Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Off to the Races

I keep reading that True Blood will be back for season 6 on June 9th, seems like that's only based on the speculative schedule for Game of Thrones. We know it will be back in June, but till I hear something from HBO, I'll leave it at that. 

“After Dead” Synopsis (after Dead Ever After) pre-order link on left top of this page.
Publication Date: October 29, 2013
After Dead: What Came Next in the World of Sookie Stackhouse
[Hardcover]Charlaine Harris (Author)
Dead Ever After marked the end of the Sookie Stackhouse novels—a series that garnered millions of fans and spawned the hit HBO television show True Blood. It also stoked a hunger that will never die…a hunger to know what happened next.
With characters arranged alphabetically—from the Ancient Pythoness to Bethany Zanelli—bestselling author Charlaine Harris takes fans into the future of their favorite residents of Bon Temps and environs. You’ll learn how Michele and Jason’s marriage fared, what happened to Sookie’s cousin Hunter, and whether Tara and JB’s twins grew up to be solid citizens.
This coda provides the answers to your lingering questions—including details of Sookie’s own happily-ever-after…

Reminder about Sunday, Carrie Preston's back on the Good Wife-

 Just Announced Today: My book will hit shelves for the Holidays/New Years 2014  

Joe Manganiello is giving you the gift of his body. Earlier today, Gallery Books announced it will be publishing a health and fitness book penned by the True Blood hunk, titled Joe Manganiello's Evolution: The Cutting-Edge Guide to Breaking Down Mental Walls and Building the Body You've Always Wanted."Joe Manganiello has become known around the world for his incredible physique," the publisher said in a statement. "Now, from the man that director Steven Soderberghcalled ‘walking CGI,' comes the cutting edge guide to achieving the perfect body and raising your overall quality of life."
The book will include everything the 36-year-old actor has learned over the years about health and fitness and will feature step-by-step workout routines that combine "weights, intense cardio, and a high protein diet."
"I wasn't born this way," Manganiello said in the release. "I was the kid in high school who couldn't do one dip, one pull up...I was also the kid who never gave up. I've spent a huge part of my life seeking out people who could match my willingness and work ethic with planning and technique. This book is the sum total of what I've found." Manganiello's book is set to hit book stores in January 2014.
Sounds like Janina Gavankar's role on Arrow is really sexily expanding.

From a bit ago but it's some Askars for us.

From that very first visit to Merlotte's...
If you come here every so often you know I like me some Vampire Bill and his sideburns from season 1, so today when I saw this it put me in a retrospective mood.
Come join us in a celebration Maila Nurmi’s alter ego “Vampira”, Her life, Essence and Art.
The show will feature artwork from artists worldwide,who have heavily been influenced by Vampira. 
The show will take place on the 1st and 2nd of march 2013 .
A street event hosted by Monster a gogo, 7361 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, with participating retailers Shrine and Manic Panic style asylum.

Gee, don't know why but I prefer this poster for What Maisie Knew. Thanks to I'mhereforsookie

Alex's movie Disconnect has some new photos at MovieNewsPlus (thanks to   First Look Images from 'Disconnect'
LD Entertainment has provided us with 7 first look images for DISCONNECT, their upcoming drama directed by Henry Alex Rubin and starring Alexander Skarsgård, Paula Patton, Jason Bateman, Max Thieriot, Andrea Riseborough, Hope Davis and Haley Ramm.
In DISCONNECT, A hard-working lawyer, attached to his cell phone, can't find the time to communicate with his family. A couple is drawn into a dangerous situation when their secrets are exposed online. A widowed ex-cop struggles to raise a mischievous son who cyber-bullies a classmate. An ambitious journalist sees a career-making story in a teen that performs on an adult-only site. They are strangers, neighbors and colleagues and their stories collide in this riveting dramatic thriller about ordinary people struggling to connect in today's wired world.
The film makes its way to limited theaters on April 12th. More photos at source link.

Thanks to Instagram's Robert Mceachren for the photo of filming.

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Blood Red Carpet

Carrie Preston back on The Good Wife Sunday!

Joe Manganiello will be on CBS’s ‘The Talk’ on Tuesday, Feb. 26. It airs 2pm ET 1pm PT/CT, I hate the show but will watch his segment. You can watch the show HERE and HERE  He talked about being the packmaster this season, his romance with Ricki and he said it's good to be the packmaster. CBS tweeted the photo below.

Below is from Mrs O
A little light reading... care to turn the page? from the official Facebook page.

Some of the True Blue Cast walked the red carpet at Elton John’s annual Aids Foundation Academy Awards viewing party at the Pacific Design Center in L.A.
   Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for EJAF
From last week's Tom Ford's Cocktail Party via Vogue 

  What poor mentally defective door person wouldn't let Ryan into a party?
TV stars get no respect on Oscar night ... just ask "True Blood" star Ryan Kwanten ... who was embarrassingly REJECTED at the door of a huge Academy Awards party ... and TMZ caught the whole thing on tape. 
Kwanten -- sporting a fancy bow tie -- arrived to Craig's in Hollywood with a handler last night ... when they came face-to-face with the security team guarding the front door. 
Kwanten and his buddy insisted they were personally invited by Craig himself ... but the bouncer wasn't buyin' it. 
Kwanten's handler even whipped out his cell phone and got someone important on the phone to vouch for him ... but when he gave the phone to the bouncer, the security guy STILL wouldn't let him in. Eventually, Kwanten and his buddy took the note and walked away ... but not before the handler asked the bouncer which company he worked for ... insinuating that heads would ROLL over the rejection. 
Ryan Kwanten, Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer at the 21st Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards Viewing Party  Source: Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images North America and FameFlynet Pictures  via Zimbio 
Actor Ryan Kwanten attends Grey Goose at 21st Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards Viewing Party at Pacific Design Center Source: Alexandra Wyman/Getty Images North America
Ryan Kwanten with Elton John, David Furnish and Zachary Jackson Levon Furnish-John

Parafest 2013 is COMING! Kristin Bauer, Sam Trammell, William Sanderson and Denis O'Hare will be guests!
Are you ready for the BIGGEST and BEST paranormal & horror convention the world will eversee? Paradox Entertainment, LLC is about to rock you with the biggest names in Paranormal, Horror, Cryptozoology and Ufology. Come out to the Sands Bethlehem Event Center and join us as we bring you celebrity guest speakers, vendors, exhibits and film screenings. If you love ghosts, the supernatural, the paranormal, horror and the just plain weird, then this is your chance to meet your favorite celebs and learn from the experts! Save the date: September 6,7 & 8. Tickets are on sale now!

True Blood episode 6.04 will be called, "I'm Your Man," and 2 possibly-recurring roles are being cast for it: LAVTF Team Commander (I'm guessing that LAVTF stands for "Louisiana Vampire Task Force") , who prepares to attack a house with his crew; and Security Chief, whose becomes concerned for his employer when a vampire pays a visit.
Source: SpoilerTV

another interview from the Toscars.

Anna Paquin for Zooey May 2012 fashion shoot

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Dance the Blues Away

That Rene, he was a serial killer but he sure made Arlene happy in season 1, and he could dance. Michael Raymond-James is a busy actor, he can be seen currently he's Baelfire on Once Upon a Time. Photo Prashant Gupta/HBO
Our very own True Blood Oscar Winner.
Janina Gavankar, Luna (for how long?) talks about her role on Arrow, Wednesday's at 8pm on the CW. Zap2It also has a video.
"True Blood" star Janina Gavankar's McKenna Hall is another example an empowered female on the show. McKenna, a vice cop with the Starling City police force, was recently introduced as a returning face from Oliver's past.
In tonight's new episode, "Dodger," Oliver gives their romance another go when he asks her out on a date. Things are complicated (to put it mildly) by McKenna being assigned to the task force out to apprehend the vigilante, but she's willing to give Oliver a chance. 
"She's had this wild past, but she's a grown up," Gavankar told us when we visited her on set recently. "By the time they reconnect, they're both in very [different] places than who they were in the past. I think that's why they have an understanding. She's an incredibly intuitive girl; there's a reason why she's a detective. She's an observer, which tells you that Ollie is incredibly good at staying undercover, for this girl not to notice that he happens to be the vigilante. That's what I really like about her. She's a strong, independent, grown lady." More at the source.

She talks a little bit about flying back and forth between LA and Vancouver for TB.
RYAN KWANTEN ATTENDING 2013 G'DAY USA BLACK TIE GALA - ARRIVALS at JW Marriott Los Angeles  © Andrew Evans / PR Photos
He is charming.

Look who's back in a Vampire flick, Peter Petrelli! Beautiful vampire Djuna (Josephine de La Baume) tries to resist the advances of the handsome, human screenwriter Paolo (Milo Ventimiglia), but eventually gives in to their passion. When her troublemaker sister Mimi (Roxane Mesquida) unexpectedly comes to visit, Djuna's love story is threatened, and the whole vampire community becomes endangered…More at
Ryan at PUMA's Motorsport Launch of New Partnerships at Performance Motorsports Garage in Las Vegas  Photos by Justin Paludipan
Parafest 2013 is COMING! Kristin Bauer, Sam Trammell, William Sanderson and Denis O'Hare will be guests!
Are you ready for the BIGGEST and BEST paranormal & horror convention the world will eversee? Paradox Entertainment, LLC is about to rock you with the biggest names in Paranormal, Horror, Cryptozoology and Ufology. Come out to the Sands Bethlehem Event Center and join us as we bring you celebrity guest speakers, vendors, exhibits and film screenings. If you love ghosts, the supernatural, the paranormal, horror and the just plain weird, then this is your chance to meet your favorite celebs and learn from the experts! Save the date: September 6,7 & 8. Tickets are on sale now!

From Rutger Hauer, he posts sometimes on his site's guest/messageboard
Working on "True Blood" is a very wonderful experience which i was hoping for but did not expect to become true. The crew is an extremely hardworking professional group and it seems many of them know what to do fast without so many words and i have seen this 
rarely.The different directors who i get to work with keep me extremely on my toes and constantly challenge me. 
The readings of each episode are a crowded room,writers,director,producers,actors and all the people involved and i have never seen a room with fifty or more people trying to get a sense of where the overall story of the series will take them. 
Part of the nervous excitement is that noone knows,until that moment, what is up. 
Some twenty five actors then give it there first read voice. 
These readings are the only place where they all meet and then it is off to work. 
Last week we were in -2 C every night from sundown until dawn in the coldest hills of the Californian mountains. 
As you may know the work started,for most,just before christmas.And as you may sense,this is a handful and more. xxx.

 Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer attend Tom Ford's cocktail event in support of Project Angel Food in Beverly Hills, California. Source: Angela Weiss/Getty Images North America, more at ZIMBIO
Anna Paquin attended the Tom Ford cocktail event in support of Project Angel Food at TOM FORD in Beverly Hills, California on yesterday. She wore a black TOM FORD dress with cut-outs on the side styled with simple black peep toe pumps. Anna opted not to wear any accessories so that this hot dress can take center stage.
Espresso smokey eyes, a sleek pulled back straight cut and nude shiny lips completed her look. Her monochromatic look was a hit. FashionistaBlog
Good to see Anna Paquin out again, she has been so busy being a mom and out running nasty paps. 
Anna with Jason Isaacs, I am jealous. 
 Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer attend the GREAT British Film Reception at British Consul General’s Residence on February 22, 2013 Source: Jonathan Leibson/Getty Images North America. More at Zimbio.
Look who else was at the reception, James Frain! Source: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images North America
Source: Mike Windle/Getty Images North America via Zimbio
Never heard of this movie, maybe I forgot but I see from the trailer that Denis O'Hare and Carrie Preston are in it.

Thanks to Stef for this 

Friday, February 15, 2013

Back to Hiatus Support

I was hooked on season one's husky Viking, he looked like he could pillage anything, anyone, anywhere. Vampire Bill's sideburns will always be missed as well, just look at them. Ok, now after Valentine's Day craziness I have to catch up on news of the True Blood variety.

Joe on The Talking Dead. Hopefully this wont be removed too soon.
Sunday, February 17th's Talking Dead, after show for The Walking Dead, has guest Joe Manganiello on the couch. Chat here before, after or during AMC's Talking Dead. We may use your question on-air. Click here to see the official rules on submitting questions.
Also, the same night, Carrie is back on The Good Wife, DVR away!
If you ever wondered what Elsbeth Tascioni is like under pressure, you may wanna check out  tonight.
If and only if you feel like checking it out, Elsbeth is gonna be getting her flirt on with  on  tonight.
Presenters Justine Ezarik (iJustine) and Ryan Kwanten spek onstage at the 3rd Annual Streamy Awards at Hollywood Palladium. Source: Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images North America. via Zimbio!
The 3rd Annual Streamy Awards presented by Coca-Cola will be streamed live to audiences worldwide from the historic Hollywood Palladium on Sunday, February 17, 2013, right in the heart of Hollywood’s awards season.True Blood's Ryan Kwanten poses with his fellow presenter, iJustine via TVGuide.

New poster for Skarsgard's movie What Maisie Knew, from Indiewire-
With source material from legendary author Henry James, and a cast that includes Julianne Moore, Alexander Skarsgard and Steve Coogan, there are a lot of things to look forward to in the forthcoming "What Maisie Knew." After doing a brief festival run last year that included stops in Toronto and Tokyo, the film is coming to theaters and we've got the exclusive poster below.Adapted by Carroll Cartwright and Nancy Doyne, and co-directed by Scott McGehee and David Siegel, the film tells of parents -- an aging rock star (Moore) and a contemporary art dealer (Coogan) -- who are locked in a custody battle for their six year old daughter Maisie. In the midst of all this, they each take on new lovers -- ex-nanny Margo (Joanna Vanderham) and bartender Lincoln (Skarsgard) -- further disrupting the world of young Maisie, who ultimately has to fend for herself.
Brought to you by the producers of "The Kids Are All Right," this looks like another contemporary take on modern relationships between parents and children. "What Maisie Knew" opens May 2013 via Millenium Entertainment.
Much longer interview at Huffpo with Carrie Preston, here's a bite-
Carrie Preston thought she had blown her chances of returning to "The Good Wife."Preston got the job playing Elsbeth Tascioni during the CBS drama's first season, then Season 2 came and went and she never got heard from producers.
"I was back at work at 'True Blood' and then they did a whole season and didn't invite me back," Preston told The Huffington Post in a phone interview. "I thought, 'OK, I guess that was a one off.' I just thought that was that." Then, in Season 3, her agents got the call. "The Good Wife" wanted her back and for multiple episodes. "I just was so excited. When you're an actor, you get a little paranoid that maybe you did something wrong, that they didn't want you back -- we're very neurotic sometimes," she said with a laugh. "I was relieved when I did get the call and just held my breath going, 'Oh gosh, I hope I can do this part justice,' because on the page it's just so delicious. Thankfully, it worked. They continued to invite me back and I feel very blessed about that."
Preston makes her eighth appearance on "The Good Wife" on Sunday, Feb. 17 in "Red Team/Blue Team." On this outing as Elsbeth Tascioni, Preston got to share the majority of her scenes with Alan Cumming and new guest star Kyle MacLachlan. Preston opened up about how she makes the quirky character tick, what's ahead on "The Good Wife" and life with new talent behind the scenes of "True Blood."
You're still on "True Blood," too. Do you get recognized for different shows depending on which coast you're on?
Yes, I do. Although, It's not coastal per se, but I play this little game with myself when someone comes up and says, "Oh, I love you on the show." I play a little game and I say, "'Good Wife'?" And they'll go, "Yeah, 'Good Wife.' What else would I be talking about?" Or I'll say, "'True Blood'?" "Totally, 'True Blood.' What else?" And then sometimes people will say both, but there's definitely types there. Sometimes I'm wrong, but a lot of times I'm right. [Laughs.]
What can you tell me about the next season of "True Blood"? Probably nothing, but I have to ask.
I know you do. We have a new showrunner because Alan Ball is not running the show anymore. Mark Hudis, who is one of our writers, is our new showrunner. We also have a couple of new writers, so it's interesting. It still has the flavor of "True Blood," as it always will, but it does have something -- a little spring in its step in an interesting way, I think. Everybody is finding the new chemistry between all of that and all those players. And of course, with "True Blood," there's always still a million new characters that are being introduced. I don't know how they keep that many balls in the air and continue to juggle, but they do.
Will you be popping up anywhere else anytime soon?
I did a couple of episodes of "Person of Interest." I play [Michael Emerson's character's] love interest, the love of his life. It was a very easy role to get into! [Editor's note: Emerson is Preston's real-life husband.] I have one more in the can that will air later in the season. It was fun. They were so accommodating of my schedule because they had to shoot everything I was in before I went back to work on "True Blood." They shot scenes from an episode they hadn't even finish writing yet because it's going to be one of the later episodes. We had to shoot these scenes and I think it invigorated everybody to think that far ahead and start fleshing things out before they were maybe fully ready to. It was really fun.

One more interview w/Carrie from EW, all about The Good Wife and Person of Interest.
Any other projects you’re working on right now?
I have a recurring role on Person of Interest, which is my husband’s [Michael Emerson] show. I play the love of his life. It was really fun to do that. A couple of the episodes have aired already this season. And [I come back] in one of the last couple of episodes of the season. I think the fans are going to have something to look forward to there, because there’s some interesting things that are revealed. MORE
Lisa Desimini, the talented artist who designs the Sookie Stackhouse covers, offers prints of the cover art for sale on her website. Since Lisa is a working artist, these prints are not free, which Lisa says has surprised some visitors to her site. A signed archival print (14x20) is $160, and a 10x14 print is $110.
 Please visit to see all the wonderful things Lisa has done and to look at these beautiful prints.

Craveonline has pages of the ongoing comic #9 HERE, as always we appreciate you using the HBO store links on this page to order or pre-order.
True Blood is a popular television series which features vampires and werewolves and nudity. IDW Publishing has a comic book series which makes use of the major characters from that popular television series, although we highly doubt it includes the nudity.
However, in this preview of True Blood #9, the nudity is heavily implied, although not in a particularly prurient sense. It seems that when you shoot a werewolf, it goes back to being a naked human. So check out this Michael McMillian-scripted tale from a story he created with current Catwomanscribe Annie Nocenti, featuring art from Michael Gaydos and Beni Lobel. Apparently, vampires and werewolves are working together! Mass hysteria!
Eddie Borgo’s Dinner at the McKittrick Hotel and the New Museum Celebrates the “NYC 1993” Exhibition photo from Vogue
                                       photo from @5thvillage's instagram

EW has the SXSW schedule info and linkThe SXSW Film Festival announced Wednesday that Zal Batmanglij’s  film The East will close the Festival on Saturday, March 16. Batmanglij co-wrote the script with Brit Marling. Starring Marling, Alexander Skarsgård, Ellen Page, and Patricia Clarkson, the film follows a private intelligence operative trying to infiltrate a group of anarchists who are planning attacks on major corporations. But the operative’s loyalty to her mission wavers when she falls for the leader of the group.Check out the complete schedule here..