Thursday, February 5, 2009

'Vampire' arrested for threatening teenage 'slayer'

A self-described "vampire" and former fringe political candidate is facing charges for threatening a teenage girl who tried to break off their online relationship by telling him she was a vampire hunter

John Alfred Sharkey, who calls himself the "The Impaler," ran as the Vampyres, Witches and Pagans party candidate for Minnesota governor in 2006.

The 16-year-old girl's complaint claims the pair struck up a friendship in 2007 after she wrote a message of support on his MySpace page. She told police they began dating online, and the threats began when she tried to break off the relationship, according to the Post-Bulleting newspaper.

She told police that "in a desperate attempt" to get him to leave her alone, she had e-mailed him that she was a member of an elite vampire hunter society and that continuing their relationship would put him in danger. Her father told police he talked to Mr Sharkey, 44, but he continued to call the girl and write letters to her parents.

He was charged with felony harassment and two misdemeanors: coercion with a threat to inflict bodily harm and coercion with a threat to expose a secret or disgrace. He is in jail after being unable to raise bail.

Rick Smith, his lawyer, has asked that the charges be dismissed for lack of probable cause.

He was supposed to appear in court in August, but got a delay by saying he had been hurt in a pro wrestling match. He then missed a September hearing and a warrant was issued.

The complaint says Mr Sharkey told a Rochester police sergeant who called him last August that he was a vampire "who needs to drink human blood for strength." It says he referred to the girl as his wife and princess. Last August he also wrote a letter threatening to sue the county attorney's office for wrongful and vindictive prosecution

One-On-One Interview with Actor Todd Lowe of True Blood

Very nice, lengthy interview with Todd Lowe( Terry Bellefluer) from LaSplash. I would note that Terry is a Texas boy, his IMDb says he was born in Houston but grew up in Humble. Remember the "H " is silent !!! Do you think you've never been to Humble?? If you've ever landed at Intercontinental Airport in Houston ( IAH) you've been damn close !

By Jerod Williams
From hindsight, actor Todd Lowe could be categorized as a brooding, laidback guy with not a care in the world. As you get to know him, there’s something really alluring about him. There’s a sense of naiveté that clearly resonates in his demeanor and the way he carries himself. With an extensive theatre background from The University of Texas at Austin under his belt, Lowe has parlayed his craft into the world of television by landing guest starring roles on WALKER: TEXAS RANGER and WITHOUT A TRACE.

Texas native Todd Lowe (TRUE BLOOD) and (GILMORE GIRLS) is Hollywood's latest rising star He’s also not a stranger to film where he can be seen in movies such as: THE PRINCESS DIARIES, WHERE THE HEART IS and REDLINE.

In 2002, Lowe landed a part as a recurring character and a cult following on the WB hit series GILMORE GIRLS as Zack van Gerbig. He found himself acting opposite Alexis Bledel and Lauren Graham. Eventually, due to the popularity of his character of Zach, he became a series regular. With the success of the show under his belt, he was able to pursue being a musician. He even got the chance to play guitar and sing on the show as well. Now, Lowe has created quite a buzz as sympathetic yet obscure war vet Terry Bellefleur on Alan Ball's HBO hit vampire series TRUE BLOOD acting opposite Anna Paquin. I had the pleasure of interviewing this charismatic individual who I’ve come to have known for a number of years. What makes Lowe really fascinating is that he is genuinely a great guy with an obscure and funny personality that is infectious. As we were setting up a meeting place for our personal interview, instead of sticking to the original plan of meeting at a local coffee shop in Hollywood, he phones at the last minute to change the meeting place to where he could have a drink. Needless to say, I felt like William Miller did when he chased the band Stillwater in the film ALMOST FAMOUS.
As we chatted over Irish coffee at a local dive bar/restaurant in Silverlake under heat lamps, we reminisced about the good times back in Austin, Texas and caught each other up on mutual friends who have migrated to Los Angeles. Needless to say, the evening was filled with laughs that range from talks about martial arts, to waxing rhetoric and (in true Texan-esque form) lighting cigarettes with space heaters only because there weren’t any available lighters around.

Read on HERE

More about Todd's band the Pillbilly Knights?
Lowe is also singer and guitarist for Pilbilly Knights, a country-rock band based in Los Angeles. The band released a compact disc, California Night Club in January 2007.

You can listen to some of their songs :

True Blood: Will Eric Break Up Sookie and Bill?

Could True Blood's love triangle of Sookie Stackhouse, Bill and Eric be heating up?

The Golden Globe-winning HBO drama returns this summer for another round of bloody, bitey Louisiana sexcapades, and everyone is dying to know what's going down in Bon Temps.

How will Sookie cope with news about Bill's newly made and superannoying vampire tootsie Jessica?

What's up with Tara and Sam: Are they friends with benefits, genuine lovers or none of the above?

And most important of all: Is Lafayette dead—or undead?!

Want to know what's to come? We've got answers from the cast about all your burning Q's...

Stephen Moyer, Rutina Wesley, Nelsan Ellis Michael Tran/Getty Images

So will Eric break up Sookie and Bill? Stephen Moyer tells me, "I couldn't possibly say. I honestly don't know, but I think that there will be all the conflict that there needs to be to make it a great frisson."

What about that other third party, Bill's baby-vamp Jessica (Deborah Ann Woll)? Moyer teases, "She is nuts—and fantastic."

As for our other faves, Nelsan Ellis isn't sharing anything about Lafayette's fate, telling fans, "They have to wait and see," but he's definitely up for more Blood if it's offered. Says Nelsan, "Absolutely, yeah, I'll come back. I'll take the paycheck." Indeed, Nelsan's as invested as the rest of us in the question of whether or not Lafayette lives or dies, saying, "I love the fact that people are invested in this story. I like Lafayette, and I like that people like him."

Last but not least, Tara is still struggling to find her way in life. Michelle Forbes' slinky, sneaky maenad is certainly suspicious but Rutina Wesley says she may not be all bad, telling us, "She saved my life, basically." As for Tara's love life, the thing with Sam is not totally off the table: "[Sam and Tara have] a complicated relationship, and Sam still kind of has that little thing for Sookie. But Tara loves her some Sam—so we'll see."

Should Tara and Sam be together? Are you Team Eric or Team Bill? Could you live with a True Blood that didn't have any Lafayette? Post in the comments!

True Blood returns to HBO in June or July for season two.

—Reporting by Jennifer Godwin

Pre-order dvd or blu-ray of True Blood Season One with May 19th street date

I think we already know all this, but I think what the news is here is the Blu-ray date. I am most interested in what is in the extra/bonus materials . You can pre-order from Amazon ( that's what I did ) for $38 CLICK HERE LINK

This past December we reported that HBO's hot new vampire series was coming to DVD on May 12th with True Blood - The Complete 1st Season. A couple of weeks later we followed up with more info about that, and let you know that a high-definition Blu-ray Disc version was also in the works, possibly coming out on the same day as the DVD. A date that we mentioned was still subject to change...and it has, but only by a week!

HBO and distributor Warner Home Video have now officially announced True Blood - The Complete 1st Season for a May 19th street date on both DVD and Blu-ray. Each one will be a 5-disc set running 720 minutes, with Bonus Material yet to be details, but which will included a Documentary and Audio Commentary, plus other extras. Video will be widescreen, audio in English Dolby, but no further solid details are available yet on the specs. List prices are $59.99 SRP on the DVD, and $79.98 SRP on the Blu-ray, but both can be locked in at nice discounts using the Amazon links provided just above. Package art isn't final yet, but here is what Amazon is still showing:

Charlaine Harris will speak at in September 4-7 Atlanta

Charlaine will speak at in September 4-7 Atlanta

Dragon*Con is the largest multi-media, popular culture convention focusing on science fiction and fantasy, gaming, comics, literature, art, music, and film in the US.

Dragon*Con 2009 will be held Labor Day weekend (September 4 - September 7, 2009) in Atlanta, GA.

The Dragon*Con Office is now open. Click here for hours.

Did you enjoy the Dragon*Con TV spots? Or maybe you missed them! In either case, you can now view them online at

Charlaine Harris
Charlaine Harris has been a published novelist for over twenty-five years. Not a traditional mystery, nor yet pure science fiction or romance, DEAD UNTIL DARK broke genre boundaries to appeal to a wide audience of people who just enjoy a good adventure. Each subsequent book about Sookie Stackhouse, telepathic Louisiana barmaid and friend to vampires, werewolves, and various other odd creatures, has drawn more readers. The southern vampire books are published in Japan, Great Britain, Greece, Germany, Thailand, Spain, France, and Russia.

Anubis Airlines from Club Dead : Bill Compton's coffin is stolen

Bk 3

"As Russell Edgington's people tell it, .. The humans responsible for taking her coffin to the airport took Bill's identical coffin by mistake. When they delivered the coffin to the hangar Anubis Airlines leases, they left it unguarded for perhaps ten minutes while they were filling out paperwork.
During that time-they claim-someone wheeled the coffin, which was on a kind of gurney, out of the back of the hangar, loaded it onto a truck, and drove away."

"Someone who could penetrate Anubis security," I said, doubt heavy in my voice. Anubis Airlines had been established to transport vampires safely both day and night, and their guarantee of heavy security to guard the coffins of sleeping vampires was their big calling card. Of course, vampires don't have to sleep in coffins, but it sure is easy to ship them that way.
There had been unfortunate "accidents" when vampires had tried to fly Delta.
Some fanatic had gotten in the baggage hold and hacked open a couple of coffins with an ax. Northwest had suffered the same problem. Saving money suddenly didn't seem so attractive to the undead, who now flew Anubis almost exclusively.
"I'm thinking that someone could have mingled with Edgington's people, someone the Anubis employees thought was Edgington's, and Edgington's people thought belonged to Anubis. He could have wheeled Bill out as Edgington's people left, and the guards would be none the wiser."

"The Anubis people wouldn't ask to see papers? On a departing coffin?"
'They say they did see papers, Betty Jo Pickard's. She was on her way to Missouri to negotiate a trade agreement with the vampires of St. Louis."
."There was also extra confusion at the time," Pam was saying. "A fire started under the tail of another Anubis plane, and the guards were distracted."

Word Search episode 2

We have the Word Search version of the Episode 2 crossword puzzle up...

answer key found here

Episode 2 word Search puzzle

Two more Sookie book covers this time from Spain

Recently on Charlaine Harris's blog she said :

"Last year, my agent and I were delighted because we were near to reaching the “twenty” mark in foreign languages. This year, we’re at twenty-five, and we won’t stop there."

Make your own music videos using Animato

Make you own music video ! How about some new Eric and Bill videos ?
If you make one send it to me and I'll post it. Looks like they are only $3

Fortunately, Animoto has you covered. The site has put together a new Valentine’s Day card that allows you to submit a handful of photos of you and your loved one to automatically a generate a great looking video-slideshow set to the music of an appropriately sappy love song. It only takes a few minutes to put together, but to anyone who hasn’t been exposed to Animoto before it’s pretty impressive - at least, it’ll buy you enough time to run down to the store and grab something a bit more tangible.

Anna Paquin and others from Golden Globes help support new building for Children's hospital in LA

Entertainment Tonight takes great pride in presenting one-of-a-kind signed celebrity Wall-U’s. Each movable, life-sized, cutout image was presented on the Golden Globe® red carpet and personally signed by the celebrity.

Wall-U’s are durable vinyl cutout decals that easily affix and re-affix to any wall to personalize a room, without the hassle and potential damage of framing and mounting.

Proceeds from the sale will benefit the creation of a new hospital building at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles opening in 2010.

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True Blood Music Video of the Day

Love Song for a Vampire by Annie Lennox [lyrics]