Thursday, May 14, 2009

Evan Rachel Wood returns to her roots to do a fundraiser for her father’s NC theater

If you live in Raleigh, North Carolina you can go see Queen Sophie-Anne in Romeo and Juliet..pretty cool and help raise money for the theatre !

RALEIGH, N.C. — Evan Rachel Wood has a starring role in the soon-to-be-released Woody Allen film and guest-stars in “True Blood.” She’s got a racy photo spread in the latest issue of GQ, and she hopes to play Mary Jane in the Broadway production of “Spider-Man.”

So why did the 21-year-old Raleigh native return home starring as Juliet in six performances of “Romeo and Juliet” (starting Friday) as a fundraiser for Theatre In The Park, which her father manages?

“It was where I started,” the actress said in an interview between rehearsals last week. “I wouldn’t be an actress, I wouldn’t be who I am if this place wasn’t here. I wanted to do something to give back to it, to somehow repay it for what it gave to me.”

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True Blood Behind the Scenes: Costumes

ha ha really behind the scenes...
I sure would like to disturb those people...

'Dead and Gone' is #1 so says the AP!


1. "Dead and Gone" by Charlaine Harris (Ace)

2. "The 8th Confession" by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro (Little, Brown)

3. "Pygmy" by Chuck Palahniuk (Doubleday)

4. "First Family" by David Baldacci (Grand Central Publishing)

5. "Just Take My Heart" by Mary Higgins Clark (Simon & Schuster)

6. "Summer on Blossom Street" by Debbie Macomber (Mira)

7. "Lover Avenged" by J.R. Ward (NAL Hardcover)

8. "Tea Time for the Traditionally Built: The New No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency Novel" by Alexander McCall Smith (Pantheon)

9. "The Host" by Stephenie Meyer (Little, Brown)

10. "The Legend of Sigurd & Gudrun" by J.R.R. Tolkien (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

'To Love is to Bury' the title song for True Blood Season One Episode Eleven

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 and 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 11 'To Love is to Bury' which originally aired November 16, 2008
'To Love is to Bury' is from the Cowboy Junkies' album the Trinity Sessions from 1998, their second album.

The album was recorded at Toronto, Ontario's Church of the Holy Trinity on November 27, 1987 (1987-11-27), with the band circled around a single microphone. The album includes a mixture of original material by the band and covers of classic pop, rock and country songs, including the band's most famous single, a cover of The Velvet Underground's "Sweet Jane", based on the early version found on 1969: The Velvet Underground Live, rather than the well-known studio version from Loaded. Also included is "Blue Moon Revisited (Song for Elvis)", which is both a cover and an original, combining a new song by the band with the pop standard "Blue Moon".

The band was formed by three siblings from the Timmins entertainment family.
Another sibling, Cali, rose to fame as an actress on Ryan's Hope. (The Timmins siblings are descendants of Noah Timmins, a mining prospector who founded the Ontario city of Timmins.) Cowboy Junkies formed in Toronto in 1985.

Fascinating history of the songs and production of this a,bum on the Cowboy Junkie website HERE

I buried him down by the river
'cause that's where he liked to be
And every night when the moon is high
I go there and weep openly

He and I were married
By this river 'neath this willow tree
And with God and friends witnessing it
He pledged his life to me

To me he was Earth
And I rooted in his soil
I to he was Sky vast and free
Of the burdens from which he toiled

Then one night a terrible fight
Words spoken better left unsaid
With his wedding vows ringing in my ears
He gave his life to me

They say to love is to bury
Those demons from which we all hide
But tonight by this river 'neath this willow tree
Becoming one of Earth and Sky

Loving True Blood in Dallas book suggestion: Harper Connelly Mysteries

You know and love Sookie but do you know Harper ?

Book 4 will be out in October so need to get reading on books 1, 2 and 3.

Grave Sight (book 1)
*Berkley, 2005, ISBN-10: 0425205681; ISBN-13: 978-0425205686 (H)
*Recorded Books, ISBN-10: 1428122745; ISBN-13: 978-1428122741 (A)

Grave Surprise (book 2)
*Berkley 2006, ISBN-10: 0425212033; ISBN-13: 978-0425212035 (H)
*Recorded Books, ISBN-10: 1428132473; ISBN-13: 978-1428132474 (A)

An Ice Cold Grave (book 3)
*Berkley 2007, ISBN-10: 0-425-21729-9; ISBN-13: 978-0-4252-1729-0 (H)
*Recorded Books, ISBN -13: 978-1-4281-8125-0 (A)

Grave Secret (book 4)
* Berkley, October 27, 2009, ISBN-10: 0441018300; ISBN-13: 978-0441018307 (H)

From Publishers Weekly
Ever since Harper Connelly survived a zap from a lightning bolt, she's been able to find dead people, a skill that makes the protagonist in the first installment of Harris's new series a tad more bizarre than the mind-reading heroine of the author's Sookie Stackhouse books (Dead as a Doornail, etc.). Harper travels to the Ozark town of Sarne, Ark., to find a missing teenage girl's body, accompanied by her stepbrother, Tolliver, who acts as her manager and bodyguard and with whom she shares a thinly disguised physical attraction that they manage to keep at bay by engaging in casual sex with various partners. Finding the body takes no time at all, but leaving town afterward isn't so easy. When Harper's life is threatened and Tolliver ends up in jail on trumped-up charges, it quickly becomes apparent that something sinister is going on in Sarne. Harris delivers a knuckle-gnawing tale populated with well-developed, albeit edgy characters. A nifty puzzle toward the end will challenge the most jaded mystery buffs.
Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc.

This title will be released on October 27, 2009.

True Blood Season2: Eric basement fight

I have had so many questions about the two clips we see of Eric in the basement in 2 of the last 3 True Blood HBO promos.

I have combined the two parts and saved them as stills and put them in this slide show ...

I hope this helps...

True Blood Soundtrack Giveaway winner is LyndaK!

Congrats to LyndaK and thanks to Atlantic records!

"True Blood: Music From the Original HBO Series" ($18.98, Atlantic/WEA)

1. "Bad Things," Jace Everett.

2. "Bleed 2 Feed," CC Adcock.

3. "Lake Charles," Lucinda Williams.

4. "Give It Up," Lee Dorsey.

5. "Swampblood," Th' Legendary Shack Shakers.

6. "Play With Fire," Cobra Verde.

7. "Just Like Heaven," The Watson Twins.

8. "Christine's Tune (A.K.A. Devil in Disguise)," The Flying Burrito Brothers.

9. "Two," Ryan Adams.

10. "Strange Love," Slim Harpo.

11. "From a Whisper to a Wind," Allen Toussaint.

12. "I Don't Wanna Know," Dr. John.

13. "The Golden State," Joe Doe featuring Kathleen Edwards.

14. "Bones," Little Big Town.

The soundtrack's producer, Gary Calamar, is music supervisor for the show.

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

Blood Copy True Blood Season 2 :SPECTACLE

Great pains have been taken to try and convince humans they shouldn’t fear us. That the invention of Tru Blood assures that no vampire will ever again target a human for his source of sustenance. Fortunately, this is true in most cases. But some vampires have proven more stubborn with regards to their old habits, though in fairness, plenty of humans have developed a taste for our blood, as well.

The result is, although most have no reason to believe a vampire will harm them, some continue to be afraid. To see us as dangerous. Yet, as so often happens, this danger also opens the door to a kind of fascination. An interest in what vampires can do. An interest in how our abilities make us unique members of society, and how we are attempting to fit in despite them.

It’s little surprise then, that humans are making greater efforts to film us. Some of these are spectacle driven, depicting physical feats, some show how humans themselves have made alterations due to our existence. As I understand it, one television program has even been created starring a vampire character.

I look forward to seeing more and more of these as time goes on. I suppose I should say that these will help my attempts to witness the human vampire social experiment, but more because they somehow remind me of my own attempts to understand vampires through videos in my human days.

So I hope you’ll join me for this new entertainment.

P.S. You can also follow me on Twitter However, as with these posts, I only write them at night and time delay their delivery, so I can’t respond to direct messages.

Vampires and Werewolves: BEWARE!

Manion’s International Auction House has placed a plethora of interesting items up for bid in their nearly four decades in business, but a recently consigned item is of particular interest . . . to the undead!

At first glance, it looks to be an antique jewelry box, but a lift of the lid reveals an odd assortment: single shot revolver with silver bullets; vials containing holy water, wolf’s bane, and other peculiar potions; a collection of crucifixes, a sharpened stake, and additional artifacts intended to strike fear into “creatures of the night.”

“Apparently kits like these were sold to travelers to Eastern Europe in the 1800s and towards the turn of the century,” said Manion’s representative Andrew Turner. “I suppose one could say they worked fairly well as vampire and werewolf encounters are rare in modern day.”

A similar kit sold with Sotheby’s for $12,000 in 2003.

“The Internet is full of opinion,” said Turner. “Judgments are made as to whether or not these kits, constructed to slay imaginary creatures, are authentic or replicas – the entire conversation is quite a quandary.”

Turner views the kit as a piece of decorative art which would be of interest to an eclectic collector. It exhibits superior construction, and the quality of the artifacts are significant - in addition to their vampire and werewolf connection.

“Whether or not you believe in the existence of vampires and werewolves, you have to admit: this is a pretty neat piece,” said Turner. “If I had a few thousand dollars to spare, the first bid would be mine.”

The reserve price for the kit has been set at $3500 in addition to a 15% buyer’s premium. Photos and additional information can be viewed by visiting the company’s website – – and clicking the appropriate banner in the center of the page. The auction will close May 26, 2009

True Blood Music Video of the Day: Riot by Three Days Grace

Riot by Three Days Grace LYRICS
Thanks, Sisters513