Friday, October 26, 2012

Here Comes Halloween

Here in the Northeast of the U.S. we are getting prepared for a hurricane, oh joy! It always something out here, but last year's freak storm was enough for me, people out of the city really suffered with power outages and flooding that lasted days and more. Fingers crossed all will be well for Halloween.  Update: Well this storm is no joke, I'm watching TWD and Dexter to get in a more light hearted mood, yeah it that scary.
Happy Birthday to stage, screen and television actor, our own Andy, Chris Bauer. Born on October 28th. 
The top photo is the cover for the hardbound edition of the ongoing comics-
IDW Publishing, in conjunction with HBO, is pleased to announce that the first collection of the TRUE BLOOD ongoing series will debut in hardcover this December. TRUE BLOOD: WHERE WERE YOU? is written by comic luminary Ann Nocenti and series actor, Michael McMillian (Reverend Steve Newlin), who also co-wrote the TRUE BLOOD Tainted Love series. Additionally, the collection includes creative collaboration by True Blood creator, writer, and producer Alan Ball. Taking on artistic duties are Michael Gaydos,Greg Scott and Federica Manfredi, with cover art by renowned artist Tim Bradstreet. ComicBuzz. Ready for pre-order at the HBO store, links on the right side of this blog, thanks for using them.
Elvira has a new comic out too! From DreadCentral-
Elvira, Mistress of the Dark, is excited to announce a new series of Elvira comic books set to debut in 2013. Working with author R.H. Stavis (Daniel’s Veil, Activision’s Transformers: War for Cybertron) and artist Jeff Zarnow (Godzilla, 68, Battle Beasts), the stories will focus on Elvira’s MISS-adventures centered around a backstory about Halloween. The collaboration was teased to audiences at the recent Stan Lee’s Comikaze event in September in Los Angeles.
“Unlike a typical licensing deal, we are bringing together the power of the Elvira brand, a top-notch female writer, and a rising artist to develop a new line of comic books independently,” says Cassandra Peterson, aka Elvira, Mistress of the Dark. “We will then find a publishing/distribution partner that shares our vision to unleash these stories to the world.”
Janina Gavankar continues with her music career with her latest, Waiting for Godot (aka story of my fucking life)

Nice write up at Billboard on her music.
EW has the info on the long awaited return of Joe Manganiello to HIMYM-
Brad…my, how you’ve changed!
In the Nov. 12 episode of How I Met Your Mother, Joe Manganiello returns as Marshall’s old law school buddy, but as you’ll see from this exclusive first look, he’s looking a little unkempt.
Though definitely not the norm for the True Blood star, it got nothing but praise from Jason Segel, who applauded the actor’s willingness to play the HIMYM way. “Just knowing that Joe has that crazy body underneath that fake gut that we put on him — it’s just hilarious to me. He has no sense of vanity despite having every right to have one,” he told EW. MORE
Joe on the set of "Ten" the Arnold Schwarzenegger action thriller previously known as Breacher. David Ayer is directing for QED International. SOURCE
From 20/20 Magazine's Facebook Page, he's advertising the shades. 

Actor Joe Manganiello "TEN" attends the Cirque du Soleil TOTEM Premiere at Atlantic Station  in Atlanta, Georgia. Source: Rick Diamond/Getty Images North America MORE I wish I had abs like that woman, wow!
Another good interview (she really dishes at length) at ThetheGayUK with Mistress of the Dark, Cassandra Peterson's Elvira-
From a small town in Kansas to becoming a Gothic gay icon, Cassandra Peterson better known by her alter ego, Elvira, Mistress of the Dark has always played by her own rules. With no signs of slowing down yet, she talks to Domenico Sansalone about starting out as a showgirl in Las Vegas, performing drag in Colorado and what it’s like to work every Halloween.
Hard to believe a year has passed since we last did nominations for True Blood HERE
Janina on the red carpet for the ADL Awards Dinner, the gown is perfect, classic.
Marcia DeBonis, Kellie Overbey, Carrie Preston and Anne Heche attend "That's What She Said" New York Premiere Party at The Griffin in New York City.Source: Ilya S. Savenok/Getty Images 

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