Friday, September 18, 2009

‘I am one lucky lady’ Magnolia author discusses her Southern Vampire books, HBO series ‘True Blood’

No vampires appeared Thursday evening, but aficionados of the popular Southern Vampire series by Charlaine Harris of Magnolia did show up for the South Arkansas Community College Lecture Series to hear the author speak.

“I am one lucky lady. I get to do what I like to do,” that’s how author Charlaine Harris described herself. During her hour-long lecture and question/answer time, Harris entertained as well as informed the comfortably-filled SouthArk Gym with glimpses of her day of writing, her characters and the HBO hit series “True Blood.”

Awww we'd love to see a Gran in a flashback !

Question: Where was the Lois Smith flashback Alan Ball said we were going to get on True Blood? —Kelly
There was no room at the inn. Per Ball, the episode she was supposed to appear in had reached capacity story-wise. “It was the show that could not be contained,” he explains. “Unfortunately, Lois was a causality of that. But there’s always next season. I’m pretty sure she would love to come back and do something on the show.”

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Charlaine Harris to be interviewed this morning on Mystery Matters

Mystery Matters: Where Murder is an Open Book, Friday, September 18 at 7am (Pacific) to discuss her 9th installment of the Sookie Stackhouse novels - Dead and Gone.

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You can download from itunes later in the day.

True Blood goes to the movies : The Lawnmower Man starring Dale"Maxine Fortenberry" Raoul

A scientist performs experiments involving intelligence enhancing drugs and virtual reality on a simple-minded gardener. He puts the gardener on an extensive schedule of learning, and quickly he becomes brilliant. But at this point the gardener has a few ideas of his own on how the research should continue, and the scientist begins losing control of his experiments.


Jeff Fahey ... Jobe Smith
Pierce Brosnan ... Dr. Lawrence Angelo
Jenny Wright ... Marnie Burke
Mark Bringleson ... Sebastian Timms
Geoffrey Lewis ... Terry McKeen
Dale Raoul.....Dolly

Bloody Cool: Vampire-Inspired Interiors

Shelter Pop looks at Bill's house decorating skills

I'm officially hooked. After a friend tipped me off to the Swedish vampire film, Let The Right One In, I realized I've been watching a lot of vampires, both on the small and big screens. Specifically, I'm one of the many that tune into HBO's True Blood, based on the Sookie Stackhouse series by Charlaine Harris.

And I couldn't help but notice vampire Bill Compton's good taste. As a decorator, he's actually pretty good. He seems to have gotten the Southern Gothic look just right (John Derian would sure be proud), mixing antiques in a not-too precious way. He also seems to be really good at lighting (not too bright!), and has a great collection of ancestral portraits and velvet-upholstered sofas -- very George Smith. And is that a Moroccan Berber rug I spotted in Episode Two?

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True Blood visits Jerry Springer ?

Next on Jerry Springer

Bad Blood ignites Vampire feud!


Warning - the following satire contains adult language.

True Blood paperdolls: Eric is here ! Thanks Andy


Last chance to enter “True Blood” Cubicle Puppet show Theatre contest and win a prize!! Click here for more.

Maybe it's time to drop Andy a note and say thanks for these wonderful dolls:

True Blood Music Video of the Day:Within you by Ray Lamontagne

Within You" by Ray LaMontage