Sunday, October 31, 2010
Saturday, October 30, 2010
Felicia Day, star of The Guild and Joss Whedon’s Dr. Horrible’s Sing-a-long Blog, who also played “Vi” in the final season of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, will portray a descendant of Little Red Riding Hood in Red: Werewolf Hunter, debuting Saturday, October 30, at 9PM (ET/PT).
Red (Day) brings her fiancé home, where he meets the family and learns about their business — hunting werewolves. He’s skeptical until bitten by a werewolf. When her family insists he must be killed, Red tries saving him. Red: Werewolf Hunter also stars Kavan Smith (Stargate Atlantis)and Stephen McHattie (Watchmen).
Premiers Halloween night !
Author Ian Holt wrote a sequel to Bram Stoker’s Dracula (Dracula the Un-Dead) alongside Stoker’s great-grand nephew, Dacre Stoker. Holt also serves as writer and producer for the supernatural thriller film, Episode 50. We caught up with this vampire expert just in time for Halloween.
Q: Why are vampires portrayed as sexy monsters?
A: That was just a happy accident. As written, Bram’s character of Count Dracula was old, he smelled like the grave, he had hair on his palms and the facial features of a rodent. Bram’s Count Dracula was not at all sexy.
True Blood - Tick Tock
Friday, October 29, 2010
For True Blood's Rutina Wesley, her fear of spiders is nothing compared to being on set this past season.
“It was scary being on set with some of the animals,” said Wesley, who noted that Arachnophobia, Friday the 13th and Psycho gave her the creeps. “They were gentle as can be but just the fact that you’re on with hybrid wolves is a little scary.”
But what gives Wesley’s co-star Sam Trammell nightmares?
“Something like Paranormal I haven’t even seen the end of,” Trammell said. “That kind of thing is really scary so I watch it in pieces. I love Dario Argento. The original Texas Chainsaw Massacre is still horrifying to me because it’s so faux-documentary, it’s so scrappy, it’s horrifying.”
True Blood actress Kristin Bauer’s fears are slightly more realistic.
“When I had the fight scene with Stephen Moyer [Bill] I really just had to go for it and snarl and make guttural sounds that felt so ridiculous,” she said. “Every time they said cut, I said, “Really? Do I look ridiculous?’ That was the scariest day. Stephen helped me through it.”
Nina Dobrev, who plays two characters on The Vampire Diaries, says that’s nothing compared to her fear of blood.
“Ironically enough, I’m very squeamish when it comes to blood,” said Dobrev, who noted that The Ring and the Saw movies “terrify” her. “Even on set, there was a scene I had to do where I cut my wrist on camera and it took every little bit of energy and strength that I had because your veins are so exposed. Every person is so fragile and it’s so easy to get hurt, it just freaks me out.”
Her Vampire Diaries co-star Ian Somerhalder agrees with Featherston on Candyman.
“I don’t watch that much scary stuff now, but when I was a kid the Freddy Krueger movies and Candyman used to scare the s*** out of me,” he said. “We’re adults now and it still holds up.”
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Last night, to celebrate the 35th anniversary of The Rocky Horror Picture Show, producer Lou Adler called in a few favors to get stars like Jack Nicholson, Danny DeVito, Evan Rachel Wood, Lea Michele, Matthew Morrison, George Lopez, and Jorge Garcia (along with original cast members Barry Bostwick and Tim Curry) to perform in an all-star, Kenny Ortega–directed tribute to Rocky to benefit Paul Newman's Painted Turtle charity, which provides a camp for seriously ill children. After the show, we spoke with True Blood star Wood, who told us that her casting as Magenta in the Rocky tribute was something of a coincidence: "This was going to be my costume for Halloween, and then they asked me to do this," she said. "I can't believe this is my real hair."
But when will she get back to work on True Blood? we asked. "We're filming again in November, so I'm going to be back," she said. "It's one of the most fun shows I've ever worked on. I just want to know what happens." Then: "That set is just a love fest," said Wood, who last year was rumored to be seeing co-star Alexander Skarsgard. "I've even been there myself, so there you go. I did date one of the cast members already, so I'm done."
Still, she's not ruling anything out on the set of her next movie, George Clooney's Ides of March: "It's going to be amazing," she told us. "We're going to start shooting in February. My character gets herself into a bit of a predicament with a politician, who's played by Ryan Gosling, so I'm very excited. I've had a total crush on him forever."
Ladies and gentlemen of consenting age, an announcement: Traditional forms of lovemaking are out. Vampire sex is in.
From television (HBO's "True Blood," The CW's "Vampire Diaries," ABC's "The Gates") and movies (the oh-so-profitable "Twilight" series) to literature (Google "vampire books," get approximately 44,900,000 results), vampires and their signature form of sex have sunk their teeth into pop culture (apologies) in a major way.
It's even bled into (sorry, again) entities outside the vampire oeuvre. Ted Danson's character dabbled in vampire role-play in a recent episode of HBO's "Bored to Death;" Kanye West raps "I've gotta feel you, bite your neck to get
Make no bones about it, Martha was smitten in the kitchen during today’s bone-themed edition of THE MARTHA STEWART SHOW (Hallmark Channel, 10 AM ET/9 AM C – same day encore airing, 2 PM ET/next day airing, 1 PM ET) when True Blood's steamy star stopped by to prepare a traditional Italian Osso Bucco dish. Although Ryan wasn’t stripped down to his usual bare bones today, as is the case on the set of his hit HBO series, he definitely sent chills up Martha’s spine!
While chatting about Ryan’s new bone-tingling movie, “Red Hill”, Martha repeatedly uttered “you look really good”, and well, he did! Ryan felt very comfortable, as if Martha had invited him over to her house for dinner. Once she got Ryan to take his hands out of his pockets, Martha assured him she’d have him do something that “makes your hands messy.” “Get me dirty!”- he fired back.
Soundbites from Ryan’s segment are pasted below and a photo of Martha and Ryan cooking Osso Bucco is attached. Credit: David Russell/The Martha Stewart Show.
watch here http://www.marthastewart.com/show/the-martha-stewart-show/the-bone-show-with-ryan-kwanten
True Blood ~ Mowgli's Road
Thursday, October 28, 2010
There we go first episode ....is it June yet ?
“Sheʼs Not There”: Sookie journeys away from Bon Temps; Eric and Bill try to win back the human public; Jason learns that no good deed goes unpunished; Tara finds refuge in close quarters; Sam bonds with his own; Hoyt and Jessica debate the dinner menu; Jesus urges Lafayette to join a coven; Terry tries to alleviate Arleneʼs fears about the baby. (Written by Alexander Woo; directed by Michael Lehmann.)"
The workshop also includes Casting Directors Dorian Frankel ("Parks and Recreation," "Curb Your Enthusiasm"); John Frank Levey ("Southland," "ER"); Jason La Padura ("The Event," "Heroes"); and Lori Openden, Senior VP of Casting for the CW Network. Sarah Kuhn, Back Stage's Film & TV Writer, will moderate.
The "Television Casting" workshop will take place from 12:00-1:30 p.m. in the Fashion Theater. Here is a brief description:
Set in the near future in a fictional Louisiana town called Bon Temps, True Blood is a sexy, romantic and gloriously Gothic world where vampires – not to mention werewolves, shapeshifters and telepaths – mix freely with humans. Moyer plays 173-year-old vampire Bill Compton who falls for a waitress, Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin).
In True Blood, vampires have emerged from the shadows thanks to the invention of mass-produced, synthetic blood, which means that they no longer need to prey on humans for their fix. Although for some, the lure of true blood is too hard to resist.
The series was created by Alan Ball and is based on the best-selling novels by Charlaine Harris. Moyer credits Ball, an Oscar winner for American Beauty who also created the highly acclaimed Six Feet Under, and his team of writers with making the very best cutting edge television that stands alongside great US shows such as Breaking Bad and Mad Men.
Nice little interview from Miami Herald with my favorite vampire brothers best line at the end when asked about who they are dating from Ian "
Cover released of "Home Improvement: Undead Edition" anthology edited by Charlaine Harris and Toni L.P. Kelner
True Blood - Bad Romance
Wednesday, October 27, 2010