Sunday, May 29, 2011

True Blood Season 4: Screen Test!

True Blood Season 4: First 3 Minutes! -- Barry ????!!!!

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Watch the first 3 minutes of True Blood Season 4 on HBO GO.

Starting May 29 you can watch the first 3 minutes of the new True Blood season on HBO GO.

UMMMMM that's tomorrow!!

True Blood Interview: Kristin Bauer

Kristin Bauer returns as sexy vampire Pam in the third season of the award-winning hit show, True Blood which is released on DVD today.

Created by Oscar winner Alan Ball from the best selling novels by Charlaine Harris, True Blood has gone from strength to strength over three seasons – the third aired in the States in 2010 – and Pam, chief of staff to vampire chief Eric (played by Alexander Skarsgard) has become a favourite with the fans.

The youngest of three children Bauer was indeed born and raised in Racine County, Wisconsin, and as a teenager rebelled against the Ivy League path that her siblings had chosen

Read more: True Blood Interview: Kristin Bauer

Sookie - where are you going ?

some filming shots with Ryan and Anna

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A Beautiful Scene That Will Make You Believe In Vampires Again

We're exceptionally excited about the all-girl vampire flick We Are The Night. Specifically for championing the "in crowd" bloodsuckers club (we miss you vampire David Bowie!) and bringing back gorgeous vampire transformations that are reminiscent of Interview With a Vampire.

Watch our exclusive clip of the human-to-vampire changeover now!

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Great reads recommended by Charlaine Harris

These are the books Charlaine recommends in here Wall Street Journal interview :

New Season 4 True Blood Posters: Black, White and Red all over ....

'True Blood' Season 4 to Reveal History Between Bill and Nan

I'm sure glad they are filling this in ....we knew there was something here 

Another story from Bill's past will be uncovered in "True Blood" season 4. Recently, Jessica Tuck said that her character, Nan, shares a history with the male vampire. "All I can say is that Nan and Bill have a history," she teased, but refused to share more than that. "Details of that history will be revealed in Season 4."

In the upcoming season, Nan who is a spokeswoman for American Vampire League is assigning Bill and Eric to win back the human public after Russell's on-air meltdown. To True Blood's Nest, Jessica revealed her character has a bigger plan than just to maintaining the peace between humans and vampires.

"It would be foolish to think that her efforts were just about making humans and vamps one big happy family," the series' new regular said. "There is an agenda behind her agenda but that is not for me to reveal right now. Stay tuned."

Speaking generally of the show, Jessica dished, "Relationships between the characters get much more complicated and redefined." She went on gushing, "I love this season - I think there is a lot to sink your teeth into. You won't be disappointed."

"True Blood" season 4 will premiere Sunday, June 26 on HBO. While maintaining the relationship with the mortals, the vampires will also deal with witches who experiment with necromancy and try to discover a way to control the dead.

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what a great scene

Charlaine Harris On Sookie Stackhouse and Future of ‘True Blood’- Wall Street Journal

This is an excellent interview- with knowledgeable, intelligent questions for Charlaine !

Thursday, May 26, 2011

True Blood's Pam sure is lookin' great

Pam lookin' great

New 'True Blood' promo makes Eric the face of vampires: Excellent call!

Tensions between humans and vampires are running high in season 4 of True Blood following Russell Edgington’s on-air antics. Politicians are telling their constituents not to trust vampires, and, understandably, the vampires are trying to get out the message that they are as different from each other as humans are. I think Eric is the perfect vamp to deliver that message in the promo below. Mesmerized by his heavage, I would believe just about anything he said. (Bill at a ribbon-cutting ceremony sporting politician hair, on the other hand? Not at all.)

True Blood DVD Review

I thought this was funny

HBO Capitalizes On 'Blood,' 'Thrones," Launches Site

Eager to harness some of the social-media activity around shows "True Blood" and "Game of Thrones," HBO is launching a site to generate conversation and interaction. HBO Connect is debuting with a section prompting hungry "True Blood" fans to link up in advance of the show's return in late June.
The vampire show's microsite allows easier connections via Twitter hashtags, one of which is #waitingsucks, and other functions.
With conversation and connections flying all over the Web about its series, HBO is hoping to toss in some marketing messages. One of the goals is to offer a "second screen" experience, where viewers can use the site while watching. Users can log in via their Facebook and Twitter accounts and use capabilities such as "Pulse," which provides easy real-time access to popular HBO-related discussion topics and content.
There is also "Feed," which grabs all social-media content about a series, allowing interaction with Twitter feeds and each other.

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True Blood seeing red.....

Wow --looks great

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

New Six issue Comic book: True Blood: The French Quarter

IDW Publishing has announced a miniseries titled True Blood: The French Quarter.
Based on the hit HBO show, the six-issue story will serve as a sequel to the firm's previous effort All Together Now, reports MTV.

The plot sees protagonist Sookie Stackhouse and the vampire Eric Northman travel to New Orleans to track down a killer whom they thought was long dead. Other characters from the TV series, including Bill Crompton, Pam and Lafayette, will appear in the comic.

All Together Now's creative team of writers Mariah Huehner and David Tischman, and artist David Messina, will return for the follow-up. Additional illustrations will be provided by Claudia Balboni.

True Blood enters its fourth season on June 26 at 9pm on HBO.

The French Quarter arrives in stores in August. 

'True Blood's' Alexander Skarsgard on Eric's animal instincts and fondness for tracksuits

We think you'll agree that "True Blood" star Alexander Skarsgard has found a way to play vampire Eric that keeps him quirky and deadly at the same time. We now understand a bit more about the actor's process in playing the character.

When Skarsgard was preparing for the role, he was watching a nature program on lions in Africa, which gave him the brilliant combination that makes Eric.
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From Dead to the World

"True enough," he said. "We vampires are all murderers."
"But in a way, you're like lions."
Eric looked astonished. "Lions?" he said weakly.
"Lions all kill stuff." At the moment, this idea seemed like an inspiration. "So you're predators, like lions
and raptors. But you use what you kill. You have to kill to eat."
"The catch in that comforting theory being that we look almost exactly like you. And we used to be you.
And we can love you, as well as feed off you. You could hardly say the lion wanted to caress the
Suddenly there was something in the air that hadn't been there ...

A new discovery about mosquitoes reveals why vampires will never exist

Scientists have found a type of bacteria that kills off the mosquito that carries malaria. That's good news. The way the bacteria works means it could also be used to make sure there is never a plague of vampires. That's even more good news. Anopheles gambiae, the blood-sucking, malaria-carrying mosquito has been a deadly adversary to humanity for a long time. Malaria kills almost a million people per year. Researchers have come up with hundreds of potential ways to combat the disease, from engineering a malaria-proof mosquito to shooting the mosquitos that carry malaria out of the sky with lasers. This latest effort might also fight more mythical foes of humanity.

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Fall TV season: Are witches the new vampires?

Guys with fangs are so last year. This fall, witches are taking over.
You'll find them on HBO's "True Blood," where Sookie will face down a coven this season. They'll be casting spells on their fellow high school students in the CW's "The Secret Circle," a drama from "The Vampire Diaries" creator Kevin Williamson. A particularly wicked one shows up in ABC's "Once Upon a Time" to place a curse on the town of Storybrook. Plus, with NBC's mystery "Grimm" riffing on various fairy tales, Hansel and Gretel's friend with the black pointy hat might soon join the others.

So where did all the soft-hearted, sharp-toothed Edward Cullens go? Since women generally watch more television than men, the networks are greenlighting more female-skewing shows for fall, including ensemble dramas lead by female characters (ABC's "Pan Am," NBC's "The Playboy Club," ABC's "Good Christian Belles") to comedies anchored by actresses (Christina Applegate's "Up All Night" and Whitney Cummings' "Whitney" on NBC, Zoey Deschanel's "The New Girl" on Fox). And viewers seem to like bad girls best: CBS' "2 Broke Girls," starring an insult-slinging Kat Dennings, tested better than any comedy or drama in CBS history, and two of the season's most highly anticipated shows, "Good Christian Belles" and ABC's "Apartment 23," originally had titles that featured a word that rhymes with witch. For networks seeking female viewers and mean girl heroines, witches offer the perfect double threat.

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WebMD Q&A With True Blood's Stephen Moyer

The film and TV star talks to us about working with his co-star and real-life wife Anna Paquin, raising a family, and maintaining those killer abs.

As sexy vampire Bill Compton in the hit HBO series True Blood, actor Stephen Moyer has earned heaps of praise and thousands of fans. Though he started his acting career on stage in his native England, he's truly come into his own as a film and television actor, appearing in more than a dozen movies and more than 20 television series since 1996. The award-winning actor sat down with WebMD the Magazine and dished about his feelings about love, children, middle-age, fitness, and how he's learned to love blood.

Your hit HBO series True Blood returns for its fourth season in June. WebMD wants to know: Do you know your own blood type?

Noooo! That's awful -- I should! That's crazy! I don't remember! My doctor knows, because we've talked about it. Even Bill Compton [the 175-year-old vampire Moyer plays on TV], whom I'm really, really close to, I don't even know what his favorite type of blood is.

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Anna Paquin on Marrying her True Blood Costar, Life as Sookie Stackhouse, and Stalking Aaron Sorkin

The Academy Award-winning actress tells Health about everything from life with Stephen Moyer to her number one workout motivator in the June 2011 issue, hitting newsstands May 20.

On whether she ever gets sick of costar and husband, Stephen Moyer:
“No. I miss him when he leaves. That’s nauseating, I know. My me-time requirements are quite small.”

On how playing Sookie motivates her to work out:
“If you’re going to be spending literally every single day of your working life wearing clothes that barely cover your body, you’re gonna be extra-diligent…There’s just a little extra motivation of, ‘Hmmm, teeny white shorts and a bikini top? I think I will go to Pilates this morning.’”

On her favorite TV show:
“I re-watch – and when I say the entire series, I literally mean the entire series of – The West Wing every year. I'm sort of secretly stalking Aaron Sorkin. I'm obsessed with his work. I think he's a genius.”

On how she handled Hollywood at such a young age:
“I have a really, really, really normal family. And by normal I mean we’re all nuts on some level. I think you’ve gotta be a little nuts to pursue any kind of creative job. I was also a really good kid…I didn’t rebel in the traditional sense.”

On the difference between looking healthy and being healthy:
“People in this town have a weird tendency to say, if someone's lost weight, ‘Oh my God, you look amazing.’ And you're like, ‘I just had my tonsils out and didn't eat for three weeks,’…But it's not healthy."

Friday, May 20, 2011


Season three of True Blood may have finished on the television but you can soon relive Bon Temps vamptasticly sexy drama on DVD and Blu-ray.
The third 12-episode foray into the lives of Louisiana’s most blood-thirsty inhabitants sees Sookie pursue Bill’s kidnappers into deepest Mississippi, home to a powerful vampire king and a pack of vicious werewolves. As the season moves forward, dark secrets are tested and some come to light – including the extraordinary origins of one Sookie Stackhouse. But even with the introduction of new mythical beings vampires will always come out on top!
Here are our top 12 fanged favourites from film and television...
Barnabas Collins (Jonathan Frid) – Dark Shadows (1967 -1971)
Barnabas Collins is a 200-year-old vampire in search of fresh blood and his lost love, Josette, on the American soap opera Dark Shadows. Although his role was meant to be brief, the popularity of the character and the quick spike in ratings resulted in him continuing with the show and virtually becoming the star of it.

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Power Grid The 10 Greatest Vampire Archetypes

Allow Us To Explain

We’ve been in a vampir-ey mood lately. Perhaps its the success of Being Human on this side of the pond, the imminent end of the Twilight movie franchise, or maybe it’s Priest.
…naaaahhh, haha, it’s not Priest.
The Vampire is a mythological creature that can function as something of a Rorschach test: it is what you make of it. Vampirism has been a metaphor for pretty much any moral threat to the social collective. Originally, vampires weren’t sexy, pretty, pale people, tormented over their fate. (Or not.) Nor did they have a penchant for Egyptian jewelry or lying around on couches in cheap velvet listening to the Smiths. They were in many ways the original zombies. You know…re-animated bodies, crawling from the grave to feast on the blood of mortals be they sexy or no.
Today, Vampires can be whatever we want them to be: recovering addicts, stunted children, sinners seeking redemption, or the object of everyone’s uncontrollable lust.
Here we have listed, for your eternal pleasure, some of the most common, most famous, most versatile vein bursting bloodletters in our contemporary culture. And believe us when we say… they all suck.

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True Blood Vampires Prove Too Rude For The Tube

Vampires. These days you can't walk down the street without tripping over one. Okay, that's not true, but with movie posters, adverts and other ad campaigns for the fanged fiends almost everywhere, you get the picture... sort of. Anyway, here's some interesting news relating to True Blood Season 3's promotional ads being banned from the London Underground for 'sexual connotations'.
The ads are vying for space with prostitutes cards in the telephone boxes of our great city. See press release below:
"Smash hit TV series True Blood's vampires have proven 'too rude for the tube' and been driven from the comforting darkness of London's underground to take refuge in phone boxes across the capital. HBO's controversial new 'VILF' poster campaign to launch the third season DVD and Blu-ray release on 23 May has been banned by the tube for its sexual connotations. However, the vampires are not without a haven as the campaign has made it onto phone boxes across London from today.

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Local actor spills on True Blood

Grant Bowler's character Cooter may have been killed in series three of True Blood but the actor says that doesn't mean he can't rise from the dead.
The actor, who considers himself both an Australian and a New Zealander, says that while the werewolf biker gang leader was fatally shot, it doesn't mean he can't return in the next series.

"There's always a chance that Cooter may come back from the dead but I'm not telling you whether he does or he doesn't," Bowler says.

"Alan Ball (the show's creator) is the cleverist man I've ever met and I'm not alienating him for anybody," he laughs.

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Sookie Stackhouse author Charlaine Harris shares with fans at the Michigan Theater

Bestselling novelist Charlaine Harris finished her book tour at the Michigan Theater last night.
The 11th installment of her immensely popular “Sookie Stackhouse” novels, "Dead Reckoning", came out this month and soared to the #1 spot on the New York Times “Best Seller” list.
The charming and funny southerner did her best not to give away spoilers Monday. But she did supply plenty of juicy tidbits to gnaw on, which were eaten up by fans of her books and the HBO hit "True Blood" — the popular television sereis based on Harris’ epic vampire-romance-horror-drama saga.

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...on newsstands nationwide May 24, 2011

With his totally convincing American accent and eyes deep as a glacial fjord, Alexander Skarsgård has won over fans of HBO’s True Blood (especially the female ones). Now the Swede is ready for the big screen with three major films opening soon—one of them being Straw Dogs, where he met his current flame, Kate Bosworth. Brett Martin catches up with Skarsgård while whale-watching off the coast of California and the actor opens up about filming love scenes with Anna Paquin, his time spent in the Swedish military, his relationship with his famous father, Stellan Skarsgård, and more. I’ve pulled some key quotes for you below:

Skarsgård on the love scenes with Anna Paquin - who is married to their True Blood co-star Stephen Moyer:
“It’s really clear to Steve and to everybody else what the deal is—which is that Anna is like a sister to me... Those love scenes take quite a bit of acting, actually. A lot of acting.”

...on why he decided to join the Swedish military:
“It was my way of going off into the unknown,” he says. “I didn’t want to just be somebody’s son.”

...on LA versus his native country:
“You walk into the coffee shop, and the girl asks how your day is. When I first moved here, I loved that. I know it’s shallow and superficial and she doesn’t give a f*ck about my day, but I still like it,” he says. Sweden, by contrast, is more reserved. “It’s difficult to get to know a Swede. But once you do, you’re in,” he says. And there’s a stronger sense of boundaries. “You’re never going to see a television show The Skarsgårds.”

...on his famous father, actor Stellan Skarsgård:
“I don’t think I came to acting to compete with my father. But, you know, he wasn’t around as much as normal dads, and seeing his passion…Maybe it was a way to get his attention... I mean, if anything, we’re trying to take care of him. He’s over the hill.”

Stellan on Alex and his brothers:
“Of course I’m threatened,” he says of his sons. “They’re younger, they’re better-looking, and they’re all trying to kill me.” 

Joe Manganiello Talks Witches, Blood and Nudity in S4- MTV

Monday, May 16, 2011

Sookie Stackhouse novel 'Dead Reckoning' sprints toward series finale

Sookie Stackhouse stands in the center of a blood bath - or two or three - and wonders how her sleepy Southern life got so seriously gothic. The fang- and beast-filled soap opera centered around a telepathic barmaid began as the Southern Vampire Series in 2001. It took flight after HBO's take on the tale in 2009. The literary charm comes from the author's trademark biting wit and flair for dialogue.

This sentiment grows during the latest and 11th installment of writer Charlaine Harris' series, which is the basis for HBO's "True Blood."

The Arkansas-based writer has an affection for small, rural towns and how seemingly simple people rise to meet what can be insurmountable and complex challenges.

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True Blood - Season 4 - New Promo - Witches vs. Vampires

Sunday, May 15, 2011

'Vampire Diaries' Season Two: 5 Most OMG! Moments

Excuse us, we're still trying to pick ourselves off the floor after watching last night's epic season finale of "Vampire Diaries." Seriously, we didn't think anything could match the twists and turns that led to season one's cliffhanger, but somehow the writers managed to surprise us yet again—this time with ghosts, gun shots and an evil Stefan.
Perhaps we should have expected last night's mindwarp. After all, this entire season has been filled with jaw-dropping moments we never saw coming. So in honor of all the surprises "TVD" writers have thrown our way this season, we've come up with a list of the top five that shocked us the most. Buckle up and check them out after the jump.

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True Blood Season 4 Promo - The new season

Friday, May 13, 2011

True Blood filming today LA at 506 S Grand Ave (3:00 P.M. – 7:00 A.M.).

Hmmmm wonder what this is ??

Millennium Biltmore Hotel
Formerly: The Regal Biltmore Hotel
Built: 1923

True Blood is filming at 506 S Grand Ave (3:00 P.M. – 7:00 A.M.).

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

True Blood Season 4 Screen Test

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Charlaine heading north to Canada

Fans of the Southern Gothic experience, psychics, werewolves and very, very naked (non-sparkling) vampires will be excited to hear that Charlaine Harris, author of the Southern Vampire Mysteries series (also known as the Sookie Stackhouse series)—on which the hit show True Blood is based—is coming to Toronto in July. Harris will be promoting the 11th book in the series in her first ever Canadian appearance, at the Polaris science fiction and fantasy convention, where she’ll sign copies of her books, pose for photos with fans, and talk about the novels and True Blood during an audience question-and-answer session.

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Nick Cave & Neko Case Cover Zombies for 'True Blood'

According to UK music mag NME, dark rock icon (and celebrated screenwriter) Nick Cave and indie folk-rocker Neko Case have collaborated on a song for the Season 4 premiere of True Blood. The pair are recording a cover of the classic "She's Not There" by '60s rockers The Zombies, a very good choice for a show packed with all manner of monsters. Find out more about their collaboration after the jump...
Cave, whose musical output has always leaned toward the dark side, teamed up with Case to do their own moody take on the 1964 pop classic (joining literally dozens of other interpretations), which will be featured during the end credits of the season premiere. According to the NME report, True Blood music supervisor Gary Calamar revealed at the Musexpo conference in Los Angeles that the episode's script originally called for Santana's classic 1977 cover, but Calamar decided to go with a brand-new version. "You always want to serve the show," he explained, "but in the back of my mind I'm always thinking about the soundtrack... The key to a good soundtrack is having fresh recordings."
That fresh creative blood will flow when True Blood kicks off the new season on June 26th. 

True Blood Author Takes a Bite Out of Seattle

Vampires, check. Pale skin, check. Erotic elements, check. Forks, Washington... not quite check. Charlaine Harris' Southern Vampire Mystery series lacks the semi-local setting of Stephenie Meyer's teen-friendly Twilight series, but the books--and their protagonist, Sookie Stackhouse--have managed to sink their fictional fangs into the hearts (throats? eyes? brains?) of many fans, and also inspired the popular HBO series True Blood. With more than a month to go before True Blood starts a new season, vampire fanatics have some time to start catching up on the books.
Harris visits Seattle tomorrow night to read and sign copies of Dead Reckoning, the most recent installment of her "rural fantasy" Sookie series. We asked Harris a couple of questions about her approach to writing and thoughts on the television series.
How do you stay inspired throughout the series? How long do you plan to continue it?

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Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Charlaine Harris releases 11th book in popular 'Sookie Stackhouse' series

What sucks: Waiting until June 26 for the fourth season of HBO’s “True Blood” to begin. What doesn’t: Being a fan of the books as well as the Alan Ball TV version and learning that the 11th book in the “Sookie Stackhouse” series by Louisiana native Charlaine Harris is now available.

As of Tuesday, May 3, “Dead Reckoning” is available for purchase from your favorite bookstore, website or downloading doohickey.
The next title with the hot-selling “Sookie” name will come on Aug. 30 when Harris releases “The Sookie Stackhouse Companion.” That book will contain a new Stackhouse “novella” and an “exlusive interview” with Alan Ball.


Monday, May 2, 2011

Dowload your copy of the next Sookie book, "Dead Reckoning" by Charlaine Harris tonight !!

Remember you can download Dead Reckoning at Midnight tonight for the Kindle book !!

Use your Kindle or download the free app for you iphone/ipad, smart phone or just read it on your computer or laptop.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

True Blood Cast and the 2011 White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner

Anna Paquin, Stephen Moyer and Ryan Kwanten attend the 2011 White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner at the Washington Hilton on April 30, 2011 in Washington, DC.