True Blood Cast Interviewed at Comic Con 2013

July 23, 2013

True Blood Unleashes on Comic Con 2013:

Comic-Con-2013-Joe Manganiello

The 2013 Comic Con was a buzz with True Blood Cast and fans this past weekend in San Diego! TvLine caught up with several of our recurring and newer cast members with the hopes that the True Blood Cast would spill on the remainder of the season!

Kristin Bauer van Straten, Deborah Ann Woll, Anna Camp, Michael McMillian, and Joe Manganiello participated in the interview!

When asked “Who will give the Season finale tease?” Michael McMillian replied “Game Changer”. Joe Manganiello, added that while during the season the cast mates felt that they were filming on entirely different TV shows, “by the end, it is one show”.

I don’t know about the rest of you Truebies but I’m very excited to see how this season plays out…and I’m really hopeful that Michael is right and that a major “game changer” comes our way!

Check out the video below!

Source: You Tube- “True Blood” Interview-Comic -Con 2013-TVLine

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VIDEO: True Blood’s Season 6 Episode 7 Promo

July 22, 2013

Heads Will be Lost:

True Blood's Governor Burrell

We are over half way through Season 6 of True Blood, and the hits just keep on coming! The Season 6 Episode 7 “Official” Promo has now been released for our viewing pleasure! Here’s what we know based on the promo:


1) Governor Burrell is dead…he’s gone and lost his head! Mrs. Newlin(Anna Camp) wants his death to remain a looks like this blonde is smarter and more calculating than she originally appears to be.

2) Eric(Alexander Skarsgard) reaches out to Billith(Stephen Moyer) to help save a brunette, we assume that this is Nora(Lucy Griffiths) after she has been injected with hepatitis a terminal disease for vampires.

3) Jason(Ryan Kwanten) is in hot pursuit to redeem his foolish behaviour, and is planning to make things right with Jessica(Deborah Ann Woll).

4) It appears that Vamp Camp is not the end goal of the war against vampires, but rather an elimination of the entire vampire species..True Blood is being tainted with hepatitis!

Check out the promo for Season 6 Episode 7 of True Blood “In the Evening” to see whats in store next Sunday July 28!

Source: You Tube– True Blood 6×07 Promo- In the Evening Season 6 Episode 7

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VIDEO: True Blood Season 6 Episode 5 Preview -Two New Clips!

July 13, 2013

Old and New Romances Ignite??:

True Blood's Ryan Kwanten and Anna Paquin

HBO has released two new clips for tomorrow’s Season 6 Episode 5 of True Blood! The first clip entitled “From Bad to Worse” we see Jessica (Deborah Ann Woll) reaching out to Jason(Ryan Kwanten) after she has drained the four faerie Bellefleurs…it is obvious that there is still chemistry between the two, maybe this will be the beginning of a rekindling of an old romance!

The second clip entitled “Love Is” features Sookie(Anna Paquin) and Ben(Rob Kazinsky) a.k.a. Warlow, Sookie is beyond upset about Ben trying to trick her, and Ben expresses his love for her.  This clip is setting the stage for the revelation that there is more to the Warlow story, and the death of Sookie’s parents.

Check out the clips here!

Be sure to check out episode 5 which aires July 14 on HBO!

Source: Youtube-True Blood Season 6: Episode #5 Clip-From Bad to Worse

Youtube-True Blood Season 6: Episode #5 Clip -Love Is

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VIDEO: True Blood’s Season 6 Episode 5 Trailer!

July 13, 2013

The War Between Vampires and Humans is Only Getting Started:

True Blood's Michael Mcmillian

True Blood’s Season 6 Episode 4 left many fans thirsting for more with the reveal of many plot twists that took place! HBO released the trailer for the upcoming episode 5 entitled “**** the Pain Away “ which aires July 14th.  The war between the vampires and humans continues to escalate as we get closer to one of our favourite characters meeting the true death…

Check out the clip below!

Source: Youtube-True Blood Season 6 Episode # 5 Preview

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HBO’s True Blood Cast to Host First Ever Social Media Event!

June 6, 2013

Season 6 Premiere Kicks Off In a BIG way!! 

True Blood Cast



In case the build up and anticipation of the world premiere of HBO’s True Blood on June 16 in and of itself was not enough, HBO has yet another surprise in store for its millions of fans!  A major social media event has been scheduled to coincide with the Season 6 Premiere of True Blood!  This first ever social media event will be broadcast live from the set of Fangtasia.

The Season 6 media event is said to be a:

“two-part social media event beginn[ing] on June 16, 9:00 a.m. ET, when HBO will reveal exclusive #secretsfromtheset via the True Blood profiles on Facebook (, Twitter (, Instagram ( and Vine. This all leads up to a fan-fueled interactive pre-show, #TrueBlood: Live from Set, airing on HBO at 8:45 p.m. ET/PT hosted by comedienne and Parks and Recreation actress Retta”.

In a world that thrives on social media this could not be a better opportunity to engage with the millions of fans of the hit show! “#TrueBlood: Live from Set” will allow the fans of True Blood to directly engage with the cast members and be given the opportunity to ask questions, and the cast will provide behind the scenes secrets of Season 6! This is surely an event that none of us will be missing!

Pamela Levine, executive vice president, HBO Marketing said:

“Social media has been core to the marketing strategy for True Blood since the first season, leading to one of the most engaged fan bases of any television series”.

13 of our favourite cast members are scheduled to participate in this event including “Anna Paquin, Stephen Moyer, Alexander Skarsgård, Ryan Kwanten, Rutina Wesley, Sam Trammell, Nelsan Ellis, Deborah Ann Woll, Carrie Preston, Todd Lowe, Chris Bauer, Kristin Bauer van Straten and Joe Manganiello”.

For all you “true” True Blood fans start following @TrueBloodHBO on Twitter for your opportunity to be featured in the broadcast in a “never-before-done execution with Twitter and powered by Mass Relevance”. Be sure to get on Twitter and see how you can prove you are #TopTruebie!

Source: Spoiler TV-True Blood Season 6 Cast Members to Participate in Live Social Media Event

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GetGlue Stickers- Show Your True Colors With True Blood

June 20, 2011

Hey Truebies! We know that Season four of True Blood is almost here, and we know you’re counting down to the premiere on Sunday, June 26 at 9/8c, only on HBO. You may be experiencing #TBWithdrawal, however HBO and GetGlue has a way to prepare for the new season with new True Colors stickers.

To earn these stickers, you’ll have to use your best mystery-solving skills and make Sookie proud, but the reward will be great. These stickers feature the characters of True Blood,  so check-in and start earning them!

Source- GetGlue


True Blood Renard Parish Men’s Zip Up Hoodie

November 30, 2010

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On the Couch-Lafayette

October 1, 2010

You would think that after twenty-five years of being a psychologist there wouldn’t be many people that could surprise me. Well, you could think that, but you’d be wrong. You see, the people who drive nearly an hour up Interstate 49 from this itty-bitty town by the name of Bon Temps never fail to surprise me when they lie on my couch. There’s got to be something in the water down there because every time one of them comes in to see me, they either dress odd, act odd or just plain have the oddest stories. Even reading over the saner moments in my transcripts from today I’m struck by how different these folks are from my other patients.

October 1, 2010
Dr. Ricky Lee Botomy
Patient: Lafayette Reynold
Appointment Time: 2:00

Doctors Note:
Patient maintains a facade of carelessness although it seems to cover a nearly constant state of agitation. Not sure if this is his usual state since he behaved this way during his first visit as well. Patient once again appears to be struggling with his sense of sexual identity. Wears heavy make-up and carries himself in a flamboyant manner. His clothing choices seem extremely odd; A gold lamé scarf tied around a pair of three quarter length shorts with combat boots. He seems to be extremely proud of his muscular frame as he is again wearing another tank style shirt that emphasizes his pectorals and upper body strength. Can be very intimidating to say the least.

Hey, doc.

Hi, Lafayette! Come and have a seat. Make yourself comfortable. How was your drive up here today?

It was aiight. The same dirt and mosquitoes. Now, I know why black folks shouldn’t own convertibles.

Did you think anymore about what we discussed last week?

Yeah, doc, I did. You may have a point but I’m not with all of that right now.

Okay, we’ll discuss it later then.


So, how has your week been?

Crazy, doc. I’ve been trying to keep an eye on my cousin Tara because she ain’t right in the head. I understand she’s upset about her man and all that but damn she needs to suck it up. She ain’t the first woman to lose a man and at least he was killed. Any woman would be happy to say her man was killed instead of just walked out on her ass.

Oh, okay. And how does that make you feel?

It makes me feel like slapping her is how I feel! She’s the only family I have and I love her dumb ass to death but, some days it’s too much. She’s my best friend, if I lost her…

Then how would you feel, Lafayette?

Like strangling her! Earlier today I couldn’t find her and I was losing my grits trying to figure out where she could be. The last time I left her with her mother; she went into the bathroom and called herself ending it all, swallowed a bunch of pills. I will not have that. So, I texted the basket case asking her where she was and she texted me back saying she’s alright. So, I guess she’s alright even though I haven’t laid eyes on her yet…

Are you worried, something else may happen?

What else is there? We done lived through all the misery in God’s creation! I ain’t worried no more. There’s only so much one person can live with from day to day. She said she was okay, I’m gonna believe her on this one. I mean, a diva’s gotta work.

How is your work going?

Aiight. How many ways can you beautify a steak just so ignorant people can eat it like a cheeseburger, ketchup and all!

So are you unhappy with your job?

Am I unhappy with my job? No, I’m unhappy with ALL my JOBS. With an S, honey. Shiiiit, if I just had one I’d be smoking a joint on cloud nine and be clicking heels like Fred Astaire. One job, that’s funny.

Do you have a problem with managing money?

No, I have a problem with keeping money. I’m an entrepreneur and it ain’t like being a short order cook in the back woods of Bon Temps will open a bunch of doors for me. Believe me, if there were even the smallest window these jobs could lead me to, I would’ve opened it already, went through and never came back!

You seem to use humor a lot. I wonder if that is in some way a defense mechanism..?

Yeah, it’s protecting me from going DC sniper on people’s asses! But, that’s another story, I guess.

Okay Lafayette, I’m afraid that’s all we can get to today. Next week I’d like to talk a little bit more about you and what we can do to handle conflict in your life. I want to know all about Lafayette and what makes him tick.

Ooh. Then buckle your seatbelt, doc. I’m gonna do more than rock your world!

Good bye, Lafayette.

See ya, doc.

Disclaimer: This column is a parody of the fantasy series, True Blood, and as such, is presented here for your amusement. “On the Couch” and the various writers that 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 the Charlaine Harris, Sookie Stackhouse novels.

Written By: Ayondela McDole

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True Blood is One of the Top Ten Shows of 2009

December 31, 2009

True Blood has been put high on the list of yet another ‘Top 10 Shows of 2009‘ list. This time, it is number 3 on the list of Hal Boedeker of the Orlando Sentinel. Here’s what Hal had to say about True Blood:

True Blood” is television’s best vampire series. Its stellar second season featured fierce contributions from Alexander Skarsgard as the sexy, underhanded vampire EricMichelle Forbes as the mischief-making, orgy-throwing Maryann; and Ryan Kwanten as the surprisingly heroic Jason. Of course, Anna Paquin remains the show’s vital center as lovable, mind-reading heroine Sookie Stackhouse.

Of course, this synopsis of the reasons that True Blood Season 2 was so great missed a few other reasons, like the short-lived Godric storyline (which Allan Hyde was so amazing in), the tender, loving relationship between Sookie Stackhouse and her vampire love Bill Compton (Stephen Moyer)  and the set-ups of future storylines that are sure to come up in Season 3.

To see the rest of the rankings, go to the Orlando Sentinel and take a look.

SOURCE: Orlando Sentinel

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Name Charlaine Harris Character To Benefit The American Heart Association

August 18, 2009

Names like Sookie, Lafayette and Tara are not exactly Mary, John and Sally, but they have become household names with millions of fans of renowned fiction author, Charlaine Harris. Where do character names come from? Some names like Sookie Stackhouse may seem overly complex for an outwardly simple barmaid. Some characters like Bill Compton carry names that seem far too simple for a complicated, remorseful vampire. However, just as Sookie has many complicated facets, many of the characters names and personalities of the Sookie Stackhouse, Southern Vampire Mysteries span the realm of exciting and complicated to simple and mundane.charlaine-harris1

How character names are chosen is as individual as the writer and character. Was “Tara” ultimately taken from a fictional plantation in a classic novel? Perhaps a reference to a Saviour Goddess from Buddhism? In the end,  it was just a lyrical sounding name. Some writers are open about their naming choices, while some keep the information personal. Whatever the origin for Ms. Harris’ character’s name, Tara is one of many on the lips of millions of fans. With the adaptation of  Ms. Harris’ novels into Alan Ball’s award- winning HBO original series “True Blood,” the simple, unusual, significant or whimsical characters in Charlaine Harris’ novels will achieve immortality like so many of her supernatural beings.

One lucky fan will have the opportunity to share in the quest for immortality. Sept. 1 opens the bidding for a charity auction. The lucky winner of this charity fund raising auction will be allowed to “Name a Character” in a novella to be included in the companion book to her hugely successful Southern Vampire Mysteries (Sookie Stackhouse) series.

The 10-day auction will be held on the Ebay auction site by member AMHEART-SEA.  For the second year running, this very special fund raising auction has been generously donated directly by the renowned fiction author.

All proceeds from this auction go directly to the Greater Southeast Affiliate of the American Heart Association.

The character’s chosen name must be mutually agreed upon by the winner and Ms. Harris and the auction winner will release all rights to the created/chosen name’s use within the specified novel.  Additionally, if the character is named after an actual individual, the said namesake must agree to the use of their name.  There is no direct or implied financial benefit for the winner or any namesake.  At this time, the date of release for the next book, a novella, in this series is scheduled for first half of 2010. This is an incredible opportunity to be a part of literary history.

Bidding will begin on Sept. 1 and end on Sept. 10. Further details can be found at:


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