Thursday, July 21, 2011

An end in sight for Sookie Stackhouse Charlaine Harris, author of the novels that inspire ‘True Blood’, is wrapping up the series

Charlaine Harris has been writing mysteries for decades. For a long time it was a “heavily subsidized hobby.” Then came the Sookie Stackhouse series of adventures set in rural Louisiana involving vampires, shapeshifters and even fairy godmothers. Suddenly she was famous. Now, with the release of her 11th book, Dead Reckoning, comes news that the series will soon end. But not without a lot of super naturals going to their “true death.” The Southern matron, 59, cackles gleefully at the thought of all the blood she’s about to spill.

Adaptations of her books can be seen on HBO, where Alan Ball (Six Feet Under) has turned them into the massively successful True Blood series starring Anna Paquin and Alexander Skarsgard.

Q: The Sookie books were successful before Alan Ball approached you. You’d even had a few offers to adapt them. Why did you say yes to him?

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Charlaine Harris says "An Ice Cold Grave " is her favorite book and the one she's most proud to have written

The question and answers were interesting from Toronto and she says "An Ice Cold Grave" #3 in the Harper  Connelly series is her favorite and the one she's most proud of the 30 books she's written.


True Blood Music Video of the Day : Eric, you´re UNBELIEVABLE!

Video Q & A with Charlaine Harris in Troronto from last weekend !

True Blood Season 4:Jessica and Hoyt's Strained Relationship Video ( HBO)

True Blood Season 4: Eric Receives a Visit From His Past Godric ! (Video ) HBO

True Blood S4 Ep 4 - what is the mystery behind all the books !

As Marnie says "Let's turn to the books.That's bound to reveal something."

Of course the episode's opening scene started the week before with Sookie sitting at the kitchen table reading  'Grave Secret' by Charlaine Harris.

Then just the right book of spells jumps off the shelf for Marnie.

Alcide comes home to find Debbie busy reading her Narcotics Anonymous book and talking " Rigorous honesty"

Then the big revelation of the Compton / Bellefleur family connection with the Bellfleur bible

I just liked seeing the stack of books beside Eric's bed in the "Hidey" he installed at Sookie's house

Finally we don't see a book in the scene but we do have the line from Belinda Mickens to Tommy about his news that he is learning to read "If we had a book, I'd make you read it to me."

Done-it-all Katherine Helmond sinks her teeth into role on 'True Blood'

It probably shouldn't have surprised us to see Katherine Helmond turn up in the ghastly precincts of HBO's True Blood this week.
After all, the grande dame of the small screen has done everything on TV but host Meet the Press.
She's guest-starred on shows from Mannix to The Glades. She's had recurring roles on series including Coach and Everybody Loves Raymond. In TV biopics, she's played everyone from Emily Dickinson to Hedda Hopper.
Helmond also has had long and memorable runs on hits such as Soap and Who's the Boss? Funny thing, though; even in ensemble comedies like those, it's inevitably her character who lingers most vividly in your head.

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Janina Gavankar (“Luna”) at Comic- Con today !!

Can’t make it to San Diego Comic-Con this year? Let HBO Connect Cast Correspondent Janina Gavankar (“Luna”) deliver your real-time buzz from the convention on Thursday and Friday.

You can view her first day of commentary on THURSDAY July 21 from noon to 3pm PT at HBO Connect:

Ask Ausiello:Is Baby Mikey evil and a possible Eric , Sookie, bill threesome !

Question: I have to know, any idea if Terry and Arlene’s baby on True Blood is actually evil, or is Arlene just paranoid? —Hanna
Having seen the next three episodes, I’m gonna go with evil. Look for that little demon spawn to develop a bad case of pyrokinesis later this month.
Question: Any True Blood scoop? —Deb
Move over Eric/Sookie/Bill. There’s a new triangle in town, and the participants are named Hoyt, Jessica and Jason. Elsewhere, a major female character will soon be in desperate need of a plastic surgeon, while a major male character takes on a  surprising dual role. And I know I told Eric/Sookie/Bill to move over, but let’s bring ‘em back for a second. Feast your peepers on this tantalizing tease for the Aug. 21 episode: “Convalescing after her latest near-death trauma, Sookie envisions a world where there’s room for both Bill and Eric.” If that’s not a euphemism for a threesome I don’t know what is.