True Blood’s Robert Patrick Made Series Regular

January 11, 2013

Alcide’s Dad Will be Around a Lot More in Season 6:

Robert Patrick, also known as Jackson Herveaux, Alcide’s father, has been promoted to series regular for the upcoming season six of HBO‘s hit supernatural show True Blood.

This news comes hot on the heels that the show he was also scheduled to appear in; Last Resort (ABC) has been cancelled. This will now give him more time to concentrate on being Alcide’s dad in Season 6!

So it looks like we’ll be seeing a lot more of Jackson Herveaux, trubies! What do you think about this?  Check out the link below to see more casting news for other television shows.

Credit: TV Line – True Blood Ups Robert Patrick to Regular, Eliza Dushka Joins The Saint and More!

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True Blood Star Joe Manganiello Returns to How I Met Your Mother – VIDEO

November 20, 2012

The HBO Star Exchanges his Muscles for Muffins in Upcoming Episode of How I Met Your Mother

True Blood‘s sexy wolf Joe Manganiello takes a break from being ripped to play Brad, Marshall’s muffin-pocketing law-school classmate on CBS’s How I Met Your Mother. In this clip, watch how Brad doesn’t quite make the best first impression during a job interview:

Clip of Joe Manganiello in How I Met Your Mother

And never fear, the new paunch is 100% fake! As much as we may miss his seeing his muscles, his comedic skills are a great replacement!

This hilarious episode airs Monday at 8 P.M ET on CBS.

Sources: WetPaint.com – Joe Manganiello Plump (and Peculiar) on How I Met Your Mother – First Look!

Tvline.com – Exclusive How I Met Your Mother Video: Joe Manganiello Chows Down, Screws Up

(Photo Credit: Richard Cartwright/Fox ©2012 FOX Television)

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Vote For True Blood And Its Vampires, Because Cancer Bites:

October 27, 2012

HBO’s True Blood and Several Cast Members Are 2012 Fright Night Awards Nominees

HBO_True Blood_CastThe first annual Fright Night Awards (www.frightnightawards.com), supporting Cancer Bites (www.cancerbites.tv), features twenty-one categories that encompass film, television, and celebrity costumes, among others. Both the voting and the awards show itself are virtual, taking place entirely online. HBO’s popular series True Blood is nominated for Favorite Supernatural TV Show while Alex Skarsgård (Eric Northman), Joe Manganiello (Alcide Herveaux), Deborah Ann Woll (Jessica Hamby) and Stephen Moyer (Bill Compton) are all nominated in individual categories.

Cancer Bites has enlisted the help of the nation’s leading blood cancer patient advocacy organizations in its multi-level campaign to; increase funding research to find effective new treatments and cures; connect patients and their families to free educational information; and provide support services for patients at every stage of their cancer journey.

The winners of the 2012 Fright Night awards will be announced October 30th. Fans are encouraged to vote for their favorites at www.frightnightawards.com, as well to spread the word about the Cancer Bites cause and program. True Blood fans can not only cast their vote for the show itself, but for the nominated cast members. Debora Ann Woll is nominated for Favorite Female TV or Movie Vampire; Joe Manganiello is a nominee in the category of Favorite Movie or TV Werewolf; and both Alex Skarsgård and Stephen Moyer are nominated in the category of Favorite Male TV or Movie Vampire.

Be sure to register and vote for True Blood and its cast members. Let’s go for sweep of the awards!

 

Source: 2012 Fright Night Awards

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True Blood’s Alcide and Sookie Possible Hook-up Dead and Buried?

October 1, 2012

Remember when Alcide and Sookie Started Going at It in the Beginning of Season 5?

Sookie and AlcideYep and so do we! So what happened?

Alan Ball, creator of True Blood, said:

“The decision to not do it this season [came about because] every single season, it’s been all about Sookie falling in love with this person or that person. It seemed like she had enough on her plate this season to not just [say], ‘Okay, now Sookie’s gonna fall in love with Alcide!’”

Ball reassures that even though Sookie has put Alcide through the ringer, i.e. covering up his ex-girlfriend’s murder for her, puking on him, subjecting him to vamps who he despises, etc, that the door is not closed. Or not locked.

What do you Truebies think? Are you Team Eric? Team Bill? Team Alcide?

Credit: TVline

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True Blood to be Reduced to 10 Episodes for Season 6!

September 17, 2012

Trubies, What Do You Think of HBO’s Decision?

Hey Trubies; I for one am not happy, with True Blood only being 10 episodes for next season. Wetpaint.com has posted an article about True Blood being reduced next season. Wetpaint references a TVguide article that you can read here. In the article Alan Ball says:

“[We are] moving production to January to accommodate [Anna’s pregnancy],” but there will also “only be 10 shows next season, partly because of Anna and partly because of the economics.”

About the show in Season 6, he also states:

“There will also be some other characters maybe who we know and love who are pursuing a less than generous agenda,” Alan spilled, also noting that Jason “might be” a danger to all of Bon Temps’ vampires!”

He also had news about Sookie and Alcide possibly rekindling their very brief romance in the next season.

What do you think about Season 6 being only 10 episodes long trubies? Let us know what you think by commenting in comment section below.

Source: wetpaint.com-True Blood Season 6 Will Only Be 10 Episodes!

(Photo credit: John P. Johnson/HBO ©2012 Home Box Office)

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Kristin Bauer van Straten And Joe Manangiello Discuss The True Blood Season 5 Finale

August 21, 2012

The Actors Sat Down at San Diego ComicCon to Discuss HBO’s Vampire Drama:

truebloodpam_hollywood_reporterJust before the ComicCon panel for HBO’s True Blood, Joe Manangiello and Kristin Bauer van Straten sat down together to discuss their characters in the series’ Season 5. Mr. Manangiello plays hunky werewolf Alcide Herveaux and Ms. Bauer van Straten portrays snarky vampire Pamela de Beaufort.

Both actors look forward to and enjoy the fan interaction of their ComicCon appearances. They agreed that the True Blood panel was as close to being a Beatle as either of them will ever get. Ratings numbers and internet chatter does not provide the same pleasure as seeing the enthusiastic faces of fans.

Mr. Manangiello readily revealed that Alcide will be having a great deal of sex during Season 5.

“I really feel like I’m having the full True Blood experience. I get to have sex with a bunch of people. I get around sexually, I kill people. It’s pretty rad.”

Both actors agreed that True Blood is very much about relationships in Season 5, both the sexual and the emotional. Ms. Bauer Van Straten, however, is disappointed that her character has yet to kill anyone on screen. She says she watches Alex (Skarsgård) ripping bodies apart and wishes she got to do that.

Ms. Bauer van Straten’s character Pam, has become a maker in Season 5, having turned Tara (Rutina Wesley) in order to save her life. At the same time, Pam has been released by her own maker, Eric Northman (Alexander Skarsgård).

“Everything really is at stake for Pam. It expanded this year for me. Pam became totally 3D.”

Kristin and Joe Discuss Sex with Werewolves and the True Blood Season 5 Finale

Mr. Manangiello revealed that there is a rougher version of Alcide’s drunken make-out session with Sookie (Anna Paquin) than the one that finally aired. That footage, however, is on the cutting room floor. He also told about conversations he had with showrunner Alan Ball, before the filming of Season 5 regarding what sex with a werewolf would be like.

“We both agreed that the girl wakes up in the morning and does that ‘Oh’ thing, and then does the cowgirl walk the whole day.”

Ms. Bauer van Straten confessed to being a geek herself over the television show Battlestar Galactica. At a previous ComicCon she met Tricia Helfer (Cylon Number Six), who had never seen True Blood and didn’t realize Ms. Bauer van Straten was also an actress.

 “So I have this really awkward photo with Tricia Helfer somewhere.”

When asked about the True Blood Season 5 finale, neither actor could say much without spoilers. Ms. Bauer van Straten was happy with what Pam got to do during her scenes. Mr. Manganiello was thrilled to have Robert Patrick (Terminator 2) playing his father and said his scenes are sufficiently bloody.

This video is a very entertaining watch. The actors interact with friendship and humor that can’t be described and do it justice.

 

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

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Video: True Blood Cast Dishes Spoilers at Season 5 Premiere

June 7, 2012

New Couples, Old Adversaries, a Long Awaited Backstory:

Alexander Skarsgård, Anna Paquin, Stephen Moyer at True Blood Season 5 PremiereWhen the cast of HBO’s True Blood turned out for the Season 5 premiere, they were interviewed on the red carpet. Everyone was happy to share information and insights into their characters and the events of the show itself.

*Warning: Mild spoilers ahead!

Alan Ball said that Season 5 is the season of church and state. It’s the season of politics and religion from the vampire perspective. When asked about Scott Foley’s character, Patrick, Mr. Ball explained that he made a bad decision in the heat of battle and it has far reaching consequences. Finally, Mr. Ball alluded to the introduction of some new romantic couples. He couldn’t elaborate because it would give too many story details away.

Jacob Hopkins (Alexander) described his character as feisty and strong minded. He says Alexander grew more obnoxious with each episode.

Denis O’Hare (Russell Edgington) said that vampire politics are the focus of Season 5. Mr. O’Hare explained that when people are brought back to life, they have to lose something. With Russell’s resurrection, he has lost his vicious ambition. In its place are a playfulness, ease, and humor. But make no mistake, Russell is still really dangerous. He still kills a lot of people, and kills them with glee. When asked, Mr. O’Hare said it took Russell about 4-5 episodes to heal. Most intriguingly of all, Russell unexpectedly falls in love again.

“Something happens from across the room. Something happens while sharing a body. Someone you know. You’ll be very surprised  by it.”

Lucy Griffiths (Nora) explained that Nora and her ‘brother’ Eric love each other very much but haven’t seen one another in a long time. Their relationship can be very fraternal, in that they can be very aggressive toward each other. They make a great team when they work together but otherwise they just mess each other up.

Stephen Moyer (Bill Compton) talked of the close relationship that developed between his character and Eric Northman (Alexander Skarsgård).

“We’re good friends and it’s been a lot of fun. And we sort of love each other.”

Kristin Bauer van Straten (Pam) shared that Nora’s appearance caused a little bit of trouble for Pam. Ms. Bauer van Straten explained that she and Alex have been asking for Pam’s backstory for years and were thrilled to finally see it played out. She says the story explains the Pam we know.

Kelly Overton plays a new werewolf character named Rikki. She describes her character as a strong, resourceful werewolf, the opposite of the damsel in distress. She’s determined to find out what happened to the Pack Master and is not loving Alcide at the moment.

Rutina Wesley said that, despite people’s doubts, Tara is coming back.

Michael McMillian (Steve Newlin) said that becoming a vampire might be the best thing that’s ever happened to Steve. At first, he wondered if Steve would be self-loathing but the reality is, he’s very attracted to power. Jason is the guy Steve always wanted to be and he’s coming after Jason. But, Jason has a new vampire friend in Jessica.

“If you mess with Jason, you mess with Jessica.”

Apparently, the first four episodes are a Pam tour de force, and the origin story between Pam and Eric is fantastic. Fans don’t have long to wait now. Season 5 of True Blood premieres on HBO June 10th.

Check out the video below, if you’d prefer to skip to the good stuff (strictly True Blood related), it starts right before the 3-minute mark. Enjoy!

Source: TVLine

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HBO a Two-Time Tease with True Blood Season 5 Trailer

June 2, 2012

More Revealed with Second Trailer for Season 5:

Bill, Eric, Nora season5A second trailer for True Blood’s Season 5 was released by HBO. This one runs a minute, twenty-two seconds and, where the first trailer focused on potential conflict with the Vampire Authority, this one sets the scene for the return of Russell Edgington.

Initial narration for the trailer is dialog from Lafayette (Nelsan Ellis) as he confronts Sookie (Anna Paquin) with the reality that death seems to follow her, despite her attempts to avoid it. Dialog voiceover accompanies subsequent scenes of newly-rescued Russell Edgington (Denis O’Hare) being hidden as he heals. Alcide (Joe Manganiello), still acting as Sookie’s protector, tells her of Eric and Bill’s deception.

If the Vampire Authority isn’t enough to reunite Sookie with her vampire suitors, Russell’s reappearance seems to be. With Russell apparently coming for her, Sookie is forced to team up with Eric Northman (Alex Skarsgård) and Bill Compton (Stephen Moyer), apparently against her wishes.

Fans are still left wondering what has become of Tara. A second question this trailer leaves everyone asking; who freed Russell from the concrete? This very question seems to have created a rift between Eric and Pam (Kristin Bauer van Straten). Does Eric truly believe Pam would betray him?

There’s Something Going On With Jason, Andy and Reverend Steve

This second trailer makes it seem as though Jason Stackhouse (Ryan Kwanten) and Andy Bellefleur (Chris Bauer) have had all they can take of vampires. With Steve Newlin (Michael McMillian) in the picture once again, will he keep the Bon Temps police occupied? Or will they set their sights on Bill and Eric? Or worse, yet — Jessica.

What questions does the trailer leave you asking? Is that possibly Jesus we see? What kind of trouble is Sam in, now? The white finger-light is back. Can Sookie control it now?

What do YOU think? Share your theories in the comments section below.

Sources: YouTube and HBO

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Video: HBO’s True Blood Trailer Sets Stage For Season 5

May 29, 2012

Favorite Characters Are Back and New Ones Are Arriving:

Eric Season 5 PosterHBO has released a full minute and a half long trailer for Season 5 of its series, True Blood. Through a combination of scenes from upcoming episodes and character voice over, it provides the major story arc fans will be following this year, and still manages to ask more compelling questions about what is to come.

For better or worse, Eric Northman (Alexander Skarsgård) and Bill Compton (Stephen Moyer) have joined forces, but remain on bad terms with Sookie (Anna Paquin). The two vampires find themselves in the middle of a battle between the newly freed Russell Edgington (Denis O’Hare), and the previously unseen Vampire Authority, fronted by Roman (Chris Meloni). Steve Newlin (Michael McMillian) is back, and appears to be advocating for the cultivation of humans for vampire consumption. It looks like Jason Stackhouse (Ryan Kwanten) will have something to say about that.

Vampires, Werewolves, Old Acquaintances and Flashbacks

The HBO trailer for True Blood’s Season 5 contains brief scenes of Eric Northman in period clothing. That means fans will be getting flashbacks and back story! Alcide Herveaux (Joe Manganiello) is back, once again looking out for Sookie. There is a brief scene of Eric and his progeny, Pam (Kristin Bauer Van Straten) in bed together. Is it a current scene or a flashback to the time of her turning?

Still, the biggest question that needs to be answered is asked in the very first scene of the trailer: What becomes of Tara Thornton (Rutina Wesley)?

Take a look for yourself! What do you think is in store for Season 5? What burning question do you want to have answered?

Source: YouTube

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Video: True Blood’s Joe Manganiello Dishes on Magic Mike Co-Stars

May 3, 2012

Joe Manganiello Professes to Be Shirtless Poster Boy!

Joe Manganiello as a shirtless AlcideHey Trubies! I know if you like Joe Manganiello (who plays Alcide Herveaux on True Blood) as much as I do then you will love this video interview. PopSugar editor Lindsay Miller spoke with him on the red carpet for the Stuart House Benefit thrown by John Varvatos. Dishing on all the bare chests and his co-stars in his upcoming film, Magic Mike, he shares:

“I have had a lot of practice; in fact I think I’m the poster boy for it I would think at this point… They were all fine, I’m sure McConaughey certainly has had his share. Kevin Nash from the WWE, I mean that guy has spent the past 20 years running around in a Speedo in front of the cameras, so I think they were all right, everybody did all right… Channing Tatum is really down to earth, really funny, really cool, just a great guy. I love Channing and look forward to working with him again.”

Magic Mike is scheduled to hit theaters on June 29. Trubies, let us know what you think of the interview and if you plan on seeing the movie. You can let us know by commenting in the comment section below.

Source: PopSugarTV on YouTube

(Photo: HBO)

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