Monday, December 14, 2009

True Blood' exclusive: 'Law & Order' alum is Sam's mom!

From AusielloSam’s mom is MIA no more.

True Blood has tapped Tony-nominated actress J. Smith-Cameron to play the recurring role of Sam’s estranged mother, Melinda.

In addition to her many Broadway roles, Cameron has appeared on Law & Order, Six Degrees, and K Street.

As previously described in this very column, Melinda is dirt-poor, hungover, and trashy-looking. Prison Break’s Marshall Allman is on board to play her son (and Sam’s younger sib.) Still-to-be-cast is Melinda’s equally filthy hubby, Joe Lee.


'True Blood' exclusive: 'Tudors' star is Franklin Mott!

Something tells me Tara’s going to fly through her five stages of grief when True Blood returns next summer.

Tudors star James Frain has just been cast in the heavily recurring role of Franklin Mott, Tara’s over-protective vampire squeeze, sources confirm to me exclusively.

The English actor, whose TV credits include recurring roles on Invasion (as Eli) and 24 (as Paul Raines), will debut in the second episode of the show’s upcoming third season.

The casting breakdown for the role describes Franklin as a tall, dark, and handsome vampire who seems to have an “immediate and torrid” connection to Tara. In the books, Franklin is essentially Tara’s sugar daddy, but I’m guessing Alan Ball is taking the character in a different direction.

My question for you: On a rebound relationship scale of 1 to 10, where does Frain’s Franklin fall?

True Blood crossword puzzle: S2 E 12 "Beyond Here Lies Nothin"

Thanks Kristie!

Beyond Here Lies Nothin

Vampire Diaries Marathon this week !

Ok any of you vamp fans that haven't already jumped on the Vamp Diary Express you can now catch up with the rest of us. You can watch the marathon this week and be ready to find out when the series resumes in January, who that is walking up to Elena's car after the wreck !

"The Vampire Diaries" will feed your bloodthirsty needs this holiday season with a full-week marathon.

Beginning Monday, Dec. 14, The CW will air two episodes per night at 8 p.m. ET/PT for five nights. So if you haven't caught the show yet or just wanted to revisit your favorite Mystic Falls characters, tune in all this week.

True Blood: AFI choices for best in Film and TV in 2009

Of the best movies 4 of them are in theatres RIGHT now including : “Precious,” “A Serious Man,” “A Single Man,” and “Up in the Air.” So quit reading blogs and go to the movies!

It was a big day for “The Hurt Locker.” No sooner did the gripping drama revolving around bomb-diffusing soldiers in Iraq win best film of 2009 Sunday afternoon from the Los Angeles Film Critics Assn., the independent production was named one of the American Film Institute’s movies of the year.

The AFI Awards 2009 is an almanac that records the year’s “most outstanding achievements in film and television,” according to the organization. The AFI awards honor the creative ensembles in front of and behind the cameras.
Besides “The Hurt Locker,” AFI’s top films for 2009 are “Coraline,” “The Hangover,” “The Messenger,” “Precious,” “A Serious Man,” “A Single Man,” “Sugar,” “Up” and “Up in the Air.”

On the small-screen side, “The Big Bang Theory,” “Big Love,” “Friday Night Lights,” “Glee,” “Mad Men,” “Modern Family,” “The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency,” “Nurse Jackie,” “Party Down” and “True Blood” were chosen as the best of 2009.

AFI will honor the creative ensembles at an invitation-only luncheon at the Four Seasons in Los Angeles on Jan. 15

True Blood Music Video of the Day: Run


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