HBO Running True Blood Marathon

December 30, 2011

Truebies, What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve?

True Blood PromoHow about reliving some of True Blood, season 4 all over again? HBO is presenting a special three-day marathon of the latest season of True Blood. Here’s the info:

Episodes 1-3 air Thursday, December 29 at 8 pm ET; episodes 4-8 on Friday, December 30 at 8 pm; episodes 9-12 on New Year’s Eve, at 10 pm ET.

I for one can’t wait for the marathon and the new season. Truebies, let us know if you are going to watch the marathon by commenting in the comment section below.

Source: www.wetpaint.com – Ring in the New Year with True Blood Marathon

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Kristin Bauer Gasps at Sight of New True Blood Script

December 28, 2011

Pam Reveals Details of Premiere Episode

Kristin Bauer van Straten HBO promo S4We’ve known for a little while now that the title of True Blood’s Season 5 premiere episode  is “Turn, Turn, Turn.” According to Kristin Bauer van Straten, it’s rather poignant.  On October 26, she told HollywoodLife.com that after she read the script twice, she thought:

Oh my god, [the title’s] perfect!  It’s so brilliant how each storyline, from where it left off at the end of last year, hits a major fork in the road that we’re launched into for the first episode of the new season. It’s very exciting. It left me wanting more so badly, and my only option was to read it again. These writers are really amazing.

She was, of course, tight-lipped about any juicy details, but when asked if there are any big changes for Pam, she laughed wickedly at the interviewer.  I suppose that’s about as good a hint as any that watchers can expect from the cast.

With seemingly endless months to go until the premiere, what big changes do you want to see in the new season? Let us know your wish list in the comments section!  Happy new year everyone!

Source: HollywoodLife.com – ‘True Blood’ Season 5 Scoop: Kristin Bauer Reveals ‘Major Fork In The Road’

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True Blood Stars on Cover of SFX Magazine

December 19, 2011

November Issue Features the Undead:

True Blood SFX cover November 2011SFX magazine, a British, science fiction-based publication, displays some favorite True Blood actors on the cover of their November issue — Anna PaquinStephen Moyer and Alexander Skarsgård.
Among other expositions on the latest undead junctures, SFX celebrated the return of True Blood to UK airwaves with an article on the 20 things they love about the show and feature (in true British style) “civilized chats” with Moyer, Joe Manganiello and Kristin Bauer van Straten.

If anyone can find the article, let us know if it’s worth a gander in the comments section.

Source: SFX

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A True Blood Christmas Gift to Purchase Designed by Kristin Bauer and Janet Cadsawan

December 19, 2011

Gorgeous Necklace – ‘Care A Little More’:

Necklace designed by Kristin Bauer van Straten and Jewelry designer Janet CadsawanThis item has been designed by True Blood actress, Kristin Bauer van Straten (vampire Pam De Beaufort) and jewelry designer Janet Cadsawan.

The beautiful item not only looks amazing, but it has a very special Christmas message, one that can be carried through to the new year and beyond: ‘Care a Little More.’

It is a steal at only $148 and can be ordered here. Make sure you check it out. Let us know if you have bought this item (for yourself, or a loved one).

Source: CadsawanCare A Little More Necklace designed by Kristin Bauer van Straten

(Photo Credit: Cadsawan.com)

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True Blood Auction – Studio Tour with Nathan Barr

December 16, 2011

Proceeds Go to the Screen Actors Guild (SAG):

Nathan Barr (composer from HBO's True Blood) eBay AuctionIt’s auction time again for HBO’s True Blood. This time, on offer, is a studio tour with True Blood composer, Nathan Barr. Barr has composed the music for all four seasons of our favorite hit HBO TV series.

This item is being auctioned on eBay and there is not a lot of time left! Barr has worked with the likes of Alan Ball and the master or gore-horror, Eli Roth. Not only does Barr compose the music – he plays it too! And not just your everyday items, he has in his studio amongst other peculiar items, the following: a human bone trumpet from Tibet, dismantled pianos and gourd cellos.

Make sure you bid on this item before it gets away. All proceeds will go to helping out Screen Actors Guild (SAG) and their fabulous (and award winning) children’s literacy programs, BookPALS and Storyline Online. Plus, benefits will also go to the Foundation’s Catastrophic Health Fund and the Actors Center.

You can bid on the item here. Let us know how high you go!

Source: eBay – “True Blood” Composer Nathan Barr Gives Personal Studio Tour

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Spoiler: Christopher Meloni on True Blood Season 5 Cast!

December 14, 2011

Gorgeous Star of OZ and Law and Order: SVU Joining S5!

Christopher MeloniBetter news could not have rocked my Wednesday morning/week/month.  I’m overjoyed, like a gay kid on Christmas who just received his first Judy Garland album, to hear that Christopher Meloni, the hunk from OZ and SVU, will be joining the True Blood cast as a regular in in Season 5.  I’ve loved Christopher Meloni, as apparently many queers have, since his frequent nudity and depiction of man-on-man love aired in HBO’s series OZ.  In the 90s, you’ll remember, “the world was a lot different… There was no Glee, men didn’t kiss on camera, but Chris Meloni did.”  He also played a doofy, but always sexy in cutoff jean shorts, camp chef in Wet Hot American Summer (alongside Paul Rudd and Janeane Garofalo.)

Alan Ball revealed that Meloni’s character will be “an ancient, powerful vampire who holds the fate of Bill and Eric in his hands.”  Awesome! I can’t wait to see the strapping Meloni exude his impressive sexiness all over the screen.  I’ve missed him in the cast of SVU since he left.  The show is seriously lacking since the oft quick-tempered, Elliott Stabler’s upper-hand is missing, but I couldn’t be happier that he’s joining the cast of True Blood.  The thought of his empirical comfortability with nudity for HBO is sending me into wild True Blood fantasies involving Bill and Eric… Fans can also wait, with bated breath I’m sure, for the new Superman movie to be released in 2013 that will feature Meloni.

Below is a tamed, YouTube version of some of Meloni’s gay scenes from OZ. Racier ones can be found elsewhere.  😉

Truebies, let’s hear about how excited this news makes you in the comments section!

Sources: AroundtheNetworks.com, YouTube

Photo:  Quotesby.co.uk

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Spoiler: Valentina Cervi to Join True Blood Season 5

December 14, 2011

“Fresh Pile of Crazy” to Hit Bon Temps:

Valentina Cervi (source: TVLine)Valentina Cervi, an Italian actress who recently appeared on the BBC miniseries Zen, is set to stir up Bon Temps for the upcoming fifth season of HBO’s True Blood. She will play Salome, a seductive vampire who is super intelligent. To put it lightly, she has a lot of crazy stirring in her and might just be the most powerful person because she will keep it hidden inside of her to get what she wants.

Hmmm, sounds like Maryann all over again, Truebies… do any of you think Salome and Sookie will get along?

Source: TV Line

 

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True Blood’s Ryan Kwanten to Appear on ‘New Girl’

December 14, 2011

Love Interest Oliver for Zooey Deschanel:

HBO's True Blood star, Ryan Kwanten with fellow cast members of New GirlTrue Blood fans of Ryan Kwanten (Jason Stackhouse) are in for a treat on new TV show New Girl. Kwanten will guest star in the upcoming Valentine’s Day episode, playing a character called Oliver.

In this episode, main character, Jess (Zooey Deschanel), is planning a one night stand to celebrate her first Valentine’s Day as a single girl in six years. Enter hunky Ryan Kwanten. Jess meets Oliver (Kwanten) at a bar and things progress from there.

Deschanel posted this photo to Instagram which shows Kwanten along with fellow cast members Max Greenfield (who plays Schmidt) and Stephen Amell.

Make sure you mark the February 2012 episode on your calender!

Sources: E Online!New Girl Casting Scoop: True Blood Star Coming to Romance Jess!

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Chris Meloni to Join Season 5 Cast of True Blood

December 14, 2011

From SVU to Vampire!

Chris Meloni to star in Season 5 of HBO's True BloodWell, it’s official – Chris Meloni (who played Detective Elliot Stabler on Law & Order: SVU) will be joining the cast of True Blood for Season 5. Not only will he be a season regular, but he will be a vampire to boot! Alan Ball recently broke the news on TVline, saying that Meloni will play:

an ancient, powerful vampire who holds the fate of Bill and Eric in his hands.

Sounds intriguing, that’s for sure.  Chris has recently left the hit series, Law & Order: SVU due to a pay dispute. This has turned out to be a massive plus for HBO fans.

Who is sad to see him leave SVU? And who is excited he’s joined the cast of True Blood? Let us know!

Source: Around the Networks – OFFICIAL Chris Meloni joins TRUE BLOOD

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Ryan Kwanten – True Blood’s Man of Many Talents

December 13, 2011

From Jason Stackhouse to Nerd!

Ryan Kwanten stars as Jason Stackhouse in HBO's True BloodFor fans of HBO’s True Blood, Ryan Kwanten is known as the lovable but less than intelligent, Jason Stackhouse, brother to the much loved waitress, Sookie. But Kwanten is very versatile when it comes to acting roles. While he is happy with the part of Jason, during the off-season of True Blood, he prefers to play roles that are distinctly different to Stackhouse. Take his role in Griff the Invisible (available now on DVD and Blu-Ray):

“I love working on ‘True Blood’ don’t get me wrong, but when I’m not shooting it, I try to get as far away from Jason and that world as I can. ‘Griff the Invisible’ was a challenge for me but also it was nice to experience something new. I think that everyone has this dreamer inside of them and whether they choose to embrace or suppress, I feel like it’s in there.”

And how does he think Jason fared in the recent season of True Blood? Well, he seems to think that with all of Jason’s bad luck this season, the only way he has to go is up. Which is something we all like to hear!

In true actor-style, when asked by ExtraTV about which superpower he would like to have, he replied:

“I really like the power of imagination. For me, a great superpower would be to somehow convey whatever imagination I could conjure up in my small, little head that could then transpire into real life.”

It may be this very dedication and belief in this love of acting that just may get him to the top of People’s “Sexiest Man Alive 2011” list. Especially with his new movie coming up, a supernatural thriller that is set in an airplane and entitled 7500. Things are looking up for Jason and Ryan next year, that’s for sure!

Sources: ExtraTV – Ryan Kwanten: From Sex Symbol to Nerd

People Magazine – Sexiest Man Alive: Who Could Be Next?

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