Saturday, May 8, 2010

NZ actress has a comic-book makeover

Kiwi star Anna Paquin is being immortalised in a comic book - but some are questioning her cartoon likeness to the real thing.

Paquin's hit show True Blood is being adapted into a series of comics by America's HBO TV network and publisher IDW.

The comics are written by the show's creator Allan Ball and his scriptwriters and promise "the same erotically-charged romance, wry humour and intriguing mystery and suspense the show has become known for".

The depiction of Paquin's character Sookie Stackhouse has drawn mixed reactions.

LA-based Kiwi blogger Horiwood said he loved the way the cartoon Stackhouse looked more like Angelina Jolie than Paquin.

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Pre-order your True Blood Season 2 Sound Track Now - True Blood: Music From The HBO Original Series Volume 2

Tracklist (according to Barnes and Noble)

1. Howlin’ For My Baby – M. Ward
2. Evil (is Going On) – Jace Everett/C.C. Adcock
3. Timebomb – Beck
4. How To Become Clairvoyant – Robbie Robertson
5. Shake and Fingerpop – Junior Walker & the All-Stars
6. Frenzy – Screamin’ Jay Hawkins
7. Kiss Like Your Kiss – Lucinda Williams/Elvis Costello
8. Gasoline and Matches – Buddy & Julie Miller
9. You Did (Bomp Shooby Dooby Bomp) – Chuck Prophet
10. You’re Gonna Miss Me – 13th Floor Elevators
11. Fresh Blood – Eels
12. Forgotten People, The – Thievery Corporation
13. New World In My View – King Britt/Sister Gertrude Morgan
14. Beyond Here Lies Nothin’ – Bob Dylan

'Dead in the Family' Sookie Book #10 Recipes: Fried Green Tomatoes

Prep: 15 min., Fry: 6 min. per batch.

Yield: Makes 6 to 8 servings

* 4 large green tomatoes
* 2 teaspoons salt
* 1 teaspoon pepper
* 1 1/2 cups buttermilk
* 1 cup plain white cornmeal
* 1 tablespoon Creole seasoning
* 2 cups all-purpose flour, divided
* Vegetable or peanut oil


1. Preheat oven to 200°. Cut tomatoes into 1/4-inch-thick slices. Sprinkle both sides of tomatoes evenly with salt and pepper.

2. Pour buttermilk into a shallow dish or pie plate. Stir together cornmeal, Creole seasoning, and 1 cup flour in another shallow dish or pie plate.

3. Dredge tomatoes in remaining 1 cup flour. Dip tomatoes in buttermilk, and dredge in cornmeal mixture.

4. Pour oil to a depth of 2 inches in a large cast-iron skillet; heat over medium heat to 350°. Fry tomatoes, in batches, 2 to 3 minutes on each side or until golden. Drain on paper towels. Transfer to a wire rack; keep warm in a 200° oven until ready to serve. Sprinkle with salt to taste. Serve.

Post your "Dead in the Family" 6 words stories !

What 6 words best describes Dead in Family Sookie book 10 ?

Post your story in comments....

A little background on 6 word stories horcruxhunter has the gist

In the 1920s, Ernest Hemingway’s colleagues bet him that he couldn’t write a complete story in just six words. They paid up. Hemingway is said to have considered it his best work.
"For sale: baby shoes, never used."

Jace Everett interview on Swedish TV and 'Bad Things " performance

True Blood Music Video of the Day: Addicted

Thanks , amyhotchlee