25 Thought Provoking Quotes & Empowering Ideas From Taraji P. Henson

Sometimes you need to make a change.

Taraji P Henson is well known for her portrayal of Cookie Lyon on the hit Fox series Empire. I grew up watching Taraji on TV, so it’s safe to safe I’m a big fan of hers. I’ve always admired how she always portrays strong women who overcome great obstacles. It’s so inspiring to see women portrayed as girl bosses and intelligent beings

Even her real-life story of graduating from college as a single mother and moving to LA with her son to be an actress is unbelievable. The amount of bravery and self-confidence it took for her to make such a change, goes to show that just like her any woman can accomplish anything they set their minds to.

Out of all the titles Taraji has earned the most influential is an activist. She saw a need within the black community and instead of standing by she found a way to meet that need. She founded a nonprofit organization called the Boris Laurence Henson Foundation, named after her father who suffered from PTSD. The foundation is an outlet for black people to be able to talk about their mental health issues.

Being a black woman myself, I can truthfully say that mental health is something that is dismissed in black culture. No one takes these issues seriously. Telling your parents or older relatives that you are stressed or enduring emotional hardships, is almost seemed as if you’re being dramatic instead of a cry for help. Often they’ll advise you to pray.

Prayer is great but sometimes you need therapy too.

The thought of therapy within itself can be really scary because no one wants to tell a stranger their business, especially one who does not look like them or have to face their struggles. Overall, black people don’t have positive outlets to express their emotions, so we are forced to bottle them up. Bottling up our emotions leads to our past traumas being unaddressed, so they continue to hinder our lives. In an attempt to destigmatize mental health in the black community, Taraji’s foundation is bringing the issue to light and providing resources to help those in need.

Mental health is important for all people of every race.

We all deserve to live a life free of depression, anxiety, and unforgiveness. I hope these quotes will inspire a change in you.

1. God

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26 All Time Best Betty White Quotes & Funny Memes In Honor Of Her (98th!) Birthday

Happy 98th birthday, Betty White!

There are people who are placed in the limelight with fame that comes and goes; and then there are people like Betty White — legendary actress from movies and sitcoms including The Golden Girls, That 70s Show and Hot In Cleveland — who still (on her 98th birthday!) has a personality that will last a lifetime as evidenced by her best quotes and memes throughout the years.

And on January 17, her charisma and charm have been given to the world for 98 years.

Betty White was born in Oak Park Illinois on January 17, 1922. Having a career that began at the young age of 17, she immersed herself to different areas of the movie business, such acting, hosting and producing.

She is widely known for her role in the seven-season show The Golden Girls, where she played Rose Nylund — a funny and quick-witted character, who was able to form a relationship with everyone she meets.

Over the course of eight years, this fictional character mirrored Betty White’s actual personality, making the world fall in love with her episode by episode. While her role in The Golden Girls played a large role in the development of her fame, she is also remembered for her work beyond that.

Her personal accomplishments run the gamut. She won the Regional (LA) Emmy award in 1952 as an outstanding female personality and is a three-time award winner for the American Comedy Awards. She was the first woman to win a Daytime Emmy Award under the category of Outstanding Game Show Host.

As an advocate for living your best life and spreading positivity, Betty White’s legacy reaches further than just the films and shows she has starred in, and the awards she has won.

As an avid animal lover, Betty White has done charitable work for years. She has devoted her life to the welfare of animals, never seeing it as something she should do, but had to do.

For more than half of her life, Betty has unfailingly made an impact on not only the entertainment industry, but also the way we view life, and the importance of living an optimistic life.

To help celebrate her 98th birthday, here’s a collection of the best Betty White quotes and funny memes that remind us of all the ways she has charmed us all through the years. …

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28 Best Bo Burnham Jokes & Funny Quotes From His Best Comedy Shows

Goodbye sadness, hello jokes.

Bo Burnham is a man of many talents — he’s a comedian, musician, actor, director, and poet. He got his start on YouTube in 2006. However, he was posting funny songs on YouTube before it became a platform that really created celebrities and careers. He was simply posting silly songs he recorded in his high school bedroom to share with his friends and family.

Bo Burnham’s YouTube videos became a hit and now they have over 200 million views.

In 2008, he signed a four-year record deal with Comedy Central Records. He also released his EP, Bo fo Sho, that year. In 2009, he recorded a half-hour Comedy Central special and became the youngest comedian, at the age of 18, to release a special on the network. His full-length album titled Bo Burnham also came out that same year.

Burnham was born and raised in Massachusetts where he graduated from an all-boys catholic school called St. John’s Preparatory School. He was involved in the theatre program and worked diligently to be on the honor roll throughout his high school years. When he graduated in 2008, he got into New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts to study experimental theatre. However, he decided to not attend and instead focus on his comedy pursuits.

In 2010, Bo Burnham released his second album called Words Words Words and recorded his first live special, of the same name, and it aired on Comedy Central. That year he was nominated for “Best Comedy Show” at the Edinburgh Comedy Awards for his Words Words Words performance.

That year he also wrote, produced, and starred in an MTV reality show satire called Zach Stone Is Gonna Be Famous. Each episode focused on Zach rebranding himself in hopes to become famous and it was an intelligent subversion of the reality television genre. However, placing the show on a network among the reality shows he is poking fun of caused some viewers to not understand that it was satirical, thus it was not picked up for a second season.

Bo Burnham’s third comedy special and album, What., came out in 2013 on Netflix, as well as his YouTube channel. That same year he also released his first poetry book, Egghead: Or, You Can’t Survive on Ideas Alone.

His third stand-up special, Make Happy, was released on Netflix in 2016.

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28 Best Paris Hilton Quotes That Will Make You Laugh And Say, ‘That’s Hot’

She’s funnier than you might think.

How can you not love Paris Hilton? She does it all. Paris is a businesswoman, socialite, model, singer, actress, fashion designer, DJ, and media personality.

Paris Hilton’s almost always been famous (being great-granddaughter of Conrad Hilton — founder of Hilton Hotels), but a time that really shot her into the limelight — whether or not she wanted the attention — was in 2003, when a private recording of her then-boyfriend Rick Salomon leaded.

The sex tape was later branded 1 Night in Paris, but instead of shying away from the spotlight, she used that newfound fame to help launch her reality television career with friend Nicole Richie by bringing “The Simple Life” series to FOX.

“The Simple Life” followed two rich girls, Richie and Hilton, leave their money behind to go stay with a family on a farm for five weeks. They had to get jobs, do chores, and try to live a normal life, which was surprisingly hilarious to watch because they didn’t know how to do any of those things.

Paris is also a fashion icon. In the early 2000s, the paparrazi often snapped pictures of her rocking a juicy couture tracksuit paired with a bedazzled Von Dutch hat. Although she owns a lot of clothes, her assistant at the time, Kim Kardashian, would organize her closet for her. However, Paris gave back to Kim by teaching her the ropes on how to become famous — and she is one of the reasons Kim Kardashian is so famous today.

Aside from working closely with Kim, Paris often got photographed partying out with her friends, Britney Spears and Lindsey Lohan.

In 2005, Paris secured a role in the horror film House of Wax. A year later, she released her first album, Paris, and it reached number six on the Billboard 200. In 2008, Paris came back to reality television with her own show called “Paris Hilton’s My New BFF”, which was a competition show where she searched for her new best friend. Soon after, she came out with two more reality shows, “The World According to Paris” and “Hollywood Love Story”, both only airing for one season.

In 2012, Paris Hilton became a DJ at Brazil’s Pop Music Festival. From 2013 to 2017, Paris had a residency at the Amnesia Nightclub in Ibiza, and she was the highest-paid female DJ …

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25 Charming Cameron Diaz Quotes About Love And Following Your Passions

Her smile is everything.

Cameron Diaz was born in 1972 in San Diego, Cameron left home at 16 and for the next 5 years move all around the world from Europe to Asia to Africa. She began modeling at age 16 and worked in ad campaigns for Calvin Klein and Coca-Cola.

Returning to California at the age of 21, Cameron Diaz used her modeling career to audition for a big part in The Mask. With no acting experience she was given the opportunity of a lifetime to work alongside Jim Carry for this hollywood blockbusters. Diaz sustained a wrist injury when she auditioned for more roles, which led her to take part in some smaller budget movies — but she found success in a second box office smash hit with There’s Something About Mary.

Diaz’ most noteworthy role however is when she started as Princess Fiona in the Shrek trilogy. Camerion Diaz played a role that changed the way people see princess. In the Shrek Trilogy there are moments that Diaz’s character played different to the stereotypical princess that we see in many classic children’s stories.

Diaz later on in the early 2010’s acted in Knight and Day and The Green Hornet . She started in more comedies including Diaz having the lead role in Bad Teacher and What To Expect When You’re Expecting and Gambit.

Diaz is regularly in the pop culture scene due to her drama filled life. Her 5-year relationship with video producer Carlos de La Torre ended in 1995. She dated Matt Dillon from 1996 to 1998, and later dated actor Jared Leto in 1999 to 2003. She then started dating Justin Timberlake until 2007. Diaz began dating Benji Madden in May 2014 and was engaged to the rocker that December. They married on January 5, 2015 at Diaz’ Beverly Hills home.

Take a look below at some of the best Cameron Diaz quotes from over the years to see why her big smile and magnetic personality shines through the silver screen:

1. Just live your life.

“I’m living my life as a journey. My quest is to make it better every year.” Cameron Diaz

2. Inner beauty is what matters.

“Beauty [is] a kind of radiance. People who possess a true inner beauty, their eyes are a little brighter, their skin a little more dewy. They vibrate at a different frequency.”

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29 Shawn Mendes Songs About Love, Sexy Song Lyrics & Stunning Music Videos That'll Make You Miss Your Boo

Everything means nothing if Shawn can’t have you!

Shawn Mendes has graced all of our ears with hit after hit. Aside from being an absolutely gorgeous heartthrob, his music is the soundtrack to so many lovers across the globe. With a perfect combination of slow love songs and top-down car jams, Shawn’s music is sure to set fire to sparks all year. As long as he is releasing music, we’ll keep falling in love!

Last month, Shawn Mendes collaborated with Camila Cabello to release one of the steamiest songs of the summer, “Senorita.” Their chemistry is undeniable in the music video. 30 seconds in and you are sure to know exactly what I’m talking about. Add your bae sitting next to you into the mix and you are soon to be reenacting the choreography by the time they get to the second verse.

As Shawn makes his way around the world on tour, women are dragging their baes to their floor seats to make the dream of a make out session to the live sound of the everything Alexa has been blasting for the past three months (minimum!) a complete reality. And all we have to say is: you GO, girl!

Beyond his great music, Shawn is such a pure soul. He is constantly sharing his love and gratitude to his fans on Twitter and Instagram. He reminds us all that he is where he is because of our admiration and support. He tells all of his fans that they are beautiful and worthy. And he has gone on record to say he wouldn’t have a problem with dating a fan (hint, hint ladies). He is the boyfriend we all wish we had!

But for the times you can’t have your boo next you while you share AirPods and rock out to your Mendes Mania playlist, this list of lyrics will keep you thinking of their dreamy eyes and their killer pillow talk.

1. Oh, that pillow talk…

“Stay here and lay here right in my arms. It’s only a moment before you’re gone. And I am keeping you warm. Act like you love me so I can go on.” — Shawn Mendes in “Act Like You Love Me”

2. You see what others don’t.

“And I don’t care what they say about you, baby. They don’t know what you’ve been through. Trust me, I could be the one to

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30 Quotes About Depression From Celebrities Who Have Been There

You are never alone.

Did you know that prolonged, unmanaged depression is the leading cause of suicide? Stop and think about it for a second. There are so many people who suffer from depression in the world, so seeing that in its unmanaged state, depression is the leading cause of suicide.

The World Health Organization has reported that more than 800,000 people commit suicide each year. That places it at one suicide every 40 seconds. Every 40 seconds. Think about that.

The possibility of being affected by depression as a woman is twice as much as men. There is postpartum depression, which many women suffer from after they give birth. Women who experience postpartum depression is a full-blown depressive episode.

Depression does not come in one shape and form. You could suffer from a seasonal affective disorder which happens in the winter months when there is not as much sunlight. This could include the symptoms of social withdrawal, weight gain and sleeping all the time.

People with Bipolar disorder, which is categorized as a manic-depressive illness, are all too familiar with depression too. They are likely to experience very low moods and major depression.

But being depressed is nothing to be ashamed of. You don’t ever have to hide it. It’s important for those around you to understand what you are going through, and whether or not you need some type of help. Sometimes people do not want any help or opinions but you can always just be there as support.

Just remember above all else, you are not alone. There are people out there — even famous celebrities — who are going through the same or similar things as you are. There are people to talk to and therapists who can help.

Take a look below at some of the most impactful quotes celebrities have said about mental health, depression and anxiety. It may help you feel less alone in your struggle.

1. About disliking yourself.

“I disliked myself so intensely. It was just a mindset. I didn’t know how to love myself. I didn’t know how to love anybody.” Anne Hathaway​

2. About what it feels like to be depressed.

“I didn’t eat. I stayed in my room. I was in a really bad place in life, going through that lonely period: ‘Who am I? Who are friends? My life changed.'” Beyonce​

3. Why talking about

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20 Best Shailene Woodley Quotes About Being Yourself & Fighting For What You Believe In

Shailene Woodley has no qualms about being herself, unapologetically.

On November 15, 1991 Shailene Woodley was born in San Bernardino, California. At four years old, Woodley began her modeling career. Not long after that, she started taking acting classes.

Shailene Woodley got her first acting credit in 1999 for a TV movie called Replacing Dad, where she played a little girl. After this, she went on to appear in tv shows such as The DistrictCrossing Jordan and The O.C..

When she was a Junior in high school, Woodley got her first major role. She was cast as teen mother Amy Jurgens in the hit ABC drama The Secret Life of The American Teenager. This lasted for five years and paved the way for her to become a global success.

In 2011, she started doing major motion pictures. She was in the movie The Descendants starring along side George Clooney, and for which she received a Golden Globe Nomination.

After that, she went on to star as Tris in the Divergent franchise. A trilogy of movies based on Veronica Ruth’s young series book series.

Most recently she has played Jane Chapman in the hit HBO series Big Little Lies, where she has some A-List Co-Stars such as Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman, and Meryl Streep.

Shailene Woodley is also a huge activist for a myriad of causes. She has her own line of homemade products like deodorant and toothpaste. She, along with her mother, founded the All It Takes foundation, where they help mold young people into leaders by harnessing their compassion and teaching them about environmentalism and sustainability.

She famously was arrested in 2016, on Facebook live, for her protest of the Dakota Pipeline.

It is great to see such a headstrong, talented and caring young woman take a successful career and use her success to try to make the world a better place. We could all learn a little something from her.

Take a look at our collection of some of best Shailene Woodley quotes about being yourself, staying positive and fighting for what you believe in.

1. Shailene Woodley being Shailene Woodsey.

“My religion is Earth man, I believe in trees” —Shailene Woodley

2. It’s important to get some time out of the spotlight.

“I’d like to be like a hummingbird. Sometimes you see them, sometimes you don’t. They’re not everywhere.” —Shailene Woodley

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11 Linkin Park Songs That Take On A Whole New Meaning After Chester Bennington's Suicide

He shared so much raw beauty with those of us who needed it most.

The loss of Linkin Park lead singer Chester Bennington to suicide on July 20, 2017, left a deep whole in the hearts of many — not simply because he is “yet another” famous rock star in the long list of famous rock stars who died younger than they should have (he was just 41 years old at the time), but because his music spoke to us in such uniquely direct terms about the pain he struggled with throughout his far too brief life.

Bennington, like his music, was real and raw — about life, about addiction, about his craft, and yes, about the crippling hold of depression.

I don’t know if it’s a Gen X thing, a Xennial thing, or just an adult human trying to make it through this life thing, but as magnificent as Bennington was as an artist, the lyrics of the songs he composed have a magical quality enhanced by virtue of just how brutally real they are.

In a 2009 interview with Spin, he said, “This is just who I am, this is what I write about, what I do, and most of my work has been a reflection of what I’ve been going through in one way or another.”

I’d be willing to bet that at times more numerous than we can imagine over the past several decades, far more than one person found themselves saved in a moment of soul-crushing desperation when they played their favorite Linkin Park songs, took in the strength and security of Bennington’s literal and lyrical voice, and decided to stay here and “MakeChesterProud.

The depth of meaning in his words is all the more obvious now, of course.

Take a moment to look for yourself and find the messages within these excerpts from 11 of the best Linkin Park songs about depression, suicidal thoughts, addiction and even sexual abuse.

1. “Heavy” from One More Light (2017)

According to the lyrics page on Genius, this song “centers around the emotional weight of fixating on oneself… Chester Bennington said in an interview with 102.7 KIIS FM that ‘Heavy’ is a song of enlightenment, where a person takes a step back and realizes that a great deal of emotional strain is self-inflicted.”

The band shared that the lyrics were written based on their discussions amongst themselves about …

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30 Iconic Samuel L. Jackson Quotes And Lines From His Most Famous Movies

One of the most critically acclaimed actors of all time.

Before he was one of the highest paid actors of all time, appearing in movies such as Jungle Fever and Do the Right Thing, Star Wars and The Avengers, Samuel L. Jackson was born in Washington D.C. in 1948, and spent the majority of his childhood raised by his grandmother in Chattanooga, Tennessee. He idolized film-making and movies since he was a child, going to the movie theater near where he lived quite often.

Due to being bullied so much in school, after almost a year of not speaking at all, he developed debilitating stutter, which still has an effect on his speech to this day. Interestingly, during an interview with Howard Stern, Jackson explained that his famous use of curse words actually help him control his speech impediment.

Early in his career, Jackson moved to New York to pursue his career in acting (after a 2 year stint of social working in Los Angeles right out of college), and earned several off-Broadway gigs before finally reaching his “break out” role in Pulp Fiction in 1994, directed by  Quentin Tarantino. 

Let’s take a look back at some of the most legendary Samuel L. Jackson quotes and some of his most famous movie lines throughout his long and glorious career.

1. Samuel L. Jackson proves that he still knows the famous Pulp Fiction speech surprisingly often.

People like the Ezekiel speech. I have to say that speech about three times a week to people, just to prove that I still know it.” Samuel L. Jackson as Jules Winnfield, Pulp Fiction

2. You know you want to say this every time someone talks during a test.

“Oh, I’m sorry, did I break your concentration?” Samuel L. Jackson as Jules Winnfield, Pulp Fiction

3. Money can buy happiness.

“Those who say that money can’t buy happiness, never had any.” Samuel L. Jackson

4. Eyes wide open.

“Look, do you wanna play blind man? Go walk with the shepherd. But me, my eyes are wide f****** open.” Samuel L. Jackson as Jules Winnfield, Pulp Fiction

5. People want to be entertained.

“Not everybody goes to movies to get their life changed.” Samuel L. Jackson

6. The path of the righteous man.

“There’s a passage I got memorized. Ezekiel 25:17. “The path of the righteous man is beset on

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