Calling All Writers! True Blood Fans Preferred!

October 8, 2012

Looking for Donors:

Dearest fans of True Blood,

We cordially invite those of you with any spare time to join our staff of volunteer writers. It isn’t glamorous work, but if you enjoy being in the loop on all True Blood-related goings-on, please consider volunteering your time. It would simply entail reading an uncomplicated manual, learning your way around our WordPress site, and writing short posts. We would especially appreciate someone who could write daily, but we won’t be picky.  🙂

You could have fun immersing yourself in True Blood — trust us! (No glamouring required!)

Please contact us via http://truebloodnet.com/contact-us/volunteer/ if you’re interested. Thanks!

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MAJOR True Blood Season 5 Video SPOILERS!

June 10, 2012

SPOILER Videos for Season 5 Episodes 1-2:

Eric Season 5 posterWe know the season premiere of True Blood’s Season 5 is tonight, but for those of you who don’t have HBO, or don’t live in North America, have we got a surprise for you! If you don’t like surprises or having your favorite shows spoiled, please leave this page. For those who are dying to know what happens, watch the videos below!

WARNING! SPOILERS AHEAD!

Source: YouTube

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Contest: Win True Blood Merchandise from the HBO Shop

June 10, 2012

Calling All True Blood Fans!

The HBO Shop is kindly sponsoring a contest to see who can come up with the best idea for a new True Blood product. The winners will not only receive some cool True Blood merchandise, but may even get to see their idea come to fruition! So put on those thinking caps, we know you’ve got them laying around somewhere!

Up for grabs are the following prizes:

1) True Blood phone skin

2) Tru Blood blanket

3) Bon Temps Football T-shirt

4) Fangtasia T-shirt

5) Women’s Fangtasia T-shirt

True Blood phone skins

True Blood blanket

Bon Temps T-shirt

Fangtasia T-shirt

Womens Fangtasia T-shirt

Contest rules:

1) This contest is open to US residents only.

2) To enter, leave a comment suggesting a new True Blood product on this post between now and Saturday, June 16 at midnight, Eastern.

3) You can submit as many ideas as you want between now and the end of the contest. Each idea will be considered a separate contest entry.

4) 2 winners will be chosen, each getting to pick their prize.

5) We will notify the winners via their email, Facebook or Twitter account used to comment. If winners do not respond within 48 hours, prizes will be forfeited and new winners will be chosen.

Good luck, Truebies!

*EDITOR’S NOTE: The contest is over, thank you to everyone who entered! We will be posting the winners shortly.

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Video: Alexander Skarsgård Interview on “Battleship”

June 5, 2012

True Blood’s Viking Shares “Crazy” Experience:

Alexander Skarsgård in BattleshipAlexander Skarsgård, the increasingly-famous Swedish actor we all know and love as Eric Northman on True Blood was recently interviewed about his experience while filming his latest movie, Battleship. He shares what it was like to be on an aircraft carrier and a destroyer, whether his stint with the Swedish Navy helped him in his role, and his opinion on co-star Rihanna’s performance. Check out the video, and tell us what you think in the comments section!

 

 

Source: Bing

Photo: Universal Pictures via IMDb.com

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Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer at the White House

May 11, 2012

True Blood’s Faery and GQ’s Stylish Man of the Week:

Stephen Moyer and Anna Paquin at White House 2012 (credit: GQ )

 Anna Paquin and husband Stephen Moyer (Sookie Stackhouse and Bill Compton on True Blood) attended the White House Correspondents Dinner once again this year. Once again, they did not fail to impress. Paquin, newly pregnant, was stunning in a black deep-V silk jersey dress by French designer Hervé L. Leroux (formerly known as Hervé Léger).

Moyer was as dapper as always in a black tux. So dapper, in fact, that he was named British GQ’s second “Most Stylish Man of the Week” — second only to the President of the United States! Well done, Stephen!

We’ll be seeing the couple soon on True Blood Season 5, and we can’t wait!

Sources: reader contribution and GQ.com

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Joe Manganiello to Appear on Everyday Health TV Show

April 27, 2012

True Blood’s Werewolf in Aid of Cystic Fibrosis:

Joe Manganiello (Alcide Herveaux)We are pleased to share with you the following press release announcing the appearance of our fave werewolf, Joe Manganiello, on ABC’s Everyday Health Show:

NEWS ALERT

True Blood and Pretty Little Liars Stars Make Appearance on Everyday Health TV Show

Joe Manganiello and Chad Lowe Help Bring Awareness to Cystic Fibrosis

WHO:

• Everyday Health is co-hosted by Ethan Zohn, Jenna Morasca and Laila Ali

• Claire Wineland – 14 year old who has been living with Cystic Fibrosis and founder of the non-profit organization, Claire’s Place Inc.

• Joe Manganiello – stars in HBO’s True Blood, speaks at “A Day at the Beach” event to help bring awareness to Cystic Fibrosis

• Chad Lowe – stars in the hit television series on ABC Family, Pretty Little Liars

WHAT:  Everyday Health co-hosts Ethan and Jenna head back to Redondo Beach, California to visit a show fan favorite – Claire Wineland to see how her life has changed since the show profiled her last year.

Since Everyday Health first met Claire awareness for her mission to raise funds and awareness for Cystic Fibrosis has begun to soar.   She organized a fitness event called “A Day at the Beach” securing Joe Manganiello, who plays Alcide on HBO’s True Blood to speak and Chad Lowe of the hit ABC Family show, Pretty Little Liars to help sell bracelets for Cystic Fibrosis.  Claire was also invited to speak about her foundation at the famed TED conference (Technology Education and Design).

Claire began Claire’s Place Foundation Inc., to help children and families affected by Cystic Fibrosis.  They have over 4,000 people involved in the foundation.  In a previous episode of Everyday Health, Ethan and Jenna helped Claire organize a flash mob in Santa Monica Square to raise money and bring awareness to Cystic Fibrosis.

TUNE IN: Saturday April 28th, on ABC stations across the country, check local listings here

VIDEO SNEAK PEAK: EverydayHealth.com/TV

About Everyday Health TV

Hosted by a trio of health ambassadors — Laila Ali, a world-class, elite athlete; Ethan Zohn, a former professional soccer player and humanitarian; and Jenna Morasca, champion of Survivor: The Amazon — Everyday Health profiles people who are either facing a health crisis or are close to someone facing a life-altering health event, and they are not wasting time helping others in a similar situation.  Everyday Health helps these people take their dream of helping others become a reality.  Each program addresses a medical condition, sometimes includes a celebrity guest, and always provides a surprise reveal for the person profiled.  EverydayHealth.com/TV provides additional content and supporting materials for each episode. The show is brought to you by the leading online health property, Everyday Health, and premiered as part of Litton’s Weekend Adventure on Saturday, September 3, 2011.

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Breaking News! Anna Paquin is Expecting Her First Child!

April 18, 2012

True Blood’s Lead Actors Moyer and Paquin Expecting Their First Child Together:

Anna Paquin & Stephen Moyer True Blood pilotAnna Paquin and Stephen Moyer, the real-life couple who play Sookie Stackhouse and Bill Compton on our fave show, True Blood, announced through their reps today that they are expecting their first child together. Paquin, 29, and Moyer, 42, met on the True Blood set in 2007 and got married in 2010.

While this may be old hat for Moyer, who already has two children, it should no doubt be exhilarating for Paquin. The baby is due this Fall.

Congratulations to the happy couple! We wish them all the best!

Source: EW

Photo: HBO

 

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Game of Thrones Season 2 Press Release

March 31, 2012

Emmy®- and Golden Globe-Winning HBO Series Game of Thrones Begins Its Second Season April 1:

War is coming to Westeros. As the cold winds rise and five kings vie for power, bonds are forged and broken, identities are challenged and romance blossoms. With the stakes higher than ever before, who will survive the chaos to claim the Iron Throne?

Based on the bestselling fantasy book series by George R.R. Martin, GAME OF THRONES is an epic drama set in the world of Westeros, where ambitious men and women of both honor and ill-repute live in a land whose summers and winters can last years. The Emmy®- and Golden Globe-winning fantasy series begins its second season SUNDAY, APRIL 1 (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET/PT), exclusively on HBO, followed by other episodes on subsequent Sundays at the same time.

Created and executive produced by David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, the ten-episode second season of GAME OF THRONES plays out against the backdrop of a fast-approaching winter – the season of the white raven. In King’s Landing, the coveted Iron Throne is occupied by cruel young Joffrey, counseled by his conniving mother Cersei and his uncle Tyrion, who has been appointed Hand of the King. But the Lannister hold on the Throne is under assault on many fronts. Robb Stark, son of Ned Stark, the slain Lord of Winterfell, seeks autonomy in the North and has taken Cersei’s brother Jaime prisoner in battle. Daenerys Targaryen looks to shore up her depleted power in the East with her three newborn dragons. Stannis Baratheon, brother of the late King Robert, rejects Joffrey’s legitimacy and aligns with a powerful priestess to raise a naval attack. And Renly, Stannis’ charismatic brother, has maintained his own claim since fleeing King’s Landing.

In the meantime, a new leader is rising among the wildlings North of the Wall, adding fresh perils for Jon Snow and the order of the Night’s Watch. With tensions and treaties, animosity and alliances, the second season of GAME OF THRONES will be a thrilling journey through an unforgettable landscape.

Returning cast members include:

Emmy® and Golden Globe winner Peter Dinklage (Tyrion Lannister), Michelle Fairley (Catelyn Stark), Lena Headey (Cersei Lannister), Emilia Clarke (Daenerys Targaryen), Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Jaime Lannister), Aidan Gillen (Petyr “Littlefinger” Baelish), Iain Glen (Jorah Mormont), Kit Harington (Jon Snow), Richard Madden (Robb Stark), Maisie Williams (Arya Stark), Isaac Hempstead Wright (Bran Stark), Sophie Turner (Sansa Stark), Jack Gleeson (Joffrey Baratheon), Alfie Allen (Theon Greyjoy) and Rory McCann (Sandor “The Hound” Clegane).

Also returning for the second season are:

Charles Dance (Tywin Lannister), Jerome Flynn (Bronn), Conleth Hill (Varys), John Bradley (Samwell Tarly), James Cosmo (Commander Mormont), Sibel Kekilli (Shae), Donald Sumpter (Maester Luwin), Ron Donachie (Rodrik Cassel) and Gethin Anthony (Renly Baratheon).

New cast members in the second season include:

Stephen Dillane (Stannis Baratheon), Gwendoline Christie (Brienne), Carice van Houten (Melisandre), Liam Cunningham (Davos Seaworth), Natalie Dormer (Margaery Tyrell) and Rose Leslie (Ygritte).

April’s episodes:

Episode #11: “The North Remembers”

Debut: SUNDAY, APRIL 1 (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET/PT)

Other HBO playdates: April 1 (10:00 p.m., 11:00 p.m.), 3 (11:05 p.m.), 4 (10:00

p.m.) and 7 (10:15 p.m.)

HBO2 playdates: April 2 (9:00 p.m.), 5 (8:00 p.m.), 6 (midnight), 8 (4:00 p.m.) and 20 (9:00 p.m.)

As Robb Stark and his northern army continue the war against the Lannisters, Tyrion arrives in King’s Landing to counsel Joffrey and temper the young king’s excesses. On the island of Dragonstone, Stannis Baratheon plots an invasion to claim his late brother’s throne, allying himself with the fiery Melisandre, a strange priestess of a stranger god. Across the sea, Daenerys, her three young dragons and khalasar trek through the Red Waste in search of allies, or water. In the North, Bran presides over a threadbare Winterfell, while beyond the Wall, Jon Snow and the Night’s Watch must shelter with a devious wildling.

Written by David Benioff and D.B. Weiss; directed by Alan Taylor.

Episode #12: “The Night Lands”

Debut: SUNDAY, APRIL 8 (9:00-10:00 p.m.)

Other HBO playdates: April 8 (11:00 p.m.), 10 (11:00 p.m.), 11 (10:00 p.m.) and

14 (1:00 a.m. ET/11:45 p.m. PT)

HBO2 playdates: April 9 (9:00 p.m.), 12 (8:00 p.m.), 13 (midnight), 15 (2:35 p.m.)

and 20 (10:00 p.m.)

In the wake of a bloody purge in the capital, Tyrion chastens Cersei for alienating the king’s subjects. On the road north, Arya shares a secret with Gendry, a Night’s Watch recruit. With supplies dwindling, one of Dany’s scouts returns with news of their position. After nine years as a Stark ward, Theon Greyjoy reunites with his father Balon, who wants to restore the ancient Kingdom of the Iron Islands. Davos enlists Salladhor Saan, a pirate, to join forces with Stannis and Melisandre for a naval invasion of King’s Landing.

Written by David Benioff and D.B. Weiss; directed by Alan Taylor.

Episode #13: “What Is Dead May Never Die”

Debut: SUNDAY, APRIL 15 (9:00-10:00 p.m.)

Other HBO playdates: April 15 (11:05 p.m.), 17 (11:00 p.m.), 18 (10:05 p.m.) and 21 (11:00 p.m.)

HBO2 playdates: April 16 (8:00 p.m.), 19 (8:00 p.m.), 20 (11:00 p.m.) and 22 (6:00 p.m.)

At the Red Keep, Tyrion plots three alliances through the promise of marriage. Catelyn arrives in the Stormlands to forge an alliance of her own. But King Renly, his new wife Margaery and her brother Loras Tyrell have other plans. At Winterfell, Luwin tries to decipher Bran’s dreams.

Written by Bryan Cogman; directed by Alik Sakharov.

Episode #14: “Garden of Bones”

Debut: SUNDAY, APRIL 22 (9:00-10:00 p.m.)

Other HBO playdates: April 22 (11:00 p.m.), 24 (11:00 p.m.), 25 (10:00 p.m.) and

28 (1:30 a.m. ET/12:15 a.m. PT)

HBO2 playdates: April 23 (8:00 p.m.), 26 (8:00 p.m.), 27 (midnight) and 29 (1:10 p.m.)

Joffrey punishes Sansa for Robb’s victories, while Tyrion and Bronn scramble to temper the king’s cruelty. Catelyn entreats Stannis and Renly to forego their ambitions and unite against the Lannisters. Dany and her exhausted khalasar arrive at the gates of Qarth, a prosperous city with strong walls and rulers who greet her outside them. Tyrion coerces a queen’s man into being his eyes and ears. Arya and Gendry are taken to Harrenhal, where their lives rest in the hands of “The Mountain,” Gregor Clegane. Davos must revert to his old ways and smuggle Melisandre into a secret cove.

Written by Vanessa Taylor; directed by David Petrarca.

Episode #15: “The Ghost of Harrenhal”

Debut: SUNDAY, APRIL 29 (9:00-10:00 p.m.)

Other HBO playdates: April 29 (11:00 p.m.) and May 1 (11:00 p.m.), 2 (10:00 p.m.)

and 5 (11:30 p.m.)

HBO2 playdate: April 30 (9:00 p.m.)

The end of the Baratheon rivalry drives Catelyn to flee and Littlefinger to act. At King’s Landing, Tyrion’s source alerts him to Joffrey’s flawed defense plan and a mysterious secret weapon. Theon sails to the Stony Shore to prove he’s worthy to be called Ironborn. In Harrenhal, Arya receives a promise from Jaqen H’ghar, one of three prisoners she saved from the Gold Cloaks. The Night’s Watch arrive at the Fist of the First Men, an ancient fortress where they hope to stem the advance of the wildling army.

Written by David Benioff and D.B. Weiss; directed by David Petrarca.

In September 2011, GAME OF THRONES received two Emmys®, including Outstanding Main Title Design and Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for Peter Dinklage, who also received a Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television.

The first season of GAME OF THRONES inspired critical raves. TV Guide called the show “a crowning triumph” and “brilliant,” while the Los Angeles Times termed it “a great and thundering series,” as well as “wild and bewitching.” The Hollywood Reporter praised the “excellent storytelling, superb acting and stunning visual effects,” and the New York Post observed that the “art directing, acting and incredible sets are as breathtaking as the massive scope of the series.”

The executive producers of GAME OF THRONES are David Benioff, D.B. Weiss, Carolyn Strauss, Frank Doelger; co-executive producers, George R.R. Martin, Vanessa Taylor, Alan Taylor, Guymon Casady, Vince Gerardis; produced by Bernadette Caulfield.

 

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Team Alcide Wristbands for Sale!

February 23, 2012

Fangbangers Unite for a Good Cause:

Joe Manganiello HBO promoTrue Blood fans who are on Team Alcide, you can now proudly show the world your loyalty, all while benefiting Claire’s Place Foundation, a charity that supports families living with cystic fibrosis. CF is a genetic disease that critically affects the lungs. Tragically, the life expectancy for people with CF is in the 30s.

The wristbands are blue with “Team Alcide” (front) and “Wolf Pack” (back) in black. Each one is $6, and they come in two sizes. To purchase, click here.

Howl at us in the comments if you end up buying one!

 

Team Alcide wristbands

Sources: @JoeManganielloFans via @JoeManganiello

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Photos: HBO, eBay (brittnay1022)

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Game of Thrones Season 2 Photo Gallery

February 12, 2012

Exciting New Stills From Next Season!

Game of Thrones 2012 (credit HBO)Truebies and Thronies, can you wait for the start of the new season of Game of Thrones? If you’re having a hard time, because even for Thronies, “waiting sucks”, we have some cool pics to help tide you over. Just in case you’ve been living under a rock, however, and have no idea what the HBO smash hit is about, here’s a little info:

GAME OF THRONES kicks off its ten-episode second season SUNDAY, APRIL 1 (9:00-10:00 p.m.). Based on the popular book series “A Song of Ice and Fire,” by George R.R. Martin, this hit Emmy®-winning fantasy series chronicles an epic struggle for power in a vast and violent fantasy kingdom. Among the returning members of the ensemble cast are Emilia Clarke, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Emmy® and Golden Globe winner Peter Dinklage, Michelle Fairley, Lena Headey and Kit Harington. David Benioff and D.B. Weiss created the series and serve as executive producers.

Hover over photos for character name, actor name, and photo credit:

Jon Snow (Kit Harington, photo by Oliver Upton)

Bran Stark and Hodor (Isaac Hempstead-Wright, Kristian Nairn photo by Helen Sloan)

Mellisandre and Stannis Baratheon (Carice van Houten, Stephen Dillane photo by Helen Sloan)

Arya Stark (Maisie Williams photo by Helen Sloan)

Sansa Stark (Sophie Turner photo by Helen Sloan)

Cersei Lannister (Lena Headey photo by Helen Sloan)

Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke photo by Paul Schiraldi)

Renly Baratheon (Gethin Anthony photo by Helen Sloan)

Davos Seaworth (Liam Cunningham photo by Helen Sloan)

Joffrey Baratheon (Jack Gleeson photo by Helen Sloan)

Theon Greyjoy (Alfie Allen photo by Helen Sloan)

Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke photo by Helen Sloan)

Tyrion Lannister (Peter Dinklage photo by Helen Sloan)

Catelyn Stark (Michelle Fairley photo by Helen Sloan)

Robb Stark (Richard Madden photo by Helen Sloan)

Balon Greyjoy (Patrick Malahide photo by Helen Sloan)

Don’t forget to tune in to Season 2 of Game of Thrones on April 1!

Source: HBO

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