True Blood’s Natalie Hall Graces Cover of Fave Magazine

October 2, 2014

The Canadian Fashion Magazine Available from October 2014:

Natalie Hall on the cover of Fave magazineNatalie Hall may have only joined the cast of HBO’s True Blood for it’s final season, yet she went out with a bang, starring as resident villain Sarah Newlin’s (Anna Camp) newly turned vampire sister, Amber. Now, however, she is gracing the cover of the Canadian fashion magazine, Fave.

The actress (who is also Canadian) is nearly unrecognizable on the cover from the Hep-V infected vampire we saw in Season 7 recently. Besides appearing in the Marilyn Monroe-like photo shoot, she is also interviewed by the magazine. The cover was shot by New York fashion photographer Damien Kim with James R. Sanders styling and directing the shoot. James also interviewed Natalie Hall for the Fave magazine cover article. The hair stylist for this shoot is Kiyo Igarashi with Aya Kudo as the make up artist and Marina Iwakoshi as the manicurist.

Natalie Hall is not only known for her role of Amber in HBO’s True Blood but as Kate Randall in Pretty Little Liars and Colby Chandler in All My Children.

You can find out more details about this magazine by clicking on the social links below:


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Let us know what you think of Natalie’s fashion soot by commenting below!

Source: Fave Magazine – Facebook page

(Photo Credit: Damien Kim/Fave Magazine)


True Blood’s Mariana Klaveno in New TV Series ‘Stalker’

October 1, 2014

Mariana Klaveno Stars as Detective Janice Lawrence in New CBS Police Show:

Mariana Klaveno stars in TV series Stalker Credit Monty Brinton CBS Broadcasting IncFor fans of HBO’s True Blood, the name Mariana Klaveno is synonymous with the vampire Lorena and her obsession with her progeny Bill Compton (Stephen Moyer). Now that Mariana has joined the cast of CBS’s new police show, Stalker, it appears she is now on the other side of the stalking game.

She stars as Detective Janice Lawrence alongside Dylan McDermott (who plays not only a stalker but a detective who is hunting down stalkers), Maggie Q and Gabriel Bateman. Stalkers follows two detectives from the LAPD’s Threat Assessment Unit as they investigate stalkers in Los Angeles. It is produced by Kevin Williamson (from the Scream franchise). The TV series premiered on the 1st of October 2014 to mixed reviews. For the squeamish in particular, it seems you may want to skip the opening scene to the pilot episode of this new drama. However, considering this new series is paired up with Criminal Minds, I am guessing that the audience will be of a type that is used to this kind of horror.

Let us know if you watched this new series and what you thought of it by commenting below!

Source: The Hollywood Reporter – ‘Stalker’: TV Review

(Photo Credit: Monty Brinton/CBS Broadcasting Inc.)


True Blood’s Darren Darnborough Directorial Debut in ‘Stefano Formaggio’

October 1, 2014

Stefano Formaggio Premiers at the Catalina Film Festival:

Darren Darnborough stars as Callum in HBOs True Blood Season 4Astute truebies will recognize Darren Darnborough from Season 4 of HBO’s True Blood. He played a vampire called Callum in Episode 2 (entitled You Smell Like Dinner). While he has gone on to star in many other TV shows and movies since then, the movie Stefano Formaggio will be his directorial debut. IMDb lists the synopsis for this movie as:

Stefano, a handsome Italian, is the producer and merchant of the finest cheese in the village. The ladies adore him, the men want to be him – and everyone loves his perfect Formaggio. The township is beautified by its very essence. Jasmine, an equally stunning but shy florist, who has long admired from afar, finally gets the date of her dreams, and the birth of a relationship that we hope, for her sake, doesn’t happen.

As well as premiering at the Catalina Film Festival (September 24th-28th 2014), it will also be shown at Carmel International Film Festival (October 15-19th 2014) – the very place in which Stefano Formaggio was shot. The film stars Alice Greczyn, Pasquale Cassalia, Mandy Amano, Amelia Jackson-Gray and Mary Tran. Darren Darnborough has written as well as directed this movie and the early opinion from critics appears to be positive.

This certainly sounds like a fantastic movie. Let us know your thoughts by commenting below!

If you would like to purchase tickets for the Carmel International Film Festival then please click here. Sam Trammell’s (Sam Merlotte) movie White Rabbit will also be screening at this event.

Stefano Formaggio is the directorial debut for True Blood actor Darren Darnborough

Source: Broadway World – Darren Darnborough’s Directorial Debut STEFANO FORMAGGIO Set for Catalina Film Festival

(Photo Credits: HBO Inc./


Anna Camp’s ‘Goodbye To All That’ Picked Up By IFC Films

October 1, 2014

Goodbye To All That Debuted at the Tribeca Film Festival This Year:

Anna Camp stars as Sarah Newlin in HBO's True Blood Season 7 Episode 3 (entitled 'Fire in the Hole')Anna Camp’s latest movie, Goodbye To All That tells the story of marriage, fatherhood and unexpected divorce in the age of the Internet. While it debuted to good reviews at this years Tribeca Film festival – even receiving the best actor award – it still didn’t have a distributor for North America. Well, it seems IFC Films is willing to take the risk on this movie and has picked up the rights to the movie. They are planning to set a release date for December this year, so we will be able to check out Anna Camp just in time for Christmas. As well as Anna (who also starred as Sarah Newlin in HBO’s True Blood), there is another True Blood actor in this movie; Ashley Hinshaw. Ashley joined HBO’s vampire series in the final season as Bridgette, the girlfriend of Hoyt Fortenberry (Jim Parrack).

Ashley Hinshaw stars as Bridgette in HBO's True BloodGoodbye To All That also stars Michael Chernus, Heather Graham, Heather Lawless, Melanie Lynskey, Audrey Scott, Amy Sedaris and Celia Weston. It is written and directed by Angus MacLachlan. The producers are Mindy Goldberg and Anne Carey, with Mark Clein, Ethan Leder and Angus MacLauchlan listed as executive producers.

You can also check out the red carpet interview Artisan News did with Heather Graham, Anna Camp and Ashley Hinshaw earlier in the year:

Let us know if you are planning to see this movie in December by commenting below!

Sources: The Hollywood Reporter – IFC Films Takes ‘Goodbye to All That’

YouTube – Heather Graham and Seductive Women of “Goodbye To All That” Walk Tribeca Film Fest Carpet

(Photo Credits: HBO Inc.)


VIDEO: Allan Hyde Appears in New ‘Zoo Me Now’ Music Clip

September 29, 2014

Die For Me is the Latest Music Clip for Danish Band ‘Zoo Me Now’:

Allan Hyde stars as Godric in HBO's True BloodZoo Me Now is a band from Denmark that, according to their website, “plays rock music with a mix of influences and a raw unpolished sound inspired by bands like The White Stripes, Queens of the Stone Age, The Hives, Foo Fighters etc.” They are a four piece rock band that was formed in Copenhagen in 2013.

Recently they released their newest track, Die For Me. It is a great song, not only because the tune is a dirty rock fusion, but because the video clip for it features Allan Hyde (who played Eric Northman’s maker, Godric in HBO’s True Blood)!

The video clip also stars Julie Christiansen and Marie-Louise Werner. It was written, directed and edited by Nuka Woelk. Mads Junker was the Cinematographer. Hair and make up was done by Katja Krarup Andersen and the producers were Frederik Meincke Larsen and Nina Kirstine Strøm Nielsen.

You can check out the video clip below. All the social media links are included under that because i know you just love this song as much as I did! you can purchase this song from iTunes now by clicking here.

Social Media Links for Zoo Me Now:


Let me know what you think of Zoo Me Now and their video clip, Die For Me, featuring Allan Hyde, by commenting below!

Source: YouTube – Zoo Me Now – Die For Me

(Photo Credit: HBO Inc.)


Lois Smith Stars in Center Theatre Group’s ‘Marjorie Prime’

September 25, 2014

True Blood’s Lois Smith Stars in Title Role:

Lois Smith stars as Gran in HBOs True Blood Season 1If you live close to the Center Theatre Group (CTG) in L.A. then why not check out Lois Smith (who played Sookie’s Gran in Season 1 and Season 7 of HBO’s True Blood) in the production of Marjorie Prime? The show opened on September 21st 2014 and will run through until October 19th 2014.

Lois stars in the title role of Marjorie Prime, a woman whose memory is fading. Alongside Lois, the cast includes Lisa Emery (Casa Valentina), Jeff Ward (Orphans) and Frank Wood (Clybourne Park). It is directed by Les Waters. The show’s synopsis is included below (as via the Center Theatre Group’s press release):

“Marjorie Prime” asks exquisite questions about the difference between a life lived and a life remembered. Marjorie (Smith) is a clever, wry woman who, at age 85, finds that her memory is failing. She is living out her days at an assisted living facility where she is frequently visited by her anxious, quick-witted daughter, Tess (Emery), and her kind, easygoing son-in-law, Jon (Wood). With the urging of Jon and the facility and despite Tess’ misgivings, a mysterious young man, Walter (Ward), joins the group with the hope that he can help reverse Marjorie’s decline. Through an ingenious series of shifting realities, Walter’s nature is revealed, and the family’s memories gently unfold into a cathartic meditation on life and loss, and the desire to keep our dearly departed with us.

You can check out the CTG podcast on the creative process behind Marjorie Prime below:

Tickets for Marjorie Prime are available by calling (213) 628-2772 or visiting Tickets range from $25 – $70 (ticket prices are subject to change). The Mark Taper Forum is located at the Music Center, 135 N. Grand Avenue in Downtown L.A. 90012.

While you’re there you can also check out Jurnee Smollett-Bell (Nicole in True Blood) who is currently starring in another CTG production called The Trip to Bountiful. You can find out all the details for this show by clicking here.

Let us know if you are going to – or have already seen – Lois Smith in Marjorie Prime by commenting below!

Source: Center Theatre Group – Marjorie Prime

(Photo Credits: HBO Inc.)


Alfre Woodard is Set to Scare in ‘Annabelle’

September 24, 2014

Before The Conjuring There Was Annabelle:

Alfre WoodardAlfre Woodard (who starred as Lafayette’s mother, Ruby Jean Reynolds in HBO’s True Blood) is about to star as Evelyn in Annabelle. For fans of horror movies, you will remember Annabelle as that creepy doll in the 2013 movie based on a true story, The Conjuring. Well, it seems Annabelle has managed to unleash her demon-possessed soul in this new movie due for release on October 3rd in the US and October 10th in the UK and Australia. According to IMDb, the story line is as follows:

John Form has found the perfect gift for his expectant wife, Mia – a beautiful, rare vintage doll in a pure white wedding dress. But Mia’s delight with Annabelle doesn’t last long. On one horrific night, their home is invaded by members of a satanic cult, who violently attack the couple. Spilled blood and terror are not all they leave behind. The cultists have conjured an entity so malevolent that nothing they did will compare to the sinister conduit to the damned that is now… Annabelle.

I was lucky enough to score special advance screening tickets to this movie, so will be able to give you a full review on it next week. Meanwhile, here’s the movie trailer:

Let us know if you are planning to see this movie by commenting below!

Sources: Annabelle – website

IMDb – Annabelle (2014)

YouTube – Annabelle – Official Teaser Trailer [HD]

(Photo Credit: HBO Inc.)


True Blood’s Nathan Parsons to Star in Point of Honor Pilot

September 17, 2014

Nathan Parsons Goes from From Vampire to the Civil War:

Nathan Parsons It has just been announced that Australian actor Nathan Parsons (who played vampire James in Season 7 of HBO’s True Blood) has joined the cast of Point of Honor. He will play the main character John Rodes. According to Deadline, who broke the news, this is the synopsis for the pilot:

[Point of Honor] centers on best friends and brothers-in-law, John Rodes (Nathan Parsons) and Robert Sumner (Christopher O’Shea), who find themselves on opposite sides of the conflict.

This TV show will join others in Amazon’s fourth pilot season. Point of Honor is directed by Randall Wallace. Wallace and Carlton Cuse are listed as writers. The show also stars Brett Cullen (Ralston Rhodes), James Harvey Ward (Cutler), Keith Tyree (Mr. Craddock), Luke Benward (Garland Rhodes) and Cory Scott Allen alongside Nathan Parsons and Christopher O’Shea.

Let us know if you are planning on tuning in o this new show by commenting below!

Source: Deadline – Nathan Parsons To Topline Amazon Pilot ‘Point Of Honor’, Luke Benward To Co-Star

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True Blood’s Luke Grimes to Take on Gay Role in ‘Freeheld’

September 15, 2014

Indie Movie Freeheld Will Grapple Gay Marriage:

Luke Grimes stars as vampire James in HBO's True BloodFans of HBO’s True Blood will remember Luke Grimes as vampire James in Season 6. In Season 7, however, the role was taken over by Nathan Parsons. Since then, it has been announced that Luke will take on a gritty new role in the Indie movie, Freeheld. According to Variety, the synopsis is as follows:

[The] story follows a New Jersey car mechanic and her police detective girlfriend Laurel Hester who both battle to secure Hester’s pension benefits after she’s diagnosed with a terminal illness.

Grimes plays a secretly gay cop on the police force who, in solidarity with his colleague, comes out of the closet to support her fight against the local government for domestic partner rights.

Steve Carell, Julianne Moore, Ellen Page and Michael Shannon will also star in the movie. The production crew on this movie include Michael Shamberg, Stacy Sher, Ellen Page, Kelly Bush, James D. Stern, Richard Fischoff, Duncan Montgomery, Jack Selby and Cynthia Wade. It will be directed by Pete Sollett with the screenplay being written by Ron Nyswaner.

This movie will follow a stellar line up of movies for Grimes which include the movie adaptation of the phenomenally successful BDSM book, Fifty Shades of Grey. He will also be starring in American Sniper alongside Bradley Cooper this December as well as Shangri-La Suite which is slated for release in 2015. This movie tells the story of Karen and Jack (Luke Grimes) who meet in a mental facility. Jack is under the assumption that his one true destiny is to kill Elvis Presley.

let us know if you are planning to check out any of Luke Grimes’s new movies by commenting below!

Source: Variety – ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ Actor Luke Grimes Joins Julianne Moore in ‘Freeheld’ (EXCLUSIVE)

(Photo Credit: HBO Inc.)


True Blood’s Jurnee Smollett-Bell Joins Cast of ‘A Trip to Bountiful’

September 14, 2014

The Tony-Nominated Broadway Revival Debuts This Month:

True Blood's Jurnee Smollett-Bell

The final cast has been announced for the revival of the Tony-nominated stage production of A Trip to Bountiful and True Blood’s Jurnee Smollett-Bell (who played Nicole in the HBO vampire series) has been named among the cast. While her role title has yet to be disclosed, you can view the synopsis for this production below:

The Trip to Bountiful” tells the story of Mother Watts, played by Tyson. She is an elderly woman forced to live with her overprotective son, played by Underwood, and domineering daughter-in-law played byWilliams. Mother Watts’ dream is to return for one last time to her small hometown of Bountiful, Texas. Her journey becomes a heartbreaking but ultimately life-affirming and inspiring tale that examines the fragility of memory and celebrates the enduring power of hope, faith and family.

The full cast list includes Cicely Tyson, Vanessa Williams, Blair Underwood, Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Devon Abner, Wade Dooley, Arthur French, Pat Bowie, Russell Edge, Dalila Ali Rajah, Keiana Richa’rd, Duane Shepard, Sr. and Desean Kevin Terry. It will be directed by Michael Wilson.

Preview screenings will commence September 17th through 25th. The official opening night will be September 26th 2014. You can find out more information or purchase tickets by calling (213) 972-4400. Alternatively, you can visit, or in person at the Center Theatre Group box office at the Ahmanson Theatre. Tickets range from $25 – $115 (ticket prices are subject to change). The Ahmanson Theatre is located at the Music Center, 135 N. Grand Avenue in Downtown L.A. 90012. You can also purchase tickets online by clicking on the image below:


Source: Broadway World – Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Devon Abner & More Join the Cast of THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL at the Ahmanson

(Photo Credits: HBO Inc./A Trip to Bountiful/Center Theatre Group)


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