November 17, 2014
True Blood Alum Gains Recognition For His Contribution to the Field of Recovery:
Joe Manganiello was recognized for his lasting work in relation to the field of recovery on the long road that is addiction. The 17th Annual Friends of CLARE Tribute Dinner honored Joe (who can also add the credits of writer, producer and director to his title) with the Friends of CLARE Tribute Award on Thursday the 13th of November 2014 at the Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel.
Alongside Joe, screenwriter Craig Borten received the first-ever Client of the Year Award for his inspirational support to CLARE and its clients. Talent agent Steven Glick also received the Spirit of CLARE Award thanks to his long-time service as a CLARE board member.
Before Joe was a fitness guru and the werewolf Alcide Herveaux in HBO’s True Blood, he was an alcoholic. Thanks to the CLARE Foundation, he has managed to turn his life around completely and now aims to help others through CLARE. Joe had the following to say during his speech at the tribute dinner:
They teach people how to live past their stay there. I know firsthand how frustrating it is for the friends and family of addicts and alcoholics to want to help their loved ones but not know how. Well, they can sleep easily at night knowing that their donations to Clare are making a world of difference saving lives.
Thanks to the success of the 17th Annual Friends of CLARE Tribute Dinner, $500,000 was raised towards the foundation.
If you think you need help with alcoholism, or need advice about someone close to you who is suffering from this addiction, you can find out more about the CLARE Foundation by clicking here.
Source: Santa Monica Mirror – CLARE Tribute Dinner In Santa Monica Honors Hollywood Trio
(Photo Credits: HBO Inc./Sofia Vergara/Instagram)
November 6, 2014
Joe Couldn’t Be There in Person, But Promises to Be Present for the Festival in March:
As we recently reported, True Blood‘s Joe Manganiello (who played the werewolf Alcide Herveaux in the vampire series) was honored with a 20th Palm Beach International Film Festival Career Achievement Award for his work in the field of acting over the years.
Unfortunately, Joe couldn’t attend the event in person on the 1st of November due to a filming schedule for his upcoming movie Magic Mike XXL that ran overtime. However, he did manage to film this short thank you speech for the gala event. Watch as his co-stars Matt Bomer, Kevin Nash and Adam Rodriguez also make an appearance during his speech!
Let us know what you think of Joe’s video speech by commenting below!
Source: YouTube – Joe Manganiello accepts 20th Palm Beach International Film Festival Career Achievement Award
(Photo Credit: HBO Inc.)
October 26, 2014
The True Blood Workout Fanatic Graces the Cover of Australian Men’s Health in November:
Aussie fans of True Blood’s Joe Manganiello (who played the werewolf Alcide Herveaux in the HBO vampire series) will be able to check him out in November’s issue of Australian Men’s Health magazine!
This is not the first time Manganiello has graced the cover of this Australian magazine either, with the fitness fanatic making regular appearances in this magazine.
The article is billed as how to get from scrawny to brawny with Joe’s blueprint for success. Joe has long been an advocate for working hard to achieve the body you really want.
If you aren’t able to pick up a copy of this magazine, you can always check out Joe’s workout tips in his book, Evolution: The Cutting Edge Guide to Breaking Down Mental Walls and Building the Body You’ve Always Wanted.
Let us know if you manage to pick up a copy of Australian Men’s Health Magazine by commenting below!
Source: Australian Men’s Health Magazine – Website
(Photo Credit: Men’s Health Magazine)
October 22, 2014
The True Blood Star’s Achievements Will Be Celebrated During the November 1st 2014 Event:
Make sure you clear your calendar on the 1st of November 2014 for the Palm Beach International Film Festival Gala event (PBIFF). In attendance will be True Blood actor Joe Manganiello (who starred as werewolf Alcide Herveaux in the HBO vampire series). PBIFF will honor Joe’s many achievements, which currently include acting, directing and writing.
This gala event will celebrate the 20th edition of the PBIFF and will also celebrate the work of founding CEO Randi Emerman, philanthropist George Elmore (the man who helped create the festival) and Eva Hill (community leader and owner of the resort).
The event will be held at the Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa (100 S. Ocean Blvd., Palm Beach) and will cost $150 per ticket. You can find out more information about this gala event and about next year’s Palm Beach International Film Festival by checking out their website here.
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Source: SouthFlorida.com – PBIFF gala to honor ‘Magic’ hunk Joe Manganiello
(Photo Credit: HBO Inc.)
October 18, 2014
Keep November the 11th 2014 Free Truebies!
It has just been confirmed that True Blood’s Joe Manganiello (who played werewolf Alcide Herveaux in the HBO vampire series) is gearing up to host the Cosmopolitan Magazine Mexico’s 42nd Anniversary Gala event. It will be held on November the 11th 2014 in Mexico City. You can view the full press release on this event below:
ONE Entertainment is pleased to announce the selection of Joe Manganiello as the host of Cosmopolitan Mexico’s Gala Event in Mexico City for their 42nd Anniversary. Mexico Territory Manager and EDM Director Mikey Gallagher spearheaded the effort in his new position with the company.
Manganiello is not just a suitable host, it is as if he was created and tailor fit for the event to create the kind of anticipation and international notice worthy of this event. As the reigning Hottest Bachelor for 2014 on People Magazine’s list and the beau of one of Latin America’s most talked about Latinas; Joe is epically qualified to get this event noticed and to turn the heads of attendees at an event for one of Mexico’s #1 Female publications.
Manganiello will be subject of the feature article in a special section of the magazine for this November anniversary edition. Stay tuned for a unique piece that profiles a man with depth and style in addition to a godlike physique and exterior.
Cosmopolitan is an international magazine for women. It was first published in 1886 in the United States as a family magazine, was later transformed into a literary magazine and eventually became a women’s magazine in the late 1960s. Also known as Cosmo, its content as of 2011 included articles on women’s issues, relationships, sex, health, careers, self-improvement, celebrities, fashion and beauty. Published by Hearst Magazines, Cosmopolitan has 64 international editions, is printed in 35 languages and is distributed in more than 110 countries. Cosmopolitan Mexico has been published for 42 years in November and this event celebrates that legacy of excellence.
ONE Entertainment is a Los Angeles, CA based entertainment consulting firm that among other things specializes in international transactions and providing access to film, music, television talent to various international buyers throughout the world including Europe, Asia, Latin America and Africa through their US headquarters and through their foreign offices in Belgium, Johannesburg and London.
Grupo Televisa, S.A.B. is a Mexican multimedia mass media company, is the largest in Latin America and the first of Spanish-speaking world. It is a major international entertainment business, with much of its programming airing in the United States on Univision, with which it has an exclusive contract.
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Source: PR.com – The World’s Sexiest Man Joe Manganiello Has Agreed to Host Cosmopolitan Magazine Mexico’s 42nd Anniversary Gala on November 11 in Mexico City
(Photo Credit: People Magazine)
October 11, 2014
Check out Joe Maganiello Doing Impersonations for Interview’s Talent Show Segment:
Who knew True Blood actor Joe Manganiello (who played werewolf Alcide Herveaux in the HBO vampire series) could impersonate Kermit the Frog so well? Or his Sabotage co-star Arnold Schwarzenegger? How about Rodney Dangerfield, Christopher Walken and Pee Wee Herman? Turns out he is an expert at all these voices, and more!
You can check out the impersonations he did for Interview’s Talent Show segment by clicking on the image below:
The video is directed and edited by Matt Baron. Camera and sound is by Ben Katz. Lighting is by Bartosz Jankowski. Grooming is by Erin Green/Art Department. The executive producer is Kelly Brant. It is produced by Emma Brown. With special thanks given to Fast Ashleys.
Let us know what you think of Joe’s impersonations – or if you are great at impersonating someone – by commenting below!
Source: Interview Magazine – Interview’s Talent Show: Joe Manganiello
(Photo Credits: HBO Inc., InterviewMagazine.com
October 3, 2014
The True Blood Star Will Also Be Receiving a Friends of CLARE Tribute Award:
True Blood’s Joe Manganiello (who played werewolf Alcide Herveaux in the HBO vampire series) is being honored with the Friends of CLARE Tribute Award this November at the CLARE Foundation Tribute Dinner. This event honors attendees who have supported the CLARE Foundation, a charitable organization whose mission is “to provide effective and compassionate treatment, recovery and prevention services for alcoholism and substance abuse to individuals, families, and the community.”
The CLARE Foundation started in the late 1960’s when “a group of sober alcoholics began bringing food, blankets, and the message of recovery to homeless alcoholics on the beaches of Santa Monica and Venice. Since then, CLARE has evolved into a multi-site organization with 11 highly effective and cost-efficient residential, outpatient, and prevention programs that serve thousands of adults and young people each year.”
The tribute dinner event will be held on Thursday November 14th 2014. In previous years Stephen Moyer (who played vampire Bill Compton in True Blood) has been honored at this event and now serves as a member on the board of the CLARE Foundation.
You can find out more about this event on the flyer below or by visiting the CLARE Foundation website here.
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Source: CLARE Foundation – Tribute Dinner
(Photo Credits: HBO Inc./CLARE Foundation Tribute Dinner Event Flyer)
September 18, 2014
True Blood’s Joe Manganiello Attends the Human Rights Campaign Seattle Dinner:
Recently, Joe Manganiello (who played werewolf Alcide Herveaux in HBO’s True Blood) attended the Human Rights Campaign Seattle Dinner to accept his Ally for Equality award. Joe had this to say in his speech:
I never set out to be an advocate. I’m simply a person who believes in equality for everyone and I’m a person who believes in standing up for his friends.
Joe achieved this accolade by supporting the work of the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) at past galas as well as being a strong advocate for equal rights for the LGBT community.
Joe’s girlfriend, Sofia Vergara attended the event with him and was kind enough to post a couple of pictures to Instagram:
You can view the video of Joe accepting his Ally for Equality award below:
Well done Joe Manganiello! Let us know your thoughts by commenting below.
Sources: HRC.org – Joe Manganiello: “I’m a Person Who Believes in Standing Up for Equality”
Instagram – Sofia Vergara
(Photo Credits: HBO Inc./ Instagram/ Sofia Verara/ WhoSay)
September 5, 2014
Check out True Blood’s Joe Manganiello Getting Interviewed by Larry King:
Recently, Joe Manganiello (who starred as werewolf, Alcide Herveaux, in HBO’s True Blood) was interviewed on Larry King Now.
You can check out the video below to discover:
- More about Joe’s directorial debut with the short documentary, La Bare.
- News on Magic Mike 2.
- Which personal item Joe took from the set of True Blood.
- What he thought about the end of True Blood.
- How Joe reacted to the fan reaction over his character’s death.
- More on his new relationship with Modern Family’s Sofia Vergara.
- How being People Magazine’s ‘Hollywood’s Hottest Bachelor’ has changed him.
Joe Manganiello then finishes his interview on Larry King Now by answering some questions fans had asked him over social media.
You can watch the full video below:
Let us know what you thought of this video by commenting below!
Source: Ora TV – Joe Manganiello Larry King Now Aug 25 ’14
(Photo Credit: HBO Inc.)
September 1, 2014
Showrunner Brian Buckner and the Cast Discuss the Storylines They Would Have Liked to Explore:
With Season 7 dead and gone, truebies are still trying to work out how to fill the hole that was True Blood. Showrunner Brian Buckner and some other cast members seem to agree that perhaps there could have been a little more True Blood on out screens. Recently The Hollywood Reporter got to find out which stories went untold and which storylines the cast would like to have seen explored.
For showrunner Brian Buckner, he would have liked to have seen more of Lafayette Reynolds (Nelsan Ellis):
I think he’s brilliant. I think every time he opens his mouth, something extraordinary comes out, usually that we didn’t write.
However, something Brian has learned as a writer for other TV shows is that once there is true happiness between the couple it is either time to move on or cause a conflict, so he decided to let Nelsan have the happy ending he received rather than try to cram another conflict into Season 7 for the sake of more airtime for Lala.
Joe Manganiello (who played werewolf, Alcide Herveaux), would have liked to see the relationship between Alcide and Emma (Chloe Noelle) developed. He also would have liked the storyline between Alcide and his father, Jackson Herveaux (Robert Patrick) kept. However, because of the show losing Alan Ball and then Mark Hudis in quick succession, some storylines in Season 6 were scrapped:
When you’ve got three showrunners in as many episodes, something’s got to give. That something unfortunately was my storyline. There was a plan to — [Jackson] came back for a reason, it just never happened.
Stephen Moyer (who played vampire Bill Compton) would have liked to see an exploration into why Bill and Eric Northman (Alexander Skarsgard) had bad blood between them. As for newcomer Nathan Parsons, he would have liked some of his own flashbacks:
It would have been fun to go back to the ’70s a bit, to go back to the war going on and this hippie love child standing against it, the draft dodger, and how he paid for it
Karolina Wydra would have liked a bit more backstory for her character Violet as well. She thought this would help soothe the backlash against her character.
Which storyline would you have liked to see the writers of True Blood explore if they had more time? Let us know your thoughts by commenting below!
Source: The Hollywood Reporter – ‘True Blood’ Cast, Showrunner on the Storylines That Could Have Been
(Photo Credit: HBO Inc.)