Ryan Kwanten Kicks Halloween Off Gangster Style at TAO Nightclub

October 30, 2010

Hosting Veuve Clicquot’s Yelloween

Ryan Kwanten on Red Carpet Veuve Clicquot's YelloweenRyan Kwanten kicked off TAO’s Halloween Massacre Weekend by hosting Veuve Clicquot’s Yelloween celebration. Kwanten, who looked smart in a gangster costume, started the evening off with dinner at the Asian Bistro. After dining with friends he moved on to the packed nightclub where the DJ announced his arrival.

After heading to the VIP area, Kwanten strutted his stuff on the catwalk while a magnum of Veuve Clicquot arrived via a zipline. Check out these pictures of the event and video of Kwanten arriving on the red carpet.

Veuve Clicquot Yelloween at TAO Atmosphere

Ryan’s champagne being delivered by zipline.

 Champagne delivery at Veuve Clicquot's Yelloween at TAO Las Vegas

 Kwanten enjoying the festivities.  

Ryan Kwanten at TAO Las Vegas for Veuve Clicquot's Yelloween.

 

Ryan Kwanten inside Veuve Clicquot's Yelloween at TAO Las Vegas

Some of the fantastic costumes people wore!

Veuve Clicquot's Yelloween at TAO Las Vegas Atmosphere

Kwanten’s Arrival

The fun continues tonight with LMFAO as a guest DJ spinning The Party Rock Experience and on Halloween night Erick Morillo will be taking a turn with the Morillo Massacre! Click here for more info on these events.

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Stephen Moyer Proud of True Blood’s Success

October 30, 2010

Stephen Moyer Says Cast and Crew are Like Family

True Blood successfully made a 173 year old southern vampire more popular than any 2010 heartthrob. Fans known Bill Compton as the gentleman with fangs who adores Sookie Stackhouse.

It seems fiction mirrors reality as Stephen Moyer (Bill Compton) recently married his costar Anna Paquin (Sookie Stackhouse) at a private affair. However, his recent marriage isn’t the only thing Stephen seems to be gushing about; his role in the HBO hit series has sparked pride and admiration in the actor.

Stephen credits Alan Ball as well as the writers for creating a vampire show with depth. True Blood doesn’t simply focus on sexy vampires feasting on humans; rather the show addresses many social issues currently affecting America. He notes,

“What I think is incredible about our show is that it tries to do so much. It’s not just appeasing some kind of genre specific audience or an Alan Ball-loving audience or an HBO audience, per se, for that matter…It’s a straight up drama and it just happens to have vampires in it. It’s not a vampire show any more than Star Trek was a show about space travel…It’s a show about human relationships and interaction. We never see anybody happy because there will always be obstacles in the way… Alan…creates a world in which we see people react to extraordinary situations in their life and we judge them as an audience on how they react.”

Although the 40 year old actor has found acclaim in American television, he was born, raised, and started his acting career in Brentwood, England.  Now the American public has seen Stephen’s talent; though he isn’t egotistical about his new found fame. In fact, he credits the crew and the cast for making True Blood the phenomenon it has become. For him, the people who work in the series have become family and he dreads the day when True Blood will comes to an end. He commented,

“Alan and I were talking about mourning the loss of the show – and hopefully that won’t be until four or five years down the line before it finishes. But I’m still mourning it even though it’s far into the future because I’ve never worked on anything like this where the cast is so together, the crew is so together, the writers, everyone – it really is a family…Alan is at the very top of all of it, he’s the reason why it feels like a family, and it breeds a desire to make it the funniest, the weirdest, the sexiest show on television. There’s nothing that touches the scope of what we do. I love it.”

It’s obvious that when an actor loves his role and the people around him, he will create beautiful art. Stephen has been impressing American audiences for three seasons and we love him for it!

Source: www.jivetv.com.au — Interviewed: True Blood’s Stephen Moyer

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An Interview with Charlaine Harris

October 29, 2010

Discussing Her Writing Method, Current, and Future Projects

Charlaine Harris author of Southern Vampire Mysteries, Sookie Stackhouse novelsNew York Times bestselling author Charlaine Harris has written dozens of novels and short stories including the wonderful Southern Vampire Mysteries. The world Mrs. Harris has created in the Sookie Stackhouse novels is of course the basis for the hit HBO series, True Blood. Supernatural author Jonathan Maberry recently had the opportunity to interview the talented Charlaine Harris about her writing method, True Blood and her future projects.

Mrs. Harris describes the Sookie Stackhouse series as a “romantic vampire mystery adventure.” The characters, unknowing of what their future holds, compel the story to come to life for her as she writes. She discloses that her writing process from concept to manuscript is “chaotic” and she considers herself a “seat of the pants writer.” One has to wonder after the dozens of novels and short stories she’s written, what she does to keep the process enjoyable. Mrs. Harris explains:

“I’m still looking for the magic procedure that will make writing easy. After all these books, that still eludes me. I like being alone in my brain with the characters.”

When asked about the changes in the Sookie Stackhouse series for the television show True Blood and why they seem to do so well, she replies:

“I have no idea. You’d have to ask Alan (Alan Ball). I’m okay with the changes, because I know the real story.”

Mrs. Harris fills us in on her current project, an anthology written with her friend Toni L.P. Kelner titled ‘Home Improvement: Undead Edition’. While a bit behind schedule, she is quite certain it will be published on time.

To wrap the interview, Mrs. Harris was asked what is next for her:

“I have to start work on Sookie 12 – Sookie 11, DEAD RECKONING, is almost ready for copyediting, and it’s out of my life. And I’d like to write something completely different. “

Click Here to view the full interview and let us know your thoughts in the comment section below!

Source: jonathanmaberry.com– A Conversation with New York Times Bestselling Author, Charlaine Harris

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True Blood’s Alexander Skarsgard Donates Item to Save Sweden’s Hammarby

October 29, 2010

Autographed Movie to Help Bajen Aid

Bajen Aid Auction ItemTrue Blood‘s Alexander Skarsgard donated a bunch of items to askarsgardnews.com to help raise funds for Bajen Aid.  Bajen Aid is a non-profit organization raising funds to help save Skarsgard’s favorite soccer team Hammarby from going bankrupt.  This week’s item is an autographed copy of the romantic comedy Hundricket the Movie(translated The Dog Trick).  The 2002 movie was personally signed by Skarsgard on October 3, 2010 while he was visiting Stockholm, Sweden. This rare Regional 2 (UK) formatted copy with no English subtitles is available for bidding by fans on eBay, beginning October 27 and will run 10 days. Click here to bid. All proceeds will be donated to Bajen Aid.

Alexander Skarsgard Signing Bajen Aid Item

Source:  askarsgard.com – New Item Up for Auction in Our Fight to Save Hammarby

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Jason Stackhouse: The Scholar?

October 29, 2010

Jason Ponders a Future at Renard Parish Community College

Decisions, decisions. That’s what I got to make and real soon. I done inherited a bigger family than Sookie and me coulda ever had and now it’s time to man up and take care of that family. Yep, folks – Jason Stackhouse is gonna be the head of household and he’s gonna have to make sure he has the money rolling in. I ain’t so sure that volunteering for the Renard Parish Sheriff’s Office is gonna bring in enough dough to feed my new family. Plus, I’m gonna need some gas money for my trips between Bon Temps and Hot Shot.

But that’s okay, ‘cuz I been thinking a long time about what kind of career I’m really lookin’ for. I been looking through this here course catalog from the Renard Area Technical College here in Bon Temps.

You know me, I get confused pretty quick like. I got real confused when I opened this thing and saw all these classes they offer. I started daydreamin’ and next thing you know, Andy was standin’ over me barking orders – something about them DEA guys being in his hair and whatnot.

I been sitting here looking through this here course catalog and I gots lots of choices. Let me know what you think I should pick. I got truck driving, culinary arts, welding, and all kinds of other stuff that might interest me.

I was thinking to myself, “Self,” – that’s me – Jason. “Self, you really gotta get you a diploma of some sort. Yeah, you was a hell of a football star at Bon Temps High, but ever since then, you just been kinda spinning your wheels and you done run that road crew pretty doggone good. Still, unless I get a whole bunch of jobs like Lafayette, there ain’t no way I can take care of a family making what I was making and I sure can’t do it as a deputy sheriff.” That’s when it hit me – there might be all kinds of stuff I can do.

I could drive one of them big rigs. Heck, truck drivers make lots of cash and there ain’t none in Bon Temps that I know of. Only trucks I really see come through here is the ones that deliver beer and True Blood to Merlotte’s. Maybe I could drive the True Blood delivery truck? Yeah, that might be what I might could do. Hmmm. Well, maybe not.

Wait, Culinary Arts? Hmmm, that might work. I could work with LaFayette at Merlotte’s, cookin’ and makin’ all kinds of fancy food. We could even go into business together and cater weddings and stuff. But then again, maybe not. I can’t even fry a egg – who am I foolin’?

Now Welding – that might be somethin’ I can put to good use. I know I saw some welding equipment in Hot Shot. I could make a whole lotta extra money on the side welding stuff. Or maybe not – I might blow something up and that wouldn’t be good.

I also got Barbering, Electronics and Air Conditioning and Refrigeration to choose from. They got plenty of people who need their hair cut and people gotta have their TVs and air conditioners repaired.

Decision, decisions. All I know is I won’t be joining any more cults. No sir, Jason Stackhouse ain’t gonna get mixed up with no more of that nonsense. And he ain’t so sure that the police academy is for him, either. What do you think, folks? Who knows? This here education stuff might just open up a whole new set of opportunities for me. Lord knows I need it. Grams would be so proud.


Disclaimer: “Jason Stackhouse, The Scholar?” is provided for entertainment purposes only and is a parody of the fantasy series, True Blood, and as such, is presented here for your amusement. The writer has no relationship/affiliation to HBO, True Blood, or any of the cast or crew of said program nor any relation to Charlaine Harris, or the Sookie Stackhouse novels.

Written By: Arlene Culpepper

Photo Credit: HBO (Screen Capture: James)

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Video: Rutina Wesley Dishes with Mo’Nique about True Blood

October 29, 2010

On Her Fabulous Physique

Rutina WesleyRutina Wesley, who plays Tara Thornton on HBO‘s True Blood, recently appeared on The Mo’Nique Show.  Speaking openly and candidly, she gives some insight into her life and work.

Looking fit as a fiddle in a short, sleeveless dress, it’s no wonder Mo’Nique began the interview with the following:

“Normally, I’m a sistah, who gives other sistahs, their props.  And you look amazing!  But I gotta tell ya, I got a little envy, happenin’ with me right now… ’cause I understand your husband is a soul food cooker, sweet potato pie fixer — are you eatin’ any of it?!”

Rutina replies “Oh honey, I eats!  I eats.  Matter of fact, he had to make 25 pies before he got it right.”

Wesley talks about her figure and says she used to be a dancer, her parents are dancers, therefore it must be in her genes.  But she does admit to working out, as well.  Three to four days a week, she runs, does push ups, and “a little bit of crunches”.  Her hard work definitely pays off — have you seen those arms?  Amazing!

On Being a Part of the True Blood Phenomenon

Wesley remembers exactly where she was when she got “the call”.  She was at Starbucks!  Getting animated and a bit choked up, she practically gives a play-by-play of what happened.

Speaking of Rutina’s character, Mo’Nique asks, “How much fun is it being Tara Thornton?”

Rutina’s heartfelt response:

“You know what?  It’s a blessing.  It is like a dream role, for me to play someone who gets to go up & down, around the corner.  I have this incredible journey, umm… you know, I can’t – I still can’t believe it.  Like, every day I wake up, and I’m like, ‘I’m on TV!  I’m on TV!’, you know?  And I get really, really, really excited about it.”

When asked about comparing herself to Tara, Rutina has this to say:

“You know, me and Tara have a lot of similarities.  I’m very passionate, I’m very driven, but I also can be incredibly insecure… a delicate flower, and sensitive.  And uh, you know, I’m my own worst critic.”

Wesley says she is so thankful and grateful that she gets to live her dream, acting, for which she went to school.  We’re all grateful for such a wonderful actress on our favorite show!

Watch the video below for some laughs and juicy (literally!) tidbits.  Be sure to let us know what your favorite part was!

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Source: BET.com– The Mo’Nique Show | Guest Rewind | Rutina Wesley – 10/20/10

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True Blood Star Ryan Kwanten to Play Psychopath Charles Manson

October 29, 2010

From All-American Jock To American Psycho

Ryan Kwanten of True Blood who plays Jason Stackhouse

Ryan Kwanten who plays Jason Stackhouse on True Blood, announced at a press conference for his latest movie, the Australian western ‘Red Hill,’ that he has been cast in a film as the notorious killer-cult leader Charles Manson.

The Machinist’ screenwriter Scott Kosar will direct the film from his own screenplay.

Charles Manson has been the subject of several cinematic treatments on both the large and small screens dating back to 1976 though told from various perspectives including that of the prosecutor, a ‘family’ member, and Manson himself.

Though development is still in the early stages, Kwanten’s film is said to focus primarily on Manson’s years as the leader of his murderous cult, rather than depicting his entire life story. 

History of Charles Manson

Manson is currently serving a life prison sentence for seven counts of murder and one count of conspiracy to murder which date back to late 1960s.

Among one of the most notorious villains in history, Manson and his ‘family’ are most famous for the murders of actress Sharon Tate – who was 8 1/2 months pregnant at the time – and four others in her home in Los Angeles in 1969. In addition, the ‘family,’ made up mostly of 20-somethings, killed a married couple at another location.

Kwanten is best known for his role as a lovable though seemingly dense ex-football jock in the small town of Bon Temps in the acclaimed HBO series,‘True Blood.’ The role of the charismatic Manson would be challenging for any actor as the subject is believed by many to be psychotic, evil, and quite intelligent. Clearly Kwanten is looking to be challenged as an actor so it should be very interesting to view the completed project.

Kwanten previously starred in  “Dead Silence” and recently voiced one of the characters in  “Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole.” He’s currently filming Joe Lynch’s horror film “Knights of Badassdom.”

Source: The Wrap – ‘True Blood’ Star Ryan Kwanten to Play Charles Manson

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True Blood Stars Schedule – Eyecon 2010

October 29, 2010

Just one Week to go!

Just one week till Eyecon 2010 will be upon us. Next Friday we’ll be getting ready for the cocktail Party out by the Pool!

2009 True Blood Party at Eyecon

Eyecon 2009 True Blood Cocktail Party Decor

All Schedules are Tentative

Eyecon Friday Schedule

Friday 11/05/10 Time Location
Registration Opens 6:00pm Registration
Cocktail Party “A Black and White Affair” 9:00pm Poolside
Friday Night Pool Party 10:00pm Poolside
Werewolf Party Game 11:00pm Heroes Ballroom 2

Eyecon 2009 True Blood Cocktail Party Attendees

Eyecon Saturday Schedule

Saturday 11/06/10 Time Location
Convention Opens 10:00am Multiple
Joe Manganiello Q&A Session 11:00am Heroes Ballroom 2
Allan Hyde Q&A Session 12:00pm Heroes Ballroom 2
Celebrity Photo Ops 1:00pm Breakout Room 1
Concert – Abri van Straten 2:00pm Heroes Ballroom 2
Celebrity Autograph Session 4:00pm Heroes Ballroom 2
Banquet Registration 5:30pm Banquet Room
Saturday Evening Banquet 6:00pm Banquet Room
Concert – The Nova Echo 8:00pm Heroes Ballroom 2
Fangbanger’s Ball 9:30pm Downstairs Ballroom

Eyecon Sunday Schedule

Sunday 11/07/10 Time Location
Convention Opens 11:00am Multiple
Celebrity Photo Ops 11:30am Heroes Ballroom 2
Sam Trammell Q&A Session 1:00pm Heroes Ballroom 2
Kristin Bauer Q&A Session 2:00pm Heroes Ballroom 2
Celebrity Autograph Session 3:00pm Heroes Ballroom 2
Sunday After Party 5:00pm Poolside

True Blood Themed Panels Time Location
To Be Determined 11:00am Breakout Room 1

Vendor’s Room Hours Time Location
Friday 6pm – 8pm Heroes Ballroom 3
Saturday 10am – 6pm Heroes Ballroom 3
Sunday 11am – 5pm Heroes Ballroom 3

To Buy Tickets:

http://www.eyeconfla.com/twilight/tickets.html

Eyecon 2009 True Blood Cocktail Party Singers

Source: Eyecon

Photo Credit: K. S. Rose

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Ryan Kwanten Enjoys Being One of True Blood’s Humans

October 29, 2010

Ryan Kwanten on Red Hill and True Blood

Ryan Kwantan Zap2it

In a recent interview with Jethro Nededog from Zap2it, Ryan Kwanten, who plays Jason Stackhouse on HBO‘s True Blood, talks about his new movie Red Hill and the upcoming 4th season of True Blood.

Red Hill is due to be released November 5th only in New York and Los Angeles, but if you are like me, you are hoping for a wider release sooner rather than later so we can watch him play big city cop turned small town cop chasing big time escaped serial killer.

Ryan explained that this was the first time in 8 years he has been back home to film anything, and that he actually had difficulty acting in his native accent:

“First time I’d used my own voice actually. As silly as this sounds, my Australian friends would kill me, I’m so used to putting on the American accent when I hear the word action, this one was sort of retraining myself to go back to this voice, so it was interesting”

On Being a Human in True Blood

Ryan says its nice that the rambunctious Jason found love, the one quality that was missing from his life, with Crystal Norris. He appreciates how passionate Jason is and how he wears his heart on his sleeve:

“Honestly what I do really love about playing about him, is that as crazy as he may seem he is still one of the few humans in the show. He is sort of very much our view into that world, and without him, you just sort of have the vampire storyline, the wolves and whatnot, but it’s nice to be able to cut back to a sense of reality”.

He is looking forward to finding out just how Jason is supposed to take care of the town of Hot Shot and where his relationship with Crystal is going to go:

“He’s also having to take care of a whole village of people and he’s probably the last person on Earth who should be.”

You can hear more of what Ryan had to say by checking out the video below.

SOURCE: Zap2It.com — True Blood’s Ryan Kwanten on ‘Red Hill’ and Jason taking charge in Season 4

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Survival of the Hottest: True Blood Vampires vs. Those Other Vampires

October 28, 2010

Jessica and Pam Fight for Sexiest Female Vamp

Deborah Ann Woll, who plays baby vampire Jessica in True Blood, is in the running to be crowned sexiest vampireIt’s pretty obvious these days that vampires are hot. A hot topic, a hot Halloween costume, and unlike their body temperature, they’re smoking hot in the looks department. True Blood‘s lead female vampires, Jessica, played by Deborah Ann Woll, and Pam, played by Kristin Bauer van Straten, are in the running to be crowned sexiest vampire and they’re up against the lady vamps from Twilight, Vampire Diaries, and Buffy the Vampire Slayer. At the moment, our True Blood babes are currently losing to a non-vampire (that’s right, she’s NOT a vampire yet!) and a vain doppelganger. 

This won’t happen often, but Jessica and Pam definitely need help from their human Truebies. Want to see one of them win the “Hottest Vampire” title? Then please vote now!

Kristin Bauer van Straten, who plays baby vampire Pam in True Blood, is in the running to be crowned sexiest vampire

Source: hollywoodlife.com – Kristen Stewart Vs. Nina Dobrev & More! Who’s The Sexiest Lady Vampire? See Super Hot Pics & Vote!

Photo Credit: tylershields.com and Maxim.com

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