Thursday, April 1, 2010

True Blood HBO Canada

A slew of misfits - both human and supernatural - bring even more mayhem to Bon Temps, Louisiana, when the third season of HBO's hit series True Blood premieres on Sunday, June 13 at 9 p.m. ET/MT on HBO Canada, a multiplex channel of Astral Media's The Movie Network (Eastern Canada) and Corus Entertainment's Movie Central (Western Canada).

True Blood is executive produced and created by Oscar(R)- and Emmy(R)-winner Alan Ball, and is based on the best-selling Sookie Stackhouse novels by Charlaine Harris. The series follows the sexy, intense and wildly entertaining tale of a small Louisiana town where vampires live openly amongst their human counterparts, thanks to the invention of mass-produced synthetic blood.

In the season two finale, Maryann's (Michelle Forbes) wild wedding party came to a bloody and violent end resulting in the long overdue demise of the feared maenad; the townspeople of Bon Temps finally snapped out of Maryann's dangerous trance; Queen Sophie-Anne (Evan Rachel Wood) issued a clear warning to Eric (Alexander Skarsgard) telling him to keep the lid on who's really dealing vampire blood to humans; and vampire Bill Compton (Stephen Moyer) and Sookie Stackhouse's (Anna Paquin) love story seemed to come full circle with a romantic marriage proposal - that is, until Bill suddenly disappeared in the season finale cliff hanger.

True Blood also stars Ryan Kwanten, Sam Trammell, Rutina Wesley, Nelsan Ellis, Carrie Preston, Deborah Ann Woll, Todd Lowe, Jim Parrack, William Sanderson and Chris Bauer. The first in a series of embeddable tease videos for the third season of True Blood is now available on at These 20- to 30-second promotional spots, which offer a behind-the-scenes sneak peek at Season 3, will appear every Monday online for six consecutive weeks, as well as on the network.

The first spot, featuring Skarsgard as vampire Eric Northman, is now available at:

Charlaine Harris talks about Dead in the Family -she talks "The Eric procedure " and regrets the blood bond

Charlaine Harris, author of "The Sookie Stackhouse Series", holds a very special place in each of our hearts here at Paperback Doll's. We have met so many great people through discussing her books and have enjoyed going to various signings and events where this beloved author appears. Lastbite podcast and are run by some of those very friends we have met through the books. Our friends were fortunate enough to interview Charlaine recently and gave us permission to share it with you all here on PBD.



Q. We wanted to ask you about a couple of your upcoming short stories. Can you please tell us about your short stories coming up in Crimes by Moonlight and Death's Excellent Vacation?
CH. Sure, in Death's Excellent Vacation is a Sookie story and it's a Sookie and Pam road trip. So, it was just really a lot of fun to write. The story in Crimes by Moonlight is a Dahlia story. This will be the 4th or 5th story I've written about her. She's just itty bitty but totally marshal and I just love that.

Q: Can you also tell us a little bit about the novella that revolves around Quinn in the upcoming Sookie Companion book?
CH: It doesn't revolve around Quinn, but he's in it. It's about the wedding of Sam's brother. It's called "Small Town Wedding."

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Anna Paquin comes out as bisexual in new PSA

Don't ask me ....??? 'We give a damn' web site has been taken down or has crashed.

If Anna Paquin’s sultry portrayal of virginal vamp lover in HBO’s hit series True Blood isn’t enough to make all the fanboys and girls adore her, the actress “came out” as bisexual in a recent gay rights PSA launched today.

Organizers say that Paquin’s announcement during the January 30th taping came as a surprise. In the clip (below), Paquin adorably states, “I’m Anna Paquin. I’m bisexual and I give a damn.” The PSA is part of the “Give a Damn” campaign, promoted by the True Colors Fund, which is an organization to promote awareness about gay, lesbian and transgender rights.

Paquin’s current gig also happens to be on a show that does a lot in and of itself to subtly promote gay rights. Creator Alan Ball is openly gay, and the show frequently veers into big honking allegory territory with its portrayal of vampire rights in America. (Some find it heavy handed, but fans tend to think it endearing.) A story arc during the last season saw two main characters discussing a trip to Vermont to marry, as human/vampire marriages were not permitted in the rest of the country. (And the opening sequence famously features a sign that reads “God Hates Fangs.”)

Paquin is currently engaged to True Blood co-star Stephen Moyer, who fans will know as Vampire Bill.

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Looking for the Best iPhone Vampire Games?

Whether you are drinking True Blood or sparkling in the sunlight with the pre-pubescent crowd from Twilight the vampire scene is booming. The iPhone

, as a common barometer of everything pop culture, has drifted toward the vampire fare without missing a beat. The iPhone game department, especially free iPhone games, is now smash full of the undead and the numbers are likely going to increase. With the numbers doubling at a rapid rate, it's hard to figure out what the best iPhone vampire games are without a timely list. Here are some of the best iPhone vampire games available at the iTunes App Store, both free and costly

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America’s Next Top Model: Vampire Craze

Things get a little messy on tonight’s episode of America’s Next Top Model. The ten remaining model wannabes compete in a CoverGirl challenge, do a little improv, get in a screaming match, and pose in a tub of fake blood. Keep reading for more details on tonight’s multiple bloodbaths…

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Stephenie Meyer's new vampire book will benefit the Red Cross

When Stephenie Meyer published "Breaking Dawn," it brought to an end her wildly popular "Twilight" vampire saga. So any new book in the pantheon is both unexpected and welcome. On Tuesday, fans were thrilled to learn that "The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner," a new novella, will be available in June.

"Her story is a nice complement to 'Eclipse'," the third book in the "Twilight" saga, Meyer writes on her website. "It explains a lot of the things that Bella never knew."

The movie "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse" is scheduled to hit screens at the end of June. And in the weeks prior, readers can get their hands on the new book.

The existence of "The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner" was so closely guarded that actress Jodelle Ferland, who read it as help for playing Bree in the "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse," burned the manuscript once she was finished (Meyer has a photo of her with the soggy ashes).

Now that it's out there, Meyer is making two charitable moves with the novella. From June 7 to July 5 it will be available for free download at Secondly, for each actual sale of the book -- which costs around $10 online -- $1 will be donated to the American Red Cross. On her website, Meyer specifies that the donation will be designated to provide relief to victims of the earthquakes in Haiti and Chile, and others in need.

In addition to supplying emergency relief, one of the primary missions of the American Red Cross is "the collection, processing and distribution of lifesaving blood and blood products." Now doesn't that sound exactly like something a troupe of vampires would approve of?

From LA Times blog

Pre-order here shipped June 5th

Season 3 Sookie / Eric face-off

True Blood Music Video of the Day: Godric, Running up the hill by Placebo

Running up the hill by Placebo

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