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Kristin Bauer interview with Conscious Culture Magazine

Posted by Lynnpd On February - 7 - 2014

Kristin Bauer van Straten is interviewed by Maranda Pleasant for “Origin” The Conscious Culture Magazine.  Read a portion of the interview below:


Maranda Pleasant: What makes you come alive?
Kristin Bauer: Art and the triumph of the human spirit – the two combined thrill me. It’s the “Braveheart” moment, the stuff Joseph Campbell talks about, “the heroes journey,” a beautiful documentary on a poignant topic, the fireman saving a kitten from a burning building. It’s the combo of heroism and kindness against the odds or even good reason. It implies immortality because it is the domain of the soul. That evidence of the spirit of life is what makes me get out of bed in the morning.

MP: What makes you feel vulnerable?
KB: Loss. I’ve had my share, less than so many though, but enough to feel empathy. It’s tough and I see it so much on Earth, too much suffering. The loss of free will I find unacceptable – what most of us refer to as rights.

MP: If you could say something to everyone on the planet, what would it be?
KB: I can tell you what I am working on, which is being more cognizant of my actions and how they affect others, most I will never meet. I’ve begun with my purchases. I’m focusing on quality versus quantity – a nicer tee-shirt with organic cotton and buying just one or two instead of five that are cheaper but made with GMO cotton, which is hard on Earth, sewn by slave labor, shipped all the way from China on boats that use lots of oil and can kill whales with ship strikes and sold by (some) companies that could treat their employees better. It’s actually just a slight shift of attention. It’s caring a little more beyond myself. And I think it may be our only hope – and it feels much better to my soul, which in the end may be all we have.

MP: How do you handle emotional pain?
KB: I am either blessed or cursed with having little barrier between feeling emotions and displaying them for all to see. My heart is on my sleeve. It’s not comfortable but…I am an artist so it’s useful and my friends are used to me getting teary at any moment. So, it just runs through me and I know it will continue to, but my best source of grounding are animals and nature. Animals live more in the moment and don’t worry so much! And nature is proof of a greater power than myself. Both put things in perspective, or at least gently move us forward.

MP: Tell me about your latest project
KB: Right now I’m directing a documentary on elephant ivory and rhino horn poaching in Africa. Species of Rhinos have already gone extinct in the wild and elephants will be extinct in less than 10 years at this rate of killing. Africa is being raped mainly by Asia, but the second largest market for dead endangered animals is the US. Most don’t know this is happening. I didn’t, but once I found out, I had to try and help. My husband is from Africa and his family is from Kenya. This is very close to home for both of us and Abri will be doing the music for the movie. I’m in editing now…it’s been quite a long intense journey so far and I’m probably only about one third of the way.

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Joe Manganiello Reads Hilarious Amazon Review @Midnight fun

Posted by Lynnpd On February - 7 - 2014

True Blood’s Joe Manganiello stopped by Comedy Central to read a very special review of a very special t-shirt on Amazon.  Joe is incredibly funny while reading the review, written by an actual person.  He read it in what he considers to be “as the poster” would sound. You can buy the T Shirt on Amazon at the link below.

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WATCH Joe who showed up in particular to read a memorable Amazon review that someone gave a t-shirt featuring three wolves howling at the moon.


Say Happy Birthday to Deborah Ann Woll by giving to the CRF

Posted by Lynnpd On February - 7 - 2014

Happy Birthday to Deborah Ann Woll!

Today is Deborah Ann Woll’s Birthday and to celebrate she would love it if you would consider making a donation to to her boyfriend’s charity, the Choroideremia Research Foundation.


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Rutina Wesley on the Runway for Go Red For Women

Posted by Lynnpd On February - 7 - 2014

True Blood’s Tara, Rutina Wesley, is seen in the photos below wearing Max Azria on the red carpet at Go Red For Women – The Heart Truth Red Dress Collection 2014 Show Made Possible By Macy’s And SUBWAY Restaurants at The Theatre at Lincoln Center on February 6, 2014 in New York City. Other photos show Rutina walking down the runway showing off her lovely dress.



Sam Trammell attends the premiere of ‘In Secret’

Posted by Lynnpd On February - 7 - 2014

True Blood’s shapeshifter, Sam Trammell arrives at the Los Angeles premiere of ‘In Secret’ at ArcLight Hollywood on February 6, 2014 in Hollywood, California.



True Blood’s Arlene, Carrie Preston attended the Tadashi Shoji fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Fall 2014 at The Salon at Lincoln Center on February 6, 2014 in New York City.


The Vault Wishes Deborah Ann Woll A Happy Birthday!

Posted by Lynnpd On February - 6 - 2014

The Vault wishes Deborah Ann Woll (Jessica Hamby) a Happy Birthday – February 7.

65307833thevault626201193737AMTrue Blood’s Jim Parrack has been added to the Broadway revival for “Of Mice and Men.” Jim has been hired to play the part of the wise mule driver of the ranch. James Franco, Chris O’Dowd and Leighton Meester will also star in Tony-winner Anna D. Shapiro’s Broadway production of the John Steinbeck classic.

Parrack, who also starred in Battle: Los Angeles, will reunite with James Franco, having appeared in the filmmaker’s Child of God and his adaptation of William Faulkner’s As I Lay Dying. He also has a role in Franco’s next Faulkner project, The Sound and the Fury.

On the big screen, Parrack will next be seen in David Ayer’s World War II thriller Fury opposite Brad Pitt, set for a November 2014 release, as well as A Night In Old Mexico, opposite Robert Duvall, which is premiering at SXSW. He is currently directing the independent supernatural thriller Black Curry, in which he also stars.

Anna D. Shapiro, a Tony winner for Tracy Letts’ August: Osage County, will direct the Steinbeck adaptation, which marks the first time the play has been seen on Broadway in 40 years.

Produced by David Binder, it begins previews March 19 at the Longacre Theatre, with official opening set for April 16. Tickets go on sale Jan. 11 for the limited engagement, which runs through July 27.

The Of Mice and Men revival adds further luster to a starry Broadway lineup for the second half of the 2013-14 season.



First Look at Ryan Kwanten in “Northmen: A Viking Saga”

Posted by Lynnpd On February - 6 - 2014

Below is a first look at True Blood’s Ryan Kwanten in the upcoming film ‘Northmen: A Viking Saga’ – a movie about a gang of Viking marauders being under the command of their young leader.

The first official stills are out now for the upcoming film.

The story is about a group men who are caught in a vicious storm and their longboat is dashed to pieces on the rocks off Scotland.

Trapped deep within enemy territory, the shipwrecked mens’ only chance of survival is to reach the safety of the Viking stronghold Danelag.

With only the enigmatic Conall (played by Kwanten) a monk who preaches with his sword to help them, they cut a bloody swath through anyone who gets in their way.

But the journey becomes a race for their lives when the King of Scotland sends his most feared mercenaries, the Wolf Pack, after them.

Traversing an unfamiliar and hostile land, they are pursued relentlessly. However the hunters become the hunted when the Vikings, eager for battle, set deadly traps and mercilessly decimate their pursuers one by one.

Ryan Kwanten in Northmen: A Viking Saga


The movie is directed by Claudio Fäh shot and cast and crew spent eight weeks shooting it, primarily in South Africa, with some additional shooting done in Germany.

‘Northmen: A Viking Saga’ will be in theaters Spring 2015.


Photos of Kristin Bauer in Teen Horror film “Teen Lust”

Posted by Lynnpd On February - 5 - 2014

Kristin Bauer van Straten is to be seen in the new horror film, “Teen Lust.”

SAW’s Cary Elwes returns to horror with Daryl Sabara, Jon Cor and Kristin Bauer van Straten in Teen Lust, which is being sold by Darclight at the upcoming EFM in Berlin.

Directed by Blaine Thurier, below are the first images of Kristin from this horror comedy.

Synopsis: “An awkward high school student strives to lose his virginity before his parents and their Satanic cult can sacrifice him to the devil.

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