Monday, October 31, 2011
Rice wrote: “Lestat and Louie feel sorry for vampires that sparkle in the sun. They would never hurt immortals who choose to spend eternity going to high school over and over again in a small town —- anymore than they would hurt the physically disabled or the mentally challenged. My vampires possess gravitas. They can afford to be merciful.”
What do you think–how do the two vampire books stack up? The post has already generated more than 8,000 likes and 1,800 comments on Facebook. (Via)
Friday, October 28, 2011
The fifth season of True Blood promises to be a hairy one — the show is hunting for actors to play werewolves galore, including one who sounds suspiciously like he could be Alcide’s father!
The lycanthrope in question, J.D., is said to be a hard-bodied fiftysomething who isn’t likely to share a water bowl with the new pack leader anytime soon. And since 1) that sounds a lot like Alcide to begin with, and 2) his pop features prominently in Charlaine Harris’ fifth Sookie novel, well, you can do the math!
My picks to play the part? Maybe Andy Garcia? Mitch Pileggi, who just took another recurring role in the Dallas reboot… or what about Mr. Intensity himself, Vincent D’Onofrio?
True Blood Season 5 Episode 1 " Turn, turn turn" : ‘True Blood’ Season 5 Scoop: Kristin Bauer Reveals ‘Major Fork In The Road’
HollywoodLife.com chatted with Pam herself about next summer’s big premiere — find out what made her gasp!True Blood‘s fifth season premiere is still more than six months away, but Kristin Bauer Van Straten says the first scripts have already been sent out — and they’re good. ”I just read the script, we got it yesterday,” Kristin told HollywoodLife.com on Oct. 26 while promoting her appearance on the Oct. 30 episode of ABC’s Once Upon A Time. “I saw it come into my e-mail box and it said ‘script 501′ and I literally [gasped.]”
News of the premiere’s title, “Turn, Turn, Turn,” broke that same day — and Kristin says it couldn’t be more appropriate.
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Halloween’s just around the corner, but you still don’t have a True Blood-inspired costume!
Don’t panic, we have the perfect lazy-person solution: Style yourself like Jason Stackhouse!
All you need is a pair of tight-fitting jeans and a Bon Temps football shirt! Add a football, a Sloppy Joe and a six-pack of brewskis and you’re good to go, bro.
Alexander Skarsgård is exhausted. The night before our meeting at New York’s Crosby Street Hotel, he attended a screening for his latest film, Lars von Trier’s Melancholia, which led into a late-night after-party at the Jane. “I’m so hungover,” he says, slouching so deep into a plush armchair that’s almost lying on his back. It’s been a while since the 35-year-old Swedish actor has been allowed to let loose. Since wrapping production on the fourth season of True Blood this summer, he’s filmed two back-to-back movies: What Maisie Knew, a relationship drama costarring Julianne Moore and Steve Coogan, and Disconnect, an ensemble tech-thriller in which he plays Paula Patton’s roving husband.
In the next two days, he’ll fly to Stockholm for a week of rest, and then to Louisiana to start production on The East with Brit Marling, Ellen Page, and Patricia Clarkson. When that wraps, he’ll head straight back into the sexy, sordid world of exsanguination as Eric Northman, television’s most magnetic vampire.
Thursday, October 20, 2011
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Wednesday, October 19, 2011
'True Blood' casting call: A biblical new role ... and a very old friend for Eric -- EXCLUSIVE True Blood is introducing several new characters in season 5 — and EW got the early word on two of the roles.Creator Alan Ball and his team of scribes have put out a casting call for someone to play Nora, a beautiful and intelligent 25-to-35 something who plays a double agent within the Vampire Authority. What’s even better than that? She’s got a big history with Eric (Alexander Skarsgard) because she’s a progeny of Godric. Nora will be a series regular role that may (or may not) involve a little nudity. (It IS True Blood, after all).
Meanwhile, Co-Executive Producer Raelle Tucker told EW that they’ll include a “very significant, strong, mysterious woman at the center of one of our main stories next year … a very familiar and compelling character. It may be someone you’ve heard of before.” Especially if you’ve read the Bible: The True Blood team also put out the call for someone to play Salome, as in THE Salome, daughter of Herodias, from the good book. She’s a powerful ancient vampire (hmm, don’t remember that part from the New Testament) and a world-class seductress who’s also a little mad. So she’ll fit right into Bon Temps
Start Date: Late November / Late December
[SALOME] 20 to 40. THE Salome from the Bible. Dark haired with dark features, exotic looking, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern and /or African. An ancient vampire who is a world class seductress and fiercely intelligent. She also has quite a lot of madness in her. She is the most powerful person in every way yet capable of hiding this power when it serves her purposes. Series Regular. Possible nudity.
[NORA] 25 to 35. Beautiful, any race, centuries old. A double agent working within the Vampire Authority. Eric’s vampire “sister” – a progeny of Godric. Intelligent, intimidating, cool under pressure and a very good liar. She loves Eric deeply, but has dedicated her life to a higher purpose. Series Regular. Possible nudity.
Monday, October 17, 2011
True Blood was a big winner at Spike TV’s Scream Awards this weekend. Best Horror Actor went to Alex Skarsgard and Best Male Breakout Performance went to Joe Mangiello and the whole cast won Best Ensemble. Congratulations !
You've only missed the first 2 eps, so plenty of time to catch up ! Our wonderful friend, Brian Juergens of Camp Blood is doing episode recaps of AHS for After Elton.com you can read them here
Loving DO in " American Horror Story ' !!!
Denis O’Hare knows scary.
Not because he plays the unhinged Russell Edgington, the vampire king of Mississippi on HBO’s “True Blood,” or the creepy, scarred Larry Harvey on FX’s “American Horror Story” (Wednesdays at 10 p.m.).
It’s just that the 49-year-old actor has an affinity for things macabre.
That education has come in handy lately. O’Hare shined as the bloodthirsty, unforgettable Edgington in the third season of “True Blood,” and now as the disfigured Larry Harvey in “American Horror Story,” a dark series that may be difficult to define.
There’s a Mitchell-shaped hole at the centre of Being Human, and the man with the unenviable task of filling it in series four is Damien Molony. Fresh out of drama school, he admits the task of playing the series’ new vampire Hal is daunting. But as SFX chats to Molony for an interview in issue 215, one thing is patently clear – Molony is Irish. He assures us, though, that Being Human isn’t just replacing one Irish vampire with another.
“I’m actually playing an English vampire!” he reveals. “Very, very posh. Very upper class. A stiff upper-lipped Brit, which is a bit of a push for me accent, but it makes it a lot more fun. I promise you, no! No, no, no – Hal’s not Mitchell 2. There’s a lot of back story to play with and I assure you he’s very, very different.”
4th Season confirmed
Thursday, October 13, 2011
Out for blood?
Nope, but perhaps just out for some "poppyrock-jive-jazzy-fusion," as Stephen Moyer once dubbed the kind of music he used to make with his old band, and which there may or may not have been some of at the music shop he was spotted at in Toronto not too long ago.
The austere leading vampire from True Blood. Unincognito. In Toronto. At Steve's. On Queen. That would be the audiophile institution that's also a Sherwood Forest of hanging guitars. And before he could even really find where the "poppy-rocky-jive-jazzyfusion" section, he was recognized, pawed, lured into a say-cheese. Browsing, postHBO-stardom? Clearly not what it used to be.
And since David Thompson’s sudden death, a veritable who’s who of mystery authors — all of whom he called friends — have been writing dedications and acknowledgments to him in their new books. For Charlaine Harris, Lee Child, Ace Atkins, Alafair Burke, S.J. Rozan, Robert Crais, C.J. Box, Deborah Crombie, Bill Crider and others, Thompson was the guy who knew them when, the guy who talked up their books to a discerning readership.
Thompson, a longtime employee of Murder By The Book and publisher of Busted Flush Press, died suddenly in his home on Sept. 13, 2010. An undiagnosed condition — sarcoidosis, an inflammatory disease that can affect almost any organ — caused his heart to fail.
On May 1, 2012, Ace will release the Deadlocked, the next book in Harris's Sookie Stackhouse series.
"On May 1, 2012, Ace will release the Deadlocked "This slipped into press release - this is an early May date for Sookie ! Great !
Charlaine Harris's mega hit series about Louisiana barmaid Sookie Stackhouse will end with book 13 which will be released in May 2013. (HBO's True Blood is based on the series.)
But Harris is already busy with a followup new project, an original graphic novel trilogy. The first book, Cemetery Girl, will be published by Ace Books in 2013. The trilogy is a collaboration between Harris, dark fantasy writer Christopher Golden, and illustrator Don Kramer. Cemetery Girl will combine fantasy and paranormal mystery to tell the story of a teenaged girl with amnesia who has grown up living alone in amid the gravestones.
As long as I’m covering odds and ends, let me just insert a fact here. I love the TV show “True Blood.” I don’t write it. So all the complaints about the way the plot lines are different from my books, about the physical differences between Anna Paquin and Sookie Stackhouse, about the direction and future of the show . . . they’re lost on me, and a waste of time to express to me, because I don’t have anything to do with the writing of the show or its casting. While I appreciate reader involvement in both entertainment experiences, I can only affect issues regarding the books.
I’m not trying to be ungracious or rude, but realistic. If you have a beef with the way the show is plotted or cast, please send these observations to HBO or to Alan Ball. As I opened my office mail yesterday, I found myself wondering if Alan gets letters about how I write the books.
I think I’ll ask him.
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Kristin Bauer plays vampire Eric Northman's icy-hearted progeny Pam De Beaufort on HBO's True Blood. In real life, Bauer loves playing the baddest bitch in Bon Temps. In a recent e-mail interview with City Link, the actress addressed the perks of playing a vampire and recalled the hilarious television role she played long before she developed fangs.
How has your life changed since True Blood went on the air?
Well, I now have to shower and wear some makeup to go to Starbucks. I have to borrow a little from Pam — be a tad more vain, as I could never say, “no” to a fan wanting a photo because I'm not wearing mascara. And I get asked my thoughts on things and I have lots to say about rights and free will, especially regarding animals, as they are truly innocent and voiceless. It is also possible playing Pam has opened the door to my being seen as a “fierce bitch,” I think is the term and I'm all for that typecasting.
American Horror Story is rocking my post True Blood world - how about you ??
FX’s psycho-sexual thriller American Horror Story, from executive producers Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk, revolves around the Harmons, a family of three who moved from Boston to Los Angeles as a means of reconciling personal anguish and getting a fresh start. But, they quickly discover that their new home comes with its own kind of baggage, as numerous heinous and terrifying acts have occurred there, and the property itself seems to have a strange effect on its residents.
Monday, October 10, 2011
DW Publishing, in conjunction with HBO, is pleased to announce the launch of the second hardcover True Blood comic collection, TRUE BLOOD: TAINTED LOVE, available in comic and book stores throughout North America on Tuesday, October 11, 2011. This compilation of all six issues from the second series of the mega-hit comics offers an all-new story co-written by True Blood star Michael McMillian and comics fan-favorite Marc Andreyko. The collection features bonus content, including a cover gallery.
“We couldn’t be more pleased with the continued success of the comics and are excited that the release of the comic collection will make the series even more accessible to fans,” stated show creator Alan Ball. “Truebies now have two great stories to enjoy, both of which offer new adventures for the Bon Temps crew.”
Make-Up Artist magazine’s Web feature “Tales from the Set” features True Blood. Watch here
Thanks Andy !
Andy says ...
Here are a few stencils I’ve created for personal crafting use. They’re great for pumpkin carving, making T-shirts or pretty much anything you can use a stencil for.
Click on the character art of your choice below to download the PDF artwork: Enjoy!
The CW television series “The Vampire Diaries“ has already sunk its teeth into Facebook, with a page that has sucked in more than 8.9 million likes. The next target: Gamers’ blood.
Warner Brothers Interactive Entertainment flipped the switch on The Vampire Diaries: Get Sucked In, which transports players to the town of Mystic Falls, where they meet characters from the show and have to complete missions.
In addition to game-playing logic, knowledge of “The Vampire Diaries“ show is also a key asset, as trivia questions are sprinkled throughout The Vampire Diaries: Get Sucked In.
Players can use Facebook Credits to purchase items within the game, complete collections, open special prize chests, or unlock new areas.
Posted by " Dallas " at 10:22 AM
Vampire Art Now, edited by Jasmine Becket-Griffith and Matthew David Becket, contains some of the loveliest vampire art we've seen in a vampire's lifetime.
Monday, October 3, 2011
Sunday, October 2, 2011
AFTER winning an Oscar for American Beauty, Alan Ball created the darkly beautiful TV series Six Feet Under. Then came True Blood, now into its fourth series.
You cast Rachel Griffiths in Six Feet Under, Toni Collette in your film Towelhead and Ryan Kwanten in True Blood. What is it about Australian actors?
You guys create some really fantastic actors. It's just the talent.
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Is it true you sought out Kwanten to play Jason Stackhouse?
It is. I went to see this movie called Flicka, a family movie about a brother and sister and a horse, and he was the handsome, charming, not-so-intellectually developed brother. He was Jason. I called my casting director that day.
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