Thursday, August 18, 2011

Hoyt packs up Jessica's stuff - what is in the box ??

The paperback of Twilight (of course) , Urban Decay Black Palette makeup, Taylor Swift's Speak Now  cd, Tina Fey's new book, Bossy Pants

What else ?

The address
631 Point June St
Bon Temps 71347



True Blood - Episode 4.09 - "Run " Sneak Peek Videos

Blood Work! "True Blood" Recap 4.8: The Lyin', the Witch, and the Wardrobe

Brian and Andy joined me last Sunday night on Talk Blood Radio - we had lots of fun!

True Blood’s Jim Parrack on His Character’s Dark Side, Working With James Franco, and Riding Jason Stackhouse

Did Hoyt Fortenberry and Jessica Hamby just break up — again? As the warm-blooded half of what was the most stable human-vampire relationship on True Blood, Hoyt’s the “normal” character in the show: He’s not a bloodsucker, shape-shifter, werewolf, werepanther, fairy, witch, medium, spirit, etc. But trying to live a simple life in Bon Temps has its own share of drama, as Jim Parrack, who plays Hoyt, can attest. We spoke with the actor about what's next for his character, his dream-sequence sex scene with Ryan Kwanten, and the movie he shot with his real-life best friend, James Franco.
Did you have any inkling that Hoyt and Jessica were headed for all this domestic trouble?
The general rule is to not jump into moving in with whoever you’re nutty for. But, you know, I was in a bad relationship, and the day I got out of it, I moved in with Ciera, and she ended up becoming my wife. Then again, I wasn’t facing issues like, “My mother is trying to kill my girlfriend.” [Laughs.] Now Hoyt and Jessica’s issues are more like, “I’m hungry. Where’s my food?”

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Taylor Swift Will Soundtrack Next 'True Blood' Episode (video)

This will be the Jason & Jessica in the back of the truck ?- don't ya think ?

Singer's 'Haunted' will play during a 'racy, sexy scene

In a shift away from the rock and blues sounds that normally soundtrack the Louisiana-based show, True Blood music supervisor Gary Calamar confirms to Rolling Stone that this Sunday's episode will feature Taylor Swift's "Haunted."
Calamar declined to reveal which scene the string-heavy track from Swift's Speak Now will play under, but described it as "a racy, sexy scene" and asked which character we thought would be most likely to listen to Swift. "After last week's episode, Jessica and Jason," we replied. "I'm going to leave it right there," Calamar said, adding it was the episode's writer who came up with the idea to use Swift's song. After Swift's camp initially refused to allow it, the singer came forward and said she wanted it to happen.

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Funny Clips from True Blood ( video)

Beyond 'Twilight': Vampires Around the World

It seems that vampires are everywhere, from Harry Potter to True Blood, Twilight to the new Fright Night movie.
Everybody knows more or less what vampires are like: Handsome, brooding, tortured humans who crave blood and have a variety of strange abilities (such as turning into bats or not casting reflections) and weaknesses (such as being killed by sunlight or stakes to the heart).
Of course there are many variation of the vampire story; it's been retold and repackaged thousands of times since Bram Stoker's 1897 classic "Dracula."
But that's only part of the story -- and arguably not even the most interesting part.

In the West, when most people think of vampires, either historical (such as, supposedly, Romanian prince Vlad Tepes) or literary (creations by Stoker, Anne Rice, Stephen King, Stephenie Meyer, etc.), the vampire they are familiar with has Slavic origins.

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Did fascination with vampire books and True Blood influence the Texas "vampire" ?

I've been ignoring this story becasue its unsettling,  but when True Blood and vampire books get blamed - we need to know about it.

The arrest of a Texas man who broke into a woman's house, threw her against a wall and tried to suck her blood over the weekend has sparked discussion over the impact of vampire books and movies on U.S. youth culture.

Whether pop culture played a role in the attack remains to be seen, as 19-year-old Lyle Monroe Bensley awaits a psychiatric evaluation in jail on burglary charges in Galveston, Texas, southeast of Houston.
Found growling and hissing in a parking lot and wearing only boxer shorts, the pierced and tattooed Bensley claimed he was a 500-year-old vampire who needed to "feed," Galveston Police Capt. Jeff Heyse said.
Vampires have been a focal point of literature since Bram Stoker's 1897 novel, "Dracula". But fascination, particularly among young people, has peaked in recent years with the popularity of the "Twilight" books about teenage vampires and the HBO series, "True Blood."
"I think the vampire is a metaphor for the outsider and the predator in all of us," said author Anne Rice, whose Vampire Chronicles series has captured the imaginations of horror fans since the 1970s.
"We're all conscious at times of being alone, of being alienated, of being a secret self that fears exposure to the judgments of others. So we feel like vampires," she told Reuters.
Bensley is now being held in the Galveston County Jail on a $40,000 bond for home burglary with intent to commit a felony.
The woman, who lived about two miles from Bensley and did not know him, escaped the attack unharmed, Heyse said.
Kevin Petroff, chief of the Galveston County District Attorney's office, told Reuters no defense attorney has been appointed to date, and if Bensley had hired a lawyer privately, no notice had been filed.
Dr. Thomas Garza, who teaches a course in vampire lore at the University of Texas, said young people might aspire to be like vampires because they cheat death and are able to stay beautiful, powerful, and youthful for eternity.
The modern vampire in popular culture is more attractive, suave, and fashionably dressed than the Old World Slavic vampires, adding to the resurgence of their appeal, he added.
"I would say that it is the Twilight saga in particular that has brought out the younger teen fans. In that connection, Edward is a very 'safe' vampire, a kind of 'starter vamp' for beginners, if you will," Garza said.
"He's pretty, yes, so the seduction's there, but he's more than reluctant to act on his and Bella's sexual desires. He can go out in daylight - and even 'sparkles' in the sun, giving him a completely non-threatening character. He drives a Volvo, for goodness sake."

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