Friday, June 5, 2009

Essential Seven Vampires!

I like vampire lists ( Bill is #5)


Vampire lore has been around for centuries, but by the 20th century and into the new millenium, vampires have become such a part of popular culture that they have touched everyone at some point in their lives. Vampires represent our hidden desires. Almost every vampire is a sensual beast - hypnotizing and beautiful. It’s no wonder so many people are fascinated by the lore. Here are my Essential Seven Vampires from film and television:

Dallas celebrates the return of True Blood with a Contest #3

Bill Trivia

Answer these :

What kind of car does Bill drive in TV show

What are bills favorite kind of shirts in TV show called?

Where does Bill shop for clothes in the books

What is the profession of Bill's girlfriend Selah?

What rank does Bill hold in the Confederate Army in TB?

How many children living did Bill have when he left for the war in TB?

Email your answers to Dallas (
Put the Contest #3 in subject area !

Good Luck

Email: "Dallas " at Loving True Blood in Dallas

Here is list of available prizes ! HERE

SOME of these prizes WILL be offered everyday - NOT all the prizes.(we randomly draw 4 available prizes each day so all the "good prizes" won't disappear the first few days )

Each day (June 3rd - June 14th) there will be a chance for you to win a prize.
The entrants will be randomly numbered and the winner will be chosen by the Twitter character @TaraThornton each evening.

That days contest ends 12 (Noon) cst the following day

You foreign folks are welcome to play but if you win you will have to pay postage I can't offer to mail stuff internationally, sorry.

Exclusive Interview with 'True Blood' Star William Sanderson

Even if you don't know the name, you know the face of William Sanderson. He's one of those iconic character actors who can show up anywhere. On television he's been on Newhart, Deadwood, Lost and his current gig as Sheriff Bud Dearborn on HBO's vampire drama True Blood, which returns for season 2 June 14. In films, he's been in everything from Blade Runner to The Rocketeer to the Civil War drama Gods and Generals.

BuddyTV spoke to William Sanderson about his career and the new season of True Blood. Sanderson talked about vampires, his guest appearance on this season of Lost, and an upcoming Starz documentary about character actors he'll be appearing in.

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'True Blood' devotees are thirsty for more frrom LA Times

HBO's lusty vampires series begins its second season next week, and not a minute too soon for the largely female fan base that has made it one of the most popular shows on cable.
By Jessica Gelt

June 7, 2009

The bomb that shattered the living room left carnage in its wake. The floor is slick with blood, tattered bodies litter the room, entrails dangle from the ceiling and an unrecognizable mass of goo stuck to the wall erratically spurts jets of mauve blood.

"I'm gonna ask everyone to clear the set who is not actually dying on it," yells Scottie Gissel, a first assistant director for HBO's hit vampire series " True Blood," which launches into its second season of sensational Gothic gore and lusty, undead romance next Sunday. (Viewers will see the scene of explosive destruction that Gissel is stage-managing late in the season.)

On this sunny afternoon, the cast and crew work in overdrive on a gloomy, fog-soaked soundstage at the Lot on Santa Monica and Formosa. They labor with the assuredness of a project vindicated. After getting off to a rocky start critically last fall, "True Blood," based on the books by Charlaine Harris and created by Alan Ball, who created "Six Feet Under" and wrote "American Beauty," steadily built its audience to emerge as HBO's most popular show in recent years, with an average of 7.8 million viewers watching each episode by the end of Season 1.

With a fervent fan base, including nearly half a dozen fan-run websites that HBO -- in a forward-thinking approach to managing public opinion -- actively fosters, "True Blood" is hoping to prove with its sophomore season that even in the "Twilight" age of vampire overkill, it can maintain its success.

Unrest hits undead

"True Blood" takes place in a world where vampires have come out of the coffin , so to speak, aided by the invention of a synthetic blood substitute called Tru Blood that helps keep their primal appetites at bay. Still, prejudice against the undead abounds, with many of the show's human characters motivated by a hate and fear that is as gruesomely destructive as that of even the most unrepentant bloodsucker.

Season 1 established the main action: "True Blood" is set in the fictional backwater town of Bon Temps, La., where a telepathic good girl named Sookie Stackhouse ( Anna Paquin) works as a waitress in a raucous bar called Merlotte's. When a mysterious vampire named Bill Compton (Stephen Moyer) comes to town, Sookie falls in love with him. A high body count and muddy graveside sex ensue.

Ball initially read "Dead Until Dark," the first in Harris' "Southern Vampire" series, five years ago. By the time "Six Feet Under" was filming its final season he was interested in doing something with the books on television. Sitting on a couch in his bungalow office on the Lot, Ball says the cultural clout of his broodingly dark funeral-parlor drama left critics and the public unsure of what to think of the zany, Saturday matinee movie serial that is "True Blood."

"When people approach me about 'Six Feet Under' they say, 'Oh my God, that show meant so much to me, I lost my mother last year,' " says Ball, putting one shorts-clad knee up on the couch. "With 'True Blood,' it's more like, 'Dude, I love your show. It rocks!' "

Ball tries to ignore the prattle of the Web. (He used to Google himself before realizing, "I could just be enjoying life and I'm trolling the Internet to see what strangers think of me.") But he says he's learning more about, and coming to appreciate, the fevered devotion and lively debate among genre fans.

Ladies choice

"One of my assistant directors is from Texas, and during hiatus she was there with some of her girlfriends. One of their husbands came up and said, 'Thank you for that show, because every Sunday night we all have the best sex we've had in years,' " Ball says, laughing. "I feel like, although the show appeals to all kinds of people, the real die-hard fans are not teenage boy sci-fi geeks, they're women."

Tosha Shelton, Kasandra Rose and Ollie Chong, the women behind the fan site (which HBO helps secure interviews for -- Rose was even taken on a guided tour of the show's set), agree, saying they rarely interact with male fans. The trio, who all have master's degrees and a healthy awareness of the enterprise's goofiness, met online through an HBO forum but have never met in person; they live, respectively, in Georgia, Michigan and Ontario, Canada. When asked what attracted them most to the show, they giggled over thousands of miles of phone lines.

"OK, should we all say our favorite character together ladies?" asked Rose. Then Chong started counting, "One, two, three," before the women yelled in unison, "BILL COMPTON!"

Bill: handsome, manly gait, antebellum-era manners and age and a self-tormenting appetite for human blood. As played by Moyer, a charismatic British actor, Bill is an honorable man imbued with an untouchable darkness.

Given that at its very core the vampire genre is about forbidden romance and the thrill and appeal of the unknown, it is little wonder that misunderstood Bill has come to dominate the hearts of fans with, as Moyer blithely puts it, "a healthy feminine side."

Real chemistry

As he leads an on-set tour of Bill's cryptic, mossy mansion, Moyer says that he and Paquin were in England when Season 1 first aired, so they never got the chance to watch it.

In the real world, the pair are dating and live together. They kept their romance a secret for 10 months before coming out with it on set; its inception was aided by the fact that during filming for the pilot "HBO very stupidly put us in the same hotel," says Moyer, adding that he knew "True Blood" was building a fan base but didn't realize the scope of it until someone sent Paquin a shirt emblazoned with the words, "Bill's Babes."

"She was like, 'I'm the original Bill's babe,' and she would occasionally wear the shirt around the house," says Moyer. Shortly after that he was tickled to discover another group of devotees called Moyerettes.

Clans of character-obsessed viewers aren't the only windows into the restless soul of eternal vampire love. Chat rooms, forums, podcasts, Twitter feeds created by fanatics masquerading as personalities from the show, Facebook pages, show recaps, detailed factoids and general, shared-interest camaraderie are all part of the parallel universe that breathes life into "True Blood" itself.

Within the world of the show there is plenty to latch onto. "The show is really heavy-duty," says Rose. "It's good and evil and confusing the two, and then looking at the important topics of today, like the gay issue, and women being promiscuous or not. It looks at everyday things, but through a very dark lens."

Riding the zeitgeist

"True Blood" premiered just two months before Barack Obama was elected president and Proposition 8 passed in California, effectively banning gay marriage in the state. Since the show contains plenty of references to outsider groups kept down, it is easy to conclude that it represents one of those moments in history when a piece of pop-culture ephemera taps into something greater than itself.

Maybe, Ball says, adding that some fans were likely drawn to the series as the country was coming out of the Bush era because it was a time that was "about institutionalized demonization of all kinds of groups." But really, he says, although those deeper topics are definitely present, the show, its fans and its creator are primarily concerned with campy glee.

"I needed fun," he says. " 'Six Feet Under' was a really gratifying emotional and artistic experience, but it's hard to spend five years peering into that existential abyss. This one is just fun. It's so much fun."

Paquin thinks so too. Walking around the set in a dirt-and-blood-stained white coat and high heels, her shiny blond hair matted and fake glass sticking out of her slender calves, Paquin asks the crew and visitors for hugs and jokes about how fabulous she looks.

"People fear what they don't understand, and are quick to judge what's not like themselves," she says, relaxing between takes as tiny bits of fake ash from the explosion settle on her clothes. "But I don't think there's ever been a time when tolerance and acceptance hasn't been relevant."

What fans are responding to, says Paquin, is the fact that "True Blood" is an "exciting, big-concept, plot-driven, really high-class soap opera."

And like in any good soap opera, Moyer knows that no matter how you chew on the show's politics, it all really comes back to sex. Biting, specifically. His dark eyes glittering with mischief, he says: "There wasn't a hole there before and there's a hole there now. It's sexy. There's no getting away from it. If you want to scrape away at it, scrape away, but it's really sexy stuff."

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True Blood Season 2 press release

blah, blah whoopppee -nothing new except remember they are running the catch up programs

Read the whole thing at Spoiler Geeks

Before the new season of TRUE BLOOD kicks off, viewers will have a chance to catch up on season one. HBO2 will present three episodes per night back-to-back at 8:00 p.m., June 4-6, while HBO will present the first season’s final three episodes back-to-back at 8:00 p.m. on June 7.

TRUE BLOOD was created by Alan Ball; based on the Sookie Stackhouse novels by Charlaine Harris; executive producers, Alan Ball and Gregg Fienberg; co-executive producers, Brian Buckner and Nancy Oliver; supervising producer, Alexander Woo; producers, Mark McNair and Raelle Tucker.

True Blood BloodCopy :True Blood Season 2 | Viral Deposition, Gymnast, 911, Seeing Eye Dog

You have to see some of these ..

Bon Temps bumperstickers

True Blood Recipe: Merlotte's Fried Dill PIckles


1 egg, beaten
1 c. milk
1 tbsp. flour
1 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
6 drops hot sauce
3/4 tsp. salt
3/4 tsp. pepper
3 1/2 c. flour
1 qt. sliced dill pickles

Wesson oil for deep frying

Combine first 5 ingredients, stirring well. Set aside. Combine 3 1/2 cups flour, salt and pepper, stirring well. Dip pickles in milk mixture and dredge in flour mixture, repeat process. Deep fry in hot oil, 350 degrees until pickles float to surface and are golden brown. Drain on paper towels.

True Blood Goes to the Movies: William Sanderson ( True Blood's Bud Dearborn) stars in 'Blade Runner'

William Sanderson ( Bud Dearborn) stars as J.F. Sebastian in 'Bladerunner'

Advances in genetic technology have allowed scientists to create sophisticated biologically-engineered humanoid beings called "replicants". Following a violent revolt that takes place "off world," replicants are declared illegal on Earth.

In Los Angeles, November 2019, Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford) is called out of retirement when a fellow Blade Runner, Holden (Morgan Paull) is shot administering a Voight-Kampff test to Leon (Brion James), an escaped replicant. A reluctant Deckard is brought to his old boss Bryant (M. Emmet Walsh), who informs him that the recent escape of Nexus-6 replicants is the worst yet. He orders Deckard to eliminate the four replicants, a process referred to as "retirement". Deckard agrees to help after Bryant makes thinly-veiled threats if Deckard is not a cop, then he is 'little people'.

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William Sanderson

New t-shirts for Eric Northman fans

A few great Eric t-shirts

True Blood Bloodcopy: "Celebutante" Gets Bit

Celebrity sex tape scandal alert! I use the word "celebrity" lightly, as this one features a very, very dim star in the constellation that is Hollywood.

The video shows one Daniella, part of the short-lived reality program Make Me A SuperVampire (she was voted out Week 1 for hiding Oreos under her bunk, so don't stress if her visage doesn't leap to the forefront of your mind), messing around with a mystery man she calls a vampire.

Is she really succumbing to his glamour? Or playing a little game for publicity's sake? Something tells me that Miss Daniella would do anything to keep her mug in the spotlight.

But there's something about the guy's annoyance level that seems, I dunno, really fucking believable. So maybe it is real.

Alan Ball answers fan's questions

Alan Ball answers fan's questions

Alexander Skarsgard thrives in ‘Generation Kill’

Swedish actor and son of Stellan Skarsgard, Alexander Skarsgard realized how tailor-made his role in the new MAX war drama series “Generation Kill” was from day one.

As a former sergeant himself, the 32-year-old actor said he felt the big advantage of playing a character close to reality. “I did recognize that [advantage],” Skarsgard told the Manila Bulletin in a recent phone interview for “Generation Kill.”

He stressed that his work as a military man gave him more weapons in his acting arsenal as far as tackling the character is concerned. He said, “We didn’t have much time to prepare for the roles so it helps that I know the structure of the system, how you handle your equipment, and how you address the officers.”

Skarsgard, who is also part of the cast of MAX’s “True Blood,” said the characters he’s playing on TV are two very different of individuals. “My character in ‘Generation Kill’ and ‘True Blood’ are very different characters. The shows, for starter, are different.”

He pointed out, “‘Generation Kill’ is down to earth kind of show with a documentary feeling, no soundtrack, very real in portrayals. Being grounded makes it very interesting. [On the other hand, the Vampire series] ‘True Blood’ is much more over the top and crazy.”

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True Blood Music Video of the Day: Disturbia by Rihanna

Disturbia by Rihanna LYRICS

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