Check out the latest podcast from EJ Scott.This time, EJ’s guest is Rob Kazinsky known for his appearances in Pacific Rim and East Enders in the UK. Also, he was most recently seen in “Pacific Rim” and has just been cast in the films, Warcraft and Kingdom of Rain.
True Blood fans know Rob best as “Ben”, aka Warlow in Season 6 of True Blood. Listen to hear Rob talk about how he got the part on True Blood, (at about 1:25) what it was like to work with Anna Paquin and that he thinks that Stephen Moyer will be a great director. He also talked about how it was to be tied to a gravestone for several episodes.
Come see EJ Scott “Shootin’ The Shit…” IMPROV – TONIGHT – Saturday, December 7th at 9pm with True Blood’s Michael McMillian @McMillzz and Janina Gavankar @Janina at The Cupcake Theater 6520 Hollywood Blvd. in Hollywood, CA. Admission is $5.00.
Alexander Skarsgård is spending much of the hiatus from True Blood walking to The South Pole for charity. The three teams, UK, US and the The Commonwealth (Canadian/Australia) are on their way. Also trekking across the frozen tundra is Prince Harry on the UK team and The Wire’s Dominic West with The Commonwealth (Canadian/Australia).
Below is a photo of Alex, who is walking for the US team, from the video below; yes, that’s Alexander Skarsgard.
The project “Walk for the Wounded,” is a “U.K. charity that helps retrain and reeducate wounded servicemen and women to help them find long term employment after they have left the Armed Forces.” For two weeks, they will be racing alongside wounded warriors as far as 13 miles a day in below freezing temperatures — all to raise money for a worthy cause!!
Posted yesterday on the Facebook Page:
On Day 5 of the Virgin Money South Pole Allied Challenge the teams arrived at their first Checkpoint.
The first rest day has given the team members some much needed time to rest, recuperate and reflect on their first four days.
As the teams arrived, it became obvious that underneath the concrete determination of all the team members, the harsh reality of the Antarctic was starting to take its toll.
With the safety of all those involved at the forefront of Expedition Director, Ed Parker‘s mind, the decision to suspend the race has been made to ensure the well being of all those involved.
Going forward, the final leg of the Virgin Money South Pole Allied Challenge will begin from the team’s second allotted checkpoint, 112 km from the South Pole. The team members will be driven to this point and over the course of the next 7 days, will move as one whole allied team to reach the South Pole together.
Virgin Money has set a target to raise £100,000 over the course of the Virgin Money South Pole Allied Challenge to help support Walking With The Wounded.
The Virgin Money South Pole Allied Challenge hopes to raise awareness, to show the public who our wounded are, to tell their stories, to highlight the support they need. They are also to champion these extraordinary people who do not give up despite injury, who continue to face challenges with determination and courage.
You can see Alex in the video below as the walkers are getting instruction. Alex is sitting at a table:
And this video you can see the teams struggling through the weather:
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Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer took time to continue the promotion of their film “Free Ride” before flying back to L.A. The couple did a couple of interviews and attended the “Free Ride” press day and photo call.
Free Ride will be released theatrically in New York and Los Angeles on January 10, 2014, and will also be available to watch on that date via various Video On Demand providers.
@andrewfreund tweeted this photo:
Just had a candid chat with #AnnaPaquin and #StephenMoyer about #TrueBlood, the marijuana trade #SoundofMusic and more! #nyc
Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer stopped by to promote their film, “Free Ride” in theaters January 10th!
Joe Manganiello, True Blood’s Alcide joins Rachael Ray and her guest co-host for the day, Regis Philbin, this coming Monday, December 9 – WatchJoe and Regis Philbin go head-to-head in a classic carnival game to test their strength!
After each of his swings, Joe answers a question from one of our viewers (he reveals the strangest place anyone’s ever asked him to sign an autograph!). Regis decided he also wanted to give it a try. And like Joe, he decided the ladies would like it if he took off his jacket.
Joe also chats about his experience being on True Blood. The show airs this coming Monday and I’d be happy to pass on more photos or a video clip if you’re interested. Viewers can check RachaelRayShow.com to see when the show airs in their area.
So, who hit it harder: Joe or Regis?! Watch the video and look at the photos and tune in on Monday to find out!
source: Publicity Coordinator - ”Rachael Ray”
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True Blood’s Carrie Preston is joining the IHI Therapy Center’s 40th Anniversary Celebration Gala. Directed by Sherri Eden Barber, the one-night performance will take place at the New York Theater Workshop.
When: MONDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2013 at 7:30pm with After-Party: 9pm-11pm (Open Bar) at the NEW YORK THEATRE WORKSHOP 79 E 4th Street, New York, NY 10003
Here’s more about it:
What advice would you give your younger self? Would you tell yourself to pick a different college? A different circle of friends? Or would you simply want to know that no matter how confused or alone you may feel, that everything will be OK.
That’s the idea behind IHI Therapy Center’s 40th anniversary celebration gala: “Love, Yourself.” On Monday evening, some of the city’s top celebrities including Olympia Dukakis, Carrie Preston (The Good Wife and True Blood), Maulik Pancholy (30 Rock), Natasha Lyonne (Orange is the New Black), Lea DeLaria (OITNB), Alysia Reiner (OITNB), Zachary Booth (Damages), Wade Davis (The Out List), Pedro Pascal (Game of Thrones), Brian Murray, and Halley Feiffer (Bored to Death) will perform emotional readings from Sarah Moon and James Lecesne‘s The Letter Q, a collection of letters written by award winning queer artists to their younger selves.
Below is an exclusive clip from Blair Erickson’s film The Banshee Chapter with True Blood’s Michael McMillian, which is to be released on VOD by XLrator Media December 12. It will also play in limited theaters on January 10.
In the film, “On the trail of a missing friend (Michael McMillian) who had been experimenting with mind-altering drugs, a young jour The Silence of The Lambs) — finds herself drawn into the dangerous world of top-secret government chemical research and the mystery of a disturbing radio signal of unknown origin. A fast-paced thriller blending fact and fiction, Banshee Chapter is based on real documents, actual test subject testimony, and uncovered secrets about covert programs run by the CIA.”
True Blood’s Carrie Preston asks for your support for the New Harmony Project in the video below. NHP seeks to serve those writers/scripts that explore the human journey by offering hope and showing respect for the positive values of life.
In April of 1986, a group of theatre, film, and television professionals gathered in Indianapolis to explore the trend in those arts toward exploitative and sensational material. They concluded there was a need to engage and support writers whose work sought a goal beyond mere entertainment, work that sought to empower and uplift. It was out of this meeting that The New Harmony Project was created.
The New Harmony Project helps bring together talented writers, directors, dramaturgs, filmmakers, actors, and students from around the country. Their participants gather each spring to create a nurturing environment for writers — a setting free of the restrictive pressures of the professional world. In this community, every artist becomes a resource to the process of the writer. Through an intensive series of readings and rehearsals, we afford each writer the rare opportunity of having the freedom to explore ideas without the fear of failure.
Now in our 27th year, they are still firmly rooted in the tenets upon which we were founded. Our unique mission is not only to develop new scripts for film, television, and theatre, but also to positively impact the culture by seeking out and nurturing writers whose work offers hope and celebrates the dignity of the human spirit.
They have found that the fellowship and encouragement of the entire community is essential to serving the writers and our mission. The New Harmony Project is built on relationships — some old, some new, but all growing.
And last, we learn a lot about Joe’s past when he met up with Huffngton Post.
Did you know that Joe Manganiello wasn’t always the buff werewolf you see today on “True Blood.” The 36-year-old actor stopped by HuffPost Live today (Dec. 3) to discuss his new book, “Evolution: The Cutting Edge Guide to Breaking Down Mental Walls and Building the Body You’ve Always Wanted,” and revealed that he struggled with alcohol problem in his 20s.
Joe Manganiello as a teen
“There was a period of about four years where I needed to quit drinking. And the drinking got in the way [of my career],” he told host Alyona Minkovski. “And I talk about that a lot in the book. It was one of those obstacles that I had to get over and once again I needed to clear the road in order for these things to happen, so it really is an inside job. I had to clean up my act and figure that whole situation out.”
When asked if he drinks anymore, Manganiello said, “No, it’s been over 11 years.”
“My life was ruined,” he added of his struggle. “I was homeless, careless and broke with no career, so yes, it was worth it [to get sober].”
The 6-foot-5 hunk used his newfound strength to get healthy and take care of his body. Believe it or not, Manganiello was once a skinny little kid, as you can see in the below photo.
He told HuffPost Live that he was bullied as a teen, but that the pressure to be better made him stronger.
“Failure became a huge part of my success story,” he explained. “Now, you hear about these soccer games kids play when goals aren’t counted. Everybody gets the orange slice and the pat on the back and everybody says ‘Good job!’ And that wasn’t the case for me and I think I benefited from that. I’m glad that I lost, I’m glad that I failed, I’m glad that I felt that way and decided to do something about it … I never wanted to feel that way again and it drove me.”
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The live performance Sound of Music starring Stephen Moyer as Captain von Trapp beat the competition hands down in the ratings, with 18.5 millions viewers Maria and the von Trapps topped the list. Stephen Moyer acted, sang and danced along side Carrie Underwood and the seven kids in a way that made us forget all about his True Blood alter ego.
Stephen Moyer can sing! For all I know, I’m suffering from the aftereffects of glamouring, but Stephen Moyer without a doubt proved to the world that he’s more than just a charismatic vampire with a God complex and a syrupy drawl. He’s a damn fine singer too! Whether it was joining the Von Trapp moppets in the middle of “The Sound of Music,” holding his own with Laura Benanti and Christian Borle during “No Way to Stop It” or eliciting pathos while singing “Edelweiss,” Moyer gave hope to the millions of True Blood fans that Bill Compton will bust out into song sometime next season. Your move, Skarsgård. Note to Truebies: Anyone else hoping that Eric and Godric were going show up as the SS officers escorting Capt. Von Trapp to his new naval position?
Check out some of Stephen’s best scenes, unfortunately these videos aren’t available to viewers world-wide.
Something Good – The Sound of Music, Live!
Carrie Underwood and Stephen Moyer sing the romantic duet from NBC’s The Sound of Music Live!
Edelweiss – The Sound of Music, Live!
Carrie Underwood, Stephen Moyer and the cast sing the favorite song from NBC’s The Sound of Music Live!
No Way to Stop It – The Sound of Music, Live!
Laura Benanti, Christian Borle and Stephen Moyer sing the trio from NBC’s The Sound of Music Live!
How Can Love Survive – The Sound of Music, Live!
Stephen Moyer, Laura Benanti and Christian Borle ask the age-old question in NBC’s The Sound of Music Live!
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