John DeVore and I agree — this season of “True Blood” is so much better than the last. One reason is the addition of some amazing new characters: Franklin, the creepy but oddly funny vampire with a crush on Tara; Sam Merlotte’s shape-shifting birth family; and, of course, drop-dead gorgeous werewolf Alcide. Alcide is played by the lip-smackingly brawny Joe Manganiello, and we’ve got good news for both fans of the character and the actor. His role has been expanded so that he’s now a series regular. Rejoice!
Manganiello also is featured in an upcoming issue of Muscle & Fitness magazine, which I am sure you have a subscription to, but if not, “Entertainment Tonight” got some behind-the-scenes footage from his photoshoot. He talks about his diet and working out but really, who cares? You could watch this on mute and salivate. [Deadline via JustJared]