Diane Farr

Diane Farr a děti

11. ledna 2012 v 18:30 | Ramka
Tady vám dávám krásné video s Diane a jejími dětma. Už se těším na vaše komentáře.

Actress and author Diane Farr's new book, Kissing Outside the Lines, charts the personal and political challenges of entering an interracial marriage. This week in GOOD's video series, What Do You Love, Farr takes us on a tour of the small stuff. Here are 10 little things she loves:
1 when the babysitter walks in the door
2 seeing the freeway is empty
3 exhaling on the purple yoga mat
4 any class but coach
5 finding my man's hand in my sleep under the covers
6 being included
7 being cooked for
8 seven hours of sleep in a row
9 my first day in a new place
10 holding my little ones' hands in mine

Diane Farr v novinách

11. ledna 2012 v 18:24 | Ramka
Vyšel nový článek s Diane. Tady je.

The Numb3rs star pens a hilarious memoir about the challenges that await a mixed-race couple.
Love may conquer all, but that doesn't make it any easier to win over strict Korean parents. InKissing Outside the Lines, actress Diane Farr tells the humorous take of dating her histand-to-be, marketing executive Seung Yong Chung, sharing her own creative methods (like hiring a "cultural attache") and those of 20 mixed race and religious couples across the country. Now a mom of three, Diane, 42, talks to Star about her successful struggle.
Q: We all know you as an actress. When did you start writing?
The writing was born from filling in the times between acting gigs. I hated sitting around waiting for someone to give me a job. Over 15 years I just got better at it.
Q: How difficult was your courtship, exactly?
Mine is a very traditional Korean story. My husband's parents sent relatives to meet me one at a time until there were enough approvals. By the time I met them they couldn't have been kinder, but I was never unaware that the process was their doing.
Q: How did you handle it?
As my husband said, disliking your child's choice of mate is part of the process in an Asian family. It sort of became a game - a game I wanted to win.
Q: What will readers take away from the book?
You just have to keep showing up and being the person you are because most of this is fear of the unknown. A change of heart takes time.

Diane Farr novinky

22. října 2011 v 18:46 | Ramka
Zjistila jsem další zajímavosti a informace o Diane. Jsem si jistá, že alespoň jedna odrážka bude pro vás novinkou!

  • Diane Farr má dvojí občanství - v Anglii a poté v Americe
  • navštívila spoustu zemí a mezi ně patří: Thajsko, Afrika, Nový Zéland, Austrálie, Hong Kong, Střední východ, Evropa
  • zasnoubila se 29. října 2005 a vdala se o devět měsíců později
  • svatbu tedy měla 24. června 2006
  • po rozchodu se svým prvním přítelem založila firmu, která vyrábí přání, pohlednice, ...
  • univerzitu absolovala s červeným diplomem
Tady je pár ukázek přání které vyrábí.
Tohle byla jen ukázka pár přání, ale pokud se vám líbí, napište mi do komentářů a já přidám další. Usmívající se Protože jsou opravdu úžasné!

Diane Farr

16. října 2011 v 8:57 | Ramka
Diane Farr mi poděkovala za kalendář, který jsem vytvořila. Tady je, co mi napsala. :

thank you for the calendar all the best to you

Diane Farr interview

9. října 2011 v 11:11 | Ramka
Našla jsem krásný rozhovor s Diane a chci se sním podělit. Je opravdu úžasný a fotka k němu také!

Work, Life & Balance: Diane Farr

Ever wonder how you can balance it all as a mom? This is one interview in a series talking to moms who have found a way to make it work. Meet Diane Farr, actress, writer and mom to Beckett (4), and twins Coco and Sawyer (2).
When not hopping from city to city or doing a media blitz to promote her latest book, "Kissing Outside the Lines," Diane Farr kicks back from the whirlwind of celebrity life by cleaning or listening to the babbling of her three little ones, only 16 months apart. That kind of old-fashioned stress relief is in sharp contrast to her glamorous Hollywood life with star roles on "Californication," "Rescue Me," "Numb3rs," and MTV's "Loveline." These days, motherhood is her biggest challenge. Not one to let an opportunity pass, Diane has squeezed in another project - channeling her mommy frustrations and mishaps into entertaining fodder for her nationally syndicated newspaper column. With multiple balls in the air, Diane has become a master at juggling.
1. What do you love about being a mom?
I love when I'm really frustrated and I think I'm doing everything wrong and my kids will repeat something back to me that I didn't even realize they were learning. Like, "Mom do you need a hug?" Or, they'll ask me for lamb chops for dinner and I'm wowed because I'm trying to get them to eat all sorts of things. It's those times I see my hard work paying off in the amazing people they are turning into.
2. What do you enjoy most about working?
I enjoy everything about working. Sixteen hours on a set is like a walk in the park compared to 16 hours at home with three toddlers. The mentality is sometimes the same on the set, but there's less chaos and crying.
3. What´s your biggest challenge in juggling both?
My biggest challenge is believing that any really difficult stage is actually going to end. It's hard when I get to my boiling point, like when one of the kids is not sleeping or we're on the seventh cold and I think I'm never going to get ahead of the sniffling. But spring always comes, for everything. By this point in my life you would think I would understand that things will pass, but phases like that just feel never ending.
4. How do you deal with it?
I found that the best support system is being with moms that have kids the same age. Talking to someone, not necessarily for advice, but who can tell me that they've been there or are going through it too, helps.
5. How do you recharge?
I clean to calm down. Cleaning has become my western meditation. I move little things into shelves and containers. I'm not sure that it's all that helpful, but it's what I do when I'm stressed and at least I have a clean house afterward. I clean for the first 15 minutes and then figure out who I'm going to call because the best recharge is talking to my girlfriends.
6. What advice would you give other women considering being a working mom?
To only seek advice from other working moms. There's a sort of ambitious angle to every job whether it's teaching yoga, being a stay-at-home mom, working as a sculptor or in an office. Everyone working, in whatever capacity, finds their pride in it.Like, I may envy the moms who get to do the preschool pick up every day. But then I'll have a week of preschool pick up and be losing my mind. So, it's best to seek advice from people who are in the place in life you'd like to be because they will give you the greatest guidance.
7. Who inspires you?
I'd have to say that my grandmother who is 90 years old inspires me. She lived with us growing up and was like a third parent. My grandma was there when I needed someone to just listen. I really try to take a lot of what I learned from her and do it with my own kids. I make sure to spend time hugging and kissing and talking with them. I make room in my parenting style to just be there in case they have something to bring up, rather than always pushing an agenda or trying to teach.
8. What one thing can you not live without?
A couple of months ago I would have said my Blackberry but now I'm trying to kick my Blackberry habit. Although I talk about how I mess up in parenting and fantasize about how much easier it would be to only have one child or just two or at least not all three within 16 months, I really couldn't live without them.
9. If you had an hour of time to youself, how would you spend it?
I'd waste the first 15 minutes cleaning and trying to get my head on straight. I'd spend the next 30 minutes getting stuff done around the house. In the last 15 minutes I would start thinking about what to do for myself. Time alone at home just feels like a chance to get things scratched off the list. It would take me a full 45 minutes to realize that life is not about "the list." On a good day, after wasting an hour of me time, I might fight for 30 more minutes and actually sit in the chair and read something just for me.

Diane Farr - calendar 2012

8. října 2011 v 19:47 | Ramka
Pokud by vás neuspokojily předchozí kalendáře, vytvořila jsem ještě jednu verzi a musím říct, že si mi takhle líbí víc. :)

Diane Calendar 2012

8. října 2011 v 17:33 | Ramka
Připravila jsem kalendář s Diane na další rok. Postupně bych sem chtěla přidat i s Marg a Navi.

Diane Farr v CSI

18. září 2011 v 17:56 | Ramka
Možná to víte, možná ne, ale Diane Farr již hrála v kriminálce Las Vegas. Byl to díl Kočičinec a svou roli ztvárnila velmi dobře.
Nyní se objeví v kriminálce Miami a to v 10. sérii, která vypukne na CBS již 25. září. Takže se máme opět na co těšit. :)

Diane Farr oslavila narozeniny!

18. září 2011 v 10:32 | Ramka
Jak asi víte, Diane Farr oslavila 7. září narozeniny a viděla přání, které jsem pro ni vytvořila.
Podělím se s vámi u zveřejňuji to, co mi napsala.

thank you for the birthday wishes. so kind of you!

Narozeniny Diane Farr

4. září 2011 v 18:55 | Ramka
Dnes Diane slaví své narozeniny. A tak tady jsem pro ni vytvořila přání.

Potěší mě, když do komentářů připíšete i své přání a pokud bude v angličtině, tak si ho přečte i Diane. :)

Diane Farr rozhovor

31. srpna 2011 v 10:06 | Ramka
Mám další rozhovor s Diane. Opět ho zveřejnila na svém blogu a já vám ho sem dávám. Zaujal mě sice míň než minulý, ale i tenhle stojí za přečtení. Tak neváhejte a čtěte!

Diane Farr says she got a late start in traveling and didn't leave the country until she was 15. But since then, the 41-year-old actress ("Californication," "Rescue Me," "Numb3rs") has more than made up for it by traveling all around the world, primarily alone. That exposure to other cultures - as well as her marriage to a man of a different ethnicity - inspired her to write the funny and astute memoir "Kissing Outside the Lines: A True Story of Love and Race and Happily Ever After" (Seal Press, $24.95). Farr lives in Los Angeles with her husband and three young children. Check out getdianefarr.com for information on her latest projects.

Q: When did you go on your first trip outside of the U.S.?
A: I was 15. My best girlfriend was Cuban, and for her Sweet 16, she took 10 of us to Acapulco.
Q: What are some of your favorite places?
A: Hanoi and Seoul are some of my favorite cities. Morocco is one of my favorite countries ever.
Q: Have you traveled to a place where you felt you were in danger?
A: I've traveled almost everywhere by myself. You get to Cairo and cover yourself up and are surrounded by men during the business day. But it's cultural, and you survive that one. And then you go to Zanzibar and it's the middle of the day and there are 25 children chasing you, but really all they want is to ask you what you want to eat and if they can catch a fish for you. But in Cambodia, I had 10 people knock me off a moped and take my money, and I realized that these people are hungry. They were hoodlum kids who were probably sent out to beg, and I looked like an easy target. I usually travel under the radar, renting a house in a local neighborhood. When I got to Cambodia and gave the cabbie the address, he said, "Don't stay there. My people are not bad people, but they are poor." But I brushed it off and wasn't too worried. But after the first day, I checked in at the Intercontinental Hotel.
Q: What kind of souvenirs do you bring home?
A: I went to Berlin the week the wall came down. I brought back bricks for everyone as souvenirs, and it was the best gift ever. In Morocco I filled up little canisters with sand and gave them to everyone. In India, you find those little Shiva statues that are about the size of your hand. I bought about 50 of them.
Q: Where have you traveled that most reminded you of home?
A: I went to college for two years in England, and a boy I was with there was an athlete who was getting an award from Prince Albert. So I went to Monaco with him. The beaches in the South of France looked exactly like the white sand beaches of New York.
Q: Where would you like to go that you have never been?
A: I am really dying to do Nepal when my kids are big enough to do a walkabout. AlsoAlaska and Japan.
Q: What's it like flying with three preschool-age kids?
A: It's hard, and we do it as infrequently as possible. We've been twice to the East Coast to see the grandparents, and I shipped a big box of things there and had my parents ship the box back once our trip was over. But it's no fun being on an airplane with very young children. My kids actually yearn for things we can drive to. Those kinds of trips work better for us.

Článek z webu Diane

20. srpna 2011 v 8:30 | Ramka
Protože je to opravdu inspirující článek, zkopírovala jsem vám ho a určitě stojí za přečtení.

" I think I´m beyond a social butterfly and I am more of a social bumble bee, leading with my stinger!"

True Cuddles met with Diane Farr, a mom of three (Beckett, Coco and Sawyer) with ten jobs (including actress, writer and mom) to chat about exactly how she does it all. You might recognize Diane Farr, Los Angeles mompreneur, from her star roles in "Californication," "Rescue Me," "Numb3rs," and MTV's "Loveline." These days she is finding balance between motherhood and her newest book Kissing Outside the Lines, where she talks openly about the challenges of being in an interracial relationship with a Korean American husband. The New York Timesdescribes her as someone who "looks like Barbie, but talks like Ken." True Cuddles asks Diane just how she became such a master at juggling it all, while continually starting new projects (such as her newnationally syndicated newspaper column). Read on to be truly inspired and get ready to take a nap just thinking about all the things she's running around doing.

1. Tell us a little about yourself. - As a writer I suppose I should be looking out at the world and making a comment, but as an actress I like to get right in there. I think I'm beyond social butterfly and I am more of a social bumble bee, leading with my stinger.
2. What television family does your own family most resemble? - I'm not sure if I'm happy or sad to say, we don't really look like any TV families. Check out our photo and see for yourself … I'm curious to see what others think.
3. How did your business begin? - When I was the host of Loveline on MTV (15 years ago) I wrote my first book. I was writing for women's magazines regularly because of my talk show platform, but I was really frustrated with how magazines portrayed women. My first book, The Girl Code, was a retort to the publishing world saying, "We're funnier and dirtier than you're giving us credit for." The Girl Code was a hit and then I got to use my special writing powers for good - not just evil - telling fellow females what products they needed to be better, smarter, prettier.
4. If you had to describe your business in less than 15 words, how would you do it?-I'm in the business of humanity. I portray people and write about them, commenting on society.
5. What is your inspiration for your business? - I began writing my latest book when I was pregnant with my second and third children (twins) because when I was dating my husband there was a lot of drama with his family (they did not want him to marry outside of his race and culture). I wanted to work through all those feelings in a humorous way before I had more kids and those feelings started to leak all over them - in a not so humorous way.
6. Describe your biggest success and how you knew that you were going to make it.- I interviewed 25 couples around the country for the book, many in mixed race marriages and many people who are mixed race themselves, born between 1970 and 1990. Each person had so many similar, heartwarming and heart breaking stories, that I knew there was this little prejudice no one was talking about. And it was about love. It was the secret conversation that even educated, progressive, kind parents were having with their children sometime around age 10-13: about who was worthy of their love based on race. It was this remaining prejudice that we were not discussing as a society, even after the inauguration of Barack Obama. And with all of that homework done, I wrote my latest book, Kissing Outside the Lines, very very quickly. It almost wrote itself.
7. Tell us about your typical 'work' day.- My work day is not for the faint of heart, but I have three kids under four years old, and ten jobs. If I'm sitting on a set as an actress, I will get up between 5 and 6 am and stay on set often till 8 or 9 pm. And those are the easy days! (16 hours on a set is like a walk in the park compared to 16 hours at home with three toddlers.) When I'm writing, I wake with the kids at 6 am, get them off to school by 8:30 am and write from the second they leave until noon. Then I'm in meetings from noon until 5, after which I meet the kids back at home for 5-8 pm and then head to my office for more writing. It ain't pretty but it keeps me sane.
8. What is the most rewarding thing about being a mom-preneur?- It proves that ambition does not fly out of the vagina with the birth of your child. I love being a mother but during the times when I tried to let it entirely define me, I didn't do the mothering job so well.
9. And, what is the most challenging?- Scheduling.
10. What keeps you motivated?- My preschool bill!
11. What is your next big goal?- To spend more time dating my husband. I just wrapped a movie as an actress and I'm currently on a book tour and when I get home I'm writing a new film. What I miss most is feeling like my husband is my boyfriend and I want to focus on that next.
12. What is your guilty pleasure? - I'm yearning to travel through Nepal but the kids are too small. So I'm trying to figure out a week in Barcelona with them. Pray for me, because I'm not bringing any pack n plays and this could get ugly.
13. Name a product that you cant live without for you or your baby?- Two very beautiful, very necessary, Bratt Décor cribs. My girls are almost three and I cry at the thought of them getting out of those cribs. First it means I won't have any more babies. And second it means I'm not going to sleep for six weeks to six months.
14. What advice would you give to someone considering becoming a mom-preneur and what is the most valuable lesson you have learned as a mom {so far}?- Know that every time you ask a fellow mom for advice, you're not getting the whole story. Every mom edits their path to success as a mother, as well as their child's developmental history to the story they remember - which may have nothing to do with the truth. So don't judge yourself by their tale. I think we as moms all re-write our kids sleep patterns, eating patterns, potty training schedule, walking schedule and all the rest because we are exhausted and have no short term memory…and because we romanticize each period as we are finished with them. So when another mom seems to be bigger, better, smarter than you, remember she may not be fooling you but she really might be fooling herself. So don't be losing sleep over some other ladies insecurity.

Moje poznámky z knihy

15. srpna 2011 v 2:00 | Ramka
Dočetla jsem knihu, kterou mi Diane zaslala i s věnováním a vypsala jsem si pár věcí, které mě zaujaly a podobně.
Tímto se s nimi dělím, ať zjistíte něco bližšího ze života tohoho úžasného člověka, kterým Diane beze sporu je.

  • Diane Farr se potkala se svým manželem na diskotéce, kde tančila a její muž ji okouzlil, protože se o něm vyjadřuje jako o výborném disco tančníkovi se širokým úsměvem, který se po celou dobu usmívá
  • zásnubní prsten s diamantem jí koupil po 9 měsících společného chození
  • o ruku ji požádala na kolenou, když zrovna malovala jejich domov a jak říká v knize, nebyla schopná slyšet mnoho krásných věcí, když otvíral krabičku s prstýnkem a Seung byl oděn v obleku s hedvábnou kravatou
  • když ji poprvé dovedl ukázat svým rodičům, byli naštvaní, protože jí nabídli výborné maso, ale Diane už přes 20 let maso nejí
  • společně řešili místo svatby, obřad a také, zda si má Diane změnit příjmení (nakonec měli obřad jak v Korei s tradičním krojem, tak v Americe)
  • v Korei měla na svatbu růžový Hanbok (něco jako šaty), a to i přesto, že růžová je pro mladší nevěsty - jedním z důvodů bylo, že nemohla sehnat Hanbok na svou výšku; přitom Diane měří 5´9´´ (tedy 175 cm)
  • součástí svatebního obřadu jsou "úkoly", ale Diane jich se svým manželem dělala jen pět a jedním z nich bylo, že ji manžel musel kolem dokola nosit na zádech
  • v Americe měla svatební kytici z 20 orchidejí
  • na svatbě jí hrála píseň Hallelujah od Leonarda Cohena a k oltáři ji vedl otec po plátcích z růží a když vstoupila, hosté se postavili a hudba utichla (pod touto odrážkou je píseň i s videem)
  • na papír pod sebe napsali 5 věcí, které milují a muž, který je oddával je přečetl - na 3 věcech z 5 se shodli
  • na svatbě si skočila na záchod, aby si mohla od rána vyměnit tampón, ale zalapala po dechu, když neviděla krev
  • druhé ráno řekla Seungovi o "nehodě" na záchodě
  • první ráno v domě v LA si šla udělat těshotenský test a poté vzbudila Seunga a test mu strčila přímo do obličeje - byl pozitivní
  • aby ho ale potvrdila, na svatební cestě si v jedno ráno udělala všech 5 těhotenských testů, které jí dala kamarádka v LA a opět byly všechny pozitivní
  • poslední den na svatební cestě je vzali Seungovi rodiče do exkluzivní restaurace, Diane měla hlad, ale byl to suschi bar se stolama přímo na zemi a Diane mohla jíst syrové ryby, když byla těhotná a tak jim Seung po jejím nálehání novinu oznámil
  • když odlétali zpátky, Seungova matka ji na letišti řekla: "To je ta nejdůležitější práce v tvém životě. Buď prosím opatrná. I s dítětem, Diane."
  • Po této věte, objala mámu i tátu, Senga vzala za ruku a volnou ruku si položila na bříško a zasmáli se

- V knize nazapomněla ani na poděkování všem lidem, kteří jí pomáhali. Ať už to byli přímo lidé, kteří jí vykládali svůj příběh, kteří přečetli její knihu v pracovní podobě, tak nezapomněla ani na paní, která jí hlídala děti, když na knize pracovala. Také poděkovala Navi Rawat (hraje Amitu Ramanujan ve Vražedných číslech) a v knize se o ní vyjádřila velmi hezky. Děkovala víc chytré než hezké Navi Rawat. Podle mého je to pro ni velká pokolna, protože Navi je opravdu krásná. (Můžete se přesvědčit tady: http://dianefarr.blog.cz/1101/navi-the-o-c)

Kissing Outside the Lines

7. května 2011 v 15:54 | Ramka
Reklama na knížku Diane. Určitě se podívejte, stojí to za to! :)

Diane Farr vydává další knihu

14. dubna 2011 v 18:46 | Ramka

Musím vám oznámit úžasnou NOVINKU! Diane Farr vydala další svou knihu a tentokrát se mi obal knihy líbí víc.

Ještě jsem si nestihla přeložit tenhle článeček o tom, jak vlasně vznikla tato kniha, ale už vám to sem dávám, i když je to v angličtině.

P.S. Jsem zvědavá na vaše komentáře. :)

In 2008, a writer's strike shut down the television industry and most of the city of Los Angeles. I was sent home from my TV show "Numb3rs" that I had been playing in for two years as Megan Reeves. While most of us thespians feared we would never work again, I had an additional phobia about being at home.
My life had recently been overtaken by my then nine-month old son. He was a joyous gift in my life, albeit an overwhelming one. However when he was taking a long nap one Saturday afternoon… his sister was conceived. Being pregnant, again, in the same year as my last pregnancy was not my plan, especially since this was still my first year of marriage. And then this sister split herself in two - making me pregnant with twins.
I am not the kind of woman who defines myself by marriage. Or motherhood. I'm an ambitious, workaholic, recovering beauty queen. Yet, at thirty-seven years old I was fast on my way to having three children under a year and a half in age. I would have to quit Numb3rs. And give up my breadwinner status to become my children's primary caregiver and my husbands…bitch. And I was practicing my bitchyness all the time - for more reasons than just the mountain of diapers I was about to step into.
Because all this family time would also put me into more regular contact with a family that I recently married into - who did not want me. And I still had a lot of "big" feelings about that. As an actress I knew that those feelings were going to bubble over. And not just onto that family but also, my new marriage. And even worse, I knew that if I didn't find some way to deal with all the emotions brought on by a war between love and race in my husband's family when it came to me… those feelings might hurt, harm or smother my children.
So I started writing.
Two years earlier when Seung and I first began dating I began asking questions. I started casually, with friends in mixed-race relationships. I wondered how multi-cultural couples put up with, ignored, addressed or openly battled their parents or in-laws about their significant other. I filled and emptied many coffee cups, delving into the darkest moments of long-term, multi-colored unions - to see if I could handle what might become of mine. Just as these conversations gave me enough confidence to move forward, Seung asked me to marry him. My immediate "yes!" was followed up with months of disquieting concerns. Now I had bigger queries that stretched well beyond my circle of friends. I was willing to accept council from anyone who was brave enough to openly discuss raising bi-racial children in America today. I wanted to know what these uniquely beautiful young people were learning from the nosey lady at the supermarket and the ignorant person on line behind you at the DMV, from their invasive questions or comments. I wanted full disclosure on what it feels like for a white mom holding a black child in the waiting room of the doctor's office today. I worried what a brown dad dropping off an Asian daughter in the school carpool lane was forced to explain. I also wondered what all these children were learning from the grandparent who did not approve of mom or dad when they were just a couple. I needed a clear picture of how a child is treated today by their fellow Americans - including Americans in their own family - because they are a mix of more than one race. Because what I really needed to know, is if I should bother bringing any more into the world.
These inquiries were no longer suitable for coffee talk. They required appointment times and tape recorders and explanations about what I was going to do with each family's most ungracious and embarrassing behavior. From these discussions I also, accidentally pieced together some of the most epic love stories I have ever heard. From these inspiring tales, my children and this book were born.