Tuesday, November 16, 2010

True Blood Survival Guide: How To Survive Until Season Four and the Next Sookie Stackhouse Book

Winter is a difficult time for fans of True Blood and the Sookie Stackhouse novels (the books upon which the series is based). Season four of True Blood doesn’t begin until summer of 2011 while fans of the books traditionally wait until May to receive a new installment.
When I met author Charlaine Harris at the Free Library of Philadelphia last year, I made friends with some True Blood fans while waiting in line. We discussed how difficult it is during late fall and winter…when there is little new True Blood content out there.
Here are some essential methods for survival:
Delve into another ‘verse. Sometimes it’s possible to obsess over one fandom to the point of exhaustion. This can make the dry spells between books and episodes seem especially difficult. Don’t let this happen with the Sookieverse! Try alternating your fandoms by obsessing over alternate TV shows during True Blood’s off-seasons.

read on

Vampires for Christmas? Stephen Moyer Will Kick Off Christmas with Dr. Seuss's How the Grinch Stole Christmas!

With his HBO show True Blood on hiatus – and his August wedding to costar Anna Paquin still a fresh memory – Stephen Moyer plans to read the classic children's tale Dr. Seuss's How the Grinch Stole Christmas! at Universal Studios Hollywood for a special Dec. 11 live performance, a rep for Universal tells PEOPLE.

The event will kick off the theme park's 18-day Grinchmas celebration. Besides Moyer, who plays True Blood's vampire Bill Compton, the reading will also feature the Grinch's faithful dog Max, a heap of (through Hollywood magic) fresh snow and a "Whoville Whobilation" on the original sets where the 2000 live-action Dr. Seuss's How the Grinch Stole Christmas!, starring Jim Carrey, was filmed.
PHOTOS: Sexiest Man Alive: Who Could Be Next?

The Dr. Seuss story, first published in 1957, tells of the bitter Grinch who burgles Whoville and takes the Christmas presents. (Spoiler alert: It ends happily.)

Other names set to follow in Moyer's frosty footsteps will be actor Jeffrey Tambor, who played the Mayor of Whoville in the movie (he'll read Dec. 12); Brandy (Dec. 18); and Joey Lawrence and Alfred Hitchcock star Tippi Hedren (Dec. 20). Universal will announce additional celebrity readers in the weeks to come.

read on

True Blood Music Video of the Day: Thriller (Micheal Jackson) : True Blood

Thriller (Micheal Jackson) : True Blood