intruder was arrested after trespassing on the 'Total Recall' star's property while he was at home in Los Angeles.
The unidentified man walked up to Colin's front door, which led to him calling his assistant, who then called police. The trespasser was taken into custody after officers talked to him, and placed under a 5150 involuntary psychiatric hold.
Under Californian law an officer can place a person under this hold if they have "probable cause to believe that the person is, as a result of m...

Colin Farrell's sons beginning to bond

October 27th, 2013 2:50pm EDT
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Colin Farrell's sons are still getting to know one another.
The 'Saving Mr. Banks' star has two sons, James, 10, whose mother is model Kim Bordenave, and three-year-old Henry with Polish actress Alicja Bachleda-Curus, and admitted they don't spend more than a few nights together each month, even though they both live in Los Angeles.
The 37-year-old actor told "They have two different moms so their crossover time isn't a lot ... so they're figuring it out."
But he insisted that both of his children are becoming closer as they get older.
He said: "They're good together. They're fu...

Jenna Jameson isn't impressed

October 23rd, 2013 9:20pm EDT
Jenna Jameson
Jenna Jameson isn't impressed by celebrity sex tape stars.
The ex-porn star believes lots of famous people film themselves in intimate situations on purpose and they should stop pretending to be shocked when the 'private' footage leaks online.
Asked to weigh in on present day sex tape stars, she told FOX411: "Well, it makes me sad that they don't, that they're not exact and...what would the word be? Cause I know that a lot of them are very... they did this on purpose. So, it makes me sad."
Hulk Hogan, Kim Kardashian, Paris Hilton and Pamela Anderson are just some of the well known celebriti...

Colin Farrell opens up on past drug use

October 19th, 2013 12:20pm EDT
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Colin Farrell has opened up about his early drug addiction.
The 37-year-old actor had battled his problems for a decade until he appeared in 'Miami Vice' seven years ago and went straight into rehab to get help.
He told 'The Late Late Show': "'Miami Vice' wrapped ... and I was put on a plane and sent to rehab."
The 'Seven Psychopaths' star admitted he was "out of control" because of his "high tolerance", and he struggled to learn when to stop because he didn't know his limits.
He added: "I'd gotten out of control - for years I could indulge in certain things ... I had quite a high tolerance...

Colin Farrell: 'I Wouldn't Trust Myself To Have A Gun'

May 3rd, 2013 4:20pm EDT
In Bruges
Colin Farrell refuses to own a gun over worries it could land him in trouble if he started drinking again.

The Total Recall star's latest movie, Dead Man Down, culminates in a bloody shootout and the actor admits his gun-toting character prompted him to consider the issue of firearms ownership.

The renowned Irish actor has been sober for seven years after battling drug and alcohol abuse, but is convinced a relapse could be very dangerous if he owned a gun.

He tells Britain's Daily Mail, "I don't want one. I wouldn't trust myself to have a gun. What if I got drunk again? What if I got ...

Filming On Colin Farrell Movie Delayed Due To Hurricane Sandy

October 28th, 2012 4:00pm EDT
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Over fears the shoot could be disrupted by a hurricane, filming on Colin Farrell's new movie has been postponed.

The actor was expected to start filming "Winter's Tale" in New York on Monday, but film execs pushed the production back by at least one day.

Hurricane Sandy is expected to hit the area on Monday, and high winds and rain have already killed dozens of people in the Caribbean.

A Warner Bros. spokesperson confirmed to the production was delayed "as a precaution."

The fantasy film is set in 19th century and present-day Manhattan and revolves around a thief, a dying ...

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