Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Go Ask Dallas: Godric's Ultra Modern chair

Dallas - tell me about the seriously cool mod chair that Godric is sitting in the the pre explosion Dallas nest shots ...

Ok - I think it's called a petal lounge chair

You can buy one here

It's usually sold in black or red but on some sites you can order it in white.

True Blood cast members in Boston

Lafayette (Nelsan Ellis) and Tara (Rutina Wesley), from HBO's vampire series "True Blood," will be in Boston a week from Saturday (Sept. 5).

The actors will host a vamped-up party at Kings, which will be called "Fangtasia" just for the night. According to club's press release, "Ellis and Wesley will work the crowd and meet and greet with fans during the sinister party that will draw the undead and college students alike into Bostons own Fangtasia, complete with coffins, creatures and plenty of delicious 'True Blood' beverages."

Sounds like fun.

The actors will also ask all guests to donate blood on behalf of the American Red Cross. Fair enough.


True bloody momentum for True Blood: 5.3 million and another record!"


The amazing story of HBO’s True Blood just doesn’t stop. From DVD sales to setting new

series high in viewers every week, this week up to 5.332 million — it’s an impressive tale. And the show is just plain campy fun to watch at this point.

Last week True Blood scored 4.46 million so the week over week growth is almost 20 percent (19.55 percent).

In two years of the blog, I’ve never seen any show with this sort of momentum. Usually when we see that kind of momentum it is sadly in the other direction (I’m looking at you, Heroes!) so this would be fun to see even if I wasn’t now hooked on the show…

True Blood was the #3 show on cable for the week. And when you consider that HBO is only in about 1/3rd of the homes most basic cable networks have access to, that’s impressive. Will it get to Sopranos style impressive? It’s certainly trending in that direction. The Sopranos was often the #1 show on all of cable, despite being available in relative few homes.


Stuff to buy : I wanna be Sookie coffee mug

Description Since this mug is made to order you can put any True Blood saying or character on it and I will include the vampire bite. For example: TEAM BILL, TEAM ERIC, FANGBANGER, SUPPORT THE AVL, SOOKIE IS MY HERO, LOVE BITES, BILL/ERIC LOVES *YOUR NAME*, ERIC / BILL GETS UNDER MY SKIN, ERIC NORTHMAN + SATIN SHEETS = BLOOD LUST .... anything you can think of. I will include the True Blood with fang marks on the back.

Every woman who is a fan of HBO's True Blood has wanted to be Sookie at one time or another. This hand thrown stoneware mug has I WANNA BE SOOKIE on the front and TRUE BLOOD on the back. Both sides have vampire bite holes with dripping blood. Inside on the bottom of the mug is also a few drops of blood. A fun gift for a Bill Compton fanatic. I have another mug that says Bite Me Bill with a vampire bite out of the side and another True Blood listing that is customized for you. This mug holds 16 ounces of your favorite beverage. Did you hear that TruBlood soda is coming out?! Handwritten in underglaze is the words Support the AVL (a TB fan will know what that means :-)

NOTE: This mug will need a lead time of 2-4 weeks so please keep this in mind if ordering for a gift. Thanks!


TO DIE FOR Up all night with Anna Paquin and her alter ego, True Blood's Sookie Stackhouse.

From Nylon

Anna Paquin has an Oscar, a cool accent, and maybe the best role on television – bombshell mind reader Sookie Stackhouse on True Blood. We sat down with her, Stephen Moyer (aka Vampire Bill) and their Maker, HBO producing legend Alan Ball, to discuss their bloody TV phenomenon.

Anna Paquin, on her Nude Scenes:
“I don’t think a naked body is particularly shocking or interesting… It’s not the culture I was raised in. I was not brought up in the United States. I don’t share the [attitude] that you can have graphic violence, but – God forbid – you see someone’s nipples.”

On Going Blonde for Sookie:
“I don’t look like a Barbie doll, and probably never will. People are incredibly literal in how they view you. You have dark hair and pale skin? You must be brooding. The second you dye your hair blonde and get a spray tan, people treat you as if you’re a bit stupider and happier. Suddenly, it’s like you’re hot and sexy.”

On TV Acting:
“It never occurred to me that one form of acting was better than another. I think if you approach your career like that you’re limiting yourself to a very boring path. For me, it’s about the material.”

Epilogue: Stephen Moyer, on Vampire Sex:
“The thing about vampirism is that it taps into a female point of view – you have an old-fashioned gentleman with manners who is a fucking killer… it’s an interesting duality, because in our present society it would be an odd thing for a woman to say, ‘I want my man to be physical with me.’ How, as a modern man, can you fucking work that? It’s one thing to be polite and gentle… But when do you know it’s OK to crawl out of the mud and rape her [as Bill does in one scene]?... It’s difficult stuff for a bloke, but a vampire gets away with it…. I think that’s the attraction of the show – it’s looking back at a romantic time when men were men, but they were still charming.”


Happy Birthday Alexander Skarsgard!

From People Magazine

Alexander Skarsgard's True Blood character wants nothing more than some Sookie Stackhouse action, and since it's his real life birthday Tuesday, here's to hoping some wishes do come true!

As 1,000-year-old Eric Northman, a brooding vampire "sheriff," Skarsgard, real age 33, brings a commanding presence to the HBO hit. But that's not all he does. You can also catch him steaming up Lady GaGa's life in her "Paparazzi" video – before his untimely death, that is.

Cheers, Alex, here's to hunky immortality!

True Blood, Episode 10: Sister Gertrude, Bride of Christ, Soundtracks a Visit to the Vampire Queen

Houston Press talk about Sister Gertrude

Episode 2.10, "New World in My View"

​One of the reasons Rocks Off began this column was to help bring to the limelight some of the lesser-known artists that Alan Ball has been known to feature on True Blood. That well's been a little dry the last two episodes, those being centered around comparatively mainstream artists like Lyle Lovett and Beck. Maybe it's because those episodes have been concerned with civilized soul-searching, mercy and regret. Now the episodes are focused on the town on Bon Temps as the setting for the mother of all mad bacchanals featuring attractions like meat altars, oral sex plus what we believe is cheese whiz, and human sacrifice. Fitting, then, that a religious wingnut should serenade us.

There once was a lady from Lafayette, Ala., named Gertrude Morgan. Born in 1900, she lived a fairly regular life until age 38, when God told her that she should take up being a street evangelist. Upon hearing the news, she left her husband and family, headed to New Orleans, and opened a couple of orphanages and missionaries. God continued to advise Morgan for the rest of her life.

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'Blood'-y Hell: Vamp Drama Keeps Rising

From the Wrap

In terms of ratings, HBO's "True Blood" is starting to look like the "ER" of premium cable.

Alan Ball's vampire soap notched another series record Sunday night, attracting 5.3 million viewers, according to Nielsen data. It's the fifth consecutive week "Blood" has delivered a record performance for HBO.

More impressively, "Blood" saw its numbers soar 20 percent from last week. The series is up more than 30 percent vs. its performance just a month ago, when the July 12 episode averaged 3.9 million viewers.

Most cable shows tend to lose audience after their season premieres, since cable networks soak so much promotional effort into hyping launches.

Even network shows tend to premiere big then fall off a bit as the season wears on.

The exception to this rule is when a new show catches fire with viewers and starts benefiting from buzz and attention. ABC's "Grey's Anatomy," for example, added viewers during its freshman season.

The most famous modern example of a series exploding during its first season, however, is NBC's "ER." After a strong premiere in the fall of 1994, the show kept building steam, setting one Nielsen record after another as it pushed past the fable 40-share mark.

"Blood's" audience is nowhere near that of "ER's," of course, but the show's stunning ratings spike indicates it may be poised to move from cult hit status to genuine pop culture phenom.

Of course, "Blood" still has a ways to go before it matches HBO's signature series, "The Sopranos." At that show's apex, viewer tallies of 11 or 12 million weren't uncommon.

HBO might argue that "Blood" is already coming close, however, when you count replays of the series, DVR viewings and on-demand views. Add up all those platforms, and HBO says "Blood" is averaging 11.6 million viewers this season.


Anna Paquin & Stephen Moyer Kept Romance Quiet on True Blood Set

From People Magazine

hey started dating two years ago, but newly engaged couple Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer have never let their romance adversely affect their work on True Blood, says costar Carrie Preston.

"They got together during the pilot although they kept it very quiet," Preston told PEOPLE Monday night at the Nylon magazine Fall TV & Fashion issue party that Paquin hosted. "I didn't know about it until way into the season. They were very cool and professional about it."

Moyer also attended Monday's event, held at Skybar in the Mondrian Hotel in West Hollywood. He was joined by much of the True Blood cast, plus celebs such as Eliza Dushku, Emma Roberts, Shannon Elizabeth, Rick Fox and Entourage's Kevin Connolly.

Moyer, 39, and Paquin, 27, spent much of the evening chatting up friends – many of whom gushed over Paquin's ring. But they also made time for each other, with Moyer hugging Paquin tight as she nuzzled close and whispered in his ear.

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True Blood: Blood Work Episode 10 ' New World in my View'

Andy's New True Blood Paper Dolls: Sam and Tara !

that means its Eric and Sookie next week !

and sam


What are you ? Gooo Sookie !

Just posting this because it was SOOOO great!

Lo- lo Bromios, Lo -lo Dendrites, Lo -lo Eleutherios, Lo -lo Enorches, Lo -lo Bacchus

Whew - Greek mythology we should have spent the Spring boning up on it ..With a little help from Wikipedia we get the Lo-Lo names and where that name comes from. Here are the appellations of Dionysus:

Another epithet was Bromios, "the thunderer" or "he of the loud shout".

As Dendrites, "he of the trees", he is a powerful fertility god.

Eleutherios ("the liberator") was an epithet for both Dionysus and Eros.

Other forms of the god as that of fertility include the epithet Lesbos Enorches ("with balls" or perhaps "in the testicles" in reference to Zeus' sewing the babe Dionysus into his thigh, i.e., his testicles).

An Epithet (from Greek ἐπίθετον - epitheton, neut. of ἐπίθετος - e pithetos,) is a descriptive word or phrase accompanying or occurring in place of the name of a person or thing, which has become a fixed formula. It has various shades of meaning when applied to seemingly real or fictitious people or divinities.

'True Blood' Vamp Scores Early Copy of 'Dead Space: Extraction'

From MTV -just how did Bill get an advanced copy of the Wii game Dead Space Extraction ? It's great that he did because it's the only thing that seems to keep Maxine Fortenberry calm...

"True Blood" fans probably know that the main vampire of the show, Bill Compton, owns a Wii. Last night's episode apparently revealed that he's also got an inside man at EA.

In last night's episode, a captive of Bill's, Maxine, was spotted playing "Dead Space Extraction," a game that's not coming out until late September. So either the events of this melo-dramatic blood sucking town are set in the future...or Bill is hardcore enough to nab an EA game a full month before its release.

Fans still bleeding their wallets:True Blood tops weekly DVD sales

From TV by the Numbers

The amazing story of success for the first season of True Blood on DVD continues. For the week ending August 16, 2009, True Blood was the top selling TV show DVD. It was a slow week without many new releases, but still, True Blood raked in an additional $1.59 million and is approaching $46 million in sales.

On a revenue basis True Blood is the 11th best selling DVD of the season. The only other TV show in the top 50 is 24, which is now #50 (and falling, and the list we see ends at 50, so…) with $18.184 million in sales.

On a unit basis, Conchords was the week’s best selling TV show DVD, but it costs less than the other DVDs. Conchords is currently $19.49 on Amazon, True Blood has a list price of $60, though Amazon is selling it for $34.99 and Mad Men lists at $50 and is going for $32.99 on Amazon.

US TV Show DVD Sales for Week Ending August 16, 2009:

Title Units this week %Change Total Units Sales this week Total Sales Weeks in Release
True Blood: The Complete First Season 44,138 -11.00% 1,314,604 $1,594,706 $45,745,660 13
Mad Men: Season 2 35,582 -.-% 190,255 $1,173,850 $6,347,536 5
Battlestar Galactica: Season 4.5 34,872 -39.80% 266,410 $1,098,119 $8,451,739 3
Family Guy – Volume 7 46,311 -.-% 521,308 $1,015,137 $13,099,147 9
Flight of The Conchords: The Complete Second Season 47,465 -56.40% 156,443 $925,093 $3,049,074 2

The Big Bon Temps Group Sex Party Is O-V-E-R

From Meredith at io9

And you thought True Blood couldn't get any more insane. This weeks naked and bloodied episode, the gang returns home from Dallas, and let's just say the heart souffle has hit the fan.

So yeah, True Blood, wow. Anyone else feel like the needed a stiff drink after sitting through an hour of that? Last night, True Blood did what it usually does best, went rat shit insane and just upped all the characters to a new level of cray-cray.

I've usually praised TB for lovingly embracing all things cheesy and silly. Well, last night True Blood bent cheese over and made cheese its bitch. It felt like the writers were all trying to outdo one another at a pitch meeting, and this isn't even the big finale.

Jessica's eating Hoyt's mom, Maxine, after she punched Hoyt in the crotch, Lafayette is smacking around Tara, Maryann is building a giant meat cross and Jason — well, he's kind of the King of the idiots isn't he, so he's pretty much just ruling the show.

This was one of those episodes where you're either along for the ride, or puking up black vampire bile out the window. So I decided to give in, and let the black eyed insanity take over and try and have some fun. With that said, it's time for the pros and cons.

Con: A sexy dream with Eric and Sookie, again! Am I going to have to be subjected to the wussification of Eric every week now? Just because it's Sookie's fantasy to make out with a crying muscle man who used to be all sexy and mean, that doesn't not mean it is mine.

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True Blood Music Video of the Day: Keep holding on by Avril Lavigne

Keep holding on by Avril Lavigne LYRICS
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