The Vault wishes William Sanderson (Sheriff Bud Dearborne) a Happy Birthday – January 10!
During a shoot on the True Blood set last night Stephen Moyer was bucked off a horse while shooting a scene for episode 2 of True Blood’s third season. According to our source Stephen was slightly injured and couldn’t complete the night’s work, in his trailer he was wrapped in ice packs.
After he had recovered from the initial pain his spirits were up again but everyone was a little shaken. Depending on how fast Stephen recovers from this unfortunate fall, they might be forced to shoot around him until he makes a full recovery.
According to True Blood creator Alan Ball, whether you’re a fan of Bill and Sookie or Sookie and Eric, season 3 of the HBO hit is sure to make you very unhappy. And, oddly, very happy, too. “Take a look at Joe [Manganiello],” he teases of the hunk he cast as the psychic’s new love interest, the werewolf Alcide. “Do you think [they] have reason to be worried?”
“We were looking for a guy who was big, sexy, decent and heroic, with some darkness,” he says. “And [Manganiello] showed us all of that in the audition.”
In fact, the One Tree Hill alum so impressed the boss that he wasn’t asked to take a chemistry test with leading lady Anna Paquin. “We do that when we have four or five options,” Ball explains, “and in this instance, I felt like Joe was the only one who came close to what the character needed to be.”
Though Alcide isn’t introduced as a potential suitor for Sookie — “As in the book, he’s helping her find [her kidnapped boyfriend] Bill,” Ball notes, “and he has a business reason for owing Eric a favor” — one (bad) thing leads to an (incredibly sexy) other. “He’s there with her during a very painful time in her life — and his life, actually. And they’re thrown into some pretty intense situations together.
“And hello, he’s hot!” he adds with a laugh. “And hello, so is she. Two hot people in some intense situations and, for whatever reasons, their significant others are not there… they’re human.”
Image Credit: True Blood: John P. Johnson/HBO; Joe Manganiello
The 41st NAACP Image Awards nominees were announced today during a press conference at The SLS Hotel at Beverly Hills and True Blood’s Alexander Woo has been nominated for Outstanding Writing in a Dramatic Series for the final episode of Season 2, “Beyone Here Lies Nothin”.
The 41st NAACP Image Awards will air live on Friday, February 26 (8:00 – 10:00 PM ET/PT Tape-Delayed) on FOX.
This year, over 1,200 entries were received. From those entries, a special committee of 300 industry professionals and NAACP leaders from across the country selected five nominees in each of the 53 categories. Any artist, manager, publicist, production company, record label, studio, network or publishing house could submit an entry to the NAACP Image Awards. The final selections are voted on by NAACP members, and winners will be announced during the live airing of the 41st NAACP Image Awards.
The ABC network leads with a total of 22 nominations, followed by NBC with 13, CBS with 12, and FOX, Lifetime and TNT with 9 each. “Grey’s Anatomy” received 6 nominations, followed by “Everybody Hates Chris” and “Tyler Perry’s House of Payne” both receiving 4 nominations, followed by “Ugly Betty” with 3.
Here are the other nominees in this category:
Outstanding Writing in a Dramatic Series
* Alexander Woo – “True Blood” – Beyond Here Lies Nothin (HBO)
* Kathleen McGhee-Anderson – “Lincoln Heights” – Home Again (ABC Family)
* Sara Hess – “House” – The Greater Good (FOX)
* Shonda Rhimes – “Grey’s Anatomy” – What a Difference A Day Makes (ABC)
* Zoanne Clack – “Grey’s Anatomy” – Stand By Me (ABC)
Founded on February 12, 1909, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is the nation’s oldest and largest civil rights organization. Its half-million adult and youth members throughout the United States and the world are the premier advocates for civil rights in their communities, and monitor equal opportunity in the public and private sectors. For more information on the NAACP IMAGE AWARDS, please visit naacpimageawards.net.
The presenters for the 16th Annual Screen Actor’s Guild Awards have been announced today and Anna Paquin is one of the celebs that will take climb the stage and present an award.
Other presenters are George Clooney, Alec Baldwin, Meryl Streep, Chris O’Donnell, Stanley Tucci, Michelle Monaghan and Jane Lynch.
True Blood has been nominated for “Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series”.
The 16th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards will be simulcast live nationally on TNT and TBS on Saturday, Jan. 23, 2010 at 8 p.m. ET/PT, 7 p.m. CT, and 6 p.m. MT from the Los Angeles Shrine Exposition Center.