Thursday, July 1, 2010
New York Times best-selling author–and Tunica native–Charlaine Harris will be inducted into the Tunica Museum’s “Sons and Daughters of Tunica County” permanent exhibit on Sunday, July 11, in conjunction with a book signing and reading by Harris at the museum from 2-5 p.m. that day.
“The greatness of Tunica lies in her people,” commented museum director Dick Taylor. “There is something about this community that fosters in her people the desire to achieve.
Did you already know either the show of True Blood or the books by Charlaine Harris, at the time you were casted for the role as Godric?
ALLAN: When I got cast I did not know anything at all. I did do my research as soon as things were looking as if stuff might happen and was astounded of how huge the project and phenomenon was and still is.
Most of the cast members know each other since the beginning of the show. So how has your first day on set been with all the people, who are already such a well-rehearsed team?
ALLAN: Everyone is great. Really nice people and amazing actors. They made it very easy for me. Though it was nerveracking, borderline terrifying to play everything that calm and so small with the appropriate confidence when everyone around you is someone you admire and want to impress. It took a lot of me to stay true to my ideas and not over-compensate.
Allan or Godric... is there anything which you share with the character?
ALLAN: I have gone through the same stuff Godricv has gone through in my own life but on a much smaller scale. I have experienced having an epiphany if you may about stuff I had been doing that was not nice at all. This I applied in the character and intensified out of proportions.
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Kevin Alejandro has revealed that his character Jesus will feature more heavily in upcoming episodes of True Blood.
The actor, who also stars in cop show Southland, confirmed to Entertainment Weekly that he will reappear in the fifth episode of the current season.
He explained: “I come back in the fifth episode, then you see me pretty regularly from there to the finale.”
Alejandro also revealed that his character's relationship with Lafayette Reynolds (played by Nelsan Ellis) will progress.
“I promise it gets racy,” he teased.
The third season of True Blood is currently airing on HBO.
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Love it or hate it, you can’t deny the sheer impact of the Twilight phenomenon.
But the evolution of the vampire from horror to hottie is a surprising development. Sure, mysterious and brooding is always sexy when you’re a teen (or at least that’s what Stephenie Meyer is banking on), but how did we ever get from the bloodthirsty Count Dracula and beastly Nosferatu-style freaks of nature to sexy vamps like Edward Cullen and Bill Compton? On the release of the third installment of the Twilight film series, Eclipse, we explore, in timeline form, how our perception of these creatures of the night went from terrifying to swoon-worthy.
To get your full, bloodlusty fix, check out our gallery below for a look at all the featured vampires in chronological order, brush up on your auxiliary vampire myths via our handy field guide or rock out with our vamp-centric playlist.
Prince Vlad III, also known as Dracula (“son of the dragon” or “son of the devil”), comes to power in Wallachia (modern-day Romania). His cruelty earns him the nickname “Vlad the Impaler,” and his legend becomes the framework for the greatest vampire tale of them all, Dracula.
No matter how unbelievably sexy film and television vampires get, they can still be a dangerous breed.
Therefore, it’s important to know how to best defend yourself against these creatures of the night. But to understand the best methods of vampire slaying, one must understand where they came from. Check out our guide to where these auxiliary vamp myths came from, and if you think you’re ready, go peruse our exhaustive history of pop-culture vampires.
Garlic as a protection against evil was a common folklore trope, though there are many theories about how the idea of vampires fearing garlic came about. Many ancient cultures thought garlic had supernatural healing powers, so the myth could have taken root in these traditions. Garlic-Central.com notes that garlic was used as a natural mosquito repellent and suggests that the idea of garlic blocking the bloodsuckers could have come from that.
Some True Blood myths explored
At the age of 11, she became the second-youngest person to win an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress after her breakout role in the 1993 film The Piano. Following that early success, Paquin played several small roles in movies like She's All That, Hurlyburly and A Walk on the Moon before joining the cast of X-Men in 2000. After two more X-Men films, she switched to the small-screen in HBO's hit vampire show True Blood. Paquin reprised her role as waitress Sookie Stackhouse in the show's third season, which premiered on June 13. Submit your questions for Anna Paquin below, then read the interview in an upcoming issue of TIME magazine.
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Stephen returns to "Regis and "Not Kathy Lee" July 14th
As top-rated morning talk show “LIVE! with Regis and Kelly” heads north to Canada’s beautiful Prince Edward Island, a diverse and exciting line-up of guests will join them for four shows airing July 12-15, 2010.
“Sex and the City” star JOHN CORBETT, “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse” actor PETER FACINELLI, “True Blood” lead STEPHEN MOYER and Canada’s own CAROLINE RHEA all will make the trip to “The Gentle Island” to be part of LIVE’s PEI broadcasts. In addition, married actors LISA RINNA and HARRY HAMLIN, style guru CARSON KRESSLEY and lovely Canadian actress ELISHA CUTHBERT also will chat with the hosts at LIVE’s outdoor stage in Confederation Landing Park.
Wednesday, July 14: Stephen Moyer, Melanie Fiona
“LIVE” will originate from Confederation Landing Park in historic Charlottetown, capital city of Prince Edward Island. Regis Philbin and Kelly Ripa will transplant LIVE’s own brand of entertainment-oriented talk to the island, with the natural beauty of the province providing a colorful backdrop to the show’s celebrity guests and musical performances. LIVE’s viewers will be able to join them in experiencing the wide range of activities that PEI has to offer, as they explore the island from end to end, and delve into the region’s history, food and culture.