February 10, 2012
Celebrating the Premiere of Season 4 in the UK:
What an exciting time for our fellow Truebies in the UK! This weekend, they will finally get to start watching Season 4 of True Blood, and to celebrate, our friends at CultBox are giving away two DVD sets — each one a box set of seasons 1-3. Who wouldn’t love to get that in the mail? The only caveat: you must be a resident of the United Kingdom, and you must be following @CultBoxTV on Twitter. Tweet the following message to enter:
Win #TrueBloodBoxsets @cultboxtv http://bit.ly/zbAhXd
Winners will be chosen on February 21. Visit the CultBox website for more information, and let us know if you end up being the lucky sucker!
Thanks to Will at CultBox for the scoop!
January 30, 2012
Manganiello on Matt Bomer and Becoming an Animal:
Joe Manganiello, better known to Truebies as the hottest werewolf around, Alcide on HBO’s True Blood, will be appearing on tomorrow night’s episode of White Collar. The USA series stars Matt Bomer, an old college classmate of Manganiello’s from Carnegie Mellon University. The pair will also be seen together on screen this summer, in Steven Soderbergh’s Magic Mike, a movie about male exotic dancers.
Check out the video below to see what Manganiello has to share about his buddy Matt and their college days, and don’t forget to catch White Collar Tuesday, January 31 at 10 pm ET on USA.
January 27, 2012
Be There or Be Square This Sunday Night:
Truebies, HBO is all abuzz with True Blood activity, and we’ve gotten word that there will be a short, graphic tease about Season 5 this Sunday night at 8:58 pm. Immediately following will be a new trailer for Season 2 of Game of Thrones, an extended look at the new season, for all you dedicated Thronies! These teases will precede the series premiere of Luck, a drama which we reported on here.
Don’t miss out on the first glimpse at Season 5 of True Blood, folks!
Contribution credit: HBO
December 2, 2011
A Happy Holiday Giveaway:
Hey Truebies, read on for a chance at winning some cool autographed prizes simply by donating to Stephen Moyer’s favorite charity, Facing the Atlantic. A fellow True Blood fansite sent us the following scoop:
We have just launched our charity Happy Holiday Giveaway in honor of Stephen Moyer’s favorite non-profit Facing The Atlantic. We offer fans the possibility to transform their holiday presents into a donation to Facing The Atlantic and download a donation certificate to give to their loved ones. But that is not all… We have collected some wonderful holiday presents, which were kindly donated, that we will be giving away randomly to a number of lucky participants.
You can find all the info here:
Let’s avoid some stress this hoilday season and give to a very worthy cause, and possibly win some cool swag in return!
November 23, 2011
Fundraiser Launch in Collaboration with Stephen Moyer & Kristin Bauer van Straten:
Actor Stephen Moyer and actress Kristin Bauer van Straten, stars of the HBO hit series True Blood created by Alan Ball, have lent their names to HoneyLove.org in an effort to raise funds for the honeybees! In fact, Kristin just posted on her facebook about the fundraiser! http://www.facebook.com/PamfromTrueBlood?ref=ts
HoneyLove is a non-profit organization that plays a vital role in protecting the urban honeybee and inspiring and educating new urban beekeepers.
The items being auctioned on eBay are:
True Blood film reel canister signed by Stephen Moyer and Kristin Bauer Van Straten
Framed Rolling Stone Magazine with three True Blood stars on the cover (Alexander Skarsgård, Anna Paquin, and Stephen Moyer). Item signed by Stephen Moyer.
Framed Yellow honeybee tie signed by Kristin Bauer Van Straten (Pam Swynford De Beaufort) with quote saying “The World Needs More Beekeepers!” as said by Bill Compton in Season 4 of True Blood to Pam Swynford De Beaufort.
Framed Yellow honeybee tie signed by Stephen Moyer (Bill Compton)
For more info and photos please visit the following pages:
Many thanks to Chelsea McFarland of HoneyLove.org for sending us this press release!
November 7, 2011
Sam Trammell, Nelsan Ellis and Allan Hyde:
SyFy Germany was on hand at this year’s RingCon, and scored some interviews with three handsome fellas from True Blood. The actors who play Sam Merlotte, Lafayette, and Godric each spoke candidly about the show and their respective characters.
Don’t forget to check out SyFy’s YouTube channel for the rest of the video clips, on the right-hand side of the page.
Sam Trammell on What True Blood is All About:
Nelsan Ellis on Playing a Homosexual:
Allan Hyde on Playing the Death of Godric:
A special thanks to Florian from SyFy Germany for the contribution!
November 2, 2011
A Truebie Encounter with Todd Lowe:
Our friend @ArleneFowler shares her recent experience with us:
This past week, I went to see Todd Lowe in ‘Day Drinkers’ at the Odyssey Theatre in LA, and was fortunate enough to catch him alone in the lobby after the show. He was quite personable and graciously chatted with me and my friends. In the course of the conversation, he told us he had a ‘gig’ that night. Well, we already knew that and told him we planned to follow him to Villains Tavern on Palmetto Street where The LA Hootenanny would be playing on the first of a two-night ‘Dark Halloween Party’.
So off we went to make our way through some pretty bad traffic to a rather seedy part of downtown Los Angeles. After getting lost a few times, and almost ready to give up, we stumbled upon a kind LA policeman who offered to escort us to the right street. The stage is open-air, and we could hear Todd singing as we approached from several blocks away.
I must say that I didn’t expect Todd Lowe and The LA Hootenanny to be as good as they were. They were wicked awesome! Todd plays guitar and did most of the vocals; he was dressed for the occasion in a black Halloween jacket with pumpkins on the lapel and guess what… no zombie make-up! The show was an absolute ‘hoot’. Apparently the band consists of a revolving group of musicians but frankly, all I cared about was seeing Todd Lowe from True Blood. (He’s almost as handsome as @TerryBellefle! *wink, wink*)
The whole evening was pretty awesome! Being there for a Halloween party with Todd Lowe and The LA Hootenanny was a blast and a really good time.
Many thanks to @ArleneFowler for the submission! Remember Truebies, if you have any True Blood related news, send it our way!
Source and photos: @ArleneFowler
October 17, 2011
Contest to Win The Caller on DVD:
Truebies, we have exciting news! Stephen Moyer’s The Caller comes out on DVD and Blu-ray October 24 in the UK, and three lucky fans will be winning one! Universal Pictures UK is proud to be sponsoring this fun contest. For those who need a refresher:
Stephen Moyer plays mechanical engineering teacher John Guidi in the supernatural thriller which follows the story of deeply troubled divorcee Mary Kee (Rachelle Lefevre) who is tormented by sinister phone calls from a mysterious woman (Lorna Raver). Mary finds some solace in her growing relationship with the college teacher played by Stephen Moyer as the saga deepens.
Sorry, but the contest is only open to fans in the UK. To enter, just leave us a comment below, one comment per person please.
For more info, check out The Caller’s IMDb page here.
Thanks to Helen for sending us this awesome news!
Source: indiVision on YouTube
(Photo: Universal Pictures)
October 10, 2011
Gavankar Interviewed at the 2011 Emmys:
The lovely and seemingly fearless actress who plays shifter Luna Garza on HBO’s True Blood, Janina Gavankar, was interviewed by PopSugarTV at the 2011 Emmys. She admitted that before getting cast, she was not a Truebie! The horror! However, it wasn’t because she didn’t like the show — she simply had never watched it. After getting cast, she promptly devoured seasons 1-3, and obviously fell in love. Who hasn’t?
She explained what it was like to work with such a young co-star (Chloe Noelle, who plays Luna’s daughter, Emma), saying that it was both a pleasure and interesting to see how the little one learned her lines, as she was just learning to read.
So, what does Gavankar want to see during Season 5 of True Blood? Some ass-kicking, naturally. She explains quite candidly:
“I want to see the shifters kick some ass. Come on! You know, I think that Sam has a nice girl that’s going to stand by him, I want to see them join together and show people what shifters are made of.” (As she turns to the camera with a saucy look.)
Actor/comedian Chris Rock walked up during the interview to introduce himself and say he’s a fan of True Blood, which Gavankar says was the highlight of her night. Check out the full interview below:
Source: PopSugarTV – What Janina Gavankar Would Like to See Next on True Blood
October 5, 2011
Could O’Hare’s New Show Be Scarier Than True Blood?
Truebies, don’t forget to catch the King of Mississippi on his new show tonight! Denis O’Hare (Russell Edgington) is starring in “American Horror Story” on FX, Wednesdays at 10 pm. The show’s creators are Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk, of Glee fame. Their new show promises good stories, lots of horror, and sex — just like our fave, True Blood. Check out the video below, and set your DVRs!
Source: American Horror Story on YouTube