Wednesday, March 31, 2010

True Bloos Seson 3 promises to bring “intense” Sookie/Eric moment

From Ausiello
Question: I’m on my hands and knees begging for some True Blood news! —Nick

Ausiello: The show is currently shooting episode 6, penned by executive producer Alan Ball. And guess what? It contains what Ball describes as an “intense” Sookie/Eric moment. “Let’s put it this way,” he adds, “I think people will have strong feelings about it.” In possibly related news, Ball told TV Guide that “Sookie is sexually drawn to [Eric] because she’s had his blood. But there is another reason he’s drawn to her, one that will be revealed this season.”

Question: The promo tease for True Blood’s third season shows Eric with noticeably darker hair. Why? —Jody
“Because when vampires keep secrets from humans that they love, their hair follicles turn darker,” deadpans Alan Ball. “And that’s especially true if they’re carrying a torch for a blond waitress.” Very funny. The real reason, please? “Alexander made a movie during his hiatus and his hair was darker when he returned,” explains Ball with a laugh. “It wasn’t a choice [we made].”

The Wall Street Journal (blog) thinks Bill Compton is a VILF

True Blood’s New Ads: Are the vampires from “True Blood” your type? HBO is counting on your thirst or desire for the vamps with their new VILF ads. The acronym is a play off of the term MILF, which is a term that Speakeasy won’t define here, but that you can find on the Web or in your nearest high school locker room. The term packs a bite that might get tongues wagging for the new season that will kick off on June 13. [THR]

True Blood Music Video of the Day: Evening Star by DragonForce

Evening Star by DragonForce


Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Five things about True Blood author Charlaine Harris

True Blood is so addictive that I felt quite bereft when the last series finished. The wait for season three (which airs in the US on June 13) became more bearable once I’d discovered Charlaine Harris’ Sookie Stackhouse novels, which are the source material for the series.

True Blood’s scriptwriters haven’t stuck religiously to the books. They’ve invented characters, introduced new storylines and altered plots, but essentially they inhabit the same universe (or Sookieverse, as it’s known to fans) as the books. It’s hard to judge the books objectively. My reading experience was coloured by memories of the TV show; there’s no disentangling the two. As I read it was HBO’s characters I was seeing in my mind’s eye, which left me with a curious false memory – I kept thinking I’d been watching the show, when I’d merely been reading.

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True Blood Season 3 promo poster #2 : VILF

Wow ! Sizzling

For the uninformed, VILF is an acronym for Vampire I’d Like To F–k (a variation of MILF — Mother I’d Like To F–k).

Charlaine Harris Sings the Blues : Charlaine with Blue Muse and The Boomettes perform "My Babe" at Ground Zero Blues Club in Clarksdale, Mississippi

Kevin Alejandro talks about doing TRUE BLOOD

Actor Kevin Alejandro stars as Detective Nate Moretta on the critically acclaimed cop drama Southland, which is a raw and authentic look at a police unit in Los Angeles. From the beaches of Malibu to the streets of East Los Angeles, the series, which airs on TNT, is a fast-moving drama that will take viewers inside the lives of cops, criminals, victims and their families.

Having also given memorable performances on Ugly Betty (as Justin's father Santos), Shark (as Danny Reyes, a street-smart, tough prosecutor specializing in organized crime) and Drive (as car thief Winston Salazar), Kevin Alejandro is currently filming a role in Season 3 of the hit television series True Blood, returning to HBO on June 13th.

In this exclusive interview with IESB, the actor talked about his love for the unpredictability of Southland, how much fun he's had working with the show's great ensemble and his very different role on the upcoming season True Blood.

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True Blood season 3, female character to die (spoiler alert)

I do not believe for one minute Alan Ball is going to kill off Arlene ...she might leave Bon Temps with the kids and be absent some this year or just with most of the events happening in Jackson, we won't see much of her....the female character that will die WE ALL KNOW is Lorena and as Sookie says "I killed her ass"

HBO's hit vampire show 'True Blood' could possibly be losing a cast member. According to E! online's Kristin Dos Santos a female character is scheduled to bite the dust.

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Sources tells Kristin that "a female character" will die in season 3. E! Also reports that Carrie Preston who plays Merlotte's red headed waitress Arlene has been cast for "multiple" episodes on CBS' 'The Good Wife.'

According to Ryan Kwanten who plays Sookie's big brother Jason Stackhouse season 3 is about "halfway through shooting the season." So, does this mean that Preston's character Arlene is the female death? No! fans of the show everywhere are shouting. Arlene brings a certain extra something to the show. But it seems to be a big possibility that Arlene could be the character who dies in season 3. If you're a 'True Blood' fans you're probably wondering what will happen to her two children. Could they possibly end up with Bill and Sookie?

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True Blood Music Video of the Day: Girls Just Wanna Have Fun

Girls Just Wanna Have Fun

Monday, March 29, 2010

The Reformed Vampire Support Group by Catherine Jinks

Grade 7- up

From Booklist

It’s hard to get too involved in a cast of barely likable whiners and pathetic hand-wringers, but somehow that isn’t much of a problem in Jinks’ droll vampire send-up. These bloodsuckers are anything but sexy and mysterious, as here vampirism is a cross between a defining addiction and communicable disease; those infected spend most of their time being seriously ill and attending AA-style meetings with fellow sufferers. Nina, permanently arrested at 15 years old, can’t stand her fellow group members, but when one of them is found staked they all must work together to uncover the slayer before he can kill again. While readers might feel pushed rather than led through the plot, Jinks offers some wry vampire-centric twists on mystery conventions (having to repeatedly piece together what happened while literally dead to the world from sunup to sundown); and when the humor hits its mark, this can be laugh-out-loud funny. Most of the comedy, though, lies in the wide-angle skewering of support groups and fringe characters more suited to hemming and hawing than biting and sucking. Grades 8-12. --Ian Chipman

True Blood: freshly squeezed blood and Texas orange juice

I never really liked canned or bottled juices. They always seem to taste a bit too sweet for me. Orange juice is especially tricky: often it comes with additional, unwanted pith and peel flavors, which makes it bitter; and it either tastes like plastic or metal from the container. Not good.

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ARC of 'Dead in the Family' Giveaway from Asamum reads !

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True Blood Music Video of the Day: Spin City True Blood mashup

oh why not , it's MOnday

Spin City True Blood mashup
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Sunday, March 28, 2010

True Blood Season 3 "Waiting Sucks" Promo #2 (Sam Version)

True Blood Music Video of the Day: Swing

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Dead in the Family 5 weeks from debut is #2 on Amazon Best sellers list

Amazon’s Top 5 Fantasy Bestsellers, March 27, 2010

Dead Witch Walking holds strong at number one, with Dead in the Family moving up to the number two slot. Changes, Book 12 in The Dresden Files series, moves Jim Butcher back into the top 5 list. Rounding out our top 5 this week are Breaking Dawn and a newcomer, Silver Borne.

  1. Dead Witch Walking by Kim Harrison
  2. Dead in the Family by Charlaine Harris
  3. Changes by Jim Butcher
  4. Breaking Dawn by Stephanie Meyer
  5. Silver Borne by Patricia Briggs

Coming this week on Vampire Diaries

If you missed last week you can watch it on CW soon here

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Charlaine to attend book launch party/signing at Ground Zero Blues Club in Clarksdale today

A book launch party and signing will be hosted at Ground Zero Blues Club in Clarksdale this Saturday. The short story collection, Delta Blues, features best-selling authors, James Lee Burke, John Grisham, Charlaine Harris, Ace Atkins and others. The foreword is written by actor and Ground Zero co-owner Morgan Freeman.

Clarksdale-born Blind Mississippi Morris, his harp and his high-energy Pocket Rockets band return for a hot night of blues music!

Some of America's top crime writers celebrate the launch of "Delta Blues," a book of stories set in Clarksdale and the Delta. Writers include Charlaine Harris, Carolyn Haines, Ace Atkins, Tom Franklin and too many others to mention.

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You can buy a copy here
The Delta Blues limited edition is a full leather binding, using Corona premium bonded leather in burgundy. Both the spine and front cover hold gold foil stamps. The endsheets in this edition are a gold and ebony marbled paper. The interior pages are a 60#, natural colored, chlorine-free stock, 30% post consumer recycled, and the edges are gilded in gold. Each contributor's story is preceded by a unique tip in sheet, featuring the title and author of the story, and including a line for the contributor's signature. At the front, a tip in containing the book title, signed by both editor Carolyn Haines and author of the foreword Morgan Freeman, is numbered (1-100). Contributor signatures include: John Grisham, Charlaine Harris, Morgan Freeman, Ace Atkins, and others.

Numbers are assigned on a first come, first served basis. The earlier you order, the lower your number. HERE

This beautiful edition is $275.

Alan Ball to cast Holly Cleary

Merlotte’s is getting some new blood. True Blood is casting the role of…

HOLLY: A thirtysomething (presumably single) mother of two, Holly applies for a job at Merlotte’s and creeps Arlene out with her oddly prescient observations. Very strong recurring in season 3 with a possible series regular upgrade in season 4.
by Michael Ausiello

We first see Holly on pg 7 of Living Dead in Dallas when Lafayette's body is discovered in Andy's car.

Danielle Gray and Holly Cleary, the two waitresses on the morning shift, came through the back door laughing. Both divorced women in their mid-twenties, Danielle and Holly were lifelong friends who seemed to be quite happy working their jobs as long as they were together. Holly had a five-year-old son who was at kindergarten, and Danielle had a seven-year-old daughter and a boy too young for school, who stayed with Danielle's mother while Danielle was at Merlotte's. I would never be any closer to the two women—who, after all, were around my age—because they were careful to be sufficient unto themselves.
"What's the matter?" Danielle asked when she saw my face. Her own, narrow and freckled, became instantly worried.

"Why's Andy's car out front?" Holly asked. She'd dated Andy Bellefleur for a while, I recalled. Holly had short blond hair that hung around her face like wilted daisy petals, and the prettiest skin I'd ever seen. "He spend the night in it?"
"No," I said, "but someone else did."

Charlaine to visit University of Central Arkansas

Author of Vampire Mysteries Visits UCA-Posted in Campus News on March 26, 2010
New York Times bestselling author Charlaine Harris will hold a free lecture and book signing at the University of Central Arkansas's Reynolds Performance Hall on April 1 at 7:30 p.m.

Harris, a Mississippi native who now lives in southern Arkansas, writes the popular Sookie Stackhouse Southern Vampire Mysteries novels on which the HBO hit series "True Blood" is based.

The book signing will immediately follow the lecture.
Larry Burns, adviser of the UCA Student Government Association, which helped in bringing Harris to campus, said the author's lecture would be exciting for the UCA community.

"Many people in the UCA community, especially students, are fans of the Sookie Stackhouse series and 'True Blood' on HBO," Burns said. "Bringing Charlaine Harris is a great example of the SGA putting students first and providing an opportunity to meet and hear from a truly relevant and current author. Many students, staff and faculty are really excited to have Ms. Harris here on campus. She’s a great Arkansas author with a great series that is only growing in popularity."

Harris has been a published writer for 25 years. She began her career writing ghost stories and soon decided she wanted to start a series of books, according to her web site. Her first series, Real Murders, about a Georgia librarian, earned Harris an Agatha Award nomination. She also wrote the darker Lily Bard series that was based in Shakespeare, Ark.

Harris has gained most recognition for her Sookie Stackhouse series about a telepathic barmaid who befriends vampires and werewolves in the small Louisiana town of Bon Temps. The series has been published in Japan, Great Britain, Greece, Germany, Thailand, Spain, France and Russia. The HBO show 'True Blood', based on the series, begins its third season this year.

Harris is a member of the Mystery Writers of America and the American Crime Writers League. She is on the board of Sisters in Crime and alternates with Joan Hess as president of the Arkansas Mystery Writers Alliance.

Seating for the lecture is reserved. Two tickets per person may be picked up at the UCA Box Office, open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Reserved tickets may be picked up during those hours or between 6 and 7 p.m. on April 1. Tickets not picked up by 7 p.m. on April 1 will be released and given away. UCA students, faculty and staff must show IDs when picking up reserved tickets.

Harris’ appearance is funded by the UCA Student Government Association and the UCA Bookstore. - Miranda Grubbs

True Blood Music Video of the Day: David Archuleta - To be with you

David Archuleta - To be with you
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Friday, March 26, 2010

A clip from Beyond the Pole, with Alexander Skarsgard from Guardian UK

Stephen Mangan stars in a new mockumentary following two hapless explorers as they undertake an environmental expedition to the North Pole. Here they meet Norwegian rivals, one of them played by True Blood star Alexander Skarsgård

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True Blood Music Video of the Day: Turn Me on

Turn me on.
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Thursday, March 25, 2010

Vampire Diaries returns tonight with a secret number !

Fans of 'The Vampire Diaries' should pay a close attention to their screen this week for the vampire series will show a telephone number which can actually be called. When it returns on Thursday, March 25, the CW show will display a clearly visible number when Elena makes a phone call.

According to TV Guide magazine, fans can call this number to hear a special message that will give away some spoilers about the next episodes. Plus, fans would be able to leave a message. Standard long distance fees apply.

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True Blood Music Video of the Day: Superman Tonight

Superman Tonight

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Wednesday, March 24, 2010

See Charlaine Harris tonight in Central Pennsylvania

Southern Vampire Mystery writer (HBO True Blood) Charlaine Harris lecture 2night @ 7pm - FREE. Books 4 sale w/book signing after lecture.

The 1,500 seat H. Ric Luhrs Performing Arts Center at Shippensburg University is the premier performing arts center in Central Pennsylvania and is located at 1871 Old Main Drive, Shippensburg, PA. For more information you can contact the center at: 717-477-7469

Bloodsucking that doesn't suck Christopher Moore's trilogy gives readers a plot they can bite into and laugh about

For readers exasperated by the Twilight craze, Christopher Moore is here to save us from the melodrama with a vampire series that focuses more on the laughs than the lust of bloodsucking.
Bite Me: A Love Story is Moore's final book in the unofficial love trilogy, starring vampires Tommy and Jody and their non-vampire sidekick, Abby Normal. While it is pegged as a love story and, according to Moore, shows up on supernatural romance bookshelves, the story is much more a comedy that happens to have a love story plot.
People who have gotten exasperated with the wrist-to-forehead tragedy in Twilight really find relief with the comedy in my book. They want to read something a little darker, goofier, Moore said in an interview with Denver Daily News, also noting that his readership and that of Stephanie Meyers vampire work have a different readership.

Denver Daily

You can meet Christopher, get him to autograph your book and hear him read from his book in Denver this Sun day at 2:00 pm

True Blood Season 3 promo poster #1: Nothing like a good cup of Joe

Look closely.

That's not coffee in the pot.

HBO is trying to stoke fan interest in its newest hit, True Blood, with a 12-week viral campaign that leads up to the show's third-season premiere on June 13, reports USA TODAY's Gary Levin. And here's a first look a series of images that will be released, one each week.

True Blood Music Video of the Day: Die This Way” by Daniel and Jon Licht

The Darker Side of Bill Compton

Die This Way by Daniel and Jon Licht Dexter soundtrack.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Stellan, Alexander Skarsgard to voice animated pic

From Variety
Voices carry 3D 'Moomins' Father and son thesps Stellan and Alexander Skarsgard plus Peter Stormare will voice the lead characters in the English-lingo version of "Moomins and the Comet Chase," the first Nordic 3D toon feature.

Pic, helmed by Maria Lindberg and produced by Tom Carpelan for Finland's Filmkompaniet, is a follow up to 2008's "Moomin and Midsummer Madness."

Both toons are based on the books and cartoon strips created by Finnish illustrator and writer Tove Jansson in 1945 about the Moomins, a family of trolls who resemble white hippos.

Much beloved in Europe, the books have been translated into more than 40 languages, and the adventures of the Moomins have been turned into films, TV series, legit plays and radio shows.

Toon is due for a fall release.

Taste of True Blood New Facebook page

From Smart Pop books

We recently asked you to weigh-in on the cover for our upcoming True Blood anthology, A Taste of True Blood. The majority of you helped us decide this cover was the one: Now, we have something else exciting to tell you about. We recently launched a Facebook fan page for the book. Over there we’ll give True Blood updates, host discussions, keep you up-to-date on the book’s progress, and give you exclusive offers and discounts. Become a fan and tell your friends.

HBO to dole out 15- to 20-second teasers every Sunday night: Fans guess 'Blood' death

Post what you think is happening in the scene !

ue Blood" storylines are locked up tight during the daylight hours, but it appears that a female character will end up six feet under by season's end.

That's what fans are taking away from a trailer released yesterday for the upcoming season of the smash-hit series.


In the 14-second teaser, Eric Northman (Alexander Skarsgard) is seen bruised and bloody, fighting with a shirtless ruffian and screaming, "Who sent you?" as Sookie Stackhouse wields a revolver.

However, it's another Merlotte waitress, Arlene Fowler (played by Carrie Preston), that fans believe to be the lady who won't live to see another season.

Carrie Preston stars as "True Blood's" Arlene Fowler.

Arlene has been at death's door before -- during both the first and second season finales. Adding fuel to the fire, Carrie just signed a multi-episode deal with CBS' "The Good Wife" and her husband told E! Online, "something shocking happens to Arlene [this season]."

HBO plans to dole out new 15- to 20-second teasers every Sunday night for the next few weeks to keep speculation going about the vampire opera, which has turned into the cable network's signature series.

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Deeper Dish with Denis O'Hare ( True Blood's King Of Missisippi)

I've been a fan of actor Denis O'Hare since I saw him in the play, Lloyd's Prayer, at Chicago's Goodman Theatre in 1988. Since then he has appeared in such films as The Anniversary Party (2001), Milk (2008) and Edge of Darkness (2010) and on the television drama, Brothers & Sisters, as Rob Lowe's campaign manager, Travis March. The openly gay actor has also found great success on Broadway in the musical revivals of Cabaret (1998), Assassins (for which he received a Tony Award nomination in 2004), and Sweet Charity (2005). However, O'Hare's most memorable stage role has to be his Tony Award-winning performance as Mason Marzac, a gay business manager who falls in love with the game of baseball, in Richard Greenberg's play, Take Me Out (2003). He stole the show - even from the hunky naked actors taking a shower onstage.

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Child vampire hunters sparked comic crackdown

Fr9om BB News
When Pc Alex Deeprose was called to Glasgow's sprawling Southern Necropolis on the evening of 23 September 1954, he expected to be dealing with a simple case of vandalism.

Children turn vampire hunters

But the bizarre sight that awaited him was to make headlines around the world and cause a moral panic that led to the introduction of strict new censorship laws in the UK.

Hundreds of children aged from four to 14, some of them armed with knives and sharpened sticks, were patrolling inside the historic graveyard.

They were, they told the bemused constable, hunting a 7ft tall vampire with iron teeth who had already kidnapped and eaten two local boys.

Fear of the so-called Gorbals Vampire had spread to many of their parents, who begged Pc Deeprose for assurances there was no truth to the rumours.

Newspapers at the time reported that the headmaster of a nearby primary school told everyone present that the tale was ridiculous, and police were finally able to disperse the crowd.

But the armed mob of child vampire hunters was to return immediately after sunset the following night, and the night after that.

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True Blood Music Video of the Day: Gravity Of Love

Gravity Of Love

Monday, March 22, 2010

True Blood Season 3 : Waiting Sucks !

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True Blood Music Video of the Day: Phantom of the Opera

Phantom of the Opera

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Sunday, March 21, 2010

Pre - Order the Next Sookieverse short story anthology 'Crimes by Moonlight: Mysteries from the Dark Side 'edited by Charlaine Harris

Crimes by Moonlight: Mysteries from the Dark Side

Edited by Charlaine Harris

Berkley, Apr 2010, $24.95

ISBN 9780425235638

These twenty short stories focus on paranormal mysteries that run the urban fantasy gamut with vampires, werewolves, witches, ghosts, seers, mages and Mike Hammer making featured appearances. All of the contributions by The Mystery Writers of America authors are enjoyable tales that sub-genre fans will want to read as the diversity of the supernatural adds to the overall fun. Vampires are right at home in Parnell Hall’s amusing “Death of a Vampire” and Charlaine Harris’s “Dahlia Underground”. Ghosts star in Harley Jane Kozak’s “Madeeda”, Carolyn Hart’s “Riding High” as a marriage counselor and even as a phantom ship in Lou Kemp’s “In Memory of the Sibylline”. Finally Hammer has a “Grave Matter” (by Max Allan Collins and Mickey Spillane) case with a supernatural taint. This is a strong anthology as everyone contributing showed up in top form providing enjoyable Crimes by Moonlight: Mysteries from the Dark Side collection.

Pre- Order 'A Taste of True Blood 'TODAY!

True Blood, Alan Ball’s critically acclaimed television adaptation of Charlaine Harris’ bestselling Southern Vampire mysteries, is HBO’s most-watched show since The Sopranos, averaging over 12 million viewers an episode in its second season. Thanks to its large, dedicated fanbase, it won the People’s Choice “Favorite TV Obsession” award in early 2010.

A Taste of True Blood: The Fangbanger’s Guide gives those fans something to savor between episodes—and whets their appetite for more. Covering the show’s first two seasons and released just in time for the third (with real-time online updates from the book’s contributors throughout season three), the book includes pieces on:

• Vampire Bill’s season 2 slide from hot to not
• Sookie’s mind-reading talents as a critique of our oversharing Facebook culture
• What a Louisiana setting adds to the traditional vampire myth
• Why the television series had to differ from the books (co-written by the Southern Vampire mysteries’ editor Ginjer Buchanan)
• And much more, from shapeshifters to maenads to Merlotte’s

A Taste of True Blood also includes a quick reference guide to the show’s first two seasons.

Maria Lima sayas she has an essay in the upcoming anthology, A Taste of True Blood is now available for preorder. She says -

My essay in the book is about Merlotte's, titled: Home is Where the Bar Is. It's all about how Merlotte's is like True Blood's version of Cheers, Ten Forward and all those great TV show neighborhood hang outs...and why that's important.

from SciFiGuy

Bite Me; A Love Story

Check out this great giveaway on our friend the SciFiGuy's blog

Have you entered the Bite Me giveaway yet? Christopher Moore's latest novel and a T-shirt. Two packages to be won. Ends March 23.

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Also Michele Hauf reveals that you can now download the audio version of Vampire's Tango free at

Stephen Moyer narrations of ‘Spoken From The Front’

Listen to Stephen Moyer narrate these stories

Spoken From The Front
Listen to Andy McNab's brand new series Spoken From The Front. This series of hard hitting spoken stories written and introduced by McNab have been developed especially for download, either directly to mobile phones or from the internet. The series is based on the experiences of soldiers fighting on the front line.

Follow Jacko on his first SAS tour of Iraq. Jacko Brooks joined the Infantry as a boy soldier and now, at the age of 24 yrs, he has just been badged as a member of 22 SAS Regiment, so despite his enormous mortgage, clapped-out car, and complete lack of funds, he is doing pretty well. Only trouble is, he only finished selection two weeks ago, and now 7 Troop's 'New Boy' is in the middle of the Iraqi desert.

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True Blood Music Video of the Day: My Ain True Love

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Saturday, March 20, 2010

True Blood begins Season 2 re-run tomorrow night as lead in on HBO for 'The Pacific '


Blood is life or as Bill would say " my magic is just a little different from yours"

“Blood is life.” I can’t even tell you how many times I have read that in various vampire novels. Picture it – you’ve got the wise and ancient vampire spouting out his long thought provoking monologue and, as if on cue, he tosses in that one line we know so well, “blood is life.” But what does that even mean? Well let’s take a look at the blood itself.

First off, without blood we simply can’t exist… obviously. Blood carries oxygen and nutrients to every part of our body. It is 90 percent plasma, which itself is 55 percent water. The other 45 percent consists of amino acids, hormones, proteins, glucose and a handful of other much-needed antibodies that protect our body. Then you have that other 10 percent of blood that isn’t plasma, that part is the red blood cells that transport oxygen and white blood cells that are vital to our immune system. On top of that there are also platelets that clot the blood after an injury, you know, so you don’t bleed to death from a small paper cut.

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You are invited to a Vampire Party at Bill Comptons house!

Twilight in Forks-Saga of the Real Town

Twilight in Forks is the definitive DVD documenting the town of Forks made famous by the Twilight books and movies.

Since the Twilight movies weren't filmed in the real Forks, this is your opportunity to see the town that Stephenie Meyer based her epic teen romance books on. Are there truly vampires and werewolves there? Hear from the real people living their lives in the town fans know and love, including the Chief of Police, the Forks Outfitters employee who gets mistaken for Bella, and the vampire transplant who plays the real-life role of Alice. Visit Forks High School, hear self-described Jacob s grandfather tell the legend of how the Quileutes descended from wolves, and see many more of the people and places that make Forks and La Push the perfect setting for the Twilight Saga

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American Vampire #1 - new comic series with Stephen King

Vampires seem to have overtaken zombies as the most overexposed horror entity in pop culture lately. From True Blood to Twilight, however, they seem to have stopped being scary and are portrayed more as romantic leads. Because of this, it is quite refreshing to see them portrayed as monsters in DC/Vertigo’s newest ongoing series American Vampire. It’s just a shame that, in the two eighteen-page stories featured in this issue, we get maybe five total pages of actual vampire action.

Co-written for at least the first five issues by Scott Snyder and legendary horror novelist Stephen King, American Vampire centers around two main protagonists. The first story in the book, penned by Snyder, is devoted to Pearl Jones, an aspiring actress in 1920’s Hollywood who, while working as a stand-in for a well-known movie actress, is invited by the film’s leading man to attend a party being held at the director’s home. While getting ready to go to the party, a mysterious drifter who has been hanging out frequently outside her apartment tells her that it would not be in her best interest to go. She ignores his warning, of course, which she soon finds out is a big mistake. To risk spoiling the big reveal at the end of the story, which shouldn’t really come as a surprise to anyone, she should be sporting a new set of fangs by the beginning of the next issue.

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Stephen Moyer goes commando at the Cosmopolitan’s Fun Fearless Men eve

True Blood Music Video of the Day: Break by Three Days Grace

Break by Three Days Grace

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Friday, March 19, 2010

Andrew Wrathall interviews Charlaine Harris, the author behind True Blood

Charlaine Harris’ successful Sookie Stackhouse series is the basis of the addictive TV series True Blood. Harris is touring Australia in September (Sydney and Melbourne) as a guest at Hub Production’s True Blood events, on the 25th and 26th of September and will then be doing a book tour for Hachette. Number 10 in the Sookie series Dead in the Family is published by Gollancz in June. Season 3 of True Blood will screen on Showcase in August.

True Blood fan and Bookseller+Publisher publishing assistant Andrew Wrathall asked Harris a few questions for LiteraryMinded…

Pictured below: Charlaine Harris
(photo by Christina Radish)

How did the character of Sookie Stackhouse come about?

I was in a slump, and decided to attempt to change my career. Instead of writing conventional mysteries, I thought it would be fun to write a novel with paranormal elements. I decided to write a book about a young woman who decided to date a vampire, and I built her character around that. Everything flowed from that one central concept.

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Jarnganget" thriller (Sweden,2000) Alexander Skarsgard scenes

True Blood Music Video of the Day: Sisters Are Doing It For Themselves:

Sisters Are Doing It For Themselves:


Thursday, March 18, 2010

Again , No Bubba and more Lorena

Question: Do you know if True Blood’s third season will feature Bubba? He’s not exactly a major character in the books, but I still love him. —Kristal

Ausiello: Unfortunately, Alan Ball says he couldn’t figure out a way to introduce Bubba “without it being cheesy,” adding, “I don’t know how to do it without either using an Elvis impersonator, which is cheesy, or having somebody and never seeing their face, just hearing their voice — and to me that sounds equally cheesy. So that’s just one of the casualties of the transfer from book to screen.”

Question: Hello fellow Smurf lover! Any new scoop on the upcoming season of “True Blood”? —Candy

Ausiello: I’m 90 percent certain this is new: Mariana Klaveno is returning as Bill’s maker, Lorena, for roughly six episodes.

True Blood Music Video of the Day: Hey Big Spender


Hey Big Spender

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

True Blood Season 3 : Full schedule

OK you can now make your summer plans !

Season 3, Episode 1: Pack of Wolves

Original Air Date-June 13, 2010


Season 3, Episode 2: Beautifully Broken

Original Air Date-June 20, 2010


Season 3, Episode 3: It Hurts Me Too

Original Air Date-June 27, 2010


Season 3, Episode 4: 9 Crimes

Original Air Date-July 11,2010 * Break for 4th of July Weekend ________________________________________

Season 3, Episode 5: Trouble

Original Air Date- July 18, 2010


Season 3, Episode 6: What Do You Know About Love

Original Air Date- July 25, 2010


Season 3, Episode 7: Hit the Floor

Original Air Date- August 1, 2010


Season 3, Episode 8: Night on the Sun

Original Air Date- August 8, 2010


Season 3, Episode 9: Everything is broken

Original Air Date- August 15, 2010


Season 3, Episode 10:

Original Air Date- August 22, 2010


Season 3, Episode 11:

Original Air Date- August 29, 2010


Season 3, Episode 12:

Original Air Date- September 12, 2010 * Break for Labor Day Weekend

True Blood Star Carrie Preston Is really now a fiesty red -head

True Blood star Carrie Preston has decided to really get into her character and has transformed into the fiery red-head that she plays on the hit HBO show. The natural blonde decided that she wanted to look more like her character Arlene Fowler and was there as Carrie transformed into a feisty red head!

“I was a little tired of going to work and nobody recognizing me,” Carrie told exclusively as she spent the day at Gavert Atelier Salon in Beverly Hills where Stuart Gavert and Mika Fowler created her stunning new look.

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Alexander Skarsgard Says Expect More Nudity & Sex On True Blood

Carrie wears a red wig on the show, and described what happened when she went to work each day with her natural blonde hair. “People who I worked with for two seasons would say hi and introduce themselves to me,” she laughed. “Next season I’ll ditch the wig and use my own hair,” Carrie told

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BBC Video : True Blood author Charlaine Harris talks vampires


After her vampire books were turned into hit TV show True Blood, author Charlaine Harris reveals what she thinks about seeing her characters come to life on screen.

She also answers the all-important question, who would win in a fight between her vampires and those created by Twilight author Stephanie Meyer?

After her vampire books were turned into hit TV show True Blood, author Charlaine Harris reveals what she thinks about seeing her characters come to life on screen.

She also answers the all-important question, who would win in a fight between her vampires and those created by Twilight author Stephanie Meyer?

Stephen Moyer talks Vampires and " Priest"

True Blood Music Video of the Day: Queer as Folk True Blood MashUp- Fashion

True Blood/Queer as Folk

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Amazon 'Dead in the Family' description

Amazon Dead in the Family description

After enduring torture and the loss of loved ones during the brief but deadly Faery War, Sookie Stackhouse is hurt and she's angry. Just about the only bright spot in her life is the love she thinks she feels for vampire Eric Northman. But he's under scrutiny by the new Vampire King because of their relationship. And as the political implications of the Shifters coming out are beginning to be felt, Sookie's connection to the Shreveport pack draws her into the debate. Worst of all, though the door to Faery has been closed, there are still some Fae on the human side-and one of them is angry at Sookie. Very, very angry...

Andy Swist True Blood March Contest!

March madness
Last month in honor of Valentines Day, I held a caption contest for a Holiday inspired cartoon. The prize awarded was a 4x6 sketch of the winner's choice of True Blood characters. The winner was DeeDee, and can you guess what character she picked? Here's a clue:

Well, seeing as this month is St.Patricks Day I suppose it's time for another contest.
This time I'm going to pick a person completely at random that's posted a comment. The winner will get a 4x6 sketch of their favorite BUFFY the Vampire Slayer character!

Why BUFFY? Well, I happen to be watching them all on DVD right now. I'm having a heck of a time trying to figure out who my favorite character is. I'm torn between Giles and Willow. But really, I love them all. Right now I'm on season three, or is it season four? It's the season that they go off to college. Anyways, I love this show and hope you all do too. You do... don't you?

However, you can only post ONCE! Be fair: one chance per customer.
(Lissen up, DeeDee: I'm barring you from this contest so someone else can win, OK?)
So rub something Irish, and hope the luck transfers with your post.
The contest starts now until March 29th! Happy St.Paddy's and good luck to you!

True Blood Music Video of the Day: Liquefy by the Servan

Liquefy by the Servan


Monday, March 15, 2010

'True Blood' to return June 13 HBO sets bow for hit vampire series

From Variety

The Sookie-Bill romance is about to be rekindled.

HBO announced that gothic vampire drama "True Blood" will begin season three June 13, the first of 12 episodes. Season two, which ended Sept. 13, drew record ratings, and by all accounts, is the cabler's most-watched show.

For the season-two finale, 5.1 million viewers tuned in. Cumulatively -- including video on demand, repeat telecast and DVR numbers -- "True Blood" drew more than 12 million per episode last season.

Cast changes for season three include the addition of Alfre Woodard and Kevin Alejandro ("Southland") and the loss of Michelle Forbes.

Series, exec produced by Alan Ball and Greg Fienberg, and starring Anna Paquin, Stephen Moyer and Sam Trammell, is based on the series of novels by Charlaine Harris.

Elsewhere at HBO, cabler launched the first installment of the $200 million 10-episode miniseries "The Pacific" Sunday. Ratings for the segment should arrive Tuesday.

In other cable news, MTV's upcomoing scripted series "The Hard Times of RJ Berger" will launch 11 p.m. June 6, following the MTV Movie Awards. Half-hour laffer follows a late-blooming loser with an anatomical gift. Show, created by David Katzenberg and Seth Grahame-Smith, will move to its normal Monday 10 p.m. timeslot June 14.

Charlaine in Portugal Video

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Dead in Family on best sellers list in February ( 3 months before it comes out)'s February bestsellers:

1. A Patriot's History of the United States: From Columbus's Great Discovery to the War on Terror by Larry Schweikart, Michael Allen
2. Food Rules: An Eater's Manual by Michael Pollan
3. The Help by Kathryn Stockett
4. StrengthsFinder 2.0: A New and Upgraded Edition of the Online Test from Gallup's Now, Discover Your Strengths by Tom Rath
5. Game Change: Obama and the Clintons, McCain and Palin, and the Race of a Lifetime by John Heilemann, Mark Halperin
6. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
7. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson, Reg Keeland
8. Percy Jackson and the Olympians (Books 1-3) by Rick Riordan
9. The Last Olympian (Percy Jackson & the Olympians, Book 5) by Rick Riordan
10. Dead in the Family: A Sookie Stackhouse Novel by Charlaine Harris

'True Blood' star defects to 'Good Wife'

I hope this doesn’t mean what I think it means.

Sources confirm to me exclusively that Carrie Preston — a.k.a. True Blood’s Arlene — is heading to CBS’ The Good Wife for a multi-episode arc. She’ll play Elsbeth Mann (not a typo), a member of Peter’s (Chris Noth) legal team.

The timing of Preston’s casting is sure to raise questions about the fate of her True Blood character, particularly since the HBO smash is in the midst of shooting its third season in Los Angeles. The Good Wife, meanwhile, is based in New York.

From EW

Claude moves in with Sookie !!! Dead in the Family: New Review Publisher's Weekly

Dead in the Family Charlaine Harris. Ace, $25.95 (320p) ISBN 978-0-441-01864-2

Still reeling from the deaths of her fairy cousin, Claudine, and many others in 2009's Dead and Gone, Sookie Stackhouse struggles with paranormal politics in her entertaining if slow-moving 10th outing. When Claudine's triplet, Claude, appears at her doorstep, Sookie reluctantly allows him to move in. The government threatens two-natures with mandatory registration, and tensions run high in the local Were pack. Then Eric's maker, a Roman named Appius Livius Ocella, arrives without warning, bringing along Alexei Romanov, whom he rescued from the Bolsheviks and turned into a vampire. Though the action often builds too slowly, the exploration of family in its many human and undead variations is intriguing, and Harris delivers her usual mix of eccentric characters and engaging subplots. (May)

True Blood' Season 3 Gets An Official Premiere Date!

According to our good pal (otherwise known as Wikipedia), "The number 13 is associated with bad luck in some countries, and even has a specifically recognized phobia, Triskaidekaphobia." Well, throw that definition out the window because thanks to the folks in Bon Temps, that numeral should now be considered very lucky!

Why is that you ask? Oh because on Sunday, June 13, 2010, season three of the hit HBO series "True Blood" will premiere!! This is so exciting for oh-so-many reasons (you know, besides the fact that Alexander Skarsgard will finally return — naked — to our living rooms), but because we don't have enough time or space to list them all, just know that this chapter of the show will flaunt a badass new werewolf (who comes complete with real wolves), a new boy toy for Lafayette, a new girl for boy toy Jason Stackhouse, an "erotic connection" between Sam and Bill and, last but not least, cameos by Godric!!

While you're chewing on this news, Crushers, tell us below what you're most looking forward to see on "True Blood" come June!

Charlaine Harris to join Nora Roberts at Turn the Page Bookstore's WRW book signing

Charlaine Harris, creator of the The Southern Vampire Mysteries, will join Nora Roberts and a select group of writers at the Turn the Page Bookstore's Washington Romance Writers book signing. This event, scheduled for April 16, 2010, will precede the annual retreat held by the Washington Romance Writers, a chapter of the Romance Writers of America that serves writers in the Washington, D.C. vicinity.

Charlaine Harris at a book signing. (Public domain photo)

Harris's bestselling Southern Vampire Mysteries feature Sookie Stackhouse, a waitress in a Louisiana bar who falls in love with a vampire. The series, which began with the 2001 publication of Dead Until Dark, consists of nine volumes. lists a tenth title, Dead in the Family, to be released on May 4, 2010.

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True Blood Music Video of the Day: Wonderall by ryan adams

Wonderall by ryan adams
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Sunday, March 14, 2010

New True Blood Season 3 promo from HBO

Viewers’ Choice: True Blood on Twitter Thursday

My friends and I are so excited that HBO is going to start re-airing True Blood Season 2 on March 21. So excited that we’re bringing back True Blood on Twitter Thursday! But we’re going to need your help.

Tell us which True Blood Season 2 scene you want to see played out on Twitter. The scene with the number of votes will be performed on Thursday, March 18, at 9pm CST.
choose here

Pottrait of a Woman : Charlaine Harris in London !

Okay so I haven't been writing in a while *sorry*. And I do have two articles on the front burner for the record.

I am just writing a quick note to say that last Tuesday, Charlaine Harris (the incredible writer behind the Sookie Stackhouse series for the ignorants among you) was in London at the Prince Charles Cinema in collaboration with Waterstones for a Q&A with her fans and book signings. We had a promotion clip of the second season of True blood too, but as most of the other girls in the audience, I had already seen it! As you can see she signed my book (and I am not the headless dude in the back but the one in very sober and discreet pink and purple).

One word after this night: she is fantastic! When you look at her - and I don't mean to be disrespectful to people over 60 - you just think she's a sweet grandmother that you will gladly help out crossing the street. She has a sweet accent from the South (of the US that is) which just brings you to hot Louisiana with a glass of lemonade on the side.
But if anything, she is one kick ass grandmother! She is extraordinarily funny and energetic (you should have heard her tease the swooning girls in the audience with "well I actually touched Alexander Skarsgard"!). She was very humble, close and available to everyone (yes, I know, it usually helps on a promotional tour, but still).
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True Blood Music Video of the Day: When You Say My Name

When You Say My Name
Thanks misformazing24

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Hollywood's Dracula War

Until 1992, this budding horror fiend's diet of Dracula films was abundant with Universal's output in the '30s and '40s and Hammer's vibrant, sexual revival in the '60s and '70s (I was never a fan of the John Badham version in '79 with Frank Langella). Then Francis Ford Coppola came along with Bram Stoker's Dracula, amplifying the sex and violence and introducing audiences to the back story of Vlad the Impaler (aka Vlad Dracul or Vlad Tepes), the man who inspired the Dracula legend.

In this bloody, creature-filled, hyper-stylized fever dream of an adaptation, Vlad is a knight in the Order of the Dragon who fights against the Turks and returns home to find that his woman has killed herself over some misinformation. He freaks out and renounces God. Stabs a cross (which bleeds). Says he'll avenge her death by defying his own, furthermore, when he returns from the grave he'll have "all the powers of darkness." Hence the whole drinking blood, crawling walls, sleeping in a coffin, shape shifting thing that follows… But prior to Coppola's version, written by James V. Hart, the Vlad/Dracula-as-we've-always-known-him connection was never fully realized except for in a 1975 documentary called In Search of Dracula in which Christopher Lee played Vlad. Yes, Lee, Hammer’s regal and deadly Dracula.

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LIVE! From the Future..interview with Dawn ( Janice Herveaux) Olivieri

LIVE! From the Future...with Stuart Paap! Interview with Dawn Olivieri

SHE ONCE DATED ALCIDE !!!!!! wtf ? TMI !!!
at 28:00
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Charlaine Harris interview on SKY TV UK

True Blood makes great TV, but it wouldn't exist without Southern belle Charlaine Harris, author of the books behind the show.

We caught up with The Southern Vampire Mysteries writer to find out what she really thinks of the show, and get the gossip on her latest novel Dead In The Family.

Charlaine was keen to tell us how proud she is of what show boss Alan Ball has done with her creation, and even admitted to being jealous of a couple of his ideas.

We also got the author's opinion on what makes vampires so damn popular these days, as well as asking for her thoughts on rival vampire saga, Stephenie Meyer's Twilight.

If you want the full True Blood experience (and don't mind a few spoilers along the way), enter our competition for a chance to win one of five signed sets of Charlaine's books.

Find out when True Blood is on TV.

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'Vampire Diaries' new trailer: Sounds tasty....

Goodness, COME ON CW bring back Vamp Diaries already!!

Charlaine Harris is unimpressed by True Blood Season 2 Voodoo sub-plot

Charlaine Harris has admitted that she is not keen on some of True Blood's sub-plots.

Harris, the author of the Sookie Stackhouse novels, praised show creator Alan Ball for staying "true to the spirit of the books", but said that she was less impressed with some of the minor stories.

"There have been some sub-stories that I wasn't as nuts about as others, but there hasn't been anything I've really hated," she told Digital Spy.

"I wasn't too keen on the voodoo story, but I see now why they introduced it in the second season. Once I saw it, it all made sense."

She added: "The plot has been altered quite a bit and there's more material that I didn't write because they're having to bring in the secondary characters and buff them up.

"There are some great differences, but as Alan promised me, he is staying true to the spirit of the books - and that's what I wanted."

From Digital Spy
> Click here to read our full interview with Charlaine

True Blood Music Video of the Day: Girls Just Wanna Have Fun

Girls Just Wanna Have Fun

Thanks, ToddMarty

Friday, March 12, 2010

So, Your Girlfriend Loves Bill Compton (part two)

Without further ado, let us finish up yesterday’s post:

5. “But isn’t this guy in love with…his lunch?”

Oh, you guys and your literal, pragmatic brains. Don’t overthink it. The idea of a vampire saying, “technically, you are my lunch, but you’re special so I love you” is suspiciously similar to the way women always want to “change” the bad boys. We grow up and realize that a manwhore is just a manwhore, but the seed of the bad boy fantasy lives on in what we read. “Oh, but he’s going to CHANGE for ME!” It’s stupid, but it’s still alive way, way back in the middle school parts of our brains. (We are ashamed of this.) Besides, the idea of a guy singling us out and saying, “you are not lunch, you are special” is also a variation on what we really want to hear. We don’t want to believe that men think of us as useful, yet tiring foils (as we are almost always portrayed in Super Bowl commercials). We want to believe that you’re with us because we’re special, not because we’re tolerable.

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Haim-ing it up: Brattle to screen ‘Lost Boys’ tomorrow

“Sleep all day. Party all night. Never grow old. Never die… It’s fun to be a vampire.” — Ain’t that the truth. Three cheers to the Brattle Theatre in Cambridge, as tomorrow night it pays tribute to fallen teen idol Corey Haim with a screening of 1986 vampire flick “The Lost Boys.” Let’s show those “Twilight” kids how we did it back in the day…

Special Screening!
In Tribute to Corey Haim!
The Lost Boys
10:00 PM $9.75
Discount student tickets available at the door w/valid school ID. Brattle Member passes can be used for this screening.

(1986) dir Joel Schumacker, w/Corey Haim, Corey Feldman, Jason Patric, Jami Gertz, Kiefer Sutherland [97 min]

We were saddened this week by the tragic death of one of our childhood cinematic companions, Corey Haim. Haim established himself as a pop culture icon in the late ’80s with roles in “Lucas,” “Silver Bullet,” “License To Drive,” and, of course, the vampire classic “THE LOST BOYS.”

As a tribute to Haim, we’re interrupting our regular programming to present a 35mm screening of his most iconic screen role – as Sam Emerson, a kid who moves into a small California town with his family and winds up confronting a group of vampires that plague the area.

Just to up the ’80s ante, THE LOST BOYS also features Kiefer Sutherland in his creep-tastic, pre-24 years and Corey Feldman as Sam’s wisecracking, vampire-hunting compadre.