Friday, May 7, 2010

'Moonlight,' is resurrected and paired with 'Vampire Diaries'e

I'm excited about this ...

Vampires are so hot right now that the CW is even resurrecting one that was already dead. Well, technically undead, but killed off its original network.

"Moonlight," which aired its first and only season on CBS in 2007, will premiere in reruns on the CW on June 3. That'll fill a void, perhaps, with "Vampire Diaries" fans who will run out of new episodes of that original show next week and might never have seen the older series. (Though, demographically, CW fans might be more apt to turn to the new season of HBO's "True Blood," coming back for its third season June 13.)

The CW is pairing "Moonlight" with repeats of "Vampire Diaries" on Thursday nights. The former CBS drama stars Alex O'Loughlin as Mick St. John, a private investigator who happens to be immortal and works to help the living (rather than sucking the life out of them).

Whether it's just the hard-core existing fans who show up, or a whole (younger) set of viewers latch onto "Moonlight," it will be a limited-time fixation. O'Loughlin stars in a CBS pilot, the remake of "Hawaii Five-O," that looks like a lock for the network's fall schedule. So he's booked, Dano.

Having his former show airing this summer, though, could help keep the hunky leading man top of mind before "Hawaii Five-O" launches, and give the CW some synergistic brownie points with its sibling network.

-- T.L. Stanley

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Los Angeles to host bestselling author Charlaine Harris

Earlier this week, Penguin Group released Dead in the Family, the latest and highly-anticipated book in the Sookie Stackhouse Mystery Series by bestselling author Charlaine Harris, a successful mystery and fantasy novelist for over 25 years.

Fans of the hit HBO series True Blood, which is inspired by the Sookie Stackhouse books (AKA The Southern Vampire Series), may be surprised to learn that Harris’ latest book is actually the tenth book in the popular series that follows our favorite telepathic barmaid and amateur sleuth, Sookie Stackhouse, and her cast of vampire and shape-shifter friends through the drama and politics of everyday life in the fictional town of Bon Temps, Louisiana, where the supernatural is very real, very funny and extremely socially relevant.
For the LA Books Examiner, fan of the books and the TV show, it’s interesting to watch fellow reviewers attempt to squeeze these phenomenally successful books into a single genre or category. Are they paranormal mysteries, science fiction, fantasies, or vampire romances? The truth, however, is that these books are all of those things and more. In fact, for the LA Books Examiner, they’re guilt-free pleasures that anyone can sink their teeth into, whether Dead in the Family is your first taste or you’ve been following the entire series.

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Crimes by Moonlight, edited by Charlaine Harris

Crimes by Moonlight is an anthology featuring members of the Mystery Writers of America. It was edited by Charlaine Harris, and the stories are all a mix of mystery and the supernatural.

Like every anthology, this one has its ups and downs. I’m a bit picky about short stories, so only a few of these tales really worked for me. Unless you’re the kind of reader who wants to own every story from one of these authors, I’d suggest checking it out from the library first before you buy a copy.

A breakdown of the individual stories is below.

  • “Dahlia Underground” by Charlaine Harris
    Dahlia hunts a group of anti-vampire extremists after their successful terrorist attack on a vampire gathering. This takes place shortly after the conclusion of All Together Dead (the seventh Sookie Stackhouse novel), though you don’t have to be familiar with that book to get the story. As a fan of this world, it was great to see some of the aftermath of the vampire summit in Rhodes. But Dahlia is not that easy to connect with and there were some overly convenient turns in the investigation.
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‘Vampire Diaries’ gives Atlanta a special bite

From Atlanta Journal ( we love when these shows are filmed OUTSIDE Los Angeles !)

This is running Monday for my weekly print column:

the-vampire-diaries-cast-pictureIn an episode of “Vampire Diaries” last month, Damon tricked vampire hunter Alaric into helping him save his vampire bro Stefan. Alaric is not happy.

“I know you hate me,” Damon said. “Guess what,” he added in a stage whisper, “Everyone hates me.”

Fortunately, plenty of folks love “Diaries,” which concludes its freshman year Thursday at 8 p.m. The drama instantly became the CW’s biggest program, averaging 3.7 million viewers a week and quickly earning a second season. This bodes well for its future in metro Atlanta, where the drama is produced.

“Vampire Diaries” artfully taps into the current broader vampire craze, capturing that happy medium between the lighter, romantic “Twlight” series and HBO’s edgier “True Blood,” which returns for a third season June 13.

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The Vampire Diaries Trailer - Finale epsiode Founder's Day

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Dallas Says hellya!

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What is Alex "Eric Northman" Skarsgard reading ?

Well, the amazing Halland solved the mystery we posed yesterday !

Alex is photographed going into a restaurant and he is carrying a book in his hand .

We set out to solve the mystery of the book ...
As you can see we can only see the back of a the paperback.

It is Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut

Thanks--thanks to Halland!

This is kind of an unusual paperback version - you can buy it here:

or just a regular copy here:

Go Ask Dallas : Why has True Blood in Dallas posted over 500 True Blood fan music videos?

Yep, it's over 500 and I've posted one every single day since I started !

RW writes ...

Hey D
I love them but why do you start every day with a video?

Hey RW
I start every single day with a fan made music video as a way to remind everyone( including myself) that this is about FANS!!

It's just my way to pay a little homage to the amazing fans of the True Blood/ Sookie Stackhouse community.

Thanks to every single fan who shares and contributes to the enjoyment of others fans ! They spend countless hours and in some cases their own money and share their creations freely with others. They make no money or compensation for doing it, they just do it for fun.

This includes the video artists, fellow bloggers, True Blood Twitter characters, Fanfic writers and other medium artists.

Check out all 516 videos here

True Blood Music Video of the Day: Blood N' Hearts

Blood N' Hearts
Thanks , KamaraNoir

what song is this ???