Battle of the True Blood Alpha Males – Make Your Vote Count!

February 20, 2011

Who’s The Sexiest Male True Blood Character?

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Okay True Blood fans, we all have our “favorite” True Blood characters, but who is the HOTTEST guy of them all?  Now’s your chance to be heard!  We here at Truebloodnet.com want to know, which True Blood man gets your heart pumping and keeps you tuning in each week!  Is it suave and seductive Vampire Bill or do you prefer your guys tall, dark and wolfie like Alcide Herveaux. Speaking of tall, maybe it’s tall, blond and Viking you go for and Eric’s your guy? Of course, if you like your men like you like your dessert, all sugar and spice and twice as nice, you have quite a selection to choose from on True Blood. From dark, spicy and delicious Lafayette Reynolds and his strong and sexy witch-doctor boyfriend Jesus, to alpha dog Sam Merlotte, whose bark is worse than his bite, to little brother Tommy who’s a real party animal. Then there’s the perennial lady-pleaser Jason Stackhouse. Does that diamond cut body of Jason’s combined with that hurt little-boy seductiveness bring out the woman in you? Or maybe one of the Bellefleurs curl your toes? How can you not love sweet, if peculiar, Terry Bellefleur? But, if you’re into handcuffs, and a little discipline, there’s always Andy who’s waiting for a little R-E-S-P-E-C-T from you! And finally, there just isn’t anyone sweeter than Hoyt Fortenberry whose shy and loving nature is only ruined by a side of crazy momma.

So let us know, who do you love? Can’t quite make up your mind? That’s OK, you can vote for up to 3  guys who make your palms sweat and your heart skip a beat (if your heart’s still beating that is!) Click the boxes below and let us know, who’s the HOTTEST True Blood Man?

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Kevin Alejandro’s Southland Departure

February 4, 2011

The Witch is Here to Stay

True Blood's Kevin Alejandro (Jesus)

Spoiler alert!  If you are not caught up with TNT‘s Southland, please stop reading!

Kevin Alejandro, the actor known to us for playing nurse/witch Jesus on HBO‘s True Blood, has made a major career choice.  A choice which resulted in his Southland character’s being tragically killed in last week’s episode.  This came as a big shock to fans, who had come to love Detective Nate Moretta.

AccessHollywood.com had a chance to interview the actor, and find out what went down.  He begins by sharing some Southland background:

“As you know, [‘Southland’] kind of went through a rocky road with NBC… We got picked up our first season and then we got picked up for a bigger season and they cancelled us after we shot our sixth episode that we aired — we kind of spun around not knowing what was going on during that hiatus [prior to being picked up by TNT].”

He proceeded to land the role of Jesus Velasquez on True Blood, and tried his best to work both jobs.  But in the end, True Blood won out.  The strain of working on both TV shows proved to be too much, as he explains:

“Towards the end of ‘Southland,’ I was three days at ‘Southland,’ two days at ‘True Blood,’ just going back and forth, back and forth.  Productions were really cool about working it out and making it happen, but ‘True Blood’ is such a crazy, crazy schedule.”

Choosing to leave Southland meant the writers had to come up with a way to say goodbye to Detective Moretta.  He ended up getting struck on the back of the head, by a gangster — which was sadly inspired by a true story.  The method of his departure doesn’t bother him, as he says:

“I thought it was an amazing way to go out.  It was so unexpected and that’s the way life is. You never know, and it happened that quick — in four seconds you’re done.”

TV audiences were no doubt shocked and saddened, but can hopefully be appeased by watching Kevin on True Blood.  Let’s hope Alan Ball decides to keep him around for a good long while!  Lafayette deserves love too, no?

Did you catch this episode of Southland?  What did you think?  Are you looking forward to more Jesus action on True Blood?

Source: accesshollywood.com – Kevin Alejandro Reveals Reasons Behind His Shocking ‘Southland’ Departure

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Kevin Alejandro Dishes on Southland and True Blood

January 31, 2011

From Detective to Witch:

True Blood's Kevin Alejandro (Jesus)Mexican American actor Kevin Alejandro, better known to us as Lafayette’s (Nelsan Ellis) new flame, Jesus Velasquez on HBO‘s True Blood, recently spoke to Latina Magazine.  The main topic was his other TV show, TNT’s Southland, but he also gave a little True Blood tease.

On Southland, Kevin plays Detective Nate Moretta, who he admires for being “real” and “a family man”.  Having a family himself, he can relate.  He enjoys playing his character, because he likens him to a hero — he has great admiration for all police officers and detectives, therefore he feels, “It’s like I get to play a super hero”.

When asked for his thoughts on why the majority of the criminals on the show are Latino or Black, he explains that for the most part, the stories are true.  He sees it as a good thing that real police officers and detectives contribute to the show.  They are simply remaking or re-enacting actual events, things that are happening in the world right now, with just a little bit of fabricating thrown in for entertainment’s sake.  The ethnicity of the people involved is neither here nor there, but certainly not intended to mean anything.

Coming up in this third season of Southland, Kevin says audiences will get to see more of his family, and get pulled into his character’s development.  There’s a lot going on, and he foresees some interesting storylines.  The audience will not be disappointed.

Now for the True Blood dish!  When asked whether Jesus will be back on the show, he replies:

“Absolutely! Jesus is definitely back. It’s kind of a big season for myself, as well. I’m a witch and this is the season of the witches. I think it’s called the Witches Reign. You’ll see a lot of me. We pick up where we leave off with that true True Blood style. It’s sexy, mysterious, and all kinds of fun.”

That’s more like it.  Jesus has definitely charmed us Truebies and we can’t wait to see more of him, can we?

Source: latina.com – Kevin Alejandro on ‘Southland’: “Most of the stories that you see are true”

(Photo credit: TNT via latina.com)

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The Franklin Files — Happy New Year

January 7, 2011

The Franklin Files” – Happy New Year

“Here drink this.” Jesus handed Lafayette a Bloody Mary. “Trust me, you two will feel a whole lot better and I’m a nurse. And I added a little secret magic to it, too.” He handed one to Tara who was laying head to toe with Lafayette on the couch and looked like she could be a vampire. She was the absolute color of death.

“Please tell me I’m not going to see no visions. I swear if I see visions as soon as I can lift myself off this couch I’ll kick your sorry ass from here to Tijuana.”

“No worries, sweetheart, it’s all spices from your local grocery store. My, my, you two are wee bit touchy this morning.”

“Sorry, babe, as much as I love them, I don’t do Champagne and Courvoisier together real well. But I sure seemed to like it last night – a lot.” Lafayette lifted the damp cloth from his face and attempted to smile.

“You sure did. You liked a lot of other things, too…”

“Oh, really…honestly, I don’t remember a whole lot of what happened after I stopped cooking the last couple of specials Sam had going last night. I can’t believe people really ponied up $13.95 for some cocktail shrimp and 6 oz sizzler. Hard to believe that’s the fanciest “Turf and Surf” they’ve ever seen in Merlotte’s, let alone Bon Temps. But I guess with a complimentary glass of champagne, noise maker and a party hat, it was a pretty nice event at the bar.”

“Well, I can tell you, everyone had a really nice time, especially you,” Jesus started to laugh, looking at Tara, “and Sookie. When you two started doing the can-can on top of the bar, I gained a whole new respect for you. Doing ‘The Bump?’ I didn’t know anyone still knew that old dance existed anymore. And when you closed it all out with ‘The Macarena’! It was absolutely classic!”

Tara groaned, and somehow managed to hit him dead on in the face with pillow, “You can shut the hell up any old time now.”

“My, my, my, okay, I can see my attempts at a lighthearted banter is getting me nowhere with the two of you.  How about I read you a little story. Have you checked in with Franklin lately? Do you know how his New Year’s began? Lafayette told me that his mother is missing and you think she’s been turned to the ‘dark side’ but have you read anymore?”

Tara answered, rather peevishly, “I really was starting to feel sort of sorry for Franklin which really pissed me off so I didn’t want to read anymore but what the hell I already feel like crap. Let’s go ahead and see what’s happened to his mommy dearest. The book is in the back closet under some blankets.” She threw her elbow over her forehead as if she were a movie star having a fainting spell on a chaise lounge in some long ago Bette Davis black and white movie.

Soon, Jesus returned the old battered journal. “I swear I don’t know how this thing holds together. And how many more are there?”

“Enough to keep us reading for a very long time. So start reading already.”

“Obviously, you need to drink more of my special Bloody Mary, Tara.” She gave Jesus the evil eye. “Whoa, girl, I know you don’t want to go toe-to-toe, evil eye-to-evil eye with me, girl. You have no idea who I am. But for the sake of your cousin, I’ll shut up and start reading.”

“Pleeeeease. Y’all need to stop. I’m in pain, and I love you both, but if you don’t start reading in ten, you will find both your butts on the porch.” Lafayette was coming to life, but quickly laid his head back down with a hand to the forehead and an, “Ouch.”

“Alright, ‘ladies,’ settle down, I’m reading.”

Tuesday, January 1, 1856

I am defeated – and not just a little bit drunk. If I could I would drink every alcoholic spirit available in England and under the authority of the English Crown and on the Continent – and it would still not be enough to erase the terrors. Last night was the most glorious night of my life and this morning the most terrifying and terrible.

Gwendolyn’s family invited me to their home to celebrate the welcoming of the New Year. It was a beautiful dinner with many friends and family and altogether helped to take my mind off the tragedy of these last few days. Lost in the presence of Gwen’s beauty and grace, I have to admit that there were a few moments when I even forgot that mother was missing at all. Gwendolyn’s parents were most solicitous and her sweet mother took me aside in the salon and most kindly offered that even though she knew she were a poor substitute, when Gwendolyn and I were married she would do her best to be a mother to me if my own were not to be found. She begged my pardon if it were too soon to say such a thing, and I assured her that, indeed, it was not. I really do love her, she is kind and warmhearted and, is in so many ways, the sort of mother I’ve always dreamed that I might possess.

After some dessert, drinks, singing, and parlor games, Gwendolyn’s parents allowed that since the night was not so chilly, I might wrap Gwendolyn up and we might walk along the terrace for a moment of privacy. I was astounded! But we are engaged to be married and had over the evening discussed a wedding date in mid-June, after the Sunday of the Trinity, it seemed a walk alone was not inappropriate. My heart was soaring! I thought it the most glorious evening of my life. And then Gwendolyn made it even better. She grew quite affectionate with me, more than she ever had, reaching inside my heavy coat, daring to touch me in places I didn’t even know she knew existed. Her touch was tentative at first, but she grew ever more daring and I was shocked at her courage.

“Gwendolyn, I think you must stop. While I am delight to find you so enthusiastic, I am afraid I am overcome with passion for you right now and in my emotional state right now, I don’t know that I can stop myself if I should return your affection.”

“My sweet, sweet, dark haired boy. I don’t want you to stop. I’ve been talking to Mrs. General and I am sure you believe her a just an old prude, but you’d be surprised to find her otherwise. We’ve talked about the torture you must be under, and how I might alleviate your suffering, not to mention my own grief at feeling so helpless to see your deepening sadness. I want to help you, to comfort you, and we’ve agreed this is the best possible thing I could do for you right now.”

I opened my mouth to protest but she put her gloved hand to my mouth to silence me. “Meet Mrs. General in three-quarters of an hour at the kitchen entrance. She is going to bring you to me. And before you say that you won’t come, if you don’t then I am prepared to run away to the vicarage and say that you kidnapped me.”

“Well, what choice do I have then? I think this idea unwise, but I will come, if only to prevent you running away in the middle of the night. We will talk some more and then I will leave. But I promise you, I will do nothing to besmirch your honor, Gwendolyn. I would rather die first.”

“Franklin, I am to be your wife in just a few months. Just come to me.” And then she took me back inside and she bid goodnight to the group. I, too, said my farewells and went outside to ride my horse a ways off and then came round to the back of their stables where I tied him in the back of the stable yard. I made my way to the kitchen while guests were saying their goodbyes at the front door and the main lights of the kitchen had gone out. Mrs. General took me up a back stairway and I quickly found myself alone with the most ravishing creature I had ever seen in my life.

Gwendolyn was dressed in the most beautiful white linen nightgown and her golden hair was down. I could hardly speak or move for fear that I might break the  vision that stood before me. But I didn’t have to move for she came to me. And with a boldness that I hardly knew she had, she began to undress me. I would have spoken up to resist – if I could have remembered how to speak at all. She kissed my throat, my chest, and ran her hands along my spine, and when she started to reach for my trousers, I finally got a hold of myself.

“Gwendolyn, no! This is not needed. You must not. You cannot. Your honor is too important to me, my lady. I will not spoil you in this way, my dear, sweet, love of my life.”

“Franklin, darling, you know that I love you?”

“Yes, my love.”

“And we will spend eternity together as man and wife?”

“Yes, my love.”

“Then, my love, Mrs. General says this is all perfectly all right, and so I am going to help you forget your misery and you will put me out of mine.” And then she took me by the hand and led me to her bed. I dare say that Mrs. General did more than just convince her that this was a good idea, for she seemed quite knowledgeable about what to do. But how can I even think about that now? My God, what sort of monster am I?

After the sweetest few hours of my life, making love to her by the light of the sliver of the quarter moon, and taking sweet slumber in each other’s arms off and on I could see that the future could indeed be bright. Mother or not, I would be happy in my marriage to the wondrous, marvelous creature. I stole myself away while it was still dark, not wanting to risk being caught by anyone stirring in the house. As I was riding away I couldn’t resist going back to take one last look at that beloved window wherein my lay my beloved. When I drew close to the house I saw two dark figures climbing out that very same window. I let out a shout and I swear they took to the air!

I drove the horse to the house and mounted the back stairs to her bedroom to find Gwendolyn her beautiful night gown shredded to pieces and she was covered in blood with not only the deep fang marks of before but actual gashes as if she, herself, had been torn apart. I took her in my arms and tried to rouse her, but there was no life in her. I let out a yell that brought the whole house to her room. I told them that I could not sleep and so I went out for a ride and saw the two figures coming out of her window. I left out the part about them flying for fear they’d think I’d gone absolutely mad, but I know that is the truth of it and I will not rest until I discover who they are.

As the chaos ensued and we waited for the doctor’s arrival, I went to the window to see if I could learn anything about these horrible murderers. As I looked down at the exterior window casing, I saw something caught there between it and the roof. It was a gold bracelet with small rubies that belongs to Mother. I grabbed the bracelet and put it in my pocket. I’m not telling the constable, at least not yet.

Because I am the source of all this death and suffering. Obviously, the same people who did this to Gwendolyn are the same people that have taken Mother, and the only conclusion I can make is that it is someone out to hurt me. The only connection between the two of them is that I love them with my whole heart, so that must be why Gwendolyn was killed tonight. It is my fault.  I feel such terrible guilt that I’d gladly give my own life for hers. I’d gladly take my own life except for one thing – I will have my vengeance upon the killers…I have one clue to follow, there was the note upon my pillow when I returned home, “Never forget, I am always and forever watching you.” It must be linked to the killers.

“Well, I think we are beginning to know when psycho Franklin began to appear,” Lafayette took a long drink from his Bloody Mary. The room was silent for a while.

“How are you two feeling now? Any better? Can I get you a refill?” Jesus closed the book and got up to take their glasses. “By the way, I love these old Flintstone glasses, very classy.”

“You better step off my Betty and Wilma’s. I’ll have you know it took a lot flea market shopping to put that collection together.” Lafayette feigned being indignant.

“Well, yabba-dabba-doo. Hand me your glass so I can fill up good old Betty for you and Tara, let me catch your little old Pebbles.” Jesus reached for her class.

“After, that journal entry, you better make me a Pebbles and Bam-Bam.”

Disclaimer: The Franklin Files are provided for entertainment purposes only and is a parody of the fantasy series, True Blood, and as such, is presented here for your amusement. “Franklin Files” and the various writers who contribute to it, have no relationship/affiliation to HBO, True Blood, or any of the cast or crew of said program nor any relation to Charlaine Harris, or the Sookie Stackhouse novels.

Written By: Sarahfina

Graphics By: Sarahfina

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Kevin Alejandro Returns to Southland

January 3, 2011

From Bon Temps to Los Angeles

Kevin Alejandro as Nate Moretta 1Kevin Alejandro (Jesus Velasquez) is quite the busy man it seems. The man behind the character responsible for stealing the heart of Lafayette (Nelsan Ellis) is also a series regular on the TNT show Southland. The series, which is set to premiere its third season on January 4th, has our favorite caretaker taking on a different role, this time as LA detective Nate Moretta. According to the show’s website, the character is a detective in the gangs unit, was a private in the army, and is married with three children.

The website Daemon’s TV.com has posted pictures from the premiere episode of the season and I must say it’s a nice change to see Alejandro in a different role from what we’ve seen in True Blood. The photos featuring the actor in episode one are also posted here. Click the source link below for more episode stills.  Kevin also made several appearances on the NBC show Parenthood in the first half of the 2010-2011 TV season.

Kevin Alejandro as Nate Moretta 2

But fear not truebies! Jesus will be in Bon Temps full time during season four according to IMDb. So who knows what kind of  trouble the character, who revealed himself to be a witch last season, will find himself in during this upcoming season. However, if you can’t wait to see more of the charming Kevin Alejandro, be sure to check out Southland!

Sources: Daemon’s TV.com — Season 3, Episode 1 Photos
TNT.com — Southland
IMDb.com — Kevin Alejandro

(Photo Credits: Daemon’s TV.com)

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Kevin Alejandro’s HOT Bello Mag Photo Spread!

January 1, 2011

True Blood’s ‘Jesus’ Turns the Heat Way Up:

Kevin Alejandro, Jesus on True Blood, on the cover of BELLO Magazine

True Blood‘s Kevin Alejandro (Jesus Velasquez) is on the cover of of BELLO Mag, Issue #20, along with a smoking hot photo spread and an in-depth, candid interview in which he credits the love and support of his family, wife and friends for the fact that he is living his ‘dream life.’

He got here he says, by believing in ‘(dreaming) big and being persistent.’

Kevin’s life before Hollywood beckoned started in the small town of Synder in west-central Texas where he was born and raised. Despite his love of the California oceanside, he says he would love to one day have a ranch in the Lone Star State. A home in New York and a small island in Costa Rica, where he and his wife were married, are also on his list of places he’d like to live.

James Dean Said It All:

The feature’s tag line for the Bello photo interview with Kevin is, ‘Rebel Without a Cause,’ which is a reference to two of Kevin’s favorite quotes from that most famous of rebels, the brainy but reckless actor James Dean. Here’s how Kevin describes his feelings about Dean’s philosophy:

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Kevin Alejandro in Bello Mag (James Dean quote)

Despite Kevin’s obvious respect for the late actor, his frequent profession of deep love for his wife and family and his desire to raise his son as he was raised, with ‘manners and respect for his elders,’ do belie the straight-shooting family man that he is.

Kevin Alejandro, Jesus on True Blood, in BELLO MagA Sexy, Stylized Photo Spread:

A word about the photo spread. There’s something for everyone here. (Seen here in the online version). The photographs are stunningly sexy and gorgeous to look at and a number are highly stylized with Kevin dressed and posed to emulate James Dean’s well-known look offscreen and in the three films he made before dying in a high-speed, one-car auto accident. (Note: requires Adobe Flash)

Source: Bello Mag – BELLO MAG #20 (cover preview) – True Blood’s : Kevin Alejandro

(Photo credit: BelloMag.com)

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Kevin Alejandro: People’s Sexy Man of the Week

November 24, 2010

True Blood’s Brujo is on Newsstands Now!

Kevin Alejandro, True Blood's Jesus is People Mag's Sexy Man of the Week

Hailed as the “Sexy Man of the Week”, True Blood star Kevin Alejandro (Jesus Velasquez)  has joined several other outstanding True Blood specimens gracing People Magazine’s pages. They include Joe Manganiello, Alexander Skarsgård, Ryan Kwanten and Stephen Moyer who each made People’s 100 Sexy Men 2010 list.  In case you are curious (admit it, you are!) you can see the entire list of the 100 here .

Though Alejandro’s ‘Jesus Velasquez,’ is currently romancing Lafayette (Nelsan Ellis) on True Blood, when he leaves work, his off-stage life’s primary attractions are wife Leslie to whom he’s been married for seven years, and their 2-year-old son.

What do you think of People’s choice for the week? What other True Blood stars do you think should be recognized? Let us know in the comment section below!

Source: chelebelleslair.tumblr.com

(Photo Credit: People.com)

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Kevin Alejandro Stars in Indie Horror Cassadaga

October 8, 2010

Kevin Alejandro to star in Cassadaga

Kevin Alejandro (Jesus Velasquez) of True Blood takes us on some mind bending supernatural trips.  He’s preparing to take us on yet another one in the indie horror film Cassadaga.  Written by Bruce Wood, the movie…:

“centers on a deaf girl who attempts to contact her late sister’s spirit during a seance but instead attracts the avenging ghost of a murdered woman.”

The movie is set in what is known as the psychic capital of America, which is Cassadaga, Florida.  Filming began on Monday.  No word on a release date yet but keep your eyes open.

Source: BD Horror News

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Kevin Alejandro of HBO’s True Blood Plays the Victim

September 22, 2010

Kevin to Play Rape Victim on Law & Order: SVU

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Fans of Kevin Alejandro who plays Lafayette Reynolds’ mysterious lover Jesus  Velasquez on HBO’s True Blood, will be pleased to know they can see him in an episode of the new season of Law & Order: SVU.

Alejandro will play one of three victims branded and sodomized. It remains to be seen if it was by someone he knew. Neal Baer says,

“the show poses the questions, “is there a connection between these men, and what nut case is on the loose?”

SVU’s 11th season starts on NBC Wednesday September 22, 2010.

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SOURCE: www.tvguide.com — Keck’s Exclusives: Law & Order: SVU Adds a Mad Man and a True Blood Brother

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HBO and Time Warner Reward No. #1 True Blood Fans

September 13, 2010

HBO and Time Warner Cable Reward True Blood Viewers

A Party That Fangbangers Would Envy:

If you weren’t one of the 1,100 people who watched the season three finale of True Blood along with the largest viewing audience and several cast members of the show, then blame your neighbors.  That’s right, Greensboro, N.C. was rewarded by HBO and Time Warner Cable Company last night.  Greensboro ranks number one in ratings for the HBO hit series, True Blood, more than anywhere else in the nation.

On hand to help Truebies celebrate in style were Kristin Bauer van Straten, who stars as the seductively lethal vampire, Pam. Todd Lowe, who portrays a gentle-giant, Iraqi war veteran suffering from PSTD, Terry Bellefleur. And season three newcomer, Kevin Alejandro. Kevin plays Jesus Velasquez, who we just learned in last night’s finale, is a male witch, also known as a Brujo.

The three cast members took pictures and signed autographs with costumed fans that had waited for hours to get a fix of their greatest addiction. Later they participated in a question and answer session. All three celebrities said it felt great to be able to give back to the fans that have helped to make True Blood the success that it is today.  Todd Lowe joked that he knew why more people watch the show in Greensboro than any other place, “It’s because sexy, intelligent people tend to congregate in central North Carolina,” he laughingly teased a reporter.

So, the gauntlet’s been thrown down. Will you let Greensboro be number one again next year? Get out there and show your neighbors just what they’ve been missing and maybe next season you’ll be the one claiming the number one viewer’s bragging rights.

Follow this LINK to watch a video of some of the fun!

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