True Blood Season 7: Sarah Palin Turns Down Cameo Role!

July 25, 2014

HBO Manages to Offend Ted Cruz AND Sarah Palin With Episode 5:

Eric Northman (Alexander Skarsgard) and Pam (Kristin Bauer van Straten) get their Texan on in HBO's True Blood Season 7 Episode 5 (entitled 'Lost Cause' and previously entitled 'Return to Oz')For many republican fans of HBO’s True Blood, last week’s episode (entitled Lost Cause) may have been a little bit unsettling. For other Truebies, it was probably hilarious. Especially when Ted Cruz took to social media with his retorts about the tea party massacre in HBO’s premiere vampire show. If you haven’t yet seen the episode and want to catch up on all the controversy immediately, you can read my recap on it here.

Since then, Sarah Palin has joined Ted Cruz in voicing her opinion about the episode – as well as revealing that HBO approached her for a cameo role in Episode 5!

The brilliant minds of True Blood were brazen enough to ask me to do a cameo on their show, apparently so they could insult a conservative woman in person instead of just all conservative women in general. Their offer wasn’t presented in any negative way, perhaps to benefit from a surprise factor after the guest appearance. I turned them down anyway.

Sarah recently told Breitbart News.

What do you think? Was True Blood poking fun at politics in general or insulting conservative women? Let us know you thoughts by commenting below!

Source: News OK – Sarah Palin bites into ‘True Blood’ for ‘misogynist attacks’

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HBO’s True Blood Offends the Republicans!

July 23, 2014

In Episode 5 of Season 7, Pam Utters a One-Liner and Offends a Political Party:

Kristin Bauer van Straten stars as Pam in HBO's True Blood Season 7 Episode 5 (entitled 'Lost Cause' nd previously titled 'Return to Oz')For HBO’s truebie fans, a social agenda and foul words are as common to witness in each episode of True Blood as fangs, gore and sex! But it seems this time that HBO’s resident snarky vampire, Pam (Kristin Bauer van Straten), has topped the lot as far as offending goes. In Episode 5 (entitled Lost Cause) of Season 7, Pam uttered the following line:

Oh. My. God. I’m a Republic**t.

While many fans thought the line was hilarious, there were people out there who found it a less than flattering term to use for the Republican party – like republicans! But when Pam and Eric Northman (Alexander Skarsgard) crash a Ted Cruz fundraiser set at the George W. Bush Presidential Library in Dallas which then turns into a Yukuza supported massacre, it seems a more personal reply is needed. Ted Cruz took to social media afterwards to voice his opinion on Facebook:

Not happy with just this humorous right of reply, he then took to Twitter a couple of hours later:

 

So, what did you think of this episode of True Blood? Were you offended? Or was it all just in good humor? Let us know your thoughts by commenting below!

Sources: Facebook – Ted Cruz fan page

Twitter – Official Ted Cruz page

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True Blood Season 7: Episode 5 Ratings Are In!

July 23, 2014

HBO’s True Blood is Blitzing it’s Final Season:

Ginger (Tara Buck) just won't let go in HBO's True Blood Season 7 Episode 5 (entitled 'Lost Cause' and previously titled 'Return to Oz')Well it seems that HBO’s True Blood is going out on a high note – if the ratings are anything to go by at least. According to Zap2It’s TV by the Numbers, True Blood scored more viewers with Episode 5 (entitled Lost Cause and previously titled Return to Oz) than in its previous week’s episode. Episode 5 scored a final total of 4.4 million viewers (after all three viewings of True Blood had aired). Not only does this mean it topped the the top 100 cable shows for adults aged 18-49, but it is the highest rating episode of Season 7 so far. Way to go HBO!

Let us know what you thought of Episode 5 by commenting below!

Sources: Zap2It’s TV By the Numbers – Sunday Cable Ratings: ‘True Blood’ Wins Night, ‘The Last Ship’, ‘The Strain’, ‘Witches of East End’, ‘The Lottery’ & More

Philly.com – HBO’s ‘True Blood’ and ‘Leftovers’ reach highest ratings since season debuts

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True Blood Quickie: True Blood Season 7 Episode 5 “Lost Cause” Recap

July 21, 2014

Eric Northman (Alexander Skarsgard) and Pam (Kristin Bauer van Straten) get their Texan on in HBO's True Blood Season 7 Episode 5 (entitled 'Lost Cause' and previously entitled 'Return to Oz')Here’s what went down in Episode 5 (entitled Lost Cause, but also previously titled as Return to Oz) of HBO’s True Blood Season 7:

  • Kenya (Tonya Wright) is dead! Yeah, totally missed that last week.
  • Willa Burrell (Amelia Rose Blaire) is pissed as hell at Eric Northman (Alexander Skarsgard) and wants to be released. Eric strikes a deal with her; tell him everything she knows about Sarah Newlin (Anna Camp) and he will. Turns out Sarah is in Dallas – and she has a sister who is a vampire!
  • Poor Ginger (Tara Buck) – she’s a sex slave to Eric, but without the sex. No matter now much she begs, Eric will neither take her to Dallas with them or have his wicked way with her.
  • Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin) returns to an empty house with an empty heart – lucky Lafayette (Nelsan Ellis) is there, ready to throw her a big party – is this the feast that Riley Smith (Keith the vampire) was hinting at? Lafayette wants a celebration of Alcide’s (Joe Manganiello) and Tara’s (Rutina Wesley) lives rather than a gloomy funeral. Alcide’s dad, Jackson (Robert Patrick), agrees with Lala, right after he bags up all of Alcide’s stuff (until Sookie is ready to deal with it).
  • Sarah’s sister, Amber Mills (Natalie Hall), has Hep-V – and wants her sister dead, so agrees to help Eric anyway she can. Pam (Kristin Bauer van Straten) totally wants wants to be besties with this vamp now.
  • Lettie Mae (Adina Porter) wants to go to Sookie’s party but her husband won’t let her go on account of all the booze and vampire blood. Can anyone say allergy pills? He is sleeping like a babe in no time.
  • Bill (Stephen Moyer) has a whole heap of civil war flashbacks while at the party. It seems he was a southern deserter who ended up fighting rather than risk his family anymore. Interestingly, we learn that Jane Bodehouse (Patricia Bethune) is a descendant from the saloon owner in Bill’s time.
  • Violet (Karolina Wydra) spends this entire episode being unlikable. This results in Jason (Ryan Kwanten) ending up in the arms of Jessica (Deborah Ann Woll) again. And why would Jess let that happen? After all, she has a boyfriend, right? Wrong. Turns out she caught James (Nathan Parsons) in the… erm… back seat of her car with Lafayette.
  • But at least she made up with Andy Bellefleur (Chris Bauer) before the party when to hell for her.
  • Speaking of Andy, he finally proposes to Holly (Lauren Bowles). Of course this is totally the funniest awkward proposal ever. Thankfully Holly says yes – even if it is before he even has a chance to pop the question!
  • Eric and Pam dress the part of socialite republicans before attending the gala event that Sarah Newlin’s parents will be attending. Turns out Eric is now at Stage 2 of Hep-V. He is stoic about it – even if Pam is barely holding it all together.
  • Keith turns up at Sookie’s party and Arlene (Carrie Preston) goes all gaga over him. Sookie steps in to remind Keith to turn his sexiness down and he lets Sookie know that Arlene is the prettiest thing he has seen in 300 years – and that he will see her later on in her dreams.
  • After that, Sookie and Arlene chat about losing loved ones to stray bullets and Alcide’s dad listens in before leaving Alcide’s jacket behind for Sookie to find once everyone has gone.
  • Lettie Mae arrives right at the end of a speech Jackson is giving in honor of his son. Lala tries to send her home but Sookie asks if Lettie Mae would like to say a few words about Tara. Which she does – with grace – is she finally changing?
  • Bill seems sad throughout this entire episode.
  • Sookie is drunk and in everyone’s head after that. Seems everyone loves Sookie now. That is until she overhears something Lettie Mae is muttering. Something about Willa and vampire blood… Oh no! Lettie Mae stabs Willa before Sam (Sam Trammell) can step in and stop her. Willa is okay – she’s a vampire after all – but Lala takes his aunt away before she can do anymore harm.
  • Nicole (Jurnee Smollett-Bell) is totally not down with celebrating the dead and after much putting up with it all, finally cracks. Sam has to take her home.
  • Back in Dallas, and we find Sarah has holed up her mother in the ladies and is attempting to get back into her good books. Seems the Yukuza incident a few episodes ago has really shaken up Sarah. Meanwhile, Eric has glamoured Sarah’s dad. But before he can get any information out of him the damn Yukuza arrive and start shooting, so it’s R.I.P. Mr and Mrs Newlin. Sarah is running for her life after that – and runs straight into Eric Northman! Before he has a chance to strangle the life right out of her, he has to take out the Yakuza. Wonder if Sarah will be spared – she might even be able to help out with a cure for Hep-V? Seems we’ll have to wait until next week to find out.
  • Finally, we end this episode with Bill getting out of the bathtub. Oh no, now we know why he was all mopey at Sookie’s party – he has Hep-V too!

Bill Compton (Stephen Moyer) takes a bath in HBO's True Blood Season 7 Episode 5 (entitled 'Lost Cause' and previously entitled 'Return to Oz')

So, what did you think of Episode 5 of True Blood Season 7? Let us know in the comments below!

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VIDEO: True Blood Season 7 Episode 5 (Lost Cause) Second Promo Clip

July 18, 2014

Sookie and Bill Prepare For a Party in Episode 5:

Bill Compton (Stephen Moyer) offers Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin) some flowers in HBO's True Blood Season 7 Episode 5 (entitled 'Lost Cause')This week HBO has graced us with another sneak peek into Episode 5 (entitled Lost Cause) of True Blood Season 7! While the first video clip was a general tease about the upcoming episode, this video has just two characters; Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin) and Bill Compton (Stephen Moyer). It seems Sookie is attending a party she only just heard about and the flowers Bill offers her are not nearly enough to temper her mood!

Synopsis:

Exhausted from her recent travails, Sookie finds herself the unwilling host of a festive mainstreaming party in Bon Temps. In search of an elusive adversary, Eric and Pam head to Dallas and attend a gala fundraiser. Andy (Chris Bauer) makes a life-changing decision; Jessica and James reach a crossroads; Bill loses himself in remembrance of human days.

Written by Craig Chester; directed by Howie Deutch.

Let us know what you think this party is all about by commenting below!

Source: HBO/YouTube – True Blood Season 7: Episode #5 Clip (HBO)

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VIDEO: True Blood Season 7 Episode 5 (Lost Cause) Promo

July 15, 2014

The Hunt For Sarah Newlin Begins:

Alexander Skarsgard stars as Eric Northman and Amelia Rose Blaire stars as Willa Burrell in HBO's True Blood Season 7 Episode 5 (Lost Cause)While it seems the heat if off in regards to rescuing Arlene (Carrie Preston), Nicole (Jurnee Smollett-Bell) and Jane Bodehouse (Patricia Bethune), Sarah Newlin (Anna Paquin) better watch her conniving little hide! While Eric (Alexander Skarsgard), Pam (Kristin Bauer van Straten) and an uncooperative Willa (Amelia Rose Blaire) hunt for Mrs. Newlin, it seems the residents of Bon Temps are having a party. Besides all this, it looks like we get some more flashbacks to the 80’s as well!

Synopsis:

Exhausted from her recent travails, Sookie finds herself the unwilling host of a festive mainstreaming party in Bon Temps. In search of an elusive adversary, Eric and Pam head to Dallas and attend a gala fundraiser. Andy (Chris Bauer) makes a life-changing decision; Jessica and James reach a crossroads; Bill loses himself in remembrance of human days.

Written by Craig Chester; directed by Howie Deutch.

Ep. 75: Preview

Sources: HBO – Schedule, Preview

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