Colin Farrell Shares Manscaping Mishap With Ellen DeGeneres

Ellen DeGeneres asked Colin Farrell to participate in a new segment called Celebrity Confession where guests can earn up to $10,000 for the charity of their choice for sharing a personal story they’ve never told before.

Farrell quickly dove into the tale of shooting his first American movie in 2000 which had a love scene. Being a bit nervous, he asked his director Joel Schumacher if his “retro bush” needed a trim.

Schumacher said yes, Farrell grabbed a trimmer, and things took a turn for the worse from there.

Watch below.

Colin Farrell: “All You Could See Was Literally Rainbows Everywhere”

“It was really funny because one of the arguments when the vote went through was that the church came out and said, ‘You know, this was a dark day for Ireland,’ and all you could see was literally rainbows everywhere, posters of rainbows, T-shirts of rainbows, men and women hugging, men and men hugging, women and women hugging, and yet cut to, ‘This is a dark day in the history of [Ireland].'”

“A dark day in the history of a country is internal civil conflict and war and bloodshed…It was a great day.” – Colin Farrell talking to E! about the recent passage of same-sex marriage in Ireland

News Round-Up – February 20, 2015

Eamon and Colin Farrell

Some news stories you might have missed:

• Colin Farrell used to kick the sh*t out of his gay brother’s bullies. Go Colin!

• A Tennessee woman is charged with beating her son for acting “feminine and gay”

• Walmart has announced plans to raise their minimum wage to $10 an hour. In other news, hell has frozen over…

• Arkansas state Sen. Jason Rapert says the best way to deal with ISIS would be a “strategically placed nuclear weapon.” He doesn’t include a plan to deal with the nuclear fallout that would affect allies like Israel.

• Sen. Marco Rubio has missed a greater percentage of votes over the course of his career than anyone else currently in the U.S. Senate

• The government of Chile has announced it will end formal opposition to marriage equality

• Newsflash – new study shows attractive guys tend to be jerks

• TLC raises over $430,000 through a Kickstarter campaign to produce their next album

Rozonda ‘Chilli’ Thomas and Tionne ‘T-Boz’ Watkins of TLC

Colin Farrell: I Support Marriage Equality In Ireland “With Every Fiber Of My Being”

Appearing on national broadcast television in Ireland last night, actor Colin Farrell passionately announced his support for the upcoming May referendum to legalize same-sex marriage.

During his statement, he referenced his gay brother who had to travel to Canada to marry his partner.

Via Gay Star News:

‘To see them every day live their lives as a happily married couple is an amazing thing, and to think that they had to leave their own country to do that is sad and disappointing and just grossly unfair, I feel,’ he said.

Farrell also responded to concerns about gay couples becoming parents.

‘It’s too easy for heterosexuals to be parents, if you want the truth. It’s too easy. There are too many of us who find it too easy to have a kid,’ he said.

‘Too many parents around the world don’t parent their kids, because it was a five-minute thing… and there it is.’

The anti-gay bully campaigner then gave his full support to the national referendum on gay marriage confirmed for May.

‘I carry Ireland with me everywhere I go, and I love my country deeply,’ he said.

‘This is my “coming out of the closet,” as it were, publicly and saying that I support this vote with every fiber of my being’

Watch his remarks below:


Colin Farrell Pens Public Appeal for LGBT Rights

Colin Farrell has written a public appeal for LGBT rights for Sunday World wherein he talks on growing up with his openly gay brother, Eamon.

Farrell shares that, having never seen a gay couple while he was growing up, he had no reference to what “gay” meant, just that his brother was. He also shares  the abuse his brother endured while in school.

I think I found out my brother wasn’t grovelling in heterosexual mud like most boys our age when I was around 12. I remember feeling surprised. Intrigued. Curious. Not bi-curious before you start getting ideas.

I was curious because it was different from anything I’d known or heard of and yet it didn’t seem unnatural to me. I had no reference for the existence of homosexuality. I had seen, by that age, no gay couples together. I just knew my brother liked men and, I repeat, it didn’t seem unnatural to me.

My brother Eamon didn’t choose to be gay. Yes, he chose to wear eyeliner to school and that probably wasn’t the most pragmatic response to the daily torture he experienced at the hands of school bullies.

But he was always proud of who he was. Proud and defiant and, of course, provocative. Even when others were casting him out with fists and ridicule and the laughter of pure loathsome derision, he maintained an integrity and dignity that flew in the face of the cruelty that befell him.

I don’t know where those bullies are now, the ones who beat him regularly. Maybe some of them have found peace and would rather forget their own part of a painful past. Maybe they’re sitting on bar stools and talking about “birds and faggots” and why one’s the cure and the other the disease.

But I do know where my brother is. He’s at home in Dublin living in peace and love with his husband of some years, Steven. They are about the healthiest and happiest couple I know. They had to travel a little farther than down the aisle to make their vows, though, to Canada, where their marriage was celebrated.

That’s why this is personal to me. The fact that my brother had to leave Ireland to have his dream of being married become real is insane. INSANE.

It’s time to right the scales of justice here. To sign up and register to vote next year so that each individual’s voice can be heard

How often do we get to make history in our lives? Not just personal history. Familial. Social. Communal. Global. The world will be watching. We will lead by example. Let’s lead toward light.

Class act, Colin. And thank you.

Ireland will be voting on marriage equality soon; but to be eligible to vote folks must register by November 25th.

A recent poll shows 67% of Irish voters support civil marriage for gays and lesbians.

Colin Farrell on the cover of Details Magazine

Colin Farrell on the cover of Details Magazine

Colin Farrell looking good on the cover of Details Magazine and sounding even better in his interview.  You can read the whole shebang at details.com and check out the “making of the photoshoot” video below.

“I’ve never seen a moon in the sky that, if it didn’t take my breath away, at least misplaced it for a moment,” he says, unashamed by his own corny enthusiasms. “When I was living a different way, I was probably profoundly bored. I had moments of elation. Now I never get fucking bored. I get excited about room-service menus! I really do. Even though the french fries are soggy as fuck and I still haven’t figured out an exact way to open up that Heinz mini jar—sometimes it’s my nails, sometimes it’s my teeth. I’m just grateful that I’m actually alive, to be honest. Anytime I have a shit mood, now it’s some aspect of me that is present and is feeling whatever I’m feeling, and the same counts if I’m giddy or jocular. It’s honest, it’s real. That’s quite simply the coolest thing. Everything is real now.”

Colin Farrell and gay brother join anti-bullying campaign in Ireland

Actor Colin Farrell wants to end antigay bullying in Ireland, saying he witnessed attacks on his gay brother, Eamon, when they were younger.

Both Farrell brothers have joined forces with Stand Up! Don’t Stand for Homophobic Bullying, a campaign launched last week by the Irish LGBT youth organization, BeLonG To.

“Each individual, as a member of his and her community, must Stand Up! In the face of this appalling brutality that plagues our schools,” Colin says in a statement. “In effect, bullying is no less than the systematic doling out of pain upon the innocent. It is literally laughing in the face of somebody as they fall into increasingly grave danger. It’s not my place to draw parallels, but we have had enough of such hardships. The world has.”

He continues, “Whether it be the attacking of gay students, which I witnessed first hand happening to my own brother, or students who are in the minority as a result of race or religious beliefs or any other such characteristic that separates them from ‘the norm,’ it is all wrong and has no place in a just and compassionate country such as I know Ireland to be. We have always been praised as being the friendliest and most welcoming race in the world. My wish is for us to prove it daily, in the school yards and playgrounds across this Great Land of Ours.”

Eamon and Colin Farrell