Joe Manganiello’s La Bare Doco Hits Top 10!

August 31, 2014

True Blood’s Joe Manganiello’s Documentary is a Hit on iTunes!

Joe-Manganiello-stars-as-Alcide-Herveaux-in-HBOs-True-Blood-Season-7.jpgFans of werewolf Alcide Herveaux from HBO’s True Blood will be pleased to hear that Joe Manganiello’s (the actor who plays Alcide) documentary, La Bare, has just hit the Top 10 charts on iTunes. La Bare is a small documentary Joe and his brother, Nick Manganiello, made about the world of male stripping after Joe appeared in the movie Magic Mike. Joe celebrated by letting his fans know via Instagram:

THANK YOU!! Your downloads placed @labarefilm in the #Top10 for iTunes! If you haven’t seen the #Documentary I directed & produced with my brother & @359inc partner, @nickmanganiello, you can download it here: http://t.co/KfREqlECFl | Have a great #LaborDay weekend! – #JoeManganiello #359inc #LaBare

Synopsis

Joe Manganiello (Magic Mike) steps behind the camera for LA BARE, a documentary film that goes behind the curtain, behind the stage and behind the magic of the world’s most popular male strip club – La Bare Dallas. Featuring a unique ensemble of the club’s most popular dancers, LA BARE takes a provocative look into their rock ‘n’ roll lifestyle and offers a front row seat to their lives, loves, laughs and losses.

Actors

Cesar Collazo, Doorman Connor Dye, Randy Ricks, Jered Fulbright and David Nieves

Director

Joe Manganiello

Producers

Joe Manganiello and Nick Manganiello

LA BARE RED BAND TRAILER from Main Street Films on Vimeo.

You can download La Bare from iTunes by clicking here. If you don’t have an iTunes account, you can download it via other applications by clicking here.

Let us know what you think of Joe’s documentary by commenting below!

Sources: Instagram – Joe Manganiello

Vimeo – La Bare Trailer

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Joe Manganiello Participates in the #IceBucketChallenge for ALS

August 19, 2014

True Blood’s Alcide Helps Raise Awareness for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (Lou Gehrig’s Disease):

rp_Alcide-Herveaux-Joe-Manganiello-Whatever-I-Am-You-Made-Me-True-Blood-HBO.jpgALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease) is a fatal neurodegenerative disease that falls into the motor neurone disease family.

At the moment all the rage is to either donate to the ALS Association or pour a bucket of ice cold water on your head. Many people are actually choosing to both! Along with the $4 million raised between the 29th of July and the 12th of August 2014, people are now much more aware of this devastating condition.

Recently, Joe Manganiello (who played werewolf Alcide Herveaux on HBO’s True Blood) was nominated by Mario Lopez to do the ice bucket challenge. You can watch the video below to see how he went – and what his new girlfriend Sofia Vergara (Modern Family) thought of it!

Have you donated to the ALS Association yet? If not you can do so by clicking here.

Source: Extra – See Joe Manganiello Take the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, and Sofia Vergara’s Reaction!

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True Blood’s Joe Manganiello Turns Teacher to Conan O’Brien

July 22, 2014

Check out Joe’s Stripper Moves!

Joe Manganiello stars as Alcide Herveaux in HBOs True Blood Season 7Recently, Joe Manganiello who plays Alcide on True Blood appeared on Conan O’Brien’s late night show, and helped him with his stripper moves and stripper name referring to his role in Magic Mike where he played a character called Big Dick Richie.

The name is very important, if you have the wrong name in stripping I can see you wouldn’t make a lot of tips.

Joe then proceeded to give Conan a stripper name: Big Red,

Like a viking, with the helmet and tear away armor. Like I’m here to pillage your village.

Conan then got Joe to ‘direct’ him and show him the body roll that is one of the most important moves in stripping.

If you are going to make money as a stripper there is a move called the body roll …

If you want to see the whole video, and watch Joe do that move, click HERE; it’s certainly worth a look in!

Source: US Weekly – Video: Joe Manganiello Teaches Conan O’Brien How to Be a Male Stripper: Watch

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True Blood: Thanks for #GoodbyesSuck

July 22, 2014

Goodbyes Suck True Blood Season 7 promo poster

Truebies Can Check Out the Latest Instagram ‘Thank You’ Videos:

Truebies are honored during this final season of  HBO’s True Blood with the hash tag #GoodbyesSuck and a slew of thank you videos from the cast on social media sites, including Instagram. You can check out each Instragram video below for the following True Blood cast: Rutina Wesley (Tara Thornton), Nelsan Ellis (Lafayette Reynolds), Joe Manganiello (Alcide Herveaux), Sam Trammell (Sam Merlotte) and Tara Buck (Ginger the screamer). All you need to do is click on each image and it will take you straight to their personal Instagram video message on True Blood’s official Instagram page (truebloodhbo) Be sure to check back for more later on! *EDIT: We now have the final list of Instagram thank you videos!*

Raise a glass of Tru Blood for Rutina Wesley as she thanks fans for support and love throughout the years. #GoodbyesSuck #TrueBlood

 A message of thanks to all of the LaLa fans from Nelsan Ellis. #GoodbyesSuck #TrueBlood

 @JoeManganiello is “grateful for all of your support,” Truebies. #TrueToTheEnd #TrueBlood

 “You went on this ride with us & it was so fun.” Sam Trammell thanks all of the Truebies for experiencing Bon Temps with him. #TrueToTheEnd #TrueBlood #GoodbyesSuck

@RyanKwanten says thanks to the Truebies “for showing us that it’s okay to be a little bit different.” #TrueToTheEnd #TrueBlood #GoodbyesSuck

 Your favorite baby vamp Deborah Ann Woll wants all Truebies to know that they “made this show what it is.” #TrueToTheEnd #TrueBlood #GoodbyesSuck

 A tearful goodbye. Kristin Bauer van Straten sends her thanks to all loyal Truebies for their support. #TrueToTheEnd #TrueBlood #GoodbyesSuck

 We literally couldn’t do this without you. “ @_AnnaPaquin sends her love to all Truebies out there. #RIPTrueBlood #TrueToTheEnd #GoodybesSuck

 Todd Lowe sends a thank you to all of the military support he has received over the years. #RIPTrueBlood #TrueToTheEnd #GoodybesSuck

“Without you there is no us.” Chris Bauer thanks all of the loyal #TrueBlood fans. #RIPTrueBlood #TrueToTheEnd #GoodybesSuck

 @McMillzz thanks all of the loyal #TrueBlood fans. Send off the series this Sunday at 9 PM. #RIPTrueBlood #TrueToTheEnd

 Tara Buck says thanks to all Truebies the only way she knows how. Say goodbye to #Trueblood this Sunday. #RIPTrueBlood

 Lauren Bowles sends a thank you to the #TrueBlood fan base. Watch the final episode this Sunday at 9PM. #RIPTrueBlood #TrueToTheEnd

 Alexander Skarsgard reflects on how the series “changed his life.” Watch the series finale tonight 9PM. #RIPTrueBlood #TrueToTheEnd #TrueBlood

@_smoyer says thank you to “all those fans who’ve been watching from the beginning.” #TrueToTheEnd #RIPTrueBlood #TrueBlood

Source: Instagram – TrueBloodHBO

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VIDEO: Joe Manganiello Appears on The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon

July 11, 2014

Joe Manganiello Talks About the Death of Werewolf Alcide Herveaux:

Joe-Manganiello-stars-as-Alcide-Herveaux-in-HBOs-True-Blood-Season-7.jpgJoe Manganiello appeared on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon on July 9th 2014. Find out all about how Joe suspected the demise of his character, werewolf Alcide Herveaux, as soon as he realized Alcide would become romantically involved with Bon Temps resident fairy telepath, Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin) in HBO’s True Blood. You can also hear about exactly how cold and uncomfortable it was during the filming of his death scene.

You can watch the full video interview below:

Source: The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon/YouTube – Joe Manganiello Reveals a Major True Blood Spoiler

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True Blood Season 7: We Say Goodbye to Another Favorite!

July 10, 2014

Episode 3 of True Blood Claims More Casualties:

Joe Manganiello stars as Alcide Herveaux in HBOs True Blood Season 7Last Sunday’s episode of HBO’s True Blood saw the demise of another favorite character: Alcide Herveaux. The actor who played the werewolf, Joe Manganiello, however, predicted his own departure earlier on:

When I read the script for the finale of last year, I called it. I put it down and I was like, “Oh, Alcide and Sookie (Anna Paquin) are together? They’re going to kill me.” Story-wise, you can’t have her break his heart because then the audience isn’t going to side with her. You have to get her to Bill (Stephen Moyer) and Eric (Alexander Skarsgard) because they have to tie up the A and B plot. If you’re looking at a show like this where they’re looking for characters to help the show be vital, meaning you can kill off main characters and all of a sudden anyone can be killed off at any time, there is no one else my character is connected to except for Sam (Sam Trammell). So by default, I did some quick math in my head and was like, “They’re going to kill me really quickly.”

While Joe may not have been a fan of how he died in the last moments of Episode 3 (entitled Fire in the Hole), he is at least thankful that his death was not the result of a vampire – a fate even worse than death as far as a werewolf is concerned! And he is even more thankful that his character was not turned after death, as suggested by Jessica Hamby (Deborah Ann Woll).

And as for whether he thought Alcide had seen his full potential in True Blood, the actor had the following to say to TVGuide:

I feel like there was so much left unexplored. You never really got into Robert Patrick’s character, you never found out where his mom went and why [he and his father] didn’t get along. He had a love interest that really didn’t go anywhere. There was this little girl, Emma, that he orphaned by murdering her father — rightfully so, but still. He didn’t want to have kids because he didn’t want to pass his genes on. He is then given custody of this little girl who is a werewolf and there was no real resolution to that or exploration of him, out of guilt, helping to raise this little girl in the pack. You never really explored the guy. I would play him again in a movie if the rights became available. I would do a spin-off. I actually started writing a story line for that guy intended to be for the comic books, but then they got canceled, I guess.

As for leaving the show in it’s very last season, when asked if he took anything with him as a memento, he shared the following with People magazine:

When I got up off of that ground in 30 degrees after playing the death scene, I brought the sock home with me. I’m gonna frame it up and put it in my guest bathroom… I had to lay on the ground for hours, naked except for my [strategically placed] sock. It was freezing cold. The director’s like, ‘Stop rattling!’ And I’m like, ‘I’m trying!’

After filming a scene like that, I don’t blame him!

You can read more about Joe Manganiello’s final episode of HBO’s True Blood by clicking on the links in the sources below. Let us know what you thought about Alcide dying in True Blood by commenting below!

Sources: HBO – Joe Manganiello Talks About His Dead-On Prediction, Faking Sexy, and Alcide and Sookie

TVGuide – True Blood’s Latest Victim: “You Have to Get Him Out of the Way”

People – Joe Manganiello Took What from the True Blood Set?

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EJ Scott’s Podcast Interviews with True Blood Stars

July 7, 2014

Deborah Ann Woll’s boyfriend, EJ Scott, Interviews a Whole Heap of True Blood Stars:

EJPODCASTFans of HBO’s True Blood can check out the latest podcast interviews with EJ Scott (the boyfriend of True Blood actor Deborah Ann Woll). EJ will be interviewing a whole heap of actors leading up to the True Blood Season 7 finale. So far, the list of cast interviewed are as follows:

Clicking on the links will take you straight through to EJ’s podcast interviews, but make sure you check back here regularly as we know of at least two more interviews (with Stephen Moyer and Nelsan Ellis) pending thanks to EJ’s shoutouts on Twitter.

Source: EJ Scott – Podcast Interviews

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True Blood Season 7: Will werewolf Alcide Make the Final Cut?

July 5, 2014

Joe Manganiello Opens Up About Being Alcide Herveaux:

Joe-Manganiello-stars-as-Alcide-Herveaux-in-HBOs-True-Blood-Season-7.jpgWith the death of Tara Thornton (Rutina Wesley) so early on in HBO’s True Blood Season 7, fans are now starting to worry about a rumor circulating about the possible death of Alcide Herveaux (Joe Manganiello):

In the books they have Alcide Herveaux still alive, but the books and the show have not always been the same, and this season will prove that point on multiple occasions with one of the big things being Alcide being killed.

This was reported recently on Hollywood Life by an apparent True Blood insider source, but has yet to be confirmed as factual. Fans have also pointed to the fact that Joe made the following comment in relation to the show as extra confirmation:

I think it creates a sense of urgency and electricity to the season that anybody could go at any time.

While there is no way to prove or disprove this rumor until either Alcide dies or survives True Blood Season 7, Joe still has plenty to say about being Alcide that can be substantiated. Recently he spoke to GQ magazine about what it’s like being known more for his abs than his acting career:

I think a lot of people don’t realise I’ve been acting for 21 years. They think that I just started a few years ago. There are probably a lot of people out there that also don’t think I can walk and chew gum at the same time because they are focused on the exterior, which you know is fine. When you’re underestimated, you spend an entire lifetime sneaking up on people and it’s easy to get ahead that way, so it’s all good.

But this actor is more than just the brawn that is Alcide. While working out is a big part of his life, the actor has so much more to offer, albeit recently still revolving around his physique. Thanks to being asked so often about his work out routine, he published a book, Evolution. Now he finds, while he still likes to talk about fitness and working out, he can direct people to his book and therefore free up time to chat about other things. He can also add documentary maker to his resume thanks to his success in the stripper flick, Magic MikeLa Bare is a doco that delves into the world of strippers also:

La Bare which is a real-life Magic Mike about a group of male strippers at one of the oldest clubs in the world in Dallas, Texas. It’s insane. I directed, financed and produced it with my brother Nick.

You can read the full interview GQ did with Joe Manganiello by clicking here.

And as for confirmed details about his character, Alcide Herveaux, in Season 7 of True Blood, it seems Joe is glad to be working with the core group of actors he started with after his disappointing story line in Season 6. He had the following to say to Digital Spy:

In my first couple of seasons on the show, I worked with the main cast. Then as time went on, I wound up on this satellite werewolf offshoot TV show, that was part of the show, but away from the main plot. I was happy with season seven because I got to come back to the main cast and work with those people again, and felt like I was part of the show.

I thought it [the Season 6 story line] was very one dimensional. There was a whole plotline that was cut from the show that dealt with Alcide and his father, played by Robert Patrick…We switched showrunners and one of the casualties was the loss of that storyline which I thought added balance, because without that storyline it came off as mindless yelling.

His final words on True Blood Season 7 confirm that there is still plenty of action to be seen before the show winds up for it’s final season:

It’s gonna wrap up all the plot lines, in hopefully a satisfying way for the fans, going all the way back to season one. I’ll be interested to see how the crowd reacts. It’s gonna be controversial to some fans, I think, and hopefully satisfying to others.

How do you think Alcide’s story line will be finalised – with a death or true love? Let us know by commenting below!

Sources: GQ Magazine – Joe Manganiello would prefer to keep his shirt on, if you wouldn’t mind

Hollywood Life – ‘True Blood’: Alcide Killed Off? — Joe Manganiello Teases His Death

Digital Spy – True Blood’s Joe Manganiello: ‘Alcide plot became one-dimensional’

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VIDEO: True Blood Season 7 Episode 2 Promo Clips x 2

June 26, 2014

Episode 2, I Found You, Gets Two More Video Clips to Tease Fans:

Ryan Kwaten stars as Jason Stackhouse in Episode 2 of HBO's True Blood Season 7With only a few short days until Episode 2 (entitled I Found You) of HBO’s True Blood Season 7 airs, we have found a couple of teaser clips for you!

The first one features Andy Bellefleur (Chris Bauer), Jason Stackhouse (Ryan Kwanten), Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin), Sam Merlotte (Sam Trammell) and Alcide Herveaux (Joe Manganiello). This small group has ventured out to the neighboring town of Saint Alice. A town that is new to fans, but now we know why it is important this season – it was the last town attacked before the Hep-V vampires moved on to Bon Temps! Thanks to Jason and his uncanny ability to ingest and then estimate how old pizza is, we now know just how long ago the town of Saint Alice was attacked:

The second clip features Sookie and Bill Compton (Stephen Moyer). It seems Sookie is in need of Bill’s protection – or his knowledge of whether she is in trouble or not:

So, what do you think will go down in Episode 2 of True Blood’s Season 7? Let us know in the comments below!

Sources: YouTube – True Blood Season 7: Episode 2 Clip #1 (HBO)True Blood Season 7: Episode 2 Clip #2 (HBO)

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VIDEO: Alcide and Sookie Get ‘Friendly’ While Stephen Moyer Looks On!

June 20, 2014

Joe Manganiello: Sex With Sookie is Awkward With Her Husband Looking On:

Sookie Stackhouse Anna Paquin and Alcide Herveaux Joe Manganiello get cosy in HBO's True Blood Season 7With HBO’s True Blood Season 7 premiere event this week, there has been a glut of information from the stars of the show about what will happen in the final season. Access Hollywood got a chance to talk to Joe Manganiello (who plays Alcide Herveaux) about the new relationship between his character, Alcide, and Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin) – and just what it’s like to be directed by Anna’s real life husband, Stephen Moyer (who also stars in True Blood as vampire Bill Compton). When asked whether this situation was awkward or not, his reply was:

Oh course it is… but Stephen and I have such a great friendship and we get along so well together that, you know, we’re professionals. And, obviously, you read that [in the script] and you go “Oh boy, here we go,” but, ah, if we didn’t get along so well together I think it probably could have been weird but it wasn’t.

Stephen Moyer actually has a different take on what it’s like to direct his wife in sex scenes with other actors:

In a funny way, I feel like — without revealing too much — it’s quite interesting for us as a couple because we’ve kind of gone to places where a lot of people don’t get to.  And we’re still here. And I think that’s good for us in a way.

he recently told Entertainment Weekly.

And what about Anna Paquin’s take on it? She also had this to say to Entertainment Weekly:

It’s not as awkward as you would think. If you were to picture the perfect day at work for your spouse, would that be it? Probably not, but this is just kind of how it’s always been. So it doesn’t feel as bizarre.

Besides this awkward and unique situation he also has time to talk about his upcoming role in Magic Mike 2 and how he keeps in shape for the show. You can view the entire interview below:

Sources: Access Hollywood – Joe Manganiello’s Awkward ‘True Blood’ Love Scenes

Entertainment Weekly – This Week’s Cover: Inside the crazy, sexy final season of ‘True Blood’

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