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Last night I attended a book signing for the book TRUE BLOOD: STEVE NEWLIN’S FIELD GUIDE TO VAMPIRES. The signing was held at a small book store called, Book Soup in West Hollywood. It's a friendly, little bookstore right on Sunset Boulevard that is home to over 60,000 titles, specializing in art, film, photography, music, controversial non-fiction, and literary fiction, as well as international magazines at our outdoor newsstand, NewsMews. Attending the event were the authors, Michael McMillian, who plays Steve Newlin on True Blood and Gianna Sobel, Associater Producer. But that's not all, two additional cast members attended the signing, Deborah Ann ...
On Sunday night, October 27, 2013 I attended The Amanda Foundation's annual Bow Wow Beverly Hills Halloween event. This year the title of the event was The Big "BARK" Theory because the event host was Kaley Cuoco who plays Penny on the show, "The Big Bang Theory." It was held at the same prime location as in the past at 2 Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills. Teri Austin and Tracy Jones put on a great event for all the many animal lovers who attended. Pets, of course, were welcome and some were even dressed up for the annual Halloween costume party. It ...
Sean Harry’s Starfury events has been running conventions for 16 years now, and his Vampire show convention was back for it’s 4th annual event. True Blood guests this year were Michael McMillian who plays the Reverend Steve Newlin and newly turned Vampire. Denis O’Hare was originally billed to be appearing too, but had to cancel due to acting commitments on American Horror Story. He was replaced with a few days to go by Jim Parrack who plays Hoyt Foddenbury. I had met Jim before at another convention and he was a great guest so was happy with him to be replacing Denis. ...
Two Trubie Sisters Hit the Free Ride World Premiere at the Hamptons International Film Festival, October 11th 2013. Act I Heading to the Hamptons Each year in mid-October, film buffs from near and far descend upon the famed East End of Long Island for the Hamptons International Film Festival (HIFF), and this year was the first that we were amongst them. Ask most people what comes to mind when one mentions the Hamptons, they’ll likely say, “Sand! Surf! Sun drenched summer beaches! Celebrities! Swanky parties! Alliteration! (OK, that one was me)”. It’s that for us, too―but it’s also something a bit different. You see, ...
Last week, I met in Los Angeles with the woman who plays, Willa Burrell, Amelia Rose Blaire. I wanted to interview her to not only find out more about her but what it must have been like to play the character she plays on True Blood, the governor's daughter. We sat down at The Grove on the terrace of Barnes & Noble for our chat. BACKGROUND First, here's a little bit about Amelia: Amelia's young, but energetic and seems to be navigating her way in the difficult world of being an actor in Hollywood. I predict that if her character doesn't last out the season, ...
The premiere episode of this True Blood season featured the very first real threesome: Wolves like to do it in the woods. Jamie Gray Hyder is one of the "bitches" of Alcide's pack and she answered exclusively for The Vault some questions about her character and that night in the woods. Follow Jamie on Twitter @JGHyder. What was your audition for the part like and did you only audition once? -My audition only consisted of one line and I knew I had to nail it! I went in, did my audition for a room of people that included True Blood creator, Alan Ball. ...
Since the Vault opened it’s doors in 2008, we have prided ourselves in having original content for our visitors. We are also proud of the close bond we have made with the True Blood family and our list of exclusive interviews demonstrates it. While we've always provided a link to the Vault's exclusive interview section in the top navigation bar, the previous link didn't give an easy way to see not only who we had interviewed, but where to find them. Therefore, we have updated the look of our interview section making it easier for all of our visitors to not ...
In episode 12 of Season 2 of True Blood we all saw Bill Compton when he popped the question to Sookie and then produced plane tickets to go to Vermont where vampires weddings are legal.
Article provided by The Inkspot: A Vermont Wedding Blog by Carey@TheInkSpot
So the Wedding Blogs and Twittosphere is a buzz with what a True Blood wedding might look like. If you’re not a fan of the Sookie Stackhouse novels or the TV series, the following might not make a whole lot of sense, but you might still get some elegant ideas for a gold and silver wedding.
Seeing how Bill was planning to take Sookie to Vermont (I love that this must be the first or only place that vamp/human weddings are allowed, just like with gay weddings), I thought it would be neat to figure out how they’d do it up, Vermont style.
First off, the location. What better than the historic Hildene Lincoln Family home:
Then, of course, the invitation. I think Sookie and Bill would be more classic and refined. Despite he’s former habits, Bill is a refined southern gentleman, so I designed this 7×7 layered invitation with gold and silver:
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On Saturday, September 12, the Macon Film and Video Festival once against hosted actress and hometown girl Carrie Preston. For those of you who’ve been living under a rock for the past year, Carrie is currently starring in HBO’s True Blood. Earlier on Saturday, Carrie hosted a Q & A at Theater Macon for anyone interested in the various aspects of film making and advice for those interested in an acting career. Terrell Sandefur, festival organizer, once again emphasized what a wonderful thing Carrie has done by continuing to support not only the film festival but Macon, Georgia and how generous she has always been with her time and support. Carrie has been presenting her films for several years and the response is always great.
After fielding questions from audience members on various topics concerning how best to break into the acting field and emphasizing that she firmly believes stage acting is the best preparation for a career in films, the questions inevitably turned to her portrayal of Arlene Fowler, the red-haired waitress in HBO’s True Blood. When asked how she first heard of the part and how she got the part, Carrie told us that Alan Ball had suggested she might be interested in the part of Arlene. When she went in to talk with HBO, the costume designer, who was a friend of hers, suggested that she might want to wear a push-up bra and very short skirt. Carrie auditioned for Alan Ball and he sent the tape to HBO and let them know that he thought Carrie was perfect for the part of Arlene. Carrie also said that she really enjoyed playing Arlene, who is so different from who Carrie is. Wearing all the make-up, fake nails, short skirts and red wig can be quite challenging at times. She also said that she felt a responsibility as a person from the south to make Arlene a real flesh and blood character, not just a caricature of what the world associates with the south. She also emphasized that she plays Arlene as a woman who’s vulnerability comes from not having enough money and she’s made bad choices in men. After all, her boyfriend was a serial killer. She also noted that she likes and appreciates input from the directors and that it’s quite amazing the amount of work and effort that goes into each and every detail of every scene.
It was inevitable that someone would ask about those crazy orgy scenes in True Blood and asked if Carrie had a no-nudity clause because she always had her bra on. Carrie said no, she does not have a no-nudity clause and neither does anyone else who signed on with True Blood. She went on to explain that the reason Arlene wears a bra is because she is somewhat small in the bust and Arlene has more of a full bustline. That’s not something the viewing audience would miss noticing, so after pointing this out to the director, who had requested that Carrie be nude from the waist up, it was agreed that Carrie would keep her bra on. Much to Carrie’s relief! But she did say that nudity really wasn’t a problem for her, as she has done some nudity on stage.
Another question asked was if Carrie felt famous. No, she replied. She did not feel famous, but she did feel successful. She felt that she had succeeded in accomplishing the goals she had set for herself when she began her acting career. But she did admit that when she’s on the Red Carpet with all the cameras flashing that she did feel just a little bit famous. She also remarked that her husband, actor Michael Emerson, is really the famous one in their marriage. He really gets the attention. Not a lot of people recognize her, mainly because she looks so different in all her roles from the real Carrie. She said she has been mistaken for a former classmate and a flight attendant! Another thing Carrie mentioned was the lack of privacy when she and her husband are out. She appreciates her fans, but sometimes they can become a nuisance and some of them are downright rude when they infringe on personal time. She told an amusing little story about a time in particular when she and her husband were at a restaurant. They saw a young Japanese couple who clearly recognized Michael Emerson. They were excitedly jumping up and down and waving. They picked up their sleeping baby and proudly shouted “we nam-a him Ben!”
Carrie is currently filming a movie called “A Bag Of Hammers” and is expecting to wrap up shooting very shortly. Before leaving Theatre Macon, Carrie graciously posed for pictures and signed autographs for her fans. As expected, she is very popular in her hometown.
Later that afternoon the town of Macon was treated to a viewing of her wonderful indie film “Lovely…By Surprise” on beautiful Coleman Hill, which overlooks the historic Hay House. After an introduction from festival organizer Terrell Sandefur, Carrie told us a little bit about the movie we were about to see. The weather was perfect, the movie was perfect and a good time was had by all. It was truly a wonderful day! Read the review of Lovely By Surprise here.
Here is the interview with Carrie:
What was it like to film an orgy scene in the middle of the night, had you ever done something like that before?
Carrie: ha, ha, no I hadn’t. I definitely had not. It was quite challenging, it was, I think 38 or 40 degrees. We were in LA and we were in the valley and it was winter….February maybe? and we were shooting, it was a night shoot obviously. So we didn’t even start shooting until the sun went down and we went all the way until 5 or 6 AM. There were a couple of different scenes that took place in that particular location, so we had to do it a couple of times on two different night, two night shoots. Those black contact lenses were definitely disconcerting, so say the least. You can’t see, and it’s dark and we’re doing crazy things and your peripheral vision is gone. It’s akin to looking through a black peephole. It’s all black, even your peripheral vision. AND they cover your entire eye. They don’t pose any danger to the eye, but they do kind off change the shape of your eye a little bit so it was hard to put in any kind of prescription. I wear contact lenses, but they are completely different. They’re thick, it’s like blinking over something that’s thick. So, yeah, I tried to take them out as much as I could and your eyes would get dry and you’d have to put the drops in all the time. So it was a little challenging, but, you know, that’s what you get paid for.
Did you have fun playing a totally out of control Arlene?
Carrie: Yes, I did. I never knew what the scripts were going say or what I was going have to do, but I definitely turned myself over to it with full abandon.
It looked like you were really having fun.
Carrie: Yes, that’s what was required of us, you know, as if we had all taken a big hit of ecstasy or something like that. Like we were having this crazy, crazy drug trip.
I was sorry that Lettie Mae wasn’t part of the orgy.
Carrie: Oh, Lettie Mae is great. I don’t know why they didn’t have her there, that’s an interesting point.
What would you like to see happen to Arlene in season 3?
Carrie: Ah, I’d like to see more of her relationship with Terry, I’d like to see that open up more.
I was disappointed that there wasn’t more of a sweet love story for Arlene and Terry.
Carrie: Yes, I’d like to see that happen, to see Arlene more at home in her element outside of Merlotte’s.
With her little teacup humans.
Carrie: [laughs] Yeah, my little teacup humans, they’re so cute! Yes, I would like to have more scenes with the kids, just to see what it’s like, to really show the single mom aspect of Arlene.
Do you spend time around the kids and get to know them?
It does help, but the kids, they’re total pros, total professionals, and they understand the etiquette of the set. But they’re still kids, so you do have to get them to relax a little bit and it does help to spend time with them. And just play around with them and get to know what kind of games they like or what they’re doing in school, that kind of thing. But these kids are good, they get along with each other.
They don’t look alike…
Carrie: Well, my idea is that they have two different dads.
Do you think that the Terry and Arlene relationship will continue into Season 3?
Carrie: I hope so, but I have nothing to back that up.
What will you be doing during the hiatus?
Carrie: I am working on film called Bag of Hammers. So I’ve been shooting that and I will wrap that up in a couple of weeks. And the rest of the time I’ve been visiting my husband, we actually got to go on a family vacation.
I heard you went to Paris.
Carrie: Yes we went to Paris, we went to Italy, Rome. It was nice to be able to spend time with my family.
I remarked that Carrie should have visited Shadaliza, but Carrie went to Umbria, not Tuscany.
Did you have a new wig this season? It looked much redder.
Carrie: No, they just cut it and used a little different style. They made some more interesting choices with it this season, a different hairstyle. The red fades on a wig, just like it does on a person, isn’t that weird. They have to re-dye it. The lights, and I think just that color in particular fades under the lights. They only have one wig, for me, and then they would have one for my stunt double.
What do you need a stunt double for?
Carrie: Well, they have stunt doubles for everybody. They had the one scene where we jumped out of the tree that they used.
I really enjoyed that scene, how funny it was to me when Arlene said “I got a yellow one.
Carrie: Oh, I made that line up. It was a total improv. Well, this was fun and I’m glad that you came.
We chatted for a few more minutes, but she had many friends and family members anxious to see her. Carrie is very gracious and nice. A wonderful person.
Mehcad Brooks showed off on the runway at Macy’s Passport event at the Fort Mason Center on Thursday (September 17) in San Francisco, Calif. The event benefited AIDS research and charities.
The animation film Metropia starring Alexander Skarsgård’s voice as the character Stefan will be shown on the Fantastic Fest 2009 in Austin.
Two dates for Metropia: Saturday, September 26 at 6:45 PM and Monday September 28 at 6:30 PM.
Film maker Tarik Saleh will be present at the screening.
Astrosexologist Kiki T., author of the ultimate astral guide to woo, coo, do and even shoo any man in the universe, “The Celestial Sexpot’s Handbook,” and The Frisky’s Astrosexologist Extraordinaire has written some information about Alexander Skarsgård , our Eric Northman of HBO’s True Blood.
Born: August 25, 1976, Stockholm, Sweden
Alex is a man on a mission. He has a no-nonsense approach to life and in love — if he were a fashion style, he would be straight-up utilitarian. He’s not out for crazy sex with hookers spanking him senseless in random trashed hotel rooms filled with pills and leather. No, this is the guy that is all about love in the traditional sense and having relationships in a super-efficient way. He wants a partnership that works as a team for all the conventional aspects of life—a woman to go to the movies with, someone to come home to, discuss world issues with, etc. No, he’s not the most romantic, but he’s definitely loyal. What he lacks in excitement, he makes for in service, as he is the man that would like to be a tad pussy-whipped. It’s more secure for him to be in a situation where he is given direction, rather than being the one dispensing it.
Alex gets off on getting his woman off. He feels at his best when he knows his actions have results. Chances are he takes the time to really understand his lover’s body and is determined to perfect his ways in pleasing her. This is good news for bossy chicks that just want to get some loving, without paying the piper — as he does well as the subordinate. While that can aggravate others who are into more equality, the bottom line is he does need a stronger hand to guide him. But no matter what the circumstance, the good thing about him is that he never quits. Although he can be a bit bland in his own style, he will make sure each adventure ends with a bang.
What is good for Alex and what is his type are most likely vastly different. Virgo men like fixing people and, as most of you know, that never ends well. Yes, this gives him a bit of superior attitude in a relationship, as he will think he has the answers, but if he happens to hook up with a woman that can hold her own, that might be the shock to his system that he needs — as his need to be of service will have to get redefined. If a woman can charge his mental batteries with riveting conversation that stops him dead in his tracks, then that is the woman for him. However, chances are he opts for the easy route most of the time, opting for women he can serve in a safe way — as in being a daddy to or, at the very least, a consistent sex slave. It will take time and effort for him to build up his ego to have a woman that he has to push himself to impress, but once he gets there, he will find the perfection he craves.
Sam Trammell, Michelle Forbes, Michael McMillian, Anna Camp and Evan Rachel Wood attended the season 7 premiere for “Curb Your Enthusiasm” at the Paramount Theater on the Paramount Studios lot on September 15, 2009 in Hollywood, California.
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Just kidding. She’s still dead. But her super-fabulous portrayer, Michelle Forbes, was alive, kicking, and answering all of my burning questions at Entertainment Weekly’s pre-Emmy party last night. Among her take-away quotes: “If you’re going to die on TV, you want Alan Ball to write your death scene.”
True Blood composer Nathan Barr and singer Lisbeth Scott will perform “Take Me Home” at the Los Angeles Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce’s 2009 Gala
Attendees of the 2009 Gala will catch prized glimpses of numerous television personalities including the event’s Hal Sparks, True Blood creator and Executive Producer Alan Ball, The Young and the Restless’ Kate Linder, Dallas’ Charlene Tilton. Guests will also be invited to view exclusive live musical performances by American Idol’s Frenchie Davis, True Blood composer Nathan Barr and vocalist Lisbeth Scott, as well as out Latin singing sensation Ben Roman.
Other appearances throughout the night include performances by the Bollywood Step dance troupe and the Balliamos Dance Studio, the country’s first same-sex dance studio; and a special presentation of the Raytheon Community Advancement Award by the founder of the NOH8 Campaign, Adam Bouska. Additional celebrity appearances will be announced at a later date.
The LAGLCC will be honoring the “Business of the Year”; “Corporate Partner of the Year” and the “LAGLCC-Raytheon Community Advancement Award Winner” as well as awarding two scholarships to “Young LGBT Business Students”.
Online ticket sales are now available… the cost is $100 to attend the gala, which includes the evening’s entertainment, dinner, drinks and valet parking.
The event will be held on Sunday October 4th at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel on Hollywood Blvd, Cocktails at 5 pm, Show 6:00 – 9:00pm.
Kristin Bauer (Pam on True Blood) is not only an accomplished actress but also a very talented artist. A collection of her beautiful paintings will be shown at the Anthony’s Framing Gallery in San Marino next Saturday September 26, from 5-9pm.
Kristin started drawing long before doing much else. It was an escape, a sanctuary, a meditation…a timeless activity that was always there, quietly waiting like a good, constant companion. However, for many years she took this friend for granted, and was lured away by the greener pastures and demanding hours of tinsel town, until one very stressful year when she was in great need of solace. Coincidentally, she was working on a project with Peter Falk, an avid art lover. He talked of an amazing art school in Los Angeles, and that’s all it took. One call, and now, a decade later, Kristin has thankfully spent hundreds of hours in her studio with a paint brush in her hand. Representational in style, you see Kristin’s relationship to her paintings – be they still life, landscape, or portrait – capturing their very “being” through the use of light and contrast.
Anthony’s Framing Gallery
1120A Huntington Drive
San Marino, CA 91108