Monday, November 28, 2011

Another Hiatus Support Group Week Begins

 You can't choose your parents as Countess Marya Zaleska (beautiful Gloria Holden) finds out. Von Helsing is on trial for staking Drac, he gets a psychiatrist to defend him (just go with it), the Countess also contacts the good doctor to treat her for that nasty blood thirst! She steals her daddy Dracula's body to burn in hopes of ending what she thinks is a curse but you all know how that turns out. They all wind up in Transylvania (where else?) in this sequel to Bela's "Dracula", it is excellent and different from the other sequels that followed. It ends with the Countess' version of Igor, Sandor, being jealous of the shrink and shooting an arrow (cue ABC's Poison Arrow) through her heart. Quelle dommage! By the way, Anne Rice reviewed this movie on Amazon a must read for vamp fans.
Chris Meloni on True Blood, the heat is on (maybe)! From Ausiello
TVLine has learned exclusively that the former Law & Order: SVU front man is circling what my sources are calling a “major role” in the show’s upcoming fifth season. If a deal comes to pass, this would be a major casting coup for True Blood. It would also mark a high-profile return to the small screen for Meloni following his sudden departure from SVU last spring.
Will he be Quinn? I would rather him as Russell's new beau, I can dream, right?
Onto TB goodies fresh off Bookies Love True Blood, join us there!
Episode #502, "Authority Always Wins" 
[KIBWE] Early 40s to early 60s. A slender African gentleman vampire, he's an Authority council member who believes rehabilitation for prisoners over stricter punishment...STRONG RECURRING
[ROSALYN HARRIS] 40s to 60s. A Texas vampire with "hair high enough to interfere with air traffic," she's an Authority council member with a homespun wisdom-spouting mouth and a firm hand...RECURRING
[ALEXANDER] 9 years old. An impetuous young vampire who was turned at the age of 9, he's an Authority council member who loves cigarettes and razzing his fellow council members...RECURRING
[DIETER BRAUN] 40s to 50s. Mature and self-possessed, calm and authoritative, with a piercing gaze, this vampire of average build is nevertheless extremely intimidating, and he uses innovative methods to torture a prisoner during an interrogation...
[CHRISTINE VAN HEUSEN] Late 20s to 30s. Seen on TV, she's a cute brunette newscaster for a CNN-type program who conducts a high-profile, in-depth interview...1 speech & 5 lines, 2 scenes
[CLERK] 30s to 40s. The kind of guy who buys pork rinds, he lives in a trailer and works at the Stake House, a home protection store that sells weapons designed to hurt vampires...3 speeches & 3 lines, 1 scene
[BOY] 14, determined, hurt, and angry, he punches Jason in the face for sleeping with his mom and breaking up his parents...6 lines, 1 scene
[ELLIS] 20s to mid 30s. A member of Jason's former road crew, he punches Jason in the face for sleeping with his wife...5 lines, 1 scene
[NIGEL] 30s to 40s. A grotesque-looking vampire prisoner, he's been scarred, burned and deformed -- punishment for his predilection for eating babies...5 lines, 1 scene
[WASHCLOTH HELEN] 20s to early 30s. Seen in flashback to 1905 in San Francisco, she's a young prostitute who snorts cocaine...2 lines, 1 scene
[HOT GIRL] A hot female college student at a kegger, she's excited when a notorious, unexpected guest shows up...3 lines, 1 scene
[HOT DUDE] A hot male college student at a kegger, he's excited when a notorious, unexpected guest shows up...2 lines, 2 scenes
[MAN] 30s to 40s. Seen in flashback to 1905 in San Francisco, this pleasant, well-dressed, seemingly non-threatening man is actually quite dangerous...2 lines, 1 scene 
From Ausiello-Question: Even though it’s still a ways off, I can’t stop thinking about Season 5 of True Blood! I need to know anything, absolutely anything, about anything that may be happening next season! — Tanya
Ausiello: How about this? In the wake of Nan’s slaying, next season we’ll be meeting the Authority council, a colorful bunch that includes Kibwe, an Andre Braugher type who’s a proponent of prisoner rehab; Rosalyn Harris, a tough cookie who, from what I hear, could have been separated at birth from Paula Deen; and Alexander, a mischief-maker who only looks like he’s 9.
Will this Alexander be a twist on the books Alexei Romanov, who is book Eric's vamp brother?
Wishing Kristin and Ryan Happy Birthdays again, since today is Ryan's.
Joe likes Football, a lot.

Synopsis of Deadlocked at, the latest from CH.
I see a lot of articles the last couple of days that are just re-posts of interviews from the last weeks. They fool me till I get to the middle and it seems like I read it before. I go look back at my posts and sure enough, find the originals. I am trying to avoid repetition but if I do re-post something let me know so I can remove it. I'd rather keep the original sourced articles here.
From Carrie Preston's twitter Tuesday-
 Carrie Preston 

So fun to be back with the Bon Temps gang for the readthru yesterday. U will get answers people...and even more questions!
Janina Gavankar's birthday is today, November 29th, lots of Sagittarians on the show. She tweeted that yesterday was the first table read for S5. Have a great day J!
Kristin has her art on holiday cards at Amazon, they are lovely.
Some pics of the beautiful Deborah Ann Woll from Buzz 103 radio,
Scans from the December Elle UK article on Alexander, it's here at  It's up on Ebay, the issue has Michelle Williams on the cover.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Giving Thanks True Blood Mode

Our Holiday hostess with the mostest is From Dusk Till Dawn's the one and only Santanico Pandemonium! This is how you make an entrance.
                 Remember folks, tip your bartender, especially when they are Danny Trejo
Belated Birthday wishes to Kristin Bauer  (11/26) and Ryan Kwanten (11/28)
Ryan get's wet for People Magazine-
More from the GQ party.

From a much longer article with Anne Rice at The Daily Beast-
 True Blood is set in your native Louisiana, and it really uses vampirism as a metaphor for outsiders, including the gay community. What are your thoughts on using vampirism as a metaphor for the disenfranchised?
Its a given! The vampire is an outsider. Hes the perfect metaphor for those things. Hes someone who looks human and sounds human, but is not human, so hes always on the margins. When I write and assume the point of view of the vampire, I understand the agony of being a public outcastsomeone who doesnt belong anywhere, yet longs to be part of something and gravitates to other outcasts of his own kind. I remember the year Interview With the Vampirewas published, a young man came to me at Berkeley and told me he thought Interview With the Vampire was the longest sustained gay allegory in the English language. I was kind of amazed and honored that he was unpacking that from it, but it wasnt a conscious thing.
HBO Marketing Magic has an itty bitty bit about Ryan
"Jason Stackhouse's humor is more situational. I don't play him with the intention of, 'Oh, I hope people laugh at this.' I play the situation for real and it is the situation that is funny. With Knights of Badassdom I'm playing the straight guy, and surrounding myself with great character actors like Steve Zahn and Peter Dinklage, who really add that nice comedic flavor. That was another challenge for me, to drop all sense of pretense and trust the people around me." Kwanten did reveal that production on season five of the HBO series begins the week after Thanksgiving. With no release date set for Knights of Badassdom, Kwanten surmises it will be released "mid-next year."
TMZ, ridonkulous as usual.

Bill Cody interviewed Joe Manganiello, Alcide the werewolf from HBO's True Blood, on the Moon Nightclub Las Vegas red carpet, inside of the Palms for Halloween. Video by Chris Rauschnot

Thanksgiving cooking and meal tips ala True Blood

This is how you host a dinner and treat your guests

Joe at the Macy's Thanksgiving Parade yesterday, what did that guy say is shooting straight up? !!!!

Saturday, November 19, 2011

More True Blood Hiatus Therapy

Mick St John, Vampire/Private Investigator is our new host, I typed that and couldn't not laugh. Here's the show that first brought Aussie Alex McLoughlin into our lives, well mine anyway. From TV.COM-
Moonlight follows Mick St. John, an immortal vampire and private investigator and his struggle to exist after he was bitten 60 years ago by his vampire bride, Coraline, on their wedding night. It also follows his internal torment as he falls in love with one he should not, one who is mortal named Beth, a news reporter, as well as his dealings with the woman who made him a vampire, his sire Coraline. Josef plays Mick's immortal mentor. This is for Barbara.

Some articles on 2 noobs to TB's Cast
EXCLUSIVE: Kelly Overton (The Ring Two) and Louis Herthum (The Last Exorsism) have landed major recurring roles on the HBO vampire drama True Blood. Overton has been booked for 6 episodes and Herthum has been tapped for 5. I hear that the deals for both include series regular options for next season. Overton, repped by Innovative Artists, will play a dirty, beautiful werewolf named Rikki who demands to know what’s become of the pack leader. Herthum, repped by Main Title and Progressive Artists, will play a particularly large Marine-type werewolf who refuses to bow down before the new pack leader. He is also recurring on A&E’s Longmire.
From Movieweb-The first casting announcement has arrived revealing two of these fresh faces. First up, Kelly Overton is set to play a "dirty, beautiful" werewolf named Rikki, who is desperate to discover what became of her pack's leader. Next, we have Louis Herthum, who joins the cast as a "large, Marine-type" werewolf who refuses to bow down to his new pack leader. Kelly Overton is set to appear in six Season 5 episodes, while Louis Herthum is scheduled for five. Both actors have series regular options for Season Six. 
Seems less likely that Herthum is playing Alcide's father, He's too young and blonde.

“True Blood” star Joe Manganiello says the upcoming season of HBO’s hit vampire series is taking a page from the hugely successful “Twilight” movies and beefing up on sexy werewolves.
“They’re casting a lot of new werewolves, a lot of hot werewolf chicks,” Manganiello, 34, toldAccess Hollywood, previewing Season Five.
Joe says his on-screen alter ego, Alcide, will have big trouble on his hands from some new charactees.
“We’ve got Dale Dickey, who’s joined the cast from ‘Winter’s Bone,’ who is awesome,” Manganiello says. “I can’t wait to work with her.
“I think there’s gonna be some werewolves who are gonna give Alcide some trouble this season as well. I’m anxious to see who they’ll cast.”
Among other new cast members, Italian actress Valentina Cervi has been tapped for a regular role as an ancient vampire named Salome. The character is described as a “world class seductress and fiercely intelligent.”The character didn’t originate in Harris’s books, so the show is free to create a new story line.
The season will pick up where Season Four left off. Sookie will be holding Tara in the kitchen.
The episode will also include a flashback to when Eric turned Pam into a vampire, according to show members.
These vids with Nelsan Ellis , Sam Trammell and Allan Hyde are from RingCon, they are different than the ones we posted last month and were done by

There are so many of these videos on the page from a month ago (Ringcon) these were from then but just posted this week.
Can't we get Askars in a movie where he is THE STAR? New preview for Battleship(t)-

Large scans of the SFX TB article HERE
                                                      From Just Jared, many photos at the link
Anna Paquin heads towards a docked boat to film scenes for Free Ride on Thursday (November 17) in Miami, Fla. Anna’s hubby Stephen Moyer visited the set. The two shared a kiss when Anna was finished filming!
Eonline's Marc Malkin talks to chatty Manganiello-
We'll get to why you may catch Joe Manganiello stripping his clothes off at a gas station in a second. But first, guess what starts shooting in about a week. The new season of True Blood.
"I know everything that happens to my character pretty much the entire season," he teased at the GQ Men of the Year party at Chateau Marmont. "I've read the first two scripts. There are a lot more werewolves! There are going to be more werewolves for me to play with—some hot-chick werewolves and badass dudes."

He said Monday he'll have the video of the interviews up.

From EW's Inside TV
True Blood already took Henry away from Grey’s! Tell me they’re not also going to take Denis O’Hare away from American Horror Story! — Liz
While it’s true that Scott Foley has moved from the land of scrubs and studs to the modesty-sock capital of America, O’Hare seems less sure he’ll have to make the same either/or choice. While on a conference call with reporters yesterday, he said, “I don’t know anything about the future…but luckily for me they shoot on opposite schedules. True Blood starts up this Monday and will go until July, and Horror Story is winding down the first week of December and won’t be shooting again until next July. So it fits as two halves to a lovely year.”

Kristin Bauer attending Rolling Stone's AMA after party sponsored by Lady Foot Locker VIP Program and Ciroc Vodka in Los Angeles, California - 20.11.11.

True Blood named Tube Talk's Most Sexiest Show Ever

We're going to be honest - we're not surprised that you voted True Blood your sexiest TV show. Since it began airing in 2008, True Blood has picked up something of a reputation for nudity and naughtiness.

Whether it's Bill and Sookie's first time (set to that choral music), steamy shower scenes, surprising dreams or just the very attractive men whipping their shirts off at every available opportunity, True Blood never misses the chance to get its viewers hot under the collar. Mind you, we could have done without Bill twisting Lorena's head all the way around mid-coitus. Yeuch.

Kristin's segment from Celebrity Ghost Stories, thanks to True Blood News for posting.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Midweek Hugs For Our Hiatus Support Groupies

Viktor from Underworld, one of the meanest meanies around is our host for this part of TB hiatus. Look at how elegant he makes drinking blood look. So stylized, detailed and steampunkey, how can you not like this series of movies? Plus with hotties Lucien, Michael and Selene, not to forget that Viktor keeps showing his chest for the meemaws, they have all the fanbases covered.

Craveonline talks to Ryan about "Griff the Invisible", the whole interview is at the link.
American audiences know Ryan Kwanten best as the affable Jason Stackhouse in the hit HBO series True Blood, but this year he broke out of that lovable goofball mold with Griff the Invisible, a strange and extremely endearing Australian dramedy about a young man who survives the workaday world by entering a superhero universe of his own devising. Director Leon Ford has a deft hand in the film, which finds Kwanten struggling between “growing up” and living the life of his choosing with fellow dreamer Maeve Dermody by his side. I was a big fan of Griff the Invisible upon its release this past summer, and was very excited to get a few minutes to talk to Ryan Kwanten about the film while he was on his lunch break to promote the film's DVD and Blu-Ray release this week.
More on Salome from THR
A network spokesperson confirms to The Hollywood Reporter that Italian actress,Valentina Cervi, is joining the show as a series regular, as first reported by TVLine. She will play Salome, a seductive and powerful ancient vampire whose beauty may only be outdone by her intelligence. According to early casting notices, the character is derived from King Herod’s daughter in the New Testament. She ordered John the Baptist’s head on a silver platter. The 35-year-old actress was born in Rome -- her father is Italian director Tonino Cervi and her grandfather is the Italian actor Gino Cervibegan. She began acting at 10 years old and has appeared in several films including this year’s Jane Eyre and 1996's The Portrait of a Lady. She also appeared in the BBC TV mini-series, Zen, starring Rufus Sewell.
Carrie Preston talks to AOLTV about her guest spot on SVU and a bit about TB, more at link. That Carrie sure is good at keeping secrets.
Going to 'True Blood' real quick: I know you guys have read the new script. What can you tell me?
I can't tell you anything. [Laughs].

I know there are a lot of werewolves coming to town.
Wow, OK. There are a lot of new characters, as is always the case with 'True Blood.' You will get some quick answers right off the bat. The show is not going to leave you wondering about some of the cliffhangers.

Have we seen the last of the demon baby in terms of possession?
I have no idea. [Laughs].

That was a very creepy storyline at some points.
It was, it was. I didn't even know where it was going.

You must get this a lot, but I'm going to ask again: Will Michael ever do 'True Blood'?
It's so funny. Everyone asks as if actors ever have anything to do with that. [Laughs] I mean, we just don't have anything to do with casting. I'm sure he would love to come on the show, but I'm sure there's also something to be said for us having our separate careers and supporting each other on each other's shows. I think it's a win-win situation.

I didnt even know Star Mag had a UK version till finding this interview with Anna and how she stays fit.
The True Blood actress, 29, reveals how she stays in shape! 
Hi, Anna. You’ve got such a great figure – how do you stay so fit?
“I’m really careful about what I eat, and I work out a lot. It’s not like this body is an accident. No matter what your genetics, everyone can be out of shape. I live my life, but I’m careful to take care of myself.”
Working in Hollywood, do you ever feel like there is constant pressure put on you to look a certain way?

“Yes, obviously! People don’t have to tell you overtly that it’s better for you to be smaller. It’s one of those things that’s instilled in you and I do think that’s a shame.”
Describe your diet to us.

“It’s the ‘what-would-you-eat-if-you-were-being-photographed-in-a-bikini-tomorrow?’ diet. I eat a lot of fruit and vegetables, and I don’t eat a lot of dessert.”
How has your eating regime changed over the years?

“I’m getting better about taking care of myself without depriving myself. It’s about finding a balance and learning how to feed your body so it’ll do what you need it to do. It’s being a bit more relaxed about the way you take care of yourself.”
If you’re really in the mood to treat yourself, where do you go?
“I’ll go to a restaurant called Gjelina in Venice, California. I don’t know how to describe the food there, but it’s the best I’ve ever eaten.”
What’s your favourite dish there?
“They have some things on the dessert menu which are divine. It’s one of the places where I’ll eat dessert, because it’s good. I’m not going to eat something sweet and junky for the sake of eating something sweet and junky. I want it to taste damn good!”

Our resident Flick Chick Genevieve Loh meets the charming Joe Manganiello in Hong Kong, and the werewolf from True Blood has a little something special for our Singaporean audience! More at the link.

We’ve taken a trip to Bon Temps to catch up with the stars of True Blood and chatted to Andrew Lincoln about The Walking Dead in the latest jam-packed SFX. The scans of the article are at True Blood News.
Vote for Alexander on EW's Popwatch, he's in the Favorite TV Actor category.
Nothing to do with True Blood in this interview with Denis O'Hare but I love AHS, has slight spoilers. Read it all at the THR link-
The Hollywood Reporter checked in with O'Hare to find out why Larry would continue to pursue someone who's verbally abusive and why he'd be willing to kill for Constance as well as the truth about Larry's burns.
Ryan  and Joe at GQ's Man of the Year Awards, Joe's photo from Socialite's Life, Ryan's from Sugarscape, more pics are at both sites.
True Blood News (The Nest) has the centerfold from People up, you can see more scans at their link, still don't think Bradley Cooper is sexy at all.