Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Halloween decorations, costumes or recipe ideas ?

If you do some great Halloween decorating, costumes or plan on making a favorite Halloween inspired recipe.

PLEASE share them with me and I'll post this weekend!


Scream Awards video clips

In case you missed the awards last night ( Dallas enjoyed them !) as Alan Ball said it's the most effed up awards show -in a good way!

Thanks to TheLou for this compilation of TB wins!

Worlds Collide at Scream 2009

Stephen Moyer Best Horror Actor

What Kind of Monster Kidnapped Bill Compton on True Blood?

From EOline

True Blood is back! Er, wait, that's not right.

OK, let's try this again: In just nine or 10 short months, True Blood returns to HBO for season three, but to tide us over during the looong wait, we've got our hands on a leaked casting call that offers a sneak peek of things to come. (Preproduction is already underway on the new episodes and filming is set to begin in early December.)

Where's Bill Compton (Stephen Moyer) been taken? Are there any familiar faces from the books in episode one of season three? And who's the new girl banging Eric (Alexander Skarsgård)? Here's what we can tell you...

Shape-shifters and strippers and rednecks, oh my! The next season of True Blood has a veritable menagerie of supernatural Southern weirdness in store for us!

Vampires: Sookie's (Anna Paquin) fiancé-to-be Bill was kidnapped in the season-two finale, and when we pick up season three, we'll find him in the company of a courtly vampire named Talbot (as well as a quaint old Southern lady named Olivia). Talbot, by the way, is dating the vampire king of Mississippi. Ruh-roh! Other new vampires will include a looker named Franklin Mott, who takes a liking to Tara (Rutina Wesley).

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True Blood Hounds

what a fun idea

WHEN: Thursday, October 29, 2009


WHAT: With the public’s current fascination for all things vampire and spooky, the 4th Annual “Bow Wow Beverly Hills” dog adoption event pays homage to the hit HBO series, “True Blood”, and in the spirit of Halloween, is titled “True Blood Hounds”. The fete benefits The Amanda Foundation animal rescue and kicks off three days of dog adoptions in some of the most chic establishments on Rodeo Drive and throughout Beverly Hills.

Food and Refreshments will be provided. Cast members of HBO’s True Blood, including Nelsan Ellis, Rutina Wesley, Kristen Bauer, Michelle Forbes, and Ashley Jones will host an exclusive, invite-only VIP reception starting at 6:30 pm at Tiffany & Co. The cast will then serve as celebrity judges of the doggie costume contest at Halloween Howl, which follows on The Via at Two Rodeo from 7:30 to 10:30 pm.

WHERE: Via Rodeo at 2 Rodeo Dr., Beverly Hills, CA

HOW: $200 gets you access to the VIP Champagne reception at Tiffany & Co., and Halloween Howl, or $75 is the cost of general admission to Halloween Howl.


Writer Charlaine Harris is a lady with a vamp


Charlaine Harris once referred to herself as the "anti-Anne Rice, " and she meant that in a good way, in the most complimentary sense.

"A Touch of Dead: Sookie Stackhouse: The Complete Stories" by Charlaine Harris. "Since Anne has so ably done the dramatic and picturesque, " Harris said, "I chose the mall and the shallowness. I went for horror and humor. She picked the southern, really dramatic part of the state, and I settled for the northern part."

Seems fair. Particularly when Harris comes up with such howlers as "What happens in Shreveport, stays in Shreveport, " a line from one of the stories in "A Touch of Dead: Sookie Stackhouse: The Complete Stories."

Here's how Sookie describes the geographic divide: "Northern Louisiana is pretty darn different form southern Louisiana in several fundamental ways: it's the Bible Belt without the pizzazz of New Orleans; it's the older sister who stayed home and tended the farm while the younger sister went out partying. But it shares other things with the southern part of the state, too: bad roads, corrupt politics, and a lot of people, both black and white, who live right on the poverty line."

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Author! Author!

Charlaine Harris appears Thursday at 8 p.m. at Montrel's Bistro, 1000 Decatur St., at the fourth annual wine-tasting sponsored by Anne Rice's Vampire Lestat Fan Club. Tickets are $35 for members, $45 for nonmembers. She also appears Friday at 9 p.m. at the Tru Blood and Gold Ball at Republic New Orleans; tickets are $20 for members, $30 for nonmembers. Harris makes a special Halloween appearance signing her new books, "A Touch of Dead" (Ace Books, $23.95), as well as "Grave Secret" (Berkley Prime Crime, $24.95) Saturday, 1-3 p.m., at Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania at the Rink. (harris will only sign two books at a time per person.)

Željko Ivanek-True Blood

True Blood

When dishy vampire Bill Compton kills a fellow bloodsucker to save his beloved human waitress Sookie Stackhouse, the undead community is less than pleased. Bill is forced to show up at a 'vampire court', where Ivanek pops up as 'The Magister' - an austere judge who decides that Bill's punishment should entail him becoming 'a maker'. Slumped back into his chair soullessly cajoling Bill, The Magister makes him sink his fangs into the neck of an innocent young lass called Jessica.

other favorite roles

A bit of vampire history for your Halloween bash Vampire lore, food perfect for Halloween

From Baltimore Sun

Pssst, you with the soggy cornflakes floating around your bowl. You might wanna put your spoon down.

WARNING: This is gonna get gross.

The subject here is vampires. Sorry, but it's that time of year. And this year bloodsuckin' is ... well ... bloody, bloody hot.

You might say it's splattered everywhere: Flip the TV channels, there it is dripping from "True Blood," the all-the-rage HBO series. "The Vampire Diaries" suck away on the CW network. Over at the book stalls, you've got "Twilight," "Twilight" and more "Twilight," the Stephenie Meyer series that can't be stanched. And just out: "Incarnadine: The True Memoirs of Count Dracula," a novel by D.H. Greene.

Be still thy bleeding hearts.

Seems like prime time for a Hallowed Eve's bash that's drip-drop-drippin' with the gory, the gross, the all-in-bloody-good-fun. Not even the Count himself would have counted on so many -- young and old -- being so bitten by this O-positive plunge.

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10 Vampire Vacations

From Forbes Travel

We vant to suck your blood

Even before Bela Lugosi muttered those infamous words ''I never drink wine'' in his 1920s stage and film versions of Bram Stoker's Dracula, vampires have been ingrained in our culture. Never more than now. Writers Anne Rice and Stephen King helped keep vampires alive and recent television shows, movies, and books like True Blood and Twilight have introduced vampires to a whole new generation

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Charlaine Harris: What story scares the hell out of you?

From Washington Post

Charlaine Harris: This is an easy one for me: "The Haunting of Hill House," by Shirley Jackson. No matter how many times I read it, I get goose bumps. Do not read this book if you're alone in the house.

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True Blood Music Video of the Day : Timebomb by Beck

Timebomb by Beck
Thanks, smvgrey74