Friday, August 27, 2010

Up close with Joe Manganiello

Talk Blood Podcast -True Blood Season 3.10 "I Smell a Rat"

Join us Sundays night LIVE !!- True Blood Season 3.10 "I Smell a Rat"

I was joined by Houston Press columnist, Jefwithonef. and the lovely Mark Blankenship who bravely jumped in for the sick Becca!

Please be sure to join us tonight because we're going to talk True Blood on Talk Blood Radio  live on Blog Talk Radio.  I love hearing your comments and suggestions you can ALWAYS email me: 'Dallas' at truebloodindallas@gmail

Below is chat room transcript...why dont you join in the fun?


Sookie Stackhouse, the Self-Educated Vampire's Girlfriend

ummm ..Jason went to college,  its not that they are uneducated family. Sookie cant be in a classroom as she is too distracted by all the minds talking. I will say as the books has progressed --she is more in control ( she credits Bill) maybe she could take online courses from Renard Parish Junio College ??

I was talking to a Very Dear Friend Who Shall Remain Nameless To Protect Her Pleasure Reading Habits recently about the Southern Vampire mysteries, on which True Blood is based. One of the things we agreed on that we really liked about the books is that the main character, the tough-but-adorable Sookie Stackhouse, is self-educated. Given that Sookie is supernatural herself, and rather lusciously attractive to a range of smokin' vampires and shape-shifters, that's perhaps not the thing that should most make her stand out, but it's an oddly appealing characteristic.

Sookie is, for those not in the know (but not remotely a spoiler), a telepath. Charlaine Harris, to her credit, treats this extremely sensibly (something she actually does well with most of her supernatural creations). Sookie works as a barmaid, because the job only requires so much attention, and it's awfully hard to concentrate when other people's thoughts keep running through your consciousness like radio stations coming in and out of tune. She couldn't swing college, because trying to nail down coursework when you're surrounded by insane adolescents newly turned on to independence was, um, distracting. She doesn't have a lot of money, so she doesn't really travel. As a result, what Sookie knows about the world, she basically learned herself.

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'True Blood' Star Rutina Wesley Talks Emmys, the Big Finale & Celeb Perks (VIDEO)

As Sookie Stackhouse's best friend Tara on 'True Blood,' Rutina Wesley has seen it all -- her alcoholic mom losing her mind, her pal falling for a vampire, the love of her life getting killed while the whole town was under the influence of a crazy maenad. You know, the usual.

With only two episodes left in this third rollercoaster of a season, Wesley laughed about Tara's situation -- "she's been sort of out of her mind!" -- but agrees with fans that it'd be nice for Tara to get stronger, and maybe even find love again. So what did she dish about the big season finale? "Fun" and "bloody" were two adjectives, if that gives you any indication.

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Exclusive: Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer's True Blood Costar Reveals His Musical Wedding Gift!

Todd Lowe plays sweetheart Terry Bellefleur on True Blood and yesterday we chatted with him at Kari Feinstein's Emmy Style Lounge in Beverly Hills. The actor shared his amazement at the paparazzi madness surrounding Anna and Stephen's wedding last weekend and told us about his special gift for the newlyweds. While the show's resident nice guy insisted that he's sworn to secrecy on the upcoming finale, he did weigh in on what's to come next season and whether he might be the next male castmember to go shirtless. Here's more:

PopSugar: This was a big weekend for Anna and Stephen. Were you at the wedding?
Todd Lowe: I did! I have a band and my band played there. . . my playing for them was my gift. . . This was my first time dealing with paparazzi in helicopters and boats. We saw them down standing on the beach and we thought they were surfers waiting for the right tide, and it's like, no, they all have cameras with amazing, high-powered lenses.
PS: All the men on True Blood are in such great shape. How do you stay fit with the shooting schedule?
TL: I don't. I'm not one of those guys. I mean, I'm not like Ryan and Joe and Mechad.

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Charlaine Harris will be guest at North Little Rock program

The Arkansas Center for the Book will host "An Intimate Evening

with Charlaine Harris" on Oct. 29, as part of its 2010 statewide reading program, If All Arkansas Read the Same Book.

This event will begin at 7 p.m. in the R.J. Wills Lecture Hall in the

Campus Center at Pulaski Technical College, North Little Rock campus.

Seating is limited and will require a reservation. For full details, visit the program blog at

Charlaine Harris is an author who lives in Magnolia. Her body of works are the focus of the Arkansas Center for the Book's 2010 statewide reading program, If All Arkansas Read the Same Book.

To celebrate the Arkansas Center for the Book's 10th anniversary, If All Arkansas Read the Same Book encourages Arkansans to read 10 of Ms. Harris's books during 10 months, spanning March through December 2010. While Harris's Sookie Stackhouse series will be highlighted, everyone is encouraged to explore her other series, as well.

Harris, a published novelist for more than 25 years, has written stand-alone novels, short stories, poetry, plays, in addition to mystery series named for their heroines -- Aurora Teagarden, Lily Bard, and Harper Connelly. Perhaps her most famous novels are those comprising the Sookie Stackhouse (Southern Vampire) series, which has been published in countries around the world, including Japan, Great Britain, Greece, Germany, Thailand, Spain, France and Russia.

True Blood’s Rutina Wesley: A Sam And Tara Reunion Wouldn’t Suck

This has been a difficult season for ‘True Blood’s‘ Tara.  An obsessed vampire tortured her and attempted to turn her.  Her best friend is more concerned about her vampire boyfriend than her.  To top it all off, she just found out her good friend and longtime crush killed the love of her life. Fortunately, bad times for Tara are good for Rutina Wesley, the actress who brings her to life.  She is thrilled with her meaty storyline. With the season finale rapidly approaching, Wesley reveals why it will be difficult to beat King Russell, how a Sam and Tara union could work, and what it was like to attend co-stars Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer’s wedding.
You attended Stephen Moyer and Anna Paquin’s wedding last weekend.  What was that like?
It was wonderful and beautiful and everything I expected it to be.  It was magical to see two people who work together find love. To see them united was just magical.  That’s the only word for it.

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Blood Work! “True Blood” recap 3.10 recap: Part 1 and 2

Team Talk Blood members Andy and Brian break out a  2 parter this week!

That’s right, folks – Alan Ball’s band of merry manscapers have finally broken us … in two!
That’s right, folks – Alan Ball’s band of merry manscapers have finally broken us … in two! This week’s episode of “True Blood” had so much craziness to discuss that we just couldn’t fit it all into one episode, so in a Blood Work! first, we’ll be releasing the recap in two parts. In Part 1 we discuss the major plot points of this week’s episode, “I Smell a Rat” – and much like the episode, Part 1 ends with a cliffhanger!

Oh, and we start by tripping on acid and riding a rollercoaster through our apartment. Or as we like to call it: “Monday”.

Part I

Part II

In this half of the vlog we discuss Pam’s impossibly awesome (and impossible-to-pronounce) last name, Nan Flanagan’s shady ways, and much more.

Recap: True Blood, season 3, episode 10 – ‘I Smell A Rat’ by Becca Wilcott

Team Talk Blood member Becca Wilcott Episode 10 recap...

Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer got hitched this past weekend! Congratulations to one cute couple who rock the beach attire like no others!

Would that I could squee with the same delight over last night’s episode. And how unfortunate that it was titled “I Smell a Rat” because the online stinkin’ flingin’ had begun before the episode had even ended. Something just didn’t click. The material was all there. The revelations were huge. Everyone was having a good hair day. There was even a hunky hustler, 90210′s Michael Steger.

So, what happened? I’m just taking a hit off of Jesus’ mad intuition skills, but I think everyone was working off Sam’s hangover or in need of a nap. They don’t all have to be winners, folks. Just the same, I think we’ll shelve “I Smell a Rat” near the back with the rodenticide.

We learn that Sookie is a fairy. That in itself should have been a big deal and worthy of a flashback or moment of thoughtful contemplation on her part. But Sookie thinks it’s lame. Has she forgotten that fairies come with Go-Go Gadget Super Duber Electric Hands? She’s a walking defibrillator, for crying out loud. Not to mention, after three seasons of only metaphorically saving Bill’s life with her sweet, sweet looove, her blood appears to offer vampires a temporary sun shield of sorts. At the very least, her blood is delicious and nutritious! Also filed under Missed Opportunities, when Bill tells Sookie she’s a fairy, how hilarious would it have been if she’d replied, “What the f-ck am I?!” (See what I did there?)

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