Interview: Alexander Skarsgard – 7.23.09
Alexander Skarsgard has appeared in numerous Swedish films and television series, but was introduced to American audiences in Zoolander and the HBO mini-series, Generation Kill. These days, you can see him on the HBO Original Series, True Blood.
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Pre-order this TODAY!
This the long awaited Charlaine Harris short story, featuring The Britlingens from All Together Dead.
This will be a science fiction novella featuring Clovache and Batanya.
Monster and Crtics.com says
In “The Britlingens Go to Hell”, a pair of warriors take on the task of safeguarding a thief, not realizing they’d be going to Hell in pursuit of Lucifer’s favorite toy and along the way, encounter some very interesting travelers.
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From GLAAD blog
GLAAD Releases Third Annual Network Responsibility Index
Today, GLAAD released its third annual Network Responsibility Index, a report that maps the quantity, quality and diversity of images of LGBT people on television. HBO ranked highest among all networks, while ABC led broadcast networks for the third year in a row.
GLAAD reviewed all primetime programming — 4,901 hours — for inclusion of LGBT characters or issues on the five major networks (ABC, CBS, The CW, Fox and NBC) from June 1, 2008 to May 31, 2009. GLAAD also examined all original primetime programming — 1,212.5 hours — on 10 highly-rated cable networks (A&E, FX, HBO, Lifetime, MTV, Showtime, Sci Fi, TBS, TNT, and USA). Each hour was reviewed for on-screen LGBT representations. Based on the quantity, overall quality and diversity of these representations, a grade was assigned by GLAAD’s Entertainment Media Program to each network: Excellent, Good, Adequate, or Failing.
The full, detailed report can be downloaded here: http://www.glaad.org/nri2009
HBO received a Good rating and scored the highest rating of the 15 networks evaluated with LGBT characters on shows including True Blood, The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency and Entourage that reflect the ethnic and racial diversity of the LGBT community. Of HBO’s 14 original series, 10 included LGBT content and 42 percent of the network’s total programming hours included LGBT representation. However, representation of the lesbian, bisexual and transgender communities was minimal.http://glaadblog.org/2009/07/27/glaad-releases-third-annual-network-responsibility-index/
Opening shot from Sunday night's episode ... this IS Dallas, Baby!!!
True Blood Episode 5 Barry the BellBoy
'Listen, I don't know what little fried corn-on-the-cob town you're from, or what candy-ass vampires you're with, but this is Dallas, baby...Dallas vamps are serious and scary as shit.'
Finally some folks are realizing that I really do blog from Dallas - and if you are a bookie you ALWAYS got the play on words with my blog title and the the title of Sookie book 2.
Living Dead in Dallas = Loving True Blood in Dallas
You can look at all the Dallas posts here
Silent Shore ( now known as Hotel Carmilla) Pancakes
From Living Dead in Dallas " I added a tip to the room ticket I signed—I ate everything he'd brought: sausage and pancakes and a bowl of melon balls. Oh gosh, it tasted good. The syrup was real maple syrup, and the fruit was just ripe enough. The sausage was wonderful. I was glad Bill wasn't around to watch and make me feel uncomfortable"
. 2 cups flour
. 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
. 1/2 teaspoon salt
. 1 teaspoon baking powder
. 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
. 1 cup buttermilk
. 3/4 cup milk
. 2 large eggs, separated
. 1/4 cup melted butter
. vegetable oil
In a mixing bowl, combine the flour, sugar, salt, baking powder, and soda.
In another bowl, whisk together buttermilk and milk, egg yolks, and melted butter. Blend into the dry ingredients just until all ingredients are moistened.
Beat egg whites in another bowl until stiff peaks form. Fold into the batter until well incorporated.
Heat a small amount of oil in a large skillet over medium heat. When skillet is hot enough for a drop of water to sizzle, scoop pancake batter onto the skillet in about 1/4-cup portions, spreading slightly. When edges are rather dry and bubbles are popping and bottoms are nicely browned, about 2 to 3 minutes, turn over and cook the other side until browned, about 2 minutes longer.
Serve hot with butter and syrup.
Sam Trammell is looking to bring an end to the Great Twilight/True Blood Vampire Wars.
Though there's been some seeming bad blood between the cast members of the two vampire vehicles, Trammell—who plays Sam Merlotte on HBO's bloodsucker series—wants to bridge the gap. By recruiting Kristen Stewart into the True Blood fold.
While Trammell admits that he's yet to see the Twilight movie, he told E! Online at this weekend's Comic-Con convention that he'd love to have Bella Swan—or at least the actress who plays her—on his show.
"I really loved her in Adventureland," Trammell enthused. "I'd love her to come on. She could be a little vampire or a victim."
True Blood costars and real-life couple Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer have more than enough love to go around. So much that they shared it with a chick at SeaWorld San Diego's Penguin Encounter program on Sunday.
Moyer, who plays vampire Bill Compton, and Paquin, who plays Bill's psychic girlfriend Sookie Stackhouse, were in town for Comic-Con, and probably wanted to take a break from their usual daily grind of bloodsuckers and werewolves. And what could be farther from that than splashing around in a pool with friendly dolphins and hugging cute baby penguins?
Of course, there's always a chance the pair were researching the latest plot developments in store for the supernaturally gifted town Bon Temps, La. Vampire dolphins and were-penguins, anyone?
– Michael Y. Park
'So much love comes flowing out ...' Steve Newlin
The amazing SkyRose Chapel at Rose Hills Memorial Park near Los Angeles ( Whittier) served as the stand-in for the FotS church in Dallas.
The chapel is one of the famous buildings designed by Arkansas native architect Fay Jones and it's gorgeous.
This was a "Go ask Dallas" question- I'll tell ya Sunday who asked
It is described on its website as:
This is The 10.6 acre chapel site has been transformed into a picturesque landscape of gardens, groves and colorful terraces with the planting of approximately 90 trees that include oak, jacaranda, sycamore and pepper.
The chapel's surrounding churchyard features a reception garden and exclusive burial property which will include the use of the upright monuments. A variety of memorialization options is available throughout the area; some sections will be reserved for exclusive family interment sites. SkyRose is the largest chapel Fay Jones and Maurice Jennings have designed to date.
The chapel is constructed of fir, Oregon redwood , bouquet canyon stone and glass and combines the beauty of Jones' unique inverse Gothic architecture with spectacular scenic views to create a site for funerals and other of life's celebrations that are remembered and shared.
Three levels make up the chapel - the mausoleum (11,200 square feet) is on the lower level, with approximately 942 crypts and 556 niches, the sanctuary (11,500 square feet) is on the ground floor with 332 fixed seats and the availability to add seats as needed and the triforium on the upper level (3,790 square feet). The roof's steep approximately 45-degree pitch and the building's height, 90 feet at its peak, made construction difficult and dangerous. Another difficult challenge was installing the chapel's skylight along the roof's ridge, which measures 24 feet wide by 105 feet long. One of the finishing touches to the chapel was the integration of a Quimby pipe organ which was custom built for SkyRose. The organ consists of 3,937 pipes ranging in height from four inches to thirty-two feet.
Fay Jones, who has had more that 200 projects to his credit designed only six chapels prior to SkyRose. His first chapel Thorncrown, was built in 1980 in Eureka Springs, Arkansas, and was selected in 1991 from among all the buildings built in the country since 1980 as the best by the American Institute of Architects.
You can see tombstone behind the director.
** William Hopper, among many other notable folks like Richard Nixon's parents are buried there. He was Paul Drake from Perry Mason show and is son of actress and gossip columnist, Hedda Hopper.
Thanks to the very wonderful Kristie we have some new crossword puzzles to help you pass the time till next Sunday
True Blood S1 Crossword Cold Ground
Heads Will Roll by the Yeah Yeah Yeahs LYRICS