Thursday, July 28, 2011

Live Chat on HBO Connect August 1st at 2pm ET with Sam Trammell

Sam Trammell  will be participating in a Live Chat on HBO Connect August 1st at 2pm ET.

Season 4 of True Blood has officially begun. Join actor Sam Trammell in a Live Chat following "I Wish I Was the Moon," the 6th episode this season, on Monday August 1 at 2pm ET / 11 AM PT. For more from Sam, follow @SamTrammell.

Upcoming Chat: Sam Trammell August 1, 2011 2 p.m. ET/11 a.m. PT

Comic - Con 2011 True Blood cast photos ....

I just liked these group shots from Comic Con 2011

True Blood' On Verge Of 5th Season- Alan Ball Signs New Deal

Big news at the opening of the True Blood panel at TCA- series creator/executive producer Alan Ball said he has just closed a deal to do another season of the HBO series, effectively sealing the 5th season renewal of the hit vampire drama. Ball disclosed the fact that he has re-signed in response to a request to address speculation that Season 4 could be his last. "I have no desire to leave," he said. "Doing the show is more fun than anything else I've ever done." He later said that he and the show's writers are already breaking stories for Season 5 and one of them is to "see how one of the vampires was made." 

Watch McAllen actor J.d. Mata on HBO's 'True Blood' Sunday, July 31

Nothing Ol' Dallas likes better than local paper  " hometown boy/girl makes good"  articles about True Blood actors UNLESS it's an article about a TEXAS actor !! Go McAllen!

When J.d. Mata stepped into the audition room at HBO studios in Hollywood, the McAllen native was careful not to break character. The producers were in search of the perfect brujo – a medicine man who was solemn and mysterious, and Mata was determined to become him.

“(My agent) said ‘Be the character, do not be J.D.,’” Mata said.

The University of Texas-Pan American graduate followed his agent’s advice, and before he knew it, he was scheduled to star in one of the network’s highest-rated shows. This Sunday, July 31, at 9 p.m. Mata will appear as “Tio Luca” on the HBO drama “True Blood.”

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True Blood - August Episode descriptions

Episode #43:  “Cold Grey Light of Dawn” ( S4.07)
Debut:  SUNDAY, AUG. 7 (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET/PT)
Other HBO playdates:  Aug. 7 (11:00 p.m.), 9 (11:30 p.m.), 10 (9:00 p.m.), 13 (10:00 p.m.) and 26 (8:00 p.m.)
HBO2 playdates:  Aug. 8 (9:00 p.m.), 11 (10:00 p.m.), 12 (midnight) and 14 (5:00 p.m.)
With  Marnie (Fiona Shaw) empowered by spirits of the dead, Bill (Stephen  Moyer) issues an unpopular order to save vampires from the light.  Eric  (Alexander Skarsgård) embraces his amnesia; Luna (Janina Gavankar)  discovers Sam (Sam Trammell) is not the man she thought he was;  Lafayette (Nelsan Ellis) expands his consciousness; Pam (Kristin Bauer  van Straten) gets a body peel; Andy’s (Chris Bauer) date with Holly  (Lauren Bowles) doesn’t go as planned; Jessica (Deborah Ann Woll) has  doubts about her future with Hoyt (Jim Parrack); Alcide (Joe  Manganiello) and Debbie (Brit Morgan) join a new pack.
Written by Alexander Woo; directed by Michael Ruscio.

Episode #44:  “Spellbound?” (S4.08)
Debut:  SUNDAY, AUG. 14 (9:00-10:00 p.m.)
Other HBO playdates: Aug. 14 (11:00 p.m.), 16 (11:30 p.m.), 17 (9:00 p.m.), 20 (9:45 p.m.) and 26 (9:00 p.m.)
HBO2 playdates:  Aug. 15 (9:00 p.m.), 18 (10:00 p.m.), 19 (1:15 a.m.) and 21 (5:00 p.m.)
As  Bill and Marnie brace for a dangerous midnight faceoff, Sookie (Anna  Paquin) and Eric pledge their allegiance to the King.  Jason (Ryan  Kwanten) is torn between friendship and passion, and Jessica is spurned  from two homes; Lafayette becomes the pawn of a tormented spirit; Tommy  (Marshall Allman) takes a walk in someone else’s shoes; Sam contends  with yet another adversary in Marcus (Dan Buran), Luna’s ex and the  leader of Alcide’s new pack.
Written by Alan Ball; directed by Daniel Minahan.

Episode #45:  “Run” (S4.09)
Debut:  SUNDAY, AUG. 21 (9:00-10:00 p.m.)
Other HBO playdates:  Aug. 21 (11:00 p.m.), 23 (11:30 p.m.), 24 (9:00 p.m.), 26 (10:00 p.m.) and 27 (2:00 a.m.)
HBO2 playdates:  Aug. 22 (9:00 p.m.), 25 (10:00 p.m.), 26 (1:15 a.m.), and 28 (4:30 p.m.)
Convalescing  after her latest near-death trauma, Sookie envisions a world where  there’s room for both Bill and Eric.  Jesus (Kevin Alejandro) tries to  purge The Restless  spirit out of Lafayette; Marcus enlists Alcide to help him deal with  the Sam situation; Bill and Nan Flanagan (Jessica Tuck) clash over their  agendas; Hoyt asks Jason to make a delivery to Jessica; despite Tara  (Rutina Wesley) and Holly’s misgivings, Marnie plots her next move  against the vampires, during a “Festival of Tolerance” event at  Shreveport.
Written by Brian Buckner; directed by Romeo Tirone.

Episode #46:  “Burning Down the House” (S4.10)
Debut:  SUNDAY, AUG. 28 (9:00-10:00 p.m.)
HBO playdates:  Aug. 28 (11:00 p.m.), 30 (11:30 p.m.) and 31 (9:00 p.m.), and Sept. 3 (1:30 a.m.) and 7 (8:00 p.m.)
HBO2 playdate:  Aug. 29 (10:00 p.m.)
As  all hell breaks loose in Shreveport, Sookie summons her most potent  powers yet to save Bill, in the process breaking a spell and leading  Marnie/Antonia to re-evaluate her mission.  Jason urges Jessica to  glamour him for Hoyt’s sake; Terry (Todd Lowe) drags Andy to “Fort  Bellefleur” for an intervention; Alcide reconsiders his allegiances  after Marcus’ fight with Tommy; Jesus, accompanied by Sookie, Lafayette  and Jason, tries to breach the Moongoddess Emporium’s defenses to  liberate Tara and Holly, while Bill leads a brigade of vampires  committed to blowing the place to kingdom come.
Written by Nancy Oliver; directed by Lesli Linka Glatter.
TRUE  BLOOD was created by Alan Ball; based on the Sookie Stackhouse novels  by Charlaine Harris; executive producers, Alan Ball and Gregg Fienberg;  co-executive producers, Brian Buckner, Mark Hudis, Raelle Tucker, Nancy  Oliver and Alexander Woo; associate producer, Christina Jokanovich

Sam Trammell on True Blood’s Emmy Shutout, His Pal Peter Dinklage, and Running Into Ozzy Osbourne

Unlike his True Blood character, Sam Trammell can wax philosophical on both astrophysics and the band Rush alike. Not impressed? He can also discuss all of the above in French, enfoiré. But these days, the actor (a.k.a. diner owner/shape-shifter/nice-guy-with-a-past Sam Merlotte) is more preoccupied with genetics: as in his still-gestating twin sons with actress-girlfriend Missy Yager. Vulture interrupted Trammell, who's busy nesting at home in L.A., to talk to him about his True Blood plotline, his castmates' drinking habits, his days partying with Peter Dinklage, and what to do if a serial killer cocoons you in Saran Wrap.

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Sponsor needed for Talk Blood Radio let's honor Charlaine Harris !

I need sponsor(s) for this week's Talk Blood Radio show !
I'd like to dedicate this week's episode to Charlaine Harris, so i like to have some one sponsor the show in her honor. I'd be happy to have you on to the show to talk about what her writing has meant to you and how much pleasure she has brought. I am also having on our friend from the Charlaine Harris message boards MCDallas who will give us some updates on new publications and the end of the Sookie series.
It's only $50 ...thanks so much.

You can also buy a $20 raffle ticket (each ) and help us pay the costs of running the blog and producing the radio show this year.

Your chances of receiving a prize are astoundingly good and we have wonderful items like:  autographed Sookie books by Charlaine Harris, True Blood collectors grab bags, an original signed Andy Swist ( Yes, as in the True Blood paper dolls ) wonderful original portrait of Eric & Sookie, True Blood collectors poster ( one of a kind !) more vampire books, and various other gift certificates and goodies donated by some of our show sponsors!

But best of all you know you helped keep your favorite True Blood Blog or radio show going for another year!
Thanks, Dallas

For more info or to sponsor and epsidoe email me

Stephem Moyer dishes little known “True Blood”-related trivia and secrets behind Punk Bill

By now, most fans of “True Blood” know a few details regarding the personal lives of the show’s stars – like how Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer are married. But the show is actually filled with dozens of more quiet references to the stars, details Access Hollywood uncovered at Comic-Con.

For starters, in Episode 2, which aired on the HBO drama just a few weeks ago, the scene that sees Stephen’s character, Bill, in a flashback in time, set in London in the early 1980s, was inspired by the Essex-bred star’s own life.

“That was fun,” Stephen grinned, when Access asked about the moment, penned by longtime “True Blood” writer Brian Buckner.

The episode featured Stephen, with spiky, Sid Vicious style hair, and a leather jacket, hanging out with punk rockers.

“I had a sort of a punk leaning. I was more of a mod,” Stephen explained. “Actually, 1982, I was into The Jam. I was bit young for The Jam, but I just followed them obsessively. But it was really great. And I live very near Camden when I’m in London and that’s set in Camden.”

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Sneak Peak Episode 4.06 True Blood Season 4: Tara Receives A Visitor (HBO)

Vampire Wedding first Global Vampire Casting Competition for Aspiring Draculas, Nosferatus, Bellas and Edward Cullens

London, United Kingdom, July 28, 2011 --( UK Company Castalides Pictures gives the opportunity to millions of aspiring vampires to play one with the launch of the very first cross media global vampire casting campaign: The Vampire Wedding Casting Competition by using Facebook, Twitter YouTube, iPhone and Android APPs to cast them.

In the wake of the great success of Twilight and other vampire movies, London based film production company Castalides Pictures has turned the dream of millions of young aspiring Draculas, Nosferatus and Bellas from all over the world into reality by given them the chance to play a vampire.

In order to take part in the three competitions, aspiring vampires would need to let their imagination go wild and post their best vampire impressions on the Vampire Wedding Facebook fan page

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Teen Choice Releases Inaugural ‘Vampire Award’ Shortlist

Yes, you’re reading that right, Teen Choice ’11 actually has a category for ‘Choice Vampire’, thus proving themselves to be far more progressive than the, frankly intolerant Academy Awards will ever be. It’s about time vampires received recognition for their acting prowess and it’s a bold move by Teen Choice (now in its 13th year) to include these supernatural beings in their award categories.
A spokesperson for Teen Choice has today issued a statement in which they lampooned the other award ceremonies, calling them “bigoted” and adding that “their [other award ceremonies] refusal to recognise the thespian talents of other-worldly actors actresses is now bordering on the ridiculous, we [Teen Choice] have decided to lead by example, and from now on will be including at least one category for best supernatural being every year.”

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Of course that didn’t happen, it would be ridiculous. However, Teen Choice has actually announced the nominees for “Choice Vampire” (it does indeed exist), which are as follows:
Nina Dobrev – The Vampire Diaries
Robert Pattinson – Twilight
Nikki Reed – Twilight
Alexander Skarsgård – True Blood
Ian Somerhalder – The Vampire Diaries
Paul Wesley – The Vampire Diaries

New full trailer for 'Fright Night' shows vampires still can kick ass!