True Blood’s Maxine Fortenberry Appears in New Stephen King Television Show

June 27, 2013

Maxine Fortenberry From Life in Bon Temps to Life Trapped in a Dome:

Dale Raoul plays Maxine Fortenberry in HBO's True Blood Season 6

Dale Raoul, who is known as playing sassy and quick-witted Maxine Fortenberry (Hoyt’s mama) on HBO’s True Blood, has taken on another interesting role, this time as Andrea Grinnell on CBS’s new show Under the Dome. Under the Dome, based off of the Stephen King thriller, showcases Andrea as being similar to Maxine!

Dale says:

“[Andrea] is very different. She, like Maxine, is out there, and I love being able to play such characters.”

So will we see Maxine Fortenberry in True Blood’s Season 6? Dale reassures us that we have nothing to worry about:

“Yes, you do get to see her again this season, sort of closer to the end of the season…I had the joy of sitting next to that handsome Joe Manganiello [Alcide].”

Under the Dome airs on CBS, Monday nights.

For more in on what Dale is up to, be sure to check out the link below!

Credit: Highlight Hollywood – EXCLUSIVE Interview With Star Dale Raoul To Appear In Season Opener Of CBS’s New Brilliant Drama ‘Under The Dome’, A Stephen King Adaptation, Highlight Hollywood News

(Photo Credit: HBO Inc.)



Bon Temps Tattler: Maxine Fights Back

April 1, 2010

Citizens of Bon Temps, I come here today with a heavy heart. I cannot believe my boy Hoyt has joined in the forces of the vampire against his own mother. Instead of coming to my defense and joining in helping my cause, MADV, Mothers Against Dating Vampires, he is now leading others into the path of destruction. If I didn’t see it myself I would not have believed my boy would stoop so low as to write a column about dating dead things! Even goin’ so far as to bring up my treatment of black folk! With God as my witness, believe me when I tell you, some of my best friends are black folk! And Hoyt knows I have no problem with letting Lafayette cook me up some of his delicious fried chicken.

And as for his little harlot hog tying me? I dare her. That just goes to show you readers: these creatures of the night are not like the rest of us. Here they are wanting the same rights as us humans but I don’t expect a shark to have the same rights as I do just because they eat a person now and then. What’s next? Are we gonna be givin’ rights to to lions and sharks and bears? Just because we’re their food and we’re the vampires’ food? I tell you it just ain’t natural. The only man that will ever get my respect for rising’ from the dead is the good Lord Jesus.

As for the returning of her so called virtue, that’s God’s way of punishing her for being the undead and fornicating with a sweet innocent boy like my Hoyt. Again, it’s just unnatural! If God wanted us to have relations with dead things, he would have made that the 11th commandment but unfortunately for her there are only 10! So if you’re reading this you fly-by-night Jezebel, you need to do us both a favor and stay away from my boy! Because next time, I might not be so nice.

For all those who are true to this cause, we will be selling bumper stickers and t-shirts along with informational pamphlets on *How Not to Date a Vampire* at the next meeting for the Decedents of the Glorious Dead, who died for our country,  and stayed dead, unlike some folks who shall remain nameless.

*MADV Because Mama knows Best!*

Maxine Fortenberry

[Editorial comment: Please feel free to leave your opinions in the comment section at the bottom of this ‘Letters to the Editor’ section. No reason why us more normal folks can’t have our say too!]

(Header Graphic:  Kasandra Rose)


Bon Temps Tattler: The Truth About Maxine Fortenberry

February 1, 2010

Dear Editor,

I feel I am placed in a position of defending myself for the attacks of your redneck gossip rag and the one-sided backwoods views of Maxine Fortenberry. I was instructed by my maker, Bill Compton, to try to smooth things over, he doesn’t like vampire’s public image to be sullied. So I’m writing to clear a few things up. I am Jessica Hamby, I do date Hoyt Fortenberry and I am vampire. I will address the article and attempt to remain a lady but I do not give my word on this.

First, My Lord Mrs. Fortenberry, if the truth shall set you free, you must be securely hogtied. You raised Hoyt as a single mother and tried your best to make him a momma’s boy, well that is until I came along. You see folks, it isn’t really that I am vampire that truly upsets Mrs. Fortenberry, it is the fact that that her son might one day leave her. As far as me being an orphan vampire, she is mistaken there too. I was the oldest child of Mr. and Mrs. Jordan Hamby and now I am Bill Compton’s child, well… sort of.

I have read through her vile lies several times and I do not see where my being a vampire is truly her concern. I believe she referred to me as a ‘Jezebel’ that can work ‘sex spells’. Well let me tell all of you something, I was a virgin when I met Hoyt, so y’all tell me, who used a sex spell on who. Now for those of you that don’t know, that means I’ll be a virgin forever. Which means I have my cherry popped every time and let me tell you that is not something I enjoy so much that I would lead an innocent man to his ruin.

Heavens! I didn’t even learn how to glamour till I got to Dallas but it is a very nice ability to have.  After all, if that crazy woman attacked me I could just glamoure her. It would be tempting to then make her my pet. Oh, I bet she peed a little after reading that. Don’t worry Mrs. Fortenberry, Bill won’t let me do anything to humans. Besides, Hoyt might get a little mad at me.  What I find very funny is that all she thinks about is the sex. I bet if she had a man this wouldn’t even be an issue. She is just a dried up old hag that has nothing to live for except controlling her son. And now Hoyt ain’t having none of it no more.

Bill has told me to try to remain as pleasant as I can to her, but this MADV group she is forming is nothing more than a pathetic attempt to get her baby boy back and I ain’t allowing it! Whether you like it or not Mrs Fortenberry, I love Hoyt and he loves me. This group will not change that.

In closing I would like to remind Mrs Fortenberry that if something was to happen to Hoyt, like a car crash or a heart attack from her grilled potato chip and cheese, ‘heart-attack-on-a-plate’ sammiches, please consider who would be able to help him heal, even critical wounds, I can even help with years of deep fried guilt. There may be a time when she is very thankful for who and what I am. The only thing I’ll ever be thankful to her for is Hoyt, for which I’m very grateful, but that doesn’t mean she can bad mouth me in the pages of this paper!

Sanguinely Yours,

Jessica Hamby, Vampire

(Header Graphic:  Kasandra Rose)


Bon Temps Tattler: Maxine Fortenberry Report

December 5, 2009

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Well it’s about time someone wanted to hear someone with a lick of sense!  I would like to first thank the Bon Temps Tattler for requesting my services as a bonafide reporter of this fine paper.  And I give my word that I will report the strange happenings of our town to the best of my abilities and I will tell the truth and as the Good Lord says, “The truth will set you free!”

First of all, I would like to lay all my cards on the table and apologize for the actions of my son Hoyt.  I am sure by now you all know he as been dating a Vampire.  I have tried on my own as a single parent to raise my boy as best as I can but a mother can only do so much.  I tell you this is a mother’s worst nightmare and it has to be stopped.  I know some of you must think ill of me for coming out like this and talking openly about my own flesh and blood, but how can I stop this monstrosity of humans dating vampires if I don’t step up to the plate and do something about it myself. It just breaks my heart to do this but I would not be doing the readers of this fine paper Justice to just sweep this under the rug.  My integrity as a reporter for the Bon Temps Tribune and telling my town the truth is far more important than worrying about what other people think of me.  If I can reach others through my own experience maybe I can save our beloved town from loosing their loved ones to the wicked ways of the vampire.

This harlot my boy is dating has come in and brainwashed my poor boy and taken him from me.  I am quite certain she did some vampire who do Voodoo mind control sex spell to get him to even look her way.   My Hoyt would not look at such trash without some kind of mind manipulation.  And a mother knows her own flesh and blood more than she even knows herself.  This vampire is a shady one I tell you and she hides her evil ways looking all innocent, like she’s this poor Little Orphan Vampire, but I got this Jezebel’s number.  She is nothing but a wolf in sheep’s clothing!  Now she may have gotten past my son with her harlot ways and her fangy smile but she did not get past me.  I immediately noticed she was wearing white after Labor Day.  That just shows me she not only is a blood sucking harlot but she has no class at all whatsoever!  It was probably some manipulative ploy to make herself look virginal and innocent but I saw right through her, yes I did, all the way down to her red shoes!!!!  And there is nothing good that ever comes from a woman that wears red!  It is the color of the beast.

Now all this and my own experience got me to thinking that it is now time to take action as a community and fight this new trend of our beloved ones dating the vampires. We need to take our loved ones back.  We must get them out of the evil lairs of the vampire and home where they belong!  I am starting a help group for our community. Oh yes I am.  I mean someone has to take the bull by the horns and that someone is me, Maxine Fortenberry!

We call ourselves MADV,  “Mothers Against Dating Vampires.”  We will be here for all your trials and tribulations caused by these creatures of the night taking away our loved ones with their vile and ungodly ways!  Vampires should stick to their own kind and we will not back down!  Our mission will be to stop any and all vampires from dating our beloved family and friends.  They WILL leave out loved ones alone after we are done!  They will be sent back to their coffins and stick to their own kind and I will not until that happens will we rest!

Anyone interested in joining us to help in our cause, please do not hesitate to call me ASAP and sign up!  MADV NEEDS YOU!!!!  And don’t forget to come to our bake sale next week at Bon Temps High in support of our cause.  MADV!  Mothers Against Dating Vampires!

Maxine Fortenberry

Do you support Maxine‘s MADV club or are you a fangbanger yourself?  Let others know what you are thinking about this new organization.

(Header Graphic:  Kasandra Rose)


Maxine Fortenberry – Dale Raoul

January 8, 2009

Maxine Fortenberry

Maxine Fortenberry

Maxine Fortenberry – (Dale Raoul)

The town busy body, Hoyt Fortenberry’s mother and Adele (Gran) Stackhouse friend.  Always has an opinion to share and trys to keep tight reigns on  her son Hoyt.  Also is a member of DGD – Descendants of the Glorius Dead.


Dale Raoul as Maxine Fortenberry

January 3, 2009

Dale Raoul

Dale Raoul

Dale Raoul as Maxine Fortenberry