Friday, April 17, 2009

Alex isn't going to be Thor ?

Kenneth Branagh is making a mistake

E! Online caught up with the True Blood actor at the Paley Center for Media's 25th Annual TV Festival Monday night where he advised them that he believes he is no longer a candidate to play the lead in the Marvel movie.

Skarsgård met with Thor director Kenneth Branagh about the role and was reportedly a leading contender for the part, but that is apparently as far as it went for the Swedish actor. When asked about the possibility of playing the god of thunder, Skarsgård replied, "No, I don't think so. I haven't gotten the call, so..."

All Together Dead: Andre has a nail up his what ?


“Andre,” I said in a very low voice, “I gotta tell you, I think Mr. Baruch had something to do with that bomb outside the queen’s door.”

Andre looked as if someone had stuck a nail up his fundament. “What?”

“I’m thinking that he wanted Sophie-Anne scared,” I said. “I’m thinking that he thought she’d be vulnerable and need a strong male protector if she felt threatened.

A fundament is defined as:

2: the fleshy part of the human body that you sit on [syn: buttocks, nates, arse, butt, backside, bum, buns, can, hindquarters, hind end, keister, posterior, prat, rear, rear end, rump, stern, seat, tail, tail end, tooshie, tush, bottom, behind, derriere, fanny, ass]

Alexander Skarsgard red carpet arrival at True Blood Paley event

Gosh, this looks like an awful thing to do..

Things I've learned from True Blood (12)

Vampires take away human jobs & women.

Make sure you keep a beautiful white night gown around. You never know when you're going to run through the woods to have sex for the first time in your life with a dam fine looking Vampire.

The only thing worse than wearing your 1987 red prom dress to a party...
wearing it in jail!!

Never kidnap and try to keep a Vampire as a pet.

Vampire blood turns children into addicts, drug dealers & homosexuals.

I've learned that Lafayette prefers a dark shade of nail polish.

Vampire kittehs

I have a blog fan that send me these all the time. In case you don't know, these are Lolcats from

True Blood goes to the movies : Ryan Kwanten stars in Flicka

Alan Ball said Monday night in L.A. that Ryan's performance in this movie made Ball want him for True Blood.

Flicka -2006

Coming of age story set in the mountain vistas, A headstrong 16 year old Katy McLaughlin desires to work on her family's mountainside horse ranch, although her father insists she finish boarding school. Katy finds a mustang in the hills near her ranch. Katy then sets her mind to tame a mustang and prove to her father she can run the ranch. But when tragedy happens, it will take all the love and strength the family can muster to restore hope.

Tim McGraw ... Rob McLaughlin

Maria Bello ... Nell McLaughlin

Alison Lohman ... Katy McLaughlin

Ryan Kwanten ... Howard McLaughlin

Danny Pino ... Jack

Dallas Roberts ... Gus

Blood Copy Volume 7: Anti -Vampire violence

We are revisiting the Blood Copy videos which were part of the HBO True Blood viral marketing campaign that helped introduce the True Blood television series in the summer of 2008. We will be doing a radio show on this topic soon.
Previously we have see the mysterious packages were being received, the gatekeeper awakened on a mysterious website, .... Blood Copy website HERE

The blog and videos not only were a marketing ploy but they also served as a prologue to the series ...
Here is the blog entry for that time period HERE ( July 20, 2008)
It's great to watch these videos but you also must read the blog entry for that day.

True Blood Dvd sneak preview: Interactive map of Bon Temps on Blu-ray

Bon Temps and environs

True Blood DVD sneak preview: We get background on Pam


(No one knows her last name and she refuses to tell anyone.) ( born 1871/made vampire 1905)Daughter of a London businessman and his peerage wife, who groomed her to be a respectable young lady of society, which bored her no end.

Pam spent most of her early twenties breaking engagements and young men’s hearts. When she met Eric is 1905, she was only too happy to take him up after his offer of immortality. She is fond of saying she never got a taste if life until she died.

Full Moon of Werewolves: Paranormal Boys You Can Take Home to Mom

Olga writes a great post about weres and Sam our favorite shifter

About today’s guest: Olga Kwak
Olga is the Junior Web Maintenance Technician for An avid reader, in her spare time she blogs about life in Toronto at and her obsession with the written word at Get Thee to a Punnery!

There’s something comforting about knowing your one true love is a werewolf. Sure, he might shed. Yes, he goes through clothing like it’s made of tissue. But even if he can tear a human limb from limb and barely break a sweat, you know he’s loyal to you and you alone. His love is intense and it makes you feel like you’re the only person in the world.

So what if he brings home the occasional flea?

My best friend and I are gaga over True Blood. It’s the perfect TV cocktail for girlies like us who have grown up watching Buffy the Vampire Slayer. But it’s even better because it has the added bonus of featuring a very sexy werewolf. Based on the Dead Until Dark book series by Charlaine Harris, it follows the story of Sookie Stackhouse and a variety of characters (both normal and paranormal) as they try and get through the day-to-day in Bon Temps, Louisiana. Of course there’s a little murder and intrigue thrown in to keep the viewer wondering.

Read on

'Fourth Man in the Fire ' the title song for True Blood Season One Episode Eight

I recently did a Season 2 Spoiler show for my Blogtalk radio show, where we looked at what we might know about the upcoming episode by knowing examining the title song for that episode.

I can't tell you how many emails I received from folks saying they felt so stupid for not realizing that the True Blood episodes were named for songs. It's OK but I thought it might be a good idea to look back at the song, the artist and the lyrics for each of last season's episode title songs.

So let's look back to Season 1, Ep 8: Fourth Man in the Fire which originally aired : 10/26/2008
The Fourth Man was written by Arthur "Guitar Boogie" Smith

Arthur Smith (born April 1, 1921 in Clinton, South Carolina) is an American musician and songwriter.

Arthur Smith was a textile mill worker who became a celebrated and respected country music instrumental composer, guitarist, fiddler, and banjo player who had a major hit with the instrumental, "Guitar Boogie." In 1955, Arthur Smith composed a banjo instrumental he called "Feudin' Banjos" and recorded the song with five-string banjo player Don Reno. Later the composition appeared in the popular 1972 film Deliverance as "Dueling Banjos" played by Eric Weissberg and Steve Mandel. Not given credit, Smith had to proceed with legal action that eventually gave him songwriting credit and back royalties.
It was a landmark copyright infringement suit.

As a composer, Arthur Smith has nearly 500 copyrights. Among his copyrights, Smith has over 100 active inspirational and/or gospel music compositions including million sellers "The Fourth Man" and "I Saw A Man."

Fourth Man version we hear in True Blood is from the Johnny Cash album, Strawberry Cake.
Strawberry Cake is a live album by country singer Johnny Cash, released on Columbia Records in 1976. In it, Cash tells stories about the recording of each song, and also the history of the United States, in a precursor of sorts to the VH1 Storytellers series.


Here is a story from the Good Book we know
A story 'bout a miracle that happened long ago
We hope that you'll take courage when temptation you meet
There's somebody watchin' you who's strong when you're weak.

They wouldn't bend
They held on to the will of God so we are told
They wouldn't bow
They would not bow their knees to Idols made of gold
They wouldn't burn
They were protected by the Fourth Man in the fire
They wouldn't bend
They wouldn't bow, they wouldn't burn.

Now the prophet Daniel tells about
Three men who walked with God
Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego
Before the wicked king they stood
And the king commanded them bound and thrown
Into the fiery furnace that day
But the fire was so hot that the men were slain
That forced them on their way.

True Blood Paleyfest coverage from Dallas and @SookieBonTemps: Part 3

I'm using @SookieBonTemps tweets as a narrative for my Paley event photos, videos etc.
I will also add my own comments but Sook did the tweeting and I did video and photographs (because I ended up on the second row) It was so great getting to know @SookieBonTemps in person as we have been online friends since with both started doing our True Blood/ Sookie fan stuff.

We both choose to stay incognito and we are the most unlikely of all teams but I think we did a good job of covering the event together.

*Part One I HERE / Part Two 2 HERE
* It will be a 4 part series.

(*Dallas comments in parenthesis)

Trammell just admitted to screamin' like a girl when he got the part.

Kwanten just said he read for Bill!

LOL! Moyer just joked about auditioning for Sookie!

Anna's talkin' about stalking Alan Ball to get the role

She's talkin' about transforming into a southern blond!

Props to Rutina Wesley for her performance as Tara. Talkin' about being "balls to the wall.". And she went school with Nelsan!

Currently shootin episode 7. Ball is finishing writing episode 11. Now he's talking music on True Blood

Hold onto your hats. They're drilling Skarsgard about the Eric love. Just referred to himself as a glorified extra

Ellis is talkin' AIDS burgers and the Bush mask! Everyone is talking favorite scenes. Kwanten's talking about all the angles they shot

Trammell just said he enjoyed workin' it out with Tara...and Anna. Least favorite scene was running naked in beige jazz shoes. No shit!

Moyer is actually really funny!

Moyer's talking about the burning scene and the makeup for "grilled Bill." No one wanted to look at him. Anna liked Sam waking up naked

Anna Paquin is a masochist! Just said she loves gettin' the crap outta here!

Ball is talking script. Said he normally hates improv, but Ellis changed it for him

Moyer is talking about the demographic of folks watching the show -- everyone. Ellis is talkin' about folks that see him as the character.

OMG! Ellis just talked about being boring and playing SCRABBLE!

True Blood Music Video of the Day: Love Games by Lady Gaga

Love Games by Lady Gaga LYRICS

Thanks, gollonge