Tuesday, April 30, 2013

No Use Crying Over Spilled Blood

Latest poster from HBO for season 6, I miss those great posters from seasons past. 
Maybe this is a start of another ad campaign,  one a week would be cool.

                                Some photos from the What Maisie Knew NYC Premiere
Started out calm 
Then this guy showed up late and the pushing and yelling began.
But the Kingslayer came walking behind me, a smile and nod and I forgot my own name.
More photos at Just Jared 
Some Vine Vids Here, Here and Here
This look back is from when the rudest pap ever yelled oh come on Alex give us something. How Alex keeps so calm is a Swedish mystery, Sean Pen would have given the beat down to the guy, who was right in front of me.
 Alexander skarsgard + little Onata Aprile @ Maisie press junket
Source: Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images North America Many more pics at Zimbio 
The East Official Featurette #1 
This week's Skarsgard casting rumor from DreadCentral-
More casting rumors abound for the lead role in F. Javier Gutierrez's remake of The Crow. Turns out the previously reported Tom Hiddleston has flown the coop, and now Relativity Media is circling "True Blood"'s Alexander Skarsgard to rise from the grave for vengeance.
We'll just file this one under rumor for now because nothing is official. It's amazing the devil of a time the powers-that-be are having in terms of nailing down a star. Could Hollywood's best and brightest be afraid of the long talked about Curse of The Crow? Who knows. When we know more, you'll know more.
Let's just say he's in talks for every movie that is coming down the pike, eventually we'll get a hit.

Anna's movie from her production company, "Free Ride", is going to Cannes, via Deadline
Cargo Entertainment has acquired international rights to Free Ride, a Shana Betz-directed crime drama that stars Anna Paquinand Twilight Saga‘s Cam Gigandet.True Blood star Paquin plays a single mom who moves to Florida with her daughters to try and make a better life but gets caught up in the drug-trade business in the late 1970s. Gigandet plays Paquin’s love interest. Betz, who’s making her directorial debut, wrote the script based on her own life story. The film also stars Liana Liberato, Ava Acres, Drea De Matteo, Jeff Hephner and Paquin’sTrue Blood cohort Brit Morgan. Cerise Hallam Larkin, Susan Dynner, and Paquin are producing and Mark Larkin and Stephen Moyer are exec producers. This bolsters a Cargo slate at Cannes that includes an adaptation of the Stephen King novel Cell that will star John Cusack, the Thomas Jane-helmed A Magnificent Death From A Shattered Hand, and Andy Garcia’s Hemingway & Fuentes. Paradigm will broker the domestic distribution deal on Free Ride.
New season 6 cast member Jurnee Smollett Bell tweeted this pic from the set.
                                         In NYC May 1st more pics at Just Jared.

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Meanwhile, Back at Fangtasia

This last Waiting Sucks promo is the most spoilery yet, we see a new cast member as well as what the title Abducted (E3) might be referring to. More GIFs at ImHereforSookie, great tumblr for TB news too.
Looks like Eric "borrowed" Willa, the Governor's daughter, for some info.
Some news flashes and a way to sell some TruBlood too.
Ryan at the White House Correspondent's Dinner from his tweets.
Ryan Kwanten attends Capitol File's White House Correspondents' Association Dinner after party  Source: Kris Connor/Getty Images North America Via Zimbio
                                             From FYJM and People's instagram
From Charlaine Harris' Facebook-
By now some of you know that a reader in Germany obtained a copy of DEAD EVER AFTER and decided to post the ending online. While this is unfortunate, I wanted to say this to all of you: Even if you *personally* are unhappy with the ending, please don’t spoil it for other readers. DEAD EVER AFTER goes on sale on May 7th; after that date, you are more that welcome to come here and tell me how much you like - or don’t like - the choices I’ve made for Sookie. But from one Sookie fan to another, I’m asking you all to please not spoil the book for other readers. Thank you so much for your continued support. Charlaine Harris
 If there were no TV show to get invested in the actors who play the characters, would there be any outcry over the book ending? 
Interview with CH from USA Today about the last book at the link, here's a bit-
Q: The Sookie series has so many fans. Why end it now?
A: I've just come to the end of that particular road. I didn't have a complete story arc in mind, but probably by the second book, I had an idea where I wanted the books to end. I began to feel the creativity of the series was wearing thin and I hate to keep on writing characters when I've lost my love for them. So it seemed time to end the series while I was still happy with what I was doing.
Q: You haven't fallen out of love with Sookie, have you?
A: Oh gosh, no, but I just don't want to ruin her by keeping on writing her when the thrill of it is gone.
Q: Do you think the ending of Dead Ever After will please fans?
A: There's just no way. I hope they will be, but there are a lot of real strong partisans for one or the other of the possible endings. I just realized a few books ago that there was no way I could make everybody happy so I just had to settle on doing what I thought was right.

Anne Rice talks about the vampire genre, longer interview at the link-
1) Why do you think most supernatural readers are drawn to your vampire books?
What readers say over and over again is that the characters drew them to the books; and the atmosphere. The characters struck them as real. They fell in love with Lestat, or Louis, or Armand or Marius, and they were hooked. No one has ever said the storytelling was the big draw. No, they talk about emotions, feeling, being drawn into the emotional history of a soul.

Rob Kazinsky ( S6 Ben) reminds the UK to change their clocks, what a great idea! I think he is in Eric's tub!

Wish I could find this whole interview, Ryan talks about being broke in LA.

Joe at the Joe Weider Memorial Service and the audio of his speech is here.
More photos at FYeahJoeManganiello, of course!

Denis' new Blog is up -So what we are trying to do here in Boston is assemble a touring version of the show - a light and sound plot, a template for the set. Our next stop is possibly Ireland, then Purchase, NY in September, then L.A. for 3 weeks in January 2014, then......MORE

CA-CHING! Rollingstone has a longer article at the link-
Iggy Pop, My Morning Jacket and the Flaming Lips will quench their thirst for blood on the next installment of the True Blood soundtrack. True Blood: Music From the HBO Original Series Volume Four also features Alabama Shakes, Los Lobos, Best Coast's Bethany Cosentino, Eric Burdon and more.
True Blood: Music From the HBO Original Series Volume Four will be out on May 28th.

True Blood episode 6.09 will be called "Life Matters" and a few co-star roles are being cast, including a crazy vampire, a sickly vampire, and a male vampire who is the sickly vampire's progeny. Source: SpoilerTV

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Hiatus Support Therapy for the Bleeds

Has any other human had it rougher in Bon Temps than Jason Stackhouse? I hope this season he gets over his concussion and finds a nice fairy to settle down with.
Don't forget Saturday the 27th Denis OHare's play, An Iliad, opens- 

Homer's epic poem comes to life tomorrow with "True Blood" star, . Tweet your reviews

Thanks to Anne Marie , the vimeo vids usually get removed, so this is up till we get the youtube. The interview was on in text on Eonline 2 weeks ago at least, that's why he is saying they only have 3 episodes in the can. It might have been done even earlier.The site to bid on the charity jewelry is in yesterday's post.
Ryan's tweet - Sunshine and blue skies, perfect throwback.

                                   Skarsgardfans has screencaps

Our king of actors, Denis o'Hare updated his blog with his trip to Boston experiences, sounds like the Acela to me. The whole thing with piccies and video at his site. 
So our first stop on our somewhat intermittent world tour begins. Donald, our stage manager and Scott, our lighting designer arrived in Boston on Sunday night and Lisa, Rachel, Brian and I all met at Penn station Monday morning and took the 8:30 train. We imagined all sitting together and chatting - getting one of those 4 seat areas - comfortably installed - maybe we could even get a table in the cafe car where we could plug in and use the generous Amtrak wi-fi and get some work done. Uh....no. As per usual when they announce the track in Penn station, there was a mad dash (although fairly casual and restrained I thought) to line up at door 10E. The line quickly became at least 2 lines with feeder streams from right and left which meant that you had to start subtly elbowing your way as you got closer to the ticket taker.
Train was hilarious. Lost Brian and his bass almost immediately. Didn't see him again until we arrived in Boston. Lisa texted me to say she and Rachel were in car # 8526 - what does that mean??? 

Also an interview with The Boston Globe, nice to read intelligent questions answered. This is the only one that is light-
BOOKS: What kind of reading did you do for “True Blood”?
O’HARE: I did very little reading about vampires. To me, it’s not what makes this guy interesting. I decided he was a Celt, probably a slave. I read about the history of the Celts, who were, ironically, sun worshippers.
BOOKS: Being immortal, vampires never have to worry about having the time to read all they want, do they?
O’HARE: True, yet I decided early on that he is illiterate.

Kristin Bauer at  the Onyx and Breezy Saving Tails Event, more at Monsters and Critics.  More about the Foundation and how to donate HERE.
This trailer is explains a lot more of the plot of The East
Amazing shoot today @ Fortune Gym. Justin Fortune GymTamara Ann Frapasella, and Alexander Skarsgard... #TRUEBLOOD #TEAMFORTUNEGYM
I see photo this on twitter and Fortune Gym's Facebook but don't know if it's for a commercial or what?
From Eonline's SpoilerChat
Bella: I've been loving your True Blood spoilers! Got anymore?
Do you remember when Anna Camp's character paid a sexy visit to Jason Stackhouse while he was in the tub? Ahhh, memories. Anyway, Camp told us that in the upcoming season ofT.B. "we're going to see a lot more" of that kind of stuff! Huzzah! "Everybody gets really, really naked," she previews. "But that's what the show is, and that's HBO, and I love that kind of stuff." So do we, Ms. Camp. So do we.

Hollywood Life did an interview with Janina Gavankar-
When last we saw Sam’s oft-undressed lady friend, she was accidentally skin-walking on national television — and Janina Gavankar recently told HollywoodLife.com there will be hell to pay when the show returns June 16.
“She just outed everyone in the shifter community, so now the world knows there’s more than one supernatural creature on this earth,” Janina explained. “Holy. F**k. Imagine being a human watching that. As it is, you have to deal with the idea of there being vampires. This is potentially bad for every shifter on the planet.”
Janina teased that the shifters will experience in season six what vampires had to deal with prior to the series premiere.
“You remember when they ‘came out of the coffin?’” she recalled. “It’s like restarting the series all over again for that supernatural group.”
While Janina couldn’t tell me exactly what goes down between Sam and Luna in season six, she was more than happy to cryptically share a recent on-set experience she shared with Sam Trammell:  I wasn’t even in the shot with him — I was off to the side, like 100 feet away — and the stuff I could hear him doing was making me lose my mind. I was in a warm up tent 100 feet away, and I was crying. True Blood is A-game all day long. I have nothing but major love for him. I go so lucky that I got paired up with him. He’s tremendous.

Latest Waiting Sucks, more info in Spoilers Part 3

The wonderful I'mHereforSookie went to the San Francisco premiere of What Maisie Knew and had vids! More on her youtube page 

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Hope Springs Eternal

                                 Wonder if Lafayette will ever cook at Merlotte's again? 
Starting a new week with new hopes and dreams, what else can a human do? 

Why didn't Sookie let Jason shoot? Oh Sookie sometimes I want to bamzoom to the moon with you. Stephen directing, nize.
Sam Trammell  and City Year Los Angeles AmeriCorps members attend the City Year Los Angeles' Spring Break: Destination Education at Sony Pictures Studios  Source: Jonathan Leibson/Getty Images North America 
The best Bill, the one with Civil War era sideburns teaching recycling this Earth Day.

Joe Manganiello has been acting for a long time, but his role as Alcide Herveaux on HBO's "True Blood" catapulted him into success -- and garnered the 36-year-old A TON of female fans. Still, the Hollywood heartthrob doesn't seem fazed by fame. To be honest, it sounds like he works hard for each and every role he gets and hopes to perform to the best of his ability. Come on, this guy works out twice a day, six days a week! Now that's dedication.Manganiello chatted with HuffPost Celebrity as he celebrated the U.S. launch of Magnum Gold?! Ice Cream at the premiere of the short film, “As Good As Gold," during the Tribeca Film Festival in New York City on April 18.
What’s the craziest thing a fan has ever done to get your attention? 
I think you have to just look at my Twitter! But [one time], I was in the Sistine Chapel and you’re instructed before you walk in to stay quiet, don’t talk, don’t take pictures. And of course I’m in there, you know, looking at the ceiling and someone runs up to me and starts screaming at the top of their lungs, ‘Can we take a picture, can we take a picture!’ And the security guard started walking over and I’m literally going into this mind sign language act of like ‘I can’t take a picture with you.’
Embarrassing or no?
Umm, for them!
What’s your guilty pleasure?
Magnum Gold bars! No, I’m a big ice cream fan. I do [eat ice cream a lot] when I’m not training for various figurines of nudity.
What shows are always on your DVR?
Other than “True Blood,” I’m a huge “Breaking Bad” fan. I love “Breaking Bad.” I like “Mad Men.” I’m a huge football guy, so I’m just football all day, every day when I’m in season. And I just started watching “Magic City,” I just watched the first eight episodes and they’re fun. It’s a good show.
If you weren’t an actor, what would you be?
Well before the acting bug hit, I was getting ready to play college basketball and study to go into the FBI. I was going to go into Federal Law Enforcement. But I just did a movie, coincidentally, where I got to play a DEA agent, so I got to live out a bit of that, which was great.
What’s always on your nightstand? 
As a wrap gift two years ago, [someone] got me a little wooden statue that someone made in Ohio … he mailed away for it. It’s a little wooden Alcide statue with a little flannel shirt and the jeans and the beard, so I have that sitting right on my night stand.
And then you nabbed the role on “True Blood,” and then you played a stripper in “Magic Mike." What would be your dream role?
Like I said I just filmed this movie with David Ayer and Arnold Schwarzenegger and Terrence Howard and Sam Worthington and I got to play a federal DEA agent and that was awesome, that was great. And aside from that, I’m in talks, well depending on my schedule, I have this football movie coming up that I’ve been offered a part in. But we’re trying to work my schedule out, so that would be awesome.

My co-writer Lisa and I on the train to Boston.
SHOW INFORMATION- APR 27 - MAY 04, 2013ArtsEmerson & Homer's Coat
present AN ILIAD

Location Paramount Center Mainstage, By Denis O’Hare and Lisa Peterson
Based on Homer’s Iliad, Translated by Robert Fagles, Directed by Lisa Peterson
Starring Denis O'Hare

                                              Denis is in Boston and tweeted this photo
Carrie talks about Season 6 with ET, I forgot about the smoke monster storyline so didnt realize they had to wrap it up. Ok, I blocked it all out but Arlene and Terry got dragged into the storyline and I love their characters. The whole interview is at the link.
ETonline: Lots of behind the scenes changes coming into season six, with the exodus of showrunner Alan Ball and a shortened episode order. How do you think all of that has played into what we'll see on screen?
Carrie Preston: There's a different energy without Alan, but the showrunner now has been with us from the beginning, so there's a solid continuity to the storytelling. But I do think both of those things have given us a new spring in our step. All the actors are reinvesting in the show. As for the 10 episodes, I think it makes everything tighter. They still have to get everything they wanted to do into two less episodes, so it's got a real breakneck speed this season.
ETonline: She also represents the human element in Bon Temps. Do you still stand by your statement that Arlene should never become a supernatural?
Preston: Oh yes. And with people dying or leaving the show or being turned into supernatural creatures, there's fewer and fewer humans by the episode, so I feel like I'm now the special one on the show because I don't have any powers.
ETonline: What can you say about season six?
Preston: We pick up right where we left off, and then a million other storylines get introduced. Every time I come to the table read there are 15 people I've never seen before ... and will never work with [laughs]. But I'll see them at the wrap party.
ETonline: So Arlene and Terry will very much be dealing with the murder of Patrick at the start?
Preston: Yes, there are major emotional ramifications for what went down. I mean, we killed somebody. MORE

You can read the Prologue to Dead Ever After HERE, here's a tidbit, Warning Book Spoiler, reading the whole thing, it sounds pretty devilishly good.
“So Amelia had been talking to someone about a cluviel dor,” the devil said. “That led her to bring it up with you. How interesting. No one’s had one for . . . well, in my memory. A cluviel dor would have been made by the fae . . . and you understand, they are not tiny, cute creatures with wings.”
Carmichael nodded. “I’m astounded to discover what exists out there,” he said. “I have to believe in fairies now. And I have to consider that maybe my daughter isn’t such a screwball after all. Though I think she’s deluded about her own power.”
The devil raised his perfect eyebrows. There seemed to be more than one deluded person in the Carmichael family. “About the cluviel dor . . . the fae used them all. I don’t believe there are any left on earth, and I can’t go into Faery since the upheaval. A thing or two has been expelled out of Faery . . . but nothing goes in.” He looked mildly regretful.
“There is one cluviel dor available, and from what I can tell, it’s being concealed by a friend of my daughter’s,” Copley Carmichael said. “I know you can find it.”
“Fascinating,” the devil said, quite sincerely. “And what do you want it for? After I find it?”

 What Maisie Knew is coming to Vine! Be sure to follow us @Millennium_Ent for exclusive mini-videos from our cast and crew!
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Ryan tweeted last week that he would be on Dan Dunn's (The Imbiber) Happy Hour show on Siriusxm, now Dan has posted some photos to his facebook. They were at the Basement Tavern in Santa Monica.
                            EW tweeted this pic of Joe in their offices.
Last night on TMZ I saw Jim Parrack ex-Hoyt in a video, they didnt seem to notice him at all. 

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