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Happy Birthday William Sanderson

Posted by Lynnpd On January - 9 - 2010
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The Vault wishes William Sanderson (Sheriff Bud Dearborne) a Happy Birthday – January 10!


Stephen Moyer falls off horse on True Blood set

Posted by Shadaliza On January - 9 - 2010

stephenmoyerDuring 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.

Joe Manganiello to be on One Tree Hill podcast January 11

Posted by Lynnpd On January - 9 - 2010

For Joe Manganiello who is reprising his role as the bartender Owen on One Tree Hill, set to air in February, having also been chosen for the role of Alcide the werewolf on season three of HBO’s hit series True Blood is huge.

And, a treat is in store since for us True Blood fans since he is going to be on the One Tree Hill Podcast on January 11. During the interview he will talk about his new role in True Blood and also is reported to give a preview of the Mississippi accent that he is trying to perfect for Alcide.

Manganiello is currently in Wilmington filming for One Tree Hill and then will head back to Los Angeles to begin filming True Blood in late January.

Be sure to check out Manganiello on the One Tree Hill Podcast January 11 by clicking on the source below.

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The Australian Films of 2010: Griff the Invisible

Posted by Lynnpd On January - 9 - 2010
Reviews of new Australian films for 2010 are already coming out and this reviewer likes Ryan Kwanten’s new film Griff the Invisible. We sure hope he’s right.

Here’s what he has to say about Ryan’s new film:

Griff the Invisible – How excited am I for Griff the Invisible? VERY! I do believe this is the first Australian superhero movie since The Return of Captain Invincible (starring Alan Arkin!) in the 1980s. Leon Ford’s debut feature film (he is also an actor and appears in Beneath Hill 60) stars True Blood’s Jason Stackhouse himself Ryan Kwanten as a man who is an office worker by day and a superhero by night. The wonderful Maeve Dermody stars as his love interest.

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Show your support for Anna Paquin to win second Golden Globe!

Posted by Lynnpd On January - 9 - 2010
Anna Paquin will have to fend off old and new blood if she wants to defend her Golden Globe win for drama actress.

The True Blood star will vie with two-time nominee January Jones (Mad Men), past champs Kyra Sedgwick (The Closer) and Glenn Close (Damages), and Julianna Margulies for her freshman hit The Good Wife.

Would you like to see Paquin become the first woman to defend her crown since Edie Falco (The Sopranos) did 10 years ago? Or is one of the other four ladies more deserving? As of this posting Anna is winning hands down, but she needs our support so, be sure to vote.


The 67th annual Golden Globes ceremony, hosted by Ricky Gervais, airs live Sunday, Jan. 17, at 8/7c on NBC.

Michelle Forbes, Maryann on True Blood, although not returning to the show since her character of Maryann was killed off, made an indelible impression upon the fans. Recently, we reported that she has a new part in Durham County, where she will continue to show off her acting abilities to their fullest. Here’s an interview from New York Magazine’s Entertainment section, where she discusses her part of Maryann in True Blood, the new part in Durham County and the “psychos” she has been playing recently.

After years of small but important roles in such TV series as Star Trek: The Next Generation, Battlestar Galactica, In Treatment, and 24, Michelle Forbes carved an indelible new niche for herself — sexy psycho — as the troublemaking, orgiastic maenad Maryann on True Blood. The native Texan (who sounds strangely British on the phone) adds to that portfolio in season two of the Canadian crime series Durham County, which airs on Ion Mondays at 10 p.m. In this eerie drama with a noir touch, Forbes plays a wounded and mysterious forensic psychologist who has a central role in this year’s creepy murder case. Vulture spoke with Forbes about her cult following, her varied career, and making bloody meat pies.

Had you heard of Durham County before taking the part?
No, not really. My agent told me about it, and I happened to see a trailer for it online, and I just thought it was so visually compelling. I just got seduced by the tone of the show and the score, and jumped at the chance to meet with Adrienne Mitchell, the producer. I was on a plane a few days after that, right after the first season of True Blood.

It’s a little creepy for my taste, to tell the truth.
Yeah, it has sort of a bleak, Eastern European thing going on sometimes, and some people are into the bleak and some won’t be. It has the darker parts of our psychology in there. Certain people are going to enjoy it, but the people that are into lighter fare, not so much.

What’s with you and playing psychos?
I’m really not sure. Because I keep seeing these words behind my name — sinister, dark, villainous — and look, all work is good, but I have played a lot of other roles, they just don’t have quite the rabid fan base of True Blood. And even though Maryann may have had that reputation, actually acting in True Blood was like being in a playground every day.

How so?
There is that side of her that’s fun, and she’s a party girl that’s just dancing and wearing fabulous clothes — that was the part I loved to do. Everybody goes, “Ooh, that was really frightening and dark.”
I didn’t get any of that until we finished filming it and I saw it.

You really didn’t think that cooking a meat pie out of guts and instigating domestic abuse would play out as a dark scene?
That scene seemed to freak everybody out! But playing it, I was really just cooking dinner for my children. A special treat [Creepy laughter]. Maryann just lives in a different place, that’s not dark for her, death isn’t dark for her: She’s immortal. I had the time of my life on True Blood, especially after Durham County and that grim, bleak world we live in.

So you, personally, aren’t a psycho, right?
I’m not like that at all! I was really quite perplexed why Alan [Ball] had this strange idea to cast me as Maryann, because in my eyes, I’m just clumsy and shy. To play this completely uninhibited, extroverted, graceful person — I was really quite perplexed. It was kind of nice to tap into that side. You know, that girly, fluid side.

Do you think True Blood has expanded your fan base?
I guess so. For whatever reason, every project I do becomes sort of a cult, or a cultish show, you know, like Battlestar, or even a film I did years ago, Kalifornia, people refer to it as a cult film.

You seem to have arcs on a lot of shows, but you haven’t lately been a series regular. Why not?
I’ve gotten a reputation for being a big commitment-phobe, because those seven-year contracts have always sort of put the fear of God in me. There’s something really terrifying about playing the same character for seven years. But actually I think True Blood is the one that got away, because you can never get bored on that show.

So there’s no chance that Maryann’s going to return from hell or wherever she is?
I think that Maryann story was definitely told and told in full.

Bummer. I saw someone at Halloween dressed up as Maryann.
You’re kidding! Oh deary me, that is funny. Did they have bullhorns sticking out of their torso?

Alan Ball talks about Sookie and Alcide

Posted by Shadaliza On January - 8 - 2010

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

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True Blood’s Alexander Woo nominated for NAACP Image Award

Posted by Shadaliza On January - 8 - 2010

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”.

0ae369b74144f041cb8fd580d11732bf3d6The 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.

Anna Paquin to present at the SAG Awards

Posted by Shadaliza On January - 7 - 2010

Anna PaquinThe 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.

Happy Birthday Michelle Forbes!

Posted by Lynnpd On January - 7 - 2010
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The Vault wishes Michelle Forbes (Maryann) a Happy Birthday – January 8!


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