Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Welcome to the inaugural episode of The Once & Future Podcast, featuring book giveaways, the Paperback Dolls, author Jackie Kessler, and New York Times bestseller Charlaine Harris. You can listen to it here.
CH is at 40:00
Since the citizens of Bon Temps dropped like flies (RIP Jesus, Marnie, Nan, and possibly Tara) on True Blood‘s surprising finale, season 5 will introduce fresh meat and showcase some familiar faces. “There will be a very significant, strong, mysterious woman at the center of one of our main stories next year,” says co-executive producer Raelle Tucker. “That will be a very familiar and compelling character. It may be someone you’ve heard of before.” We will also once again visit the fairy world touched upon at the beginning of season 4. Says Tucker, “Season 5 will explore more fairies, new fairies, fairies in a way you haven’t really seen fairies. We will all, as well as Sookie, come to understand fairies more than in previous seasons.”
If there's one thing fans of HBO's "True Blood" know, it's that quick-witted vampire Pam (Kristin Bauer) has been dealt a few harsh blows this past season. First, her one true confidant -- and blood-sucking badass partner-in-crime -- Eric Northman (Alexander Skarsgard) turns into Mr. Nice Guy, and then that evil witch (literally) Marnie (Fiona Shaw) casts a spell that starts to rot Pam's flesh. And if there's anything that Pam loves more than Eric, it's her pretty little face.
In Sunday (Sept. 11) night's season four finale, the tension between Pam and her maker Eric reached a humorous boiling point when Pam, ever the dramatic, throws a bona fide vamp temper tantrum at Fangtasia, exclaiming, "I am so over Sookie and her precious fairy vagina and her stupid name." And while Pam's less-than-pleasant sentiments may have echoed the thoughts of millions of viewers, it didn't do much to detour Eric from Sookie's, well, "precious fairy vagina."
In its four seasons, the only thing that's remained predictable about True Blood is that nothing is ever as it seems. Alan Ball, a master of twists and turns, has succeeded in leaving his audience salivating for Season Five with "And When I Die." Although Sookie makes her long-awaited choice between Bill and Eric, and Marnie's control over Bon Temps is finally vanquished, we are left with very little resolution as Season Four closes out, and a multitude of cliffhangers pepper the story lines. Long-lost villains from seasons past (Russell Edgington! Steve Newlin! Rene!) are creeping their way back into the lives of Bon Temps' residents, only hinting at the evil to come. And as the episode title teased, death is a prominent visitor in this season finale, with Jesus making the ultimate sacrifice to save the man he loves – and Tara doing the same to protect Sookie. The creatures of the True Blood universe took one hell of a beating this season, but it looks like it was just a warm-up to the terror that awaits them in Season Five.
HBO Series ‘True Blood’ Features Coquette Costume
Fairy costume donned by Lauren Bowles’ character Holly Cleary
Sep 13th, 2011 05:53 AM
CAMBRIDGE, Ontario, Canada—True Blood fans (Trubies) were glued to their television sets last weekend for the HBO hit series’ season finale which featured a Coquette Masquerade costume. Actress Lauren Bowles’ character Holly Cleary was shown wearing the Fairy costume, model M6033, from the Masquerade Collection.
“It is extremely exciting and flattering to see one of your creations come to life on such a well-known and popular hit series,” said Elaine Carson, senior designer. “As a designer this is a fabulous way for our work to be recognized and is quite rewarding.”
The piece is intricately made with varying layers of sheer nylon and topped off with an embroidered layer with ribbon and sequin appliqué. This costume was designed with the inspiration to be light, playful and youthful and when worn in this episode by Bowles’ character, the piece offers her a truly feminine appeal.
The Masquerade Collection is filled with a variety of costumes for Halloween and special occasions. In addition to fantasy and fairy tale costumes such as the Fairy, the collection ranges from career themes, animals, costumes for couples and role-play outfits.
Coquette’s Main Collection features various corsets similar to those famously worn by the character Jessica Hambe played by actress Deborah Ann Woll. This collection is comprised of a variety of styles of lingerie. Known for its unique craftsmanship of corsets, Coquette offers numerous styles, colors and sizes to choose from, and designs them with comfort and movement in mind.
Coquette is thrilled to have one of their popular costumes featured on the much watched series and expect that the Fairy costume will be in high demand for Halloween this year. With a significant array of costumes and fetish wear in the Darque Collection, all the Trubies out there will find it easy to recreate their favorite look from the show.
For more information, visit Coquette.com.
Rutina Wesley is a popular lady after the death of poor Tara last night on the season finale of True Blood.
In this interview below, she speaks to Michael Ausiello about Tara’s death, or is it a death? As you will read, since Rutina has a contract for Season 5, its certainly possible that she will return.
In the closing minutes of Sunday’s True Blood finale, the actress’ seemingly cursed alter ego, Tara, jumped in front of a bullet intended for her BFF Sookie and got her brains blown out. Literally.
“I have to say it was actually kind of cool having my brains blown out,” confesses Wesley with a laugh. “All of the special effects and everything… It was cool.”
If she sounds surprisingly chipper for someone who just lost her job on one of TV’s most successful shows, it’s probably because well…she didn’t actually lose her job. In the following Q&A with TVLine, Wesley confirms that she will be back for True Blood‘s fifth season — but that’s only half the story.
TVLINE | When did you first find out Tara was getting shot in the head?
[Series creator] Alan Ball himself pulled me aside early on and told me that this was happening. And I was like, ‘OK, that’s cool.’ I know I’m coming back in some capacity, I just don’t know how I’m coming back. It’s scary as an actor to be in that position. Whatever they do, I think it’s the Golden Hour for Tara. But I don’t know how they’re going to revive me or if I’m dead. And that’s the big question: Can she be saved?
TVLINE | Has your contract option for Season 5 been officially picked up?
Yes. I know I’m coming back. I just don’t know in what capacity.
TVLINE | If she is brought back to life, it seems unlikely she’ll just be the same old Tara.
I like playing a human on the show. I like not having any powers. I like being the voice of reason. But it wouldn’t be a drama if we didn’t have a shift in things. Everything’s up in the air because half of my head is missing. [Laughs] I know Alan has big plans for me next season. But has he shared those plans with me? Not really.
read on tvline.com