Nathan Barr to Attend Sundance Film Festival 2011

December 28, 2010

See Nathan on a Music Panel at the Festival

The composer behind True Blood‘s amazing score, Nathan Barr, is quite the busy man. He’ll be attending the Sundance Film Festival 2011 and participating in a panel about creating film/tv scores. The panel will be moderated by Doreen Ringer Ross, the BMI vice president of tv/film relations, and is being produced by BMI.

Better yet, this panel is open to all Festival Credential Holders as well as the public, depending on the availability of seats! So if you happen to be attending the Sundance Film Festival 2011 and get in to the panel, please let us know how it goes!

SOURCE: Sundance Film Festival

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Evan Rachel Wood’s Naughty New Gucci Ad

December 28, 2010

True Blood’s Vampire Queen Sophie-Anne and Chris Evans are ‘Guilty’:

Even super-heroes and vampires need to smell nice. True Blood actress Evan Rachel Wood (Queen Sophie-Anne) and actor Chris Evans—coming to the big screen soon as the new Captain America—pose together in the ad for the new Gucci ‘Guilty’ men’s fragrance. Stunning Evan doesn’t look the least bit guilty getting super-close with Evans.

Evan Rachel Wood,True Blood's Queen Sophie-Anne, w/ actor Chris Evans in a Gucci fragrance advertEvan Rachel Wood,True Blood's Queen Sophie-Anne, w/ actor Chris Evans in a Gucci fragrance advertEvan Rachel Wood,True Blood's Queen Sophie-Anne, w/ actor Chris Evans in a Gucci fragrance advertEvan Rachel Wood,True Blood's Queen Sophie-Anne, w/ actor Chris Evans in a Gucci fragrance advertEvan Rachel Wood,True Blood's Queen Sophie-Anne, w/ actor Chris Evans in a Gucci fragrance advertWhat do you think of Evan’s new ad campaign? Let us know in the comments!

Source:  www.celebuzz.com – Chris Evans’ Sexy New Gucci Ad

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Stephen Moyer Named a “Stealth Brit” on US TV

December 28, 2010

True Blood’s Vampire Bill Makes the Top 5 List

Stephen Moyer Michael Muller shootVampire Bill’s smooth southern twang may sound authentic on True Blood but for Stephen Moyer, the actor behind Bill Compton, it’s a drastic change from his native British accent. Recently Stephen was named one of the top 5 “Stealth Brits” on US television.

Rounding out the list with Charline Hunnam, Andrew Lincoln, Archie Panjabi and HBO Boardwalk Empire star, Stephen Graham, Stephen is also known in the US for his roles in The Starter Wife and Lilies.

Aside from Season 4 of True Blood, fans will be able to see Stephen Moyer on movie screens as well. Be sure to check out Stephen in The Double and Priest in 2011!

Source: http://blogs.bbcamerica.com – The Top 5 Stealth Brits on U.S. TV

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Happy Birthday to Joe Manganiello!

December 28, 2010

Today, we here at TrueBloodNet.com want to wish the one and only Joe Manganiello, better known as the werewolf of our dreams, Alcide Herveaux, a very happy 34th birthday!

We hope Joe has a fantastic day filled with love, laughter, and everything else he could possibly want or need. Happy Birthday!

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True Blood Merch 20% Off at the HBO Shop!

December 27, 2010

Save 20% Until the End of 2010:

True Blood GlassIt’s true! 

The HBO Shop is offering 20% off any True Blood merchandise from now through December 31st, 2010 at the official online HBO True Blood Store!

In order to receive the 20% discount, use this code: TBLOOD20.

So if you didn’t get that ‘I Love Eric’ tee or Tru Blood pint glass over the holidays, no worries. HBO.com has you covered.

What a great way to end 2010!

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Michael McMillian To Write New True Blood Comic Book

December 27, 2010

McMillian’s Story Arc to Debut February 23, 2011

True Blood Comic Series 2Though it’s been a long time since True Blood fans have seen Fellowship of the Sun leader Reverend Steve Newlin on the HBO series, Michael McMillian has been keeping busy.

IDW Publishing has announced that Michael, will be co-writing a new arc within the comic adaptation, along with Marc Andreyko which will debut on February 23, 2011.

Every fan no doubt has their own story idea when it comes to the popular vampires series. It is easy to come up with a new character or a new way of viewing Sookie and Bill.  However, the opportunity to write for True Blood isn’t just a desire for McMillian. It seems the actor has also has his own ideas as to how the lives in Bon Temps should turn out. How excited is the comic book fan now turned writer? Michael noted:

“Co-Writing the TRUE BLOOD comic is a dream come true both as a performer on the show and as longtime comic fan. It’s a real privilege to build on the rapidly growing True Blood mythology.”

What’s even better than a cast member helping create the True Blood mythology? Well, the first six issues of the successful comic will be released in a hardcover titled “True Blood: All Together Now” and will be released on February 15. This gives fans a perfect opportunity to check out the story being pursued in the comics before jumping into the newest story arc of the second series of comics beginning the 23rd.

All Together Now Cover

Christmas may be over, but it seems Santa may have to do some overtime this winter!

Source: geek-news.mtv.com–‘True Blood’ Star Michael McMillian To Write ‘True Blood’ The Comic Book

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True Blood’s Baby Vamp is Dead Sexy

December 27, 2010

Deborah Ann Woll In Entertainment Weekly’s 30 Sexiest Stars of 2010!

True Blood's babyvamp tops EW's Sexiest Stars of 2010 list2010 has been a great year for vampires and werewolves and it seems quite fitting that we wrap up the year by celebrating yet another True Blood character being honored for their amazing sex appeal. Deborah Ann Woll, who plays baby vampire Jessica, has been named one of Entertainment Weekly‘s top 30 Sexiest Stars of 2010. Yes, a couple of non-True Blood vampires and werewolves made the list, and Mehcad Brooks (Eggs Benedict) landed at the 28th spot for his role on the short lived TV series ‘My Generation.’

Others topping the list? Anne Hathway, Mila Kunis, Justin Timberlake, and John Hamm. Check out the full list here.

What do you think, Truebies? Did EW get it right?

Source: Entertainment Weekly – 30 Sexiest Stars of 2010

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Alexander Skarsgård Lends Voice to Children’s Film

December 27, 2010

Alexander Skarsgård, the Troll?

Moomins Alexander Skarsgård

True Blood‘s Alexander Skarsgård has lent his voice to a children’s animated film,“Moomins and the Comet Chase”.  The Finnish film celebrates the 65th anniversary of the classic “Moomins” children’s books by Tove Jansson.  Skarsgård is the voice of the main character Moomintroll in the English-language version.  Funnily enough, his real-life father, Stellan Skarsgård, is the voice of Moominpappa, Moomintroll’s father!  Ideal for kids aged 5-9, the stop motion film features a hippopotamus-looking troll who notices one day that everything has turned grey in Moomin Valley.  He discovers that the threat of a comet is imminent, and scrambles to get everyone safe in time, including old friends and new ones he’s met along the way.

The 13th Annual BAMkids Film Festival

Held at the BAM Rose Cinemas in Brooklyn, NY, the BAMkids Film Festival will run two days, February 5 & 6, 2011.  Moomins and the Comet Chase will be playing on February 5th, at 10:30am.  With 66 films (most of them shorts) and 23 countries represented, there will no doubt be something for everyone.

For ticket information, please visit BAM.org, or call (718)777-FILM.

Can you fathom our sexy villain, Eric Northman, as a sweet troll?  Let us know what you think in the comment section!

Source: cinespect.com– BAM celebrates 13th annual BAMkids Film Festival

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True Blood Receives Best of 2010 Accolades for Season 3

December 27, 2010

The Best Stuff on TV

True Blood Season 3Every television show on air has high and low points throughout its season. However, True Blood has managed to have some of the best characters and moments of 2010 with only half the number of episodes that a regular network show produces. While our favorite show may not be recognized at the Golden Globes this year, it certainly has not gone unnoticed by the rest of the media, particularly online. Earlier this month I reported that Eric Northman (Alexander Skarsgård) made a top ten character of 2010 list.  Today I am proud to report even more accolades the show and its cast of characters have received this year.

Did that Really Just Happen?: Russell Edgington on the Evening News

If your lover of 700 years was staked by a vampire who claimed his loyalty to you, what would you do? The King of Mississippi, Russell Edgington (Denis O’Hare) found himself in this position after Eric Northman reduced his consort Talbot (Theo Alexander) to vampire pulp in episode nine, “Everything is Broken.” After seeing his raw grief over Talbot’s remains one could only wonder exactly what would happen to Eric. But no one could have imagined the scene that unfolded at the end of the episode. One minute, a news anchor is reporting on the VRA and the next, his spine is being ripped out before Russell goes on a diatribe about how inferior humans are. Insert expletives here.

This unexpected moment which rivals Bill (Stephen Moyer) and Lorena’s (Mariana Klaveno) head-twisting sex scene earned a Boxee award from Stuff.co.nz for Best Scene of 2010, a Best Performance of 2010 from TV Guide, and a Most Shocking Moment of 2010 from MSNBC and the Today show. Relive that moment by watching the clip below:

Most Under-Appreciated Character of 2010: Lafayette

In season three Lafayette (Nelsan Ellis) was forced back into the V trade, had to deal with Tara’s (Rutina Wesley) grief over Eggs (Mehcad Brooks), not to mention his crazy mother Ruby Jean (Alfre Woodard), a slowly blossoming relationship with her nurse Jesus (Kevin Alejandro), and surviving calling everyone’s favorite pink vampire Pam (Kristen Bauer Van Straten) a hooker. Through it all, Lafayette has managed to keep his unique sense of style and his job at Merlotte’s.Nelsan Ellis as Lafayette

Listandgrades.com ranked our favorite cook and entrepreneur number two on their list. The character of Lafayette was actually killed in the course of the first Sookie Stackhouse novel. But because of his personality and popularity, series creator Alan Ball couldn’t bear to do the same onscreen and we love him for it. True Blood would never be the same without you Lafayette and we can’t wait to see what trouble you get into in season 4.

Favorite Guest Star: James Frain

James Frain as Franklin MottPrior to meeting Franklin Mott (James Frain) the vampires of True Blood could be described as a fairly cool bunch, no pun intended. This new addition to the vampire ranks however made even Lorena look a little saner. The emotionally unhinged Franklin could have been a very dark character. But in the hands of James Frain, Franklin became a crazy, but love-sick vampire with a thing for Tara.

A vampire who operated between menacing and tearful was the last thing we expected from creatures that usually get a kick out of causing humans pain. Easily one of the best providers of comic relief this season, James earned Spoiler TV’s Favorite Guest Star Award for 2010. Though Franklin Mott may be gone forever, we’ll always have the memories. Who knows? Maybe he might come back in some form. We know James Frain is game.

Top Ten TV Show of 2010: True Blood

In just twelve episodes True Blood went from Bon Temps to Shreveport to Jackson and back again. We met a werewolf named Alcide (Joe Manganiello), saw Pam cry, watched Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin) stand up for herself and kick both Bill and Eric to the curb and that’s just for starters!

There is no question that True Blood has been chalk full of goodness this year from watching sweet Sam Merlotte (Sam Trammell) descend slowly back into a dark past to watching Arlene (Carrie Preston) try to deal with carrying a murderer’s baby. Oh and who could forget Jason’s (Ryan Kwanten) attempts to become a deputy sheriff in Bon Temps?

It was for these moments and many others that the Houston Chronicle named True Blood number six on its Top TV Shows of 2010. They also made mention of Russell Edgington’s appearance on the news bringing the count to four mentions. Season three was full of a lot of highs this year making us wonder how exactly Alan Ball and co will top it for season 4.  But one thing is for certain, it will be nothing short of fangtastic!

Sources: MSNBC– The 15 “Most Shocking Moments” of 2010
SpoilerTV.com– The SpoilerTV Awards
List and Grades.com– 10 Most Under-appreciated Characters
TV Guide.com– Best Performances of 2010
Stuff.co.nz– The First Annual Boxee Awards 2010
The Houston Chronicle.com– Tune In’s Ten Best TV shows of 2010

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The Franklin Files — The Gifts

December 23, 2010


“You know our mamas would be ticked if they knew we were getting them the same thing.”

“Girlfriend, who the hell taught you to wrap a present? Don’t you know you line up the box along the top of the edge of the wrapping paper so you get a nice even line so it all wraps up nice and even?” Lafayette snatched the large box away from Tara. “Just let me wrap the damn presents. They’ll probably be pissed to know I wrapped them both, too, but damn, I can’t stand a bad wrapping job.”

“There is soooo much I could be saying right now, but since it’s Christmas Eve I think I’ll just leave it alone right now. I can’t wait to get up in the morning and visit our moms.”

“Correction. I’ll be visiting my mom and then we’ll be visiting Lettie Mae together. You know how Ruby Jean can get. And on a Messianic holiday?! Oh, Lordy! She oughtta’ be in fine form tomorrow!”

“Well, thanks for taking away my Christmas morning entertainment…”

“Well, that’s not how we used to remember Christmas.”

“Yeah, I remember.”

“Lafayette, do you remember when I got the beautiful Black Malibu Barbie and you got that set of Power Rangers? And I have to tell you, whatever you put in this eggnog is damn good.”

“Why thank you, Miss Merlotte’s Bartender. It’s a little nutmeg, rum, brandy and crème de cacao. Guess they should have me doing everything up in that place, huh? But, anyway, yes, I think the now famous Power Rangers/Malibu Barbie Christmas may be what sent our mothers over the edge.”

Tara threw a pillow at him. “Boy, trust me. Our mothers were far gone before that. I’m surprised they had their shit together enough to even get us those presents. I wouldn’t be surprised if Sookie’s grandmother bought them for us.”

“Yeah, she probably did. Which makes it even sadder that they threw them out.”

“Boy, don’t look so morose. Now it seems all kind of funny. The disco music was blaring from the radio, and you made that runway on my bed. And I hooked up that fly-line from my closet so that Malibu Barbie could come in and blow the whole thing up. It was awesome! But seeing it from their perspective, you can see why they freaked a little!”

“Yeah, they walked in just in time to see the red power ranger in a tutu get blown right off the bed!”

“It was awesome! But I did look like a psychopath!”

“And I looked like…me!”

“You’re crazy! And in spite of everything, I do love you. Here, open your present.” Tara handed him what was possibly the worst wrapped present in the history of Christmas.

“Well, I see you wrapped it yourself.”

“Bitch. Just open it.”

Lafayette opened the box and inside was a crystal etched frame containing a smiling picture of him and Tara in close-up, all the love and all the history coming through. Tara said, “Sookie took it at Merlotte’s sometime this past year.”

Lafayette started to tear up. “Tara I love it. And despite all the stuff I say, I love you more than anything, more than anyone on the face of this earth, baby girl.”

“I know.”

“Here’s your present.” He handed her a jewelry box with a bow on it. She opened it up to find a beautiful solid round gold bracelet. “It’s engraved on the inside, it says ‘Mi Corazón’ which means ‘My Heart’ in Spanish. With all the attention on ‘beating’ and ‘unbeating’ hearts going on around here, I wanted you to know that your heart means the world to me, always and forever.”

Tara was speechless. With tears in her eyes she gave her cousin a hug and then the two of them melted into the couch and for a long time sat watching the video of the yuletide log they had playing on the TV. Suddenly, Tara jumped up. “With everything being so busy, we never did find out who was missing in Franklin’s Journal!”

“Damn, you’re right! That will be our final Christmas gift to each other! To at least find that out!”

Sunday, December 23, 1855

So, I am bereft this Christmastide. I have Gwendolyn but my parents are gone. My father is nothing but a blithering idiot. I have a parish but no heart to lead it. I pray for help…

These last two weeks have been a blur and I can’t begin to recount what I haven’t written. Suffice it to say, Mother is still missing. It’s as if she as fallen off the face of the earth although she has visited me in my dreams, but I will write more of that in a moment.

Gwendolyn has recovered, most thankfully. But I do not know how I can move forward with marriage at this time without my dear mother here to witness it. What will my marital home mean without my darling mother there to give advice? What will grandchildren mean without mother there to play and dote upon them? What will my life as a clergyman mean without mother there to see my success? It seems my life has lost all meaning…

Father’s life most certainly has. I have had to take up all preaching, such as it is. I can barely put two words together, but it is more than Father can do. A terrible secret has been revealed to me. As soon as mother disappeared, Father relinquished all parish duties to me. I thought it was out of grief, but after a few days of it, I confronted him in his bed, and told him to get up and get to doing something that he’d be the better man for it, the parish needed him, and so on and so forth. He completely broke down and confessed that he has done none of the parish work for years except for the visiting and the “showy” things, that mother does all the administrative work, and even writes his sermons for him! She always has, he says! He’s completely incapable of it. So, I’ve been left to do it all. He’s become nothing but a driveling mess, and I’d be angry if he weren’t so utterly pathetic. And to be honest, I’m too exhausted.

I haven’t been able to sleep well, after a horrible nightmare about mother about a week ago. Each night I both fear it will recur and hope that it will happen again so I may see her and have a clue as to where she is. I dreamed that I was awakened to find her and Mr. Flintwich, Mr. Edgington and Mr. Tobin all standing around my bed. She was holding my hand with hands as cold as ice, and then began to sniff at me as if she were taking in my scent. At this point Mr. Edgington and Mr. Tobin pulled her away from me, whispering that it was unwise for her to get too close.

In case it was really her, I tried to draw her in, by telling her that I had purchased that beautiful burgundy dress from the dress shop to give her as a gift for Christmas. I knew it would be like catnip for her and it she were truly alive she couldn’t resist. “Oh, Franklin, you bought the dress for me? You’re such a loving son.” But again, Mr. Edgington yanked on her arms, and said, something about being a maker or something. I couldn’t quite understand it.

Again, I brought up the dress, and her beautiful hair, trying to draw her out. But then Edgington got really angry and said they had to leave. She began to cry but her tears were like the blood of our Savior as you see in some paintings. Tobin approached me directly and said some words about forgetting they were there, but I started praying for my mother and her soul, the image of her tears being so horrific.

Mother must be dead, if not, why would she not return to me? The dream was just a nightmare and it is all jumbled and foggy in my brain. But I went to Mrs. Meagles to try to talk to Flintwich, Edgington, and Tobin, but only Flintwich and Waters remain. Edgington and Tobin have sailed for the States, which seems odd given the time of year. I know it is not Christian, but I would not mind they meet a winter storm and perish. Forgive me! There is something not right about those men. As to Flintwich and Waters, Mrs. Meagles said they are never available during the day, and that she would ask that they stop by the rectory without delay.

“Damn! I hate how this boy continues to make me feel bad for him! No wonder I was drawn to him. We’re both from the F’d Up Mother’s Club!” Tara threw a pillow into the chair next to her.

“Girl, it’s time we head over to Merlotte’s to work. There’s going to be a big time Christmas partying going on. Then we got some serious bejeweled robes and slippers to deliver. They are going to love them. My mom is going to have the finest robe in the nursing home and she looks so fine in jewel tone purple. Maybe if the dollar store is open, we can stop and get her a crown, she’d love that.”

“Yeah, if Franklin thinks his mama is a princess, he hasn’t met Ruby Jean. Now that woman thinks she’s a queen!”

Lafayette sighed, “Girl, sometimes, I think she really is.”


Disclaimer: The Franklin Files are provided for entertainment purposes only and is a parody of the fantasy series, True Blood, and as such, is presented here for your amusement. “Franklin Files” and the various writers who contribute to it, have 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.

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