Sunday, August 2, 2009

True Blood gang at Television Awards last night

i love the group photos there are tons more at Just Jared

The cast of the hit vampire series True Blood takes a bite out of the 2009 Summer Television Critics Association Press Tour held at the The Langham Huntington Hotel & Spa on Saturday (August 1) in Pasadena, Calif.

Creator/executive producer Alan Ball, and cast members Michelle Forbes, Rutina Wesley, Sam Trammell, Deborah Ann Woll, Nelsan Ellis and Alexander Skarsgard.

Talk Blood Ep. 7 live right after True Blood tonight

Live TONIGHT: Come and 'Talk Blood' after True Blood airs tonight. Let's talk ep.7 "Release me "

It's Sunday again! We've got a whole night of fun planned starting with the the premiere of True Blood Season 2, Episode 7 "Release me "

We are joined tonight by our friend MsBuffy who will give us the Buzz Report from the HBO wiki !

And to make sure you keep the party going, be sure to join @TrueBloodDallas of Loving True Blood in Dallas and @SookieBonTemps because we're going to Talk Blood on True Blood live on Blog Talk Radio. Here's how tonight is going to flow:

  • 8:00pm CDT / 9:00pm EDT: Watch True Blood with @SookieBonTemps who'll be tweeting live from basement at FotS
  • 9:oopm CDT / 10:00pm EDT: Tweet @SookieBonTemps and tell her what you thought of the show.
  • 9:15pm CDT / 10:15pm EDT: Talk Blood after True Blood chatroom on Blog Talk Radio opens. Join us here.
  • 9:30pm CDT / 10:30pm EDT: Talk Blood goes live! Join in the fun here or call in at 646.929.0825 and tell us what you thought of tonight's episode!

  • We hope you'll call in. And if you can't, tweet @SookieBonTemps who'll be reading and reacting to tweets LIVE!
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    Vampires in stories and novels from Cleveland Plain Dealer

    From Cleveland Plain Dealer-LOVE LOVE book lists. Note #3 and the Dallas hotel name change!

    "The Vampyre" (1819): John Polidori's story introducing literature's first great vampire, Lord Ruthven.

    "Varney the Vampire" (1847): Featuring vampire Sir Francis Varney, James Malcolm Rymer's penny dreadful was the first vampire novel in English.

    "Carmilla" (1872): The title vampire of Irish writer Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu's story is a woman.

    "Dracula" (1897): One of the greatest horror novels of all time, although the name Vlad never appears in the book and Bram Stoker's count looked nothing like Bela Lugosi.

    "I Am Legend" (1954): Fantasy legend Richard Matheson consulted scientists and doctors for this novel that provides logical reasons for vampire legends and myths.

    "Progeny of the Adder" (1964): Leslie H. Whitten's novel combined a "Dragnet"-like police procedural with the hunt for a vampire terrorizing Washington, D.C.

    " 'Salem's Lot" (1975): Stephen King thought if one vampire was scary in "Dracula," a whole town of them would be terrifying for this novel.

    "Interview With the Vampire" (1976): Anne Rice creates a literary sensation with the first of her many vampire novels (although the second, "The Vampire Lestat," may be the best of them).

    "They Thirst" (1981): Another horrormeister, Robert McCammon, hit the best-seller lists with this novel about a Los Angeles police detective trying to stop a vampire assault.

    "The Historian" (2005): Not technically a horror novel, but this book by Elizabeth Kostova created a publishing sensation by blending the folklore around Vlad the Impaler and Stoker's Dracula.

    Vampire facts you probably don't know

    Did you know . . .

    . . . that before German director F.W. Murnau killed the vampire Orlock (Max
    Schreck) with the rising sun in his 1922 silent-screen masterpiece, "Nosferatu," sunlight NEVER was fatal to vampires in any myths, legends or even Bram Stoker's 1897 novel "Dracula" -- but after "Nosferatu," it became a near-universal aspect of vampire lore and literature?
    . . . that Max Schreck's last name means terror or fright in German, and it was his real name?
    . . . that only one actor to play Dracula in a major film, TV or stage production was really named Vlad (Jack Palance -- born Vladimir "Walter Jack" Palahanuik -- in the 1974 TV movie)?
    . . . that writer-producer Alan Ball discovered the Sookie Stackhouse novels, the inspiration for his series "True Blood," because he arrived early for a dentist's appointment and decided to kill time at a nearby Barnes & Noble store?
    . . . that producer Dan Curtis intended to drive a stake through the heart of "Dark Shadows" vampire Barnabas Collins after actor Jonathan Frid's three-month contract was up, but changed his plans when Barnabas started getting too much fan mail?
    . . . that writer Anne Rice loudly protested the idea of Brad Pitt and Tom Cruise starring in director Neil Jordan's film version of her "Interview With the Vampire," saying it was like casting Huck Finn and Tom Sawyer to play vampires Louis and Lestat? (She reversed course after seeing the film.)
    . . . that "The Night Stalker," which introduced Darren McGavin as reporter Carl Kolchak in 1972, set the ratings record for TV movies, pulling a staggering 54 share (percentage of TV sets in use during the 90 minutes it aired)?
    . . . that Christopher Lee owns the record for playing Dracula on the big screen (nine films as the count and two more with Dracula connections, including the documentary "In Search of Dracula," in which he appeared as the historical Vlad the Impaler)?
    . . . that Christopher Lee and Rudolf Martin share the distinction of being the only actors to play both Vlad the Impaler and Count Dracula (Martin in the TV movie "Dark Prince: The True Story of Dracula" and a memorable episode of "Buffy the Vampire Slayer")?
    . . . that "nosferatu" is not Romanian (or any other known language) for undead? (Bram Stoker picked up someone else's mistake for "Dracula," and the best etymological guess is that it comes from the Greek word nosphoros for "plague carrier.")

    Inspired by: True Blood

    from Awkward Chic blog

    I finally got Maud addicted to True Blood. I'm telling you, it took about 6 months of convincing for that to happen, but she got conned into it on my birthday and now she's hooked. So I'm sure she won't mind me doing another post about True Blood. Season 2 just started about 6 weeks ago, and there are a whole new bunch of hair, makeup, and wardrobe ensembles that I'm dying to try. I rounded up a few of my favorites for you guys.

    I'm not really feeling the dress here (it's bandana print?!), but I'm in love with the hair! It reminds of that stiff, Grace Kelly inspired swoop that Kate Winslet did for the Oscars, but I love it so much more here. I think the softness of the curls at the bottom balances out the structure at the crown perfectly, and the flowers pinning back the side are just too cute. The red lip keeps it a little retro, but the dramatic liner stops it from looking costumey.

    read on

    ‘True Blood’ improves the drama and the sex

    from Kansas

    SAN DIEGO | Let the record show that Hollywood’s vampire obsession reached its inevitable point of convergence at the Comic-Con International show last weekend.

    During a panel with the cast of HBO’s “True Blood,” a young woman in the audience asked the show’s producer, Alan Ball, if “we could expect a half-human, half-vampire baby on the show.”

    To his everlasting credit, Ball looked like he didn’t know what she was talking about. Then the audience called out, “Twilight! Twilight!”

    Someone on the dais explained to Ball that it was a reference to the popular teenage novels and movie adaptation. Ball nodded and leaned into the microphone.

    “No,” he declared. Loud cheers followed.

    Well, you can’t blame a girl for asking.

    After a mostly blood-soaked first season, “True Blood’s” second season has provided the sexual release viewers were expecting all along. This, in turn, has raised the stakes for everybody involved in the fangbangers-in-the-bayou drama ... and made the show a lot more interesting.

    Indeed, judging from all the nuttiness going on in Season 2, a hybrid Dracu-baby is one of the few options Ball seems to have ruled out.

    read on

    'True Blood,' win Television Television Critics Assocation Outstanding New Program award

    The 200-plus members of the Television Critics Assocation celebrated its 25th anniversary of award-giving by handing them to shows including Battlestar Galactica (Program of the Year), True Blood (Outstanding New Program), and The Big Bang Theory (Outstanding Achievement in Comedy).


    True Blood Playlist - Episode 2.06 ' Hard-Hearted Hannah '

    Thanks to the amazing Boadicea!

    “Hard-Hearted Hannah”
    Episode # 6, original air date: Sunday, 07/26/2009

    1. “Dark Horse” by Hypnos (Scene: Hotel Carmilla lobby.)
    2. “Reflections” by Joel Evans & Friends (Scene: Piano in Hotel Carmilla lobby.)
    3. “Real Love (ft Natasja) ” by Von Daler & Low Pressure (Scene: Bill & Sookie talk with Isabel & Hugo.)
    4. “Hard-Hearted Hannah (The Vamp from Savannah) ” (Scene: Vampire Bill (Stephen Moyer) - Flashback to 20's, Bill on Piano.)
    5. “Two Angels” by Peter Case (Scene: Sam & Daphne after hours at Merlotte's on pool table.) 6. “Dead Flowers” by The Rolling Stones (Scene: Tara & Eggs drive Maryann's Jag.)
    7. “Gator Blues” by Willie Aron & Joey Peters (Scene: Terry and Arlene at Merlotte's.)
    8. “Walk First” by Steve O. McComb (Scene: Merlottes.)
    9. “Shakin' All Over” by Eilen Jewell (Scene: Hoyt reveals what Jessica is to his mother.)
    10. “Get You Back” by Son of Dave (Scene: Andy sees a pig and dog cross the
    11. “So to Speak” by DJ? Acucrack (Scene: Surveying mess at Sookie's
    12. “Maenad's Delight” by Bruno Coon (Scene: Tara & Eggs come upon Maryann's ritual in the backyard.)
    13. “Hard-Hearted Hannah (the Vamp from Savannah)” by Dolly Kay (Scene: End

    True Blood Music Video of the Day: Dead and Gone by T.I. and Justin Timberlake

    Dead and Gone by T.I. and Justin Timberlake LYRICS
    Thanks, melodyofafallentree