Saturday, September 11, 2010

True Blood's Sam Trammell Previews Sunday's Finale

True Blood's Sam Trammell took a cue from his character Sam Merlotte's recent antics when he joined stars like Renee Zellweger, Mark Harmon, Sofia Vergara, Adam Sandler and Sally Field at the Stand Up 2 Cancer telethon Friday in Los Angeles. "Sam's been a pushover for two seasons, and this year he finally decided to stop taking it," Trammel, who attended the event in memory of his grandmother, told TV Guide Magazine before helping to answer fundraising phones. "Cancer is a disease that doesn't discriminate. Everyone knows at least one person who has had the disease, or they've had it themselves. It's time we stop taking it and kick this disease's butt. The money we're raising tonight is a good start."

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Stand up to cancer

True Blood's Rights and Wrongs

True Blood has had a funny season, hasn't it? At times it dazzles with wonderful characters and pure fun, and at other times it simply plays into its critics' complaints about it being too scatterbrained. For every person who claims to be the biggest fan of the show, there's another one-time fan who can't stomach the show anymore.
At times I've called the current season (the finale airs Sunday) the best season of the show and at other times I've called it the worst. Why is this happening? Because like every sentence in this article has implied so far, True Blood has been both good and bad this season. Let's review what went well and what went wrong.

Good: Some great new characters
Franklin Motte (James Frain), the psychotic freelance vampire, injected the right amount of crazy into the season, and Alcide (and his shirtless bod) made women (and some men) swoon.
Bad: Those characters were let go too soon
Just when Franklin won over everyone's hearts, a few wooden bullets went through his. Splish splash, a vampire guts bath. And Alcide and the rest of his werewolf friends completely disappeared towards the end of the season. I thought this was the Season of the Wolf? Here's hoping they'll be back for the season finale.

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'True Blood' Season Finale: What You Need to Know

True Blood's season finale airs on Sunday, wrapping up a summer of unfortunate kidnappings, unexpected deaths, and unanswered questions

What do you need to know to enjoy the episode, and what can you expect to happen during the finale?

'True Blood' vs. 'Mad Men': Which Deserves More Acclaim?
First, a recap of the season's plot so far: Werewolves exist, some werewolves are at the beck and call of a high-up vampire, Russell, who long ago killed Eric's family. Eric plots for revenge while Tara escapes an amusing but psychopathic vampire kidnapper and Sookie fights off Bill's persistent ex. Then Sookie realizes she is a fairy, with blood that functions as vampire sunscreen, thus making her extremely desirable to all vampires. Arlene discovers she is pregnant, unfortunately not by Terry but by serial killer Rene. Jason falls in love with a were-panther/dynastic-meth-dealer. Lafayette falls in love with Jesus (a guy, not the God-figure--probably), and both explore their magical backgrounds through the use of enjoyable but illegal drugs. Jessica and Hoyt seem to be reaching a rapprochement, though Hoyt's mama will fight it by all means necessary.

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New True Blood Paperdoll: Howl, it's Alcide !

New Paperdoll ! Alcide -thanks Andy

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'True Blood': Jace Everett on the songs that will begin and end Season 3

When one hears "Bad Things," the theme song to HBO's "True Blood," it sticks with you. Not only does it frame the series well, but the deep, haunting voice is hard to put out of your head. Jace Everett is the man who owns that voice. 

And when the show approached him, his country music career was ready for the jolt. He had previously been signed with Sony and after releasing an album with them in 2005, the label dropped him the next year.

"So really what was going on with me before ['True Blood'] was not a whole damn lot," Everett tells Zap2it. "I was working really hard and making very little money."

The best, saddest and goriest 'True Blood' deaths

In just three short seasons (only 12 or 13 episodes a piece? Can't we get a full 22 HBO? Come on!), "True Blood" has maimed, murdered, massacred, blown up, disemboweled, decapitated and basically eviscerated so many men, women and cats, that I find it hard to believe anyone is left standing in the South.
Thankfully, the lambs are still lining up for the slaughter and this Sunday's season finale promises to add a couple more hash marks to "True's" death tally. But until we find out who gets dispatched to that great Bon Temps in the sky, I thought it might be fun to take a look back at the ten most super-lative death's "True Blood" has delivered thus far.

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All Hail Denis O’Hare, the Vampire King of True Blood

Denis O’Hare, who plays Russell Edgington, the 3,000-year-old vampire king of Mississippi, galloped into this season of True Blood on horseback in a crested blazer, charming us with his luscious accent, old-world manners, and mercurial megalomania. With only days remaining until the season finale, Vulture talked to O’Hare about how Haley Barbour inspired his accent, why Sookie should take a page from Queen Victoria, and why Edgington is the show's true hero.
How did you get involved with True Blood?
Funnily enough, I was a big fan of the show and had been watching it —
along with everybody else — and had never imagined that I would be on it. You kind of look at shows and think, Oh, I wish I had done that one. But I didn’t really see myself on True Blood. Sam [Trammell] has that [Sam Merlotte] part taken, he’s great at that. I can’t play Ryan's [Kwanten] part. The Magister is a friend of mine, Zeljko Ivanek. I was like, I could play that part, but Zeljko’s doing it. I was in Budapest doing a movie called The Eagle when I got a phone call from my agent. He said, ‘How would you like to play the vampire king of Mississippi?’ I said, ‘Yes! Yes.

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True Blood Music Video of the Day: Ma Belle Evangeline

Jessica/Hoyt-Ma Belle Evangeline