Sunday, September 25, 2011
True Blood's Hiatus Support Group Week 2
Character poster from "Melancholia" via Slashfilm
Joe Manganiello is using his off-time from HBO's True Blood to appear in an upcoming episode of Two and a Half Men on CBS.
The man known to Truebies as Alcide the werewolf will play the boyfriend of Bridget, Ashton Kutcher's character's ex-wife (to be played by Judy Greer). Bridget drove Kutcher's Walden Schmidt to a suicide attempt in the season premiere and looks to not be entirely out of the Internet billionaire's life.
Manganiello just wrapped his fourth season ofTrue Blood but he’s definitely staying ripped for other, um, important endeavors: EW already reported exclusively that he will play Big Dick Richie in Steven Soderbergh’s movie about male strippers. He’s also set to star opposite his old school chum Matt Bomer in an episode of USA’s White Collar that will air in January.
If you ever saw TB's pilot you know that this was the original Tara (she was in the soap Passions), hard to think of anyone but Rutina in the role now. I saw the pilot before I saw the first episode so was surprised by the casting change at first. Here's a video of a scene that Rutina re-did.
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This is over a year old but still fun to watch
The True Blood couple stepped out last night to attend the Point Foundation's Point Honors scholarship gala at Jim Henson studios in Los Angeles last night. The organisation provides financial support, mentoring and leadership training to students who are marginalised due to sexual orientation or gender identity. The Daily Mail
The MCC Theater world premiere of Jeff Talbott's The Submission, starring Tony Award nominee Jonathan Groff as a playwright in peril and "True Blood" star Rutina Wesley as an actress in the role of her life, plays Off-Broadway's Lucille Lortel Theatre. The Submission will officially open Sept. 27 for a run through Oct. 22
This is really awesome: Stephen Moyer‘s fansite, AllStephenMoyer.com, approached mah boo Andy Swist a while back to see if he could do some original artwork for a charity auction. (Stephen, Anna Paquin, Alexander Skarsgard, and the other castmembers do an ENORMOUS amount of charity work with their fanbases, which is really fucking cool.
Stephen and Anna both signed the work and it’s now up for auction, with the proceeds to benefit Facing the Atlantic/Facing the World. I’m so proud that Andy is a part of the fundraiser and that Stephen and Anna liked his work so much (Stephen told the ASM folks that “the Andy pictures are amazing”!).
Anyway, the auction is live until Oct. 1 and the work is already going for $510, as of posting time. Thanks to ASM, Stephen and Anna for inviting Andy to be a part of the charity drive, and to Andy for being so talented and generous and making such great pancakes.
The Vault has scans of the new EW up and it's a real spoiler! A spoiler for a spoiler site, I'm beside myself with joy. There's more at the link above.
From Accidental Sexiness
Joe Manganiello and Kristin Bauer were spotted on the red carpet at the IRIS, A Journey Through the World of Cinema by Cirque du Soleil premiere Sunday, September 25th, 2011 exclusively at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood, California. As much as I want to go on about how hunky Mr. Manganiello is looking in these shots, I have to address Kristin’s stunning leopard print dress first!
One of the sweetest TB scenes ever, since we will see a darker side of Terry next summer...
He is a doll
Carrie Preston and Michael Emerson at the 25th Broadway Cares Flea Market
Two of our fandoms are colliding and we could not be happier. Kristin Bauer, the snarky vampire Pam on "True Blood" is coming to "Once Upon a Time," a new ABC show that we named one of our most anticipated new shows for this fall. Bauer tweets, "packing for Vancouver - to shoot #OnceUponaTime - new fantastical TV show." Bauer will be guest-starring in one episode as Maleficent, the evil witch from "Sleeping Beauty" (so that's a third fandom colliding here), with the possibility for a recurring role,reports NiceGirlsTV. We think Bauer will make an amazing Maleficent. Zap2it
I actually have lots of Maleficent cartoons in my photobucket, this is perfect casting, it's Pam!