Wednesday, August 19, 2009

True Blood Allan Hyde MTV's Hump Day Hottie

Sure, Allan Hyde may not be with us anymore on "True Blood" (oops! Spoiler alert!), but that doesn't mean we're not crushing on the man we got to know as Godric for a (way too) short amount time. And, we're hoping now that he's won the hearts of the ladies here in the U.S. we'll be seeing more of him! Press play on the video below to see just why we nominated him our Hump Day Hottie this week:

Vital Stats: This 20-year-old hails from Denmark and couldn't be more excited to find out how much girls are crushing on him stateside, describing the accolade as "cool." What's cooler is that this up-and-coming actor also happens to be single and looking for that special someone. "I'm looking for someone that I can talk to about everything," he tells Hollywood Crush. "A nice laugh, a warm laugh."

Where you might have already seen him: If you live in Europe you'll know him from "Awakening," "Album" and "2900 Happiness." But, since we don't, we only know him as the 2000-year-old vamp, Godric, on "True Blood." Also, let’s not forget he voiced the character Ron Weasley for the Denmark-edition of "Harry Potter" and sang on the Danish version of the "Camp Rock" soundtrack.

Being so unfamiliar with TV programming overseas, he says he had no idea what "True Blood" even was at first. "That's the thing, in Denmark we get all the bad American TV shows over there. So when I heard that this was an audition, I was psyched about it. I'm such a big fan of the show now."

Why you should take notice of him now: Obviously jumping on the vampire bandwagon won't be hurting Allan's career anytime soon and now he's hard at work on a slew of projects in his native country, but he says that if anything should happen for him in America he'd be back here to work. That is, if he can make one important improvement.

"It's hard because I have an accent and so few roles allow an accent to be there," he explained. "So I'm really working hard at getting the American accent." "True Blood" creator Allan Ball, however, embraced the actor's native vernacular. "Probably one of the reasons he chose me is this accent," he says of his Danish-British (and slight American) tongue which he calls an "undefinable" hybrid. "It was the thing [Ball] liked about it. You can't track [Godric] back to one place."

We're not doubting we'll be seeing more of Allan sometime again soon, but don't expect him to immediately embrace the image of a certain other handsome bloodsucker. "I have no idea whether the Robert Pattinson situation is something I really want or not," he admits. "It's cool that a lot of people admire you. But I think his attention might be a little overwhelming!"

Until next Wednesday, you can get the rest of your hottie fix by clicking on Allan's photo below to see who else is in our vault!

A Second Look At: True Blood

from Time Magazine

Spoilers for last Sunday's True Blood coming up after the jump:

When HBO debuted True Blood a year ago, I wanted to like it better than I did:

Like most HBO series, vampire drama True Blood (Sundays, 9 p.m. E.T.) has a fantastic title sequence. To the tune of Jace Everett's dark country single Bad Things, images of death, lust and religious frenzy flash by. A woman writhes in black lingerie ... a preacher lays on hands ... a Venus flytrap snaps shut on a frog. It's a fever dream of Eros wrestling Thanatos in the middle of a tent revival. Damn! I think. I want to see the show those titles are for.

And maybe someday I will...

Over the past couple episodes, for the first time I feel like I actually am watching that show. My problem with True Blood had always been, as I wrote in that initial review, was that it was too caricatured. Well, it still is, I guess, when it comes to its human characters: in particular, the Jesus freaks of the Fellowship of the Sun are way too easy, simplistic targets for a show that still wants to say something about social prejudice. It's easy to feel superior to them, so we never really have to think or learn about them. (As opposed to, for instance, the more complicated Big Bads from any season of Buffy the Vampire Slayer.)

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True Blood by the numbers - how many viewers so far for season.

These are for the live viewing not the repeat or on demand.

True Blood bites off another new Nielsen high with 4.46 million viewers
Posted on 18 August 2009
Ep 9

True Blood sets another series high with 4.43 million viewers
Posted on 11 August 2009
Ep 8

No bloodshed: True Blood scores (another!) series high on Sunday with 4.3 million viewers
Posted on 04 August 2009
The good old days are back for HBO[...]
Ep 7

True Blood Draws 4 Million Viewers, Plus Entourage, Hung Ratings
Posted on 29 July 2009
True Blood up slightly from last week’s 3.85 million. [...]
For Sunday, July 26
True Blood (9:03pm, 50 minutes)
- 4.0 million viewers
- 2.4/4 HH rating / share
- 2.0/6 A18-49 rating / share
Ep 6

True Blood Steady (3.85m), Hung (2.77m) and Entourage (2.69m) Both Drop 20%+
Posted on 21 July 2009
True Blood effectively steady vs. last week’s 3.9 million average viewers, Hung fell 23% from last week’s 3.6 million, and Entourage dropped 21% from last week’s 3.4 illion. [...]
Ep 5

Entourage Premiere More Than Doubles Last Season Debut, Hung Draws 3.6 Million, True Blood Hits Series High With 3.9 Million
Posted on 14 July 2009 by Bill Gorman

HBO’s Hung Premiere Delivers 2.8 Million Viewers, True Blood Averages 3.7 Million
Posted on 30 June 2009
The series premiere of HBO’s Hung delivered 2.8 million viewers in its 10 p.m. timeslot Sunday. When its midnight replay is added, the series drew 3.7 million viewers its first night. That makes Hung, a drama about a down-on-his-luck high school coach who becomes a gigolo, the highest rated HBO series premiere since John From [...]

True Blood’s Second Episode Draws 3.4 Million Viewers
Posted on 23 June 2009
Season 2’s second episode of True Blood (3.4 million) held on to more than 90% of the premiere audience, which was HBO’s most-watched program since The Sopranos’ finale in June 2007. The show has grown since Season 1, when premiere episodes averaged 2.3 million viewers.
Ep 2

True Blood Premiere Draws 3.7 Million
Posted on 16 June 2009
The second season premiere of True Blood drew 3.7 million viewers up 157% compared to the series premiere. [...]
Ep 1

thanks to TV by the numbers

Charlaine Harris Fan Club- you need to belong and become a Charlatan !

What We Do

As Charlaine's fans we try our best to promote her work by:

-Sending out newsletters (usually quarterly).

-Keeping everyone up to date on book release dates, signing appearances, etc.

-Helping fans get together for conventions and parties.
Missed some older newsletters? Now you can read all the past newsletters, as well as see pictures of fans, etc. at

To join the Charlatan Fan Club all you have to do is send your Name, Address, and Handle (that you use on Charlaine's message board) to

True Blood ES - España

Irene has a great True Blood blog in Spanish and she also tweets in Spanish!

Suggest it to anyone who you know who would like to read in Spanish!

True Blood Recipe: Maxine Fortenberry's Broiled Cheese and chips sandwich

After being faced with with Mary Ann's "Hunter Souffle" I can handle this one and I knew just where to start, in France !

Now don't you dare laugh, check out the Croque Monsieur recipe below and let's change it up a little.

Maxine Fortenberry's Broiled Cheese and Chips Sandwich

*Country Crock margarine spread
*4 slices white Wonder Bread (in Dallas it would be Mrs Baird's)
*2 slices of Kraft American Cheese
*Lay's Potato Chips

Preheat broiler on its lowest setting. Spread margarine on one side of each bread slice. Place four bread slices buttered side up on an ungreased baking sheet. Place under broiler until light golden, about 3 minutes.

Remove and turn bread slice over and spread margarine on that side, then top each with a cheese slice. Place under broiler until light golden, about 3 minutes.

Remove from oven, place Lay's potato chips covering the top of melted cheese on one piece and then top with another of the slices cheese side down. Repeat.
Then MASH down with the palm of you hands (breaking all the chips) Serve.

Croque Monsieur (Broiled Ham and Cheese Sandwich)

4 tablespoons unsalted butter
8 slices white bread
2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
8 thin slices boiled ham (about 4 ounces)
3 ounces Gruyere cheese, grated (about 2 cups)

Preheat broiler on its lowest setting. Place butter in a microwave-safe dish and heat until just soft, 15 to 30 seconds. Spread
1/2 tablespoon butter on one side of each bread slice. Place four bread slices buttered side down on an ungreased baking sheet. Spread each with mustard. Top each with two ham slices and 1/4 cup grated cheese. (You'll use half the cheese at this
point.) Top each sandwich with a bread slice, buttered side up. Place under broiler until light golden, about 3 minutes. Flip sandwiches over and sprinkle with remaining cheese. Return to broiler for about 2 minutes.

Prep time: 15 minutes

Dragon*con 2009 Preview

From Girls entertainment network( for us it's Charlaine Harris)

The West Coast may have Comic-con, but the East Coast is home to an equally enormous pop-culture extravaganza that surpasses San Diego in size, scope, and interests. It’s Dragon*con, the U.S.’s largest multi-media pop-culture convention and one of the largest of its kind in the world.

Held every year in Atlanta, Georgia during Labor Day weekend, Dragon*con is a geek’s ultimate Mecca. If you’re into it, this convention covers it. For 22 years, Atlanta has hosted this four-day celebration of pop-culture and it continues to grow. The convention is split into several dozen different “tracks” of programming that pertains to specific areas of interest. From Star Trek and Star Wars to anime and literature and more. It is literally impossible not to find something you are interested in. In most cases, there is almost too much to see and do—the biggest complaint is that you never see a fraction of what you want to see due to conflicting schedules and priorities. Collectively, there are over 3,500 hours of programming throughout the entire holiday weekend.

To some geeks, D*Con is better than Christmas.

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Southern Vampires True Blood is the small screen equivalent of Twilight

From Metro News Canada

Vampires are more in than ever: After the roaring success of the Twilight series, True Blood is having the same effect, only on the small screen.

The HBO series is based on The Southern Vampire Mysteries books, written by Charlaine Harris. She has already penned nine volumes on the series, which looks at the experiences and dark love of Sookie Stackhouse — played by Anna Paquin in the TV series.

Metro World News recently sat down with Harris to talk about the growing interests in TV and film vampires.

Q. You started the Sookie Stackhouse books back in 2001 before the big vampire craze. Why were you interested in vampires, and why have you dedicated a whole series to them?

A. The series is actually about the young human woman who is dating a vampire. I thought that would be a more interesting approach. It seemed to be that it would be interesting to write about characters who are so different from humans, who have seen so much history.

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True Blood Music Video of the Day: The Last Sunrise by Aiden

Thanks, Cursedhatedbetrayed

The Last Sunrise by Aiden LYRICS