Saturday, August 29, 2009

Making of True Blood

Exclusive Interview with Chris ( Barry the BellBoy) Coy

from True Blood News

Barry the Bellboy, played by Chris Coy, made his debut in episode 4 of season 2. I have read the books and I think he did a remarkable job in bringing the Barry character to life.

Chris Coy had a passion for acting at a young age. He grew up in Sarasota City Florida in a small town called North Port. He made the leap to Hollywood, California, and at 23 has landed a role in Alan Ball’s True Blood. We had a chance to talk with Chris about his acting and his awesome martial art skills.

TB-N: You graduated from North Port HS in Florida; did you spend your entire childhood there?

I was born in Louisville, Kentucky and moved to Florida when I was 4. So yea, i guess you could say I grew up in North Port.

TB-N: Can you describe the casting process you went through for the role as Barry the Bellboy?

Initially it was pretty typical, I auditioned and got the callback later that day. However, when I walked into the room for the second time and realized I was performing for Alan Ball, I have to admit a very unfamiliar chill crept up my spine. I’ve been a huge fan of his for years and to say the very least, it was an incredible moment for me. Unforgettable.

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True Blood Epsiode 11 ' Frenzy " photos!

Mehcad Brooks Interview - True Blood

Rebecca does an interview with Mehcad Brooks

Mehcad Brooks plays 'Eggs' Benedict on 'True Blood,' the hit vampire show on HBO. And Eggs has been very naughty this season, leading Tara astray and hanging out with a maenad. If none of that makes sense to you, you're not following 'True Blood.'

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Transcript: Mehcad Brooks Interview - True Blood
Rebecca Murray from Hollywood Movies at the world premiere of Warner Bros Pictures' The Final Destination.

Mehcad Brooks – 'Eggs' in True Blood
Do you just love being this guy? He's kind of crazy.

Mehcad Brooks: "Yeah, he's kind of crazy but he's very tortured. It's not all fun and games. You guys are going to see a little more of that."

Are we? Are we going to see more of you with your shirt off? That's big on the internet. You've got to tell the women whether you're going to have your shirt off or not.

Mehcad Brooks: "I think it's been off enough this season. I think it's been off more than it's been on so…"

Do you ever get those scripts and just go…

Mehcad Brooks: "Actually, I'll tell you what. One time I came in for a fitting and they held up this little piece of satin, which I call a Shakespearean change purse - so we nicknamed it Will. And I was like, 'Okay,' so I tried it on and whatever. After a couple more tries, it fit. I said, 'What else do I have?' 'That's it.' So I came in for a fitting to see if my…excuse me…yeah, so, there lies the wardrobe for True Blood."

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True Blood Goes to the Movies: Annapolis starring Jim ( Hoyt ) Parrack

After insisting thirty-four times with his congressman, the shipyard welder and amateurish boxer Jake Huard joins the U.S. Naval Academy. Having difficulties in the classes and suffering prejudice in his relationship with his superior Cole, he has the support of his roommate and his superiors Ali and Lt. Commander Burton. Jake studies hard and trains for an internal box competition, in an unfair environment.


James Franco ... Jake Huard Macka Foley ... Ref

Jim Parrack ... AJ

Donnie Wahlberg ... Lt. Burton

Brian Goodman ... Bill Huard

Billy Finnigan ... Kevin

True Blood Fangtasia Sign : Sorry we're dead


Sunday, Sunday for Trubies- how are you watching these last 2 episodes ?

How about a sing along - using the music from 'Monday, Mondays' from The Mamas and the Papas ?

Click to enlarge and print, can someone type up the text for me ?

How about some wonderful snacks to go along with the second to the LAST episode ?

What are your finale plans?
Having a watching party ?
Post your recipes or menu ideas?

(shortbread cookie, topped them with brie and strawberries-serve with sweet white wine. )

True Blood Fan Art: Sookie Stackhouse by S-von-P

SOOKIE STACKHOUSE by *S-von-P on deviantART

True Blood Crossword: Season 2 Episode 4 " Shake and Fingerpop"

New Cross Word Puzzle: Shake and Fingerpop

Thanks thanks Kristie !

True Blood Entertainment Weekly scans

Thanks D2

Bloodsuckers Make Their Mark on TV, Books, Drinks

From California Chronicle

Aug. 28--Jennifer Swanson was leading a perfectly normal life before the monsters came along.

The 52-year-old Westford resident works as a marketing researcher from 9 to 5 in Cambridge. When she clocks out, she focuses all her attention on being a mom and taking care of other people.

Then Eric came along and lit a fire. The tall and handsome 1,000-year-old blond showed up in her living room one night and now Swanson is tangled in a world of vampires, telepaths and shapeshifters.

"Every Sunday at 9 o'clock, I'm glued to the TV set," says Swanson, who can't get enough of the HBO vampire series "True Blood." "The vampires on this show are incredibly sexy. They make you laugh and they make you think. They also have everything most humans dream about --eternal youth, beauty and power. And they don't stop at anything to be with the one they love."

Swanson's not the only one who's been gripped by the vampire pandemic. Unless you've been sleeping in a coffin for the past year, you probably noticed that vampires are the hottest genre around, whether they're on TV, the big screen, at the bookstore or in the drink cooler. So why are humans fiercely biting into the myth?

The vampire legend has been around for thousands of years, in almost every part of the world. With that kind of placement, UMass Lowell English Professor Bridget Marshall says the bloodletting was bound to leave a mark on pop culture.

"The vampire mythology has a few particular signs that

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Hey Canada ! Sookie Stackhouse Book set and True Blood Give-away !

Penguin Canada has 100 to give away!
Canada only ( you can't even live in Quebec and be eligible!)

New Sookie Short Story: Death's Excellent Adventure features a Pam & Sookie short story

Death's Excellent Vacation, an anthology crossing genres ( from the, fantasy, mystery and paranormal genres) with co-author Toni Kelner. Each story in the anthology revolves around death and a holiday, in the similar spirit of the author's earlier anthologies Many Bloody Returns (Vampires and birthdays) and this holiday season's Wolfsbane and Mistletoe (werewolves and Christmas). The anticipated publication date of the new anthology is spring, 2010. ( now 08/01/10 August, 2010)

What we know:

**Harris and Kelner turn in Death's Excellent Vacation Agent Joshua Bilmes reports that anthologists Charlaine Harris and Toni L.P. Kelner turned in manuscript for Death's Excellent Vacation to Ginjer Buchanan at Ace.

**We also know it will feature a Cat and Bones short story by Jeaniene Frost. She says, "One For the Money, a Cat and Bones short story in the Death's Excellent Vacation anthology, comes out August 2010. "

** From Toni L.P. Kelner- We know it will contain a Pirate Dave strory. Toni writes "This past couple of weeks I've been working on a short story for Death's Excellent Vacation, the next anthology Charlaine and I are editing. The anthology is all about supernatural beings on vacation, kind of an urban fantasy beach book. And even before we decided to do this anthology, I'd had this character in mind to write a short story about: "Pirate Dave." read on

** There will be a Katie MacAlister short story entitled:'The Perils of Effrijim'.

** There will also be a shorty story by Chris Grabenstein who wrote "I'm excited to report that my short story 'The Demon in the Dunes' will be in Death's Excellent Vacation anthology"

** Sarah Smith will aslo have a story, her story about Superman and the Eight Immortals, "The Boys Go Fishing,"

** Jeff Abbott from his Facebooks says "no never wrote a horror novel but I will have a supernatural story out in an anthology Charlaine Harris and Toni Kelner are doing next year called Death's Excellent Vacation.

Also coming from Charlaine "This week I’m working on a short story for the Mystery Writers of America anthology I’m editing. It’s a Dahlia Lynley-Chivers short story. I love writing Dahlia.

Sookie Boook 10: Sookie book spoiler from Pam ??

Kristin Bauer (Pam) from True Blood reveals a little book spoiler in her latest True Blood interview.

Funny, since she says she doesn't read the books.
Read the entire recent Popwrap Interview HERE

PW: OK, so let me ask then, is there anything you would like to see happen for Pam?

Kristin: Well, Charlaine [Harris, author of the novels] tells me that in the latest book she sends Pam on a murder spree. She kicks off her pumps and goes mercenary, ripping people apart. Who knows if Alan will do that though.

Pam doesn't go on a murderous spree in book 9 ( but she does pick off some of Victor's vamps in from Dead to Worse May08) so is this book 10 reference? The only other thing I think maybe Charlaine could have been talking about was the new Sookie/ Pam short story that will be out next year ..

Let's also talk here about Pam fangtastic red sequined outfit (Is it really Disco night at Fangtasia ? and she got Eric to dress up like John Travolta ? )

Her outfit looks a lot like the Yves Saint Laurent jumpsuit featured here:

"Turn heads with this red sequin belted jumpsuit and make jaws drop with it's $5,500.00 price" tag.

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**I wish the actors would not discourage people (fans of True Blood ) from reading the books. If they don't want to read, fine.
Then say " I don't read them / haven't read all of them " but I know they are great !"

We knew MaryAnn was coming this season -did anyone expect what we've seen ?

Stephen Moyer and proposing to Anna in Hawaii

OK, I'm a but stumped - Stephen Moyer says about where he proposed to Anna in the latest interview.

He went down on one knee on a beach in Hawaii, after being inspired by a music track from the bloodthirsty series.

“There was a song in the first season, ‘White Sandy Beach in Hawaii,’ which was kind of funny and ironic… [It] all started out as a joke and then we decided to go to Hawaii with my kids this year,” Stephen explained of what led them to his proposal location.

He says , "White Sandy Beach' sung by Big Ears" hmmm ? I looked back through my playlist from season one and I did not see that song.

You guys help ...when was that used ?

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I saw you in my dreams
We were walking hand in hand
On a white, sandy beach of Hawaii
We were playing in the sun
We were having so much fun
on a white, sandy beach of Hawaii

The sound of the ocean
soothes my restless soul
The sound of the ocean
rocks me all night long

Those hot long summer days
Lying there in the sun
on a white, sandy beach of Hawaii

The sound of the ocean
soothes my restless soul
The sound of the ocean
rocks me all night long

Last night in my dreams
I saw your face again
We were there in the sun
on a white, sandy beach of Hawaii

True Blood Music Video of the Day: This is Halloween by Marilyn Manson

This is Halloween by Marilyn Manson
Thanks, Lawliettte