Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Meet Corbett Hale Stackhouse - Sookie's Dad

The wonderful Beadrbop just happened to have a photo from last year when she and her family when to Las Vegas to see the Blue Man Group and her son was photographed with them ..

Ta da....

Pappa is that you ? Yes, we are pretty sure this is Jeffery Nicholas Brown aka Daddy Stackhouse

Charlaine Harris - June Book Signing in Louisiana June 13

There are LOTS of us going to this...if you are going let me know !! We will be having some meetups over the weekend !

Charlaine Harris is the author of the Sookie Stackhouse vampire novels that the HBO series True Blood is closely based on. Her HBO series was their biggest hit last season!

Charlaine is only scheduled to appear at seven signings this year. Her first book signing of 2009 is at the Author! Author! Book Festival on June 13, in Shreveport, Louisiana. Her books are set in North Louisiana in a fictional town near Shreveport.

She will also be hosting an informal question and answer session for the public at 2:00 p.m.

The event is free with tickets printed from the website ( or is $2 at the door.

Alan Ball and True Blood cast promote dvd sales on Amazon

Alan Ball, Anna, Stephen and Sam all have nifty 40 second videos on the Amazon site to promote Dvd sales.

See them all HERE

Editorial Reviews
Alan Ball’s True Blood series works well for television, as it has enough sensationalism to tantalize and enough story girth to make the viewer care about the characters. That one can finally invest emotion into monsters, including an undead Civil War victim, a transformer who can shapeshift into various animals, and a female mind reader, speaks volumes about America’s willingness to accept fantasy. Of course, television has always produced good fantasy shows (I Dream of Jeannie), but True Blood’s Southern Goth brand of fun horror is more macabre and more perverse, not to mention gorier, than most shows of its kind to date. Adapted from Charlaine Harris’ Sookie Stackhouse novels, True Blood thrills because of its equal blend in each episode of erotica, humor, tragedy, mystery, and fantasy.

Set in a rural, swampy Louisiana parrish, the show centers around Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin) and her clan, sweet grandmother Adele (Lois Smith) and air-headed brother Jason (Ryan Kwanten). Illicit love is spawned early on, when Sookie saves vampire Bill Compton (Stephen Moyer) from having his blood stolen in the parking lot of Merlotte’s diner, owned by Sam Merlotte (Sam Trammell) who completes what will form a complex love triangle. As tensions between Sookie’s suitors loosen or tighten, many side plots, such as her African American best friend Tara’s (Rutina Wesley) struggle with an alcoholic, Bible-thumping mother and her brother’s dangerous crush on drug addicted hippie, Amy Burley (Lizzy Caplan), keep one wondering who will succeed in this podunk place. The main tension throughout, however, is a race war waged between vampires and humans. As murders of “fang bangers” occur (human girls who let vampires bite them) and dumb policeman Andy Bellefleur (Chris Bauer) fails to find clues, one sees the metaphorical implications of vampirism and feels deeper resonance with what can be a downright trashy show. Gossip galore, especially about what kinds of babies interbreeding will produce, is rampant. One of the funniest characters is Tara’s flamboyant cousin, Lafayette (Nelsan Ellis), who deals drugs, works as a fry cook, and services the local white politicians, while making sure he’s always up in everyone’s business.

What makes True Blood smarter than pure soap opera is the parallels it draws between its monster mash and actual, familiar societal problems. Sookie and her friends watch the news, where Evangelicals bash vampires and prohibit mixed marriage, and everyone is addicted to V, a.k.a vampire blood, that effects like psychedelic heroin. Even its gore reflects a mix of serious and silly, as vampires explode into red, sticky goop. Though it may not be attempting to qualify for the best vampire footage ever shot, True Blood is as addictive as that substance the town’s youth obsesses over, which is a metaphor in itself. --Trinie Dalton

First look: 'True Blood' season 2 poster and first 3 episodes.

from Entertainment Weekly

Sink your teeth into this exclusive first look at the official new key art for True Blood's 12-episode second season, which kicks off June 14.

To further whet your appetites, here are the official titles and (somewhat spoilery) loglines for the first three episodes...

June 14: “Nothing But the Blood”
A shocking murder outside Merlotte’s has Bon Temps reeling. Meanwhile, Sookie’s (Anna Paquin) relationship with Bill (Stephen Moyer) is tested when she learns about Jessica (Deborah Ann Woll), and of his involvement in her uncle’s death. Sam (Sam Trammell) recalls a shape-shifting encounter he had with Maryann (Michelle Forbes) as a 17-year-old. Jason (Ryan Kwanten) gets a sudden windfall that allows him to pay for a leadership retreat with the Fellowship of the Sun. Two adversaries find themselves sharing a mysterious dungeon and, possibly, the same fate.

June 21: “Keep This Party Going”
Sookie is forced to cope with Bill’s obligations to Jessica, as well as the romantic inconveniences the teen vampire’s presence creates. At the Light of Day leadership conference, Jason makes a favorable impression on its ambitious leaders, Steve (Michael McMillian) and Sarah Newlin (Anna Camp), though not on his jealous roommate Luke (Wes Brown). Maryann casts her spell on Merlotte’s patrons, and Sam proves helpless to stop the revelry.

June 28: “Scratches”
When Sookie is attacked by a mysterious creature, Bill must enlist Eric’s (Alexander Skarsgård) help to save her. At the Light of Day retreat, Jason has second thoughts about the sect’s anti-vampire agenda, but Sarah and Steve counter his doubts with flattery and promises. After snapping at Tara (Rutina Wesley) and new employee Daphne (Ashley Jones), Sam decides to cut and run. A bored Jessica heads over to Merlotte’s, where a smitten Hoyt (Jim Parrack) falls under her spell. At another Maryann-hosted party, Tara finds her attraction to Eggs (Mehcad Brooks) interrupted by a swirling, aphrodisiac fog.

Can't. Bloody. Wait.

Dallas has a free copy of True Blood Soundtrack to give away : released May 19th

We have a free copy from Atlantic Records to give away!

They have very kindly given me a free copy of the soundtrack to giveaway!

Of course, there is trick ..

If you would like to receive this FREE copy send me an email and you must include the title and artist for 2 songs that you will find on this soundtrack.

(**you can find the answers right here on this blog)
Email: True Blood in Dallas

Closes at midnight 12:00 cst tonight ( May 13)

Please pre-order the soundtrack HERE
( what a great Father's Day gift idea !)

Please also post this great widget to your blog, MySpace page or Facebook page

True Blood Buzz2 stills

You guys seem to really like these - it's easier to look at what going on in the scenes.
You are also welcome to use or take any of them -be creative!

True Blood behind the scenes: Sookie's Dad is a member of the Blue Man Group - What the hell ?

Why- Yes, he is and her mom was a ballerina !

NO, I am not making that up...haha

Jenni Blong plays Michelle Stackhouse in True Blood Season One : Episode 1, First Bite

Jenni's IMDb and Facebook page
She is a former ballet dancer

Jeffery Nicholas Brown plays Corbett Stackhouse True Blood Season One : Episode 1, First Bite

Jeffreys's IMDb page

* is one of the Blue Men in the "Blue men group"
* played a vampire in 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer' in 2002

** We do not know the name of Sookie's mother from the books.

Here are some behind the scenes photos from the set in Louisiana

We see Sookie and Jason as children and meet their parents in this True Blood clip ( 3:13)


May 12th, 2009

Vampires are not human. We can not work human hours. And while we do not engage in most human services, there are any number of others that we alone require.

For years this forced us to rely on others. To serve as mysterious unseen clients or hire human go-betweens, always hiding the true purpose for our odd requests: shipping coffins overseas, forged identification papers, homes fitted with windowless rooms hidden beneath the ground.

But this is no longer the case. Among other things, our revelation has led to vampires serving in workplaces previously reserved for humans. Lawyers who write case briefs long into the night, accountants who specialize in centuries old estates, even peace officers helping to serve and protect during the graveyard shift.

Humans are already coming to find that we constitute a marked improvement. Vampires require no sick days. We will not show up to work under the influence of any drug of liquor. We can perform tasks at speeds far greater than our human counterparts. Some might wonder if companies might one day seek entire staffs of vampire employees.

But for the time being, it is evident that more and more humans and vampires are counting each other amongst their co-workers. One can only hope this doesn’t result in a new understanding of competitive cannibalism.

The Buzz: True Blood PaleyFest

Finally, a descent copy thanks johstonr

4 New Lafayette Clips from the True Blood Season 1 DVD Blu-ray Set

HBO has unveiled 4 new clips from the upcoming releases True Blood: The Complete First Season DVD and True Blood: The Complete First Season Blu-Ray, will be released on May 19th.

In the clips, Lafayette dishes the dirt on some of the locals in Bon Temps. Take a look!

True Blood: Season One Review

Review of Season 1 ( I guess for DVD buyers)

A film review by Don Willmott - Copyright © 2009

Richly populated with a wide variety of unique characters, not to mention a serial killer and lots of sexy vampires, Bon Temps, Louisiana is a decidedly interesting place in which to spend some time. Alan Ball's True Blood may not quite measure up to the triumph of his Six Feet Under, but it's as good a series as any HBO has put on the air since The Sopranos ended, and it's well worth a renewal or two.

Based on a series of novels by Charlaine Harris, True Blood drops us into the weird world of Sookie Stackhouse (the energetic Anna Paquin), a young waitress who has ability to hear people's thoughts, a talent that annoys the hell out of her. In this slightly alternate reality, vampires live among humans, albeit in a fairly segregated fashion. The invention of synthetic blood, the so-called True Blood of the title, means that vampires need not kill humans to feed, so they have been granted civil rights. The problem, though, is that they still prefer the real thing.

When Sookie happens to fall in love with the pale but dashing vampire Bill Compton (Steven Moyer), a 168-year-old Civil War veteran, few people approve. It's not natural, people tell her, as if it was 1960 and she was dating a black man or it was 1980 and she was dating a woman. The allegorical nature of the vampires' plight is obvious, and Ball latches onto his metaphors and runs with them. When a vampire walks into Sookie's restaurant, all heads turn and eyes shoot daggers, as if to say, "Hey, boy, you don't belong here."

Read on

True Blood Music Video of the Day: I wanna be adored by Stone Roses

I wanna be adored by Stone Roses LYRICS
Thanks BgBbyBluEys