“True Blood””s just-begun Season 5 has its roots in the Republican primaries. No, there weren’t any known vampires running for office—but the policies of Michele Bachmann and Rick Santorum were scary enough, says show creator Alan Ball. While watching the primaries, Ball found himself “asking what would it be like to have a theocracy in America—which is way more terrifying than any fictional monster could ever be,” he tells the Wrap.
The most “terrifying” thing about Santorum: “How many people agree with him,” Ball notes. “Our jumping off point was ‘OK, what is a vampire theocracy?’” Read more …
Since the first episode, Tara has been one of my least favorite character on “True Blood.” I just haven’t been able to muster up an ounce of care about her andthe way she says “Sook” is neck-and-neck with the way Sookie says “Bill” (Beyuuuul) as most annoying name pronunciation everrrrr. So when last season ended with Tara dying in a pool of blood, I was pretty okay with her not coming back. But then, in the first episode of the season, Pam changed Tara into the thing she hates most — a vampire. And finally, finally Tara had the potential to be interesting. After last night’s episode, I’m still waiting for that to happen, but I am excited for a relationship to develop between Tara and her maker Pam, who is the awesomest and is finally getting the screen time she deserves. If anyone can teach Tara to be a scene stealer, it’s Pam.
I was ogling a whole mess of photos of “True Blood”‘s Joe Manganiello on the beach, trying to decide which one I was going to post, when I realized, I don’t have to post just one. So here are eight. It was hard to even narrow it down to these. Sometimes my job is very difficult. [Photos: INFDaily] Keep reading »
Last night’s premiere of “True Blood” featured a little nod to another HBO show, “Game of Thrones.” Or that’s what I like to think this scene featuring vampire Eric Northam fucking his sister is supposed to be. Shit ain’t sexy anymore unless there’s a dose of incest, amiright? Warning: the clip above is NSFW, so watch it over and over and over again when no one is around, ‘kay?
I am so depressed that “Game of Thrones”‘ second season has come to a close, and “Mad Men”‘s finale airs this weekend. Thankfully, “True Blood” starts up again on HBO this Sunday and Entertainment Weekly is honoring the show with 11 bloody covers featuring the cast. Even Pam gets one! [Entertainment Weekly]
Costars in life and on the small screen, Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer, rocked the red carpet at the “True Blood” Season 5 premiere in Hollywood, Calif. on Wednesday (May 30). An expectant Paquin, 29, was simply radiant in a Rachel Comey dress, paired with Casadei peep-toes, a Christian Louboutin clutch and Stephen Webster jewels.
“It’s always amazing,” Moyer, 42, who has two children from previous relationships, told Zap2it at last night’s event. “I love my kids so much. And I think that the fact that Anna is pregnant just adds more crazy to the bundle of fun.” Read more…
“Well, we don’t have as many werepanthers on SVU, [but] I smack around [Alexander] Skaarsgard and [Bill] Moyer. I f*ck someone else up, and I have a girlfriend, so that’s fun. It’s been very freeing, except for the fact that I get off the show where I had to wear a coat and tie every day and they put me in a suit and tie every day.”
–Total hottie and fave “Law & Order: SVU” detective Christopher Meloni on his new role on “True Blood.” Smacking around Alexander Skaarsgard and Bill Moyer? A Sars, Mel, Moy sandwich? Now that’s something we’ve gotta see! [New York]
Can I just say that, for the record, I think it was kind of tacky of HBO to air the season finale of “True Blood” on 9/11? I’m not trying to say that yesterday should have been devoid of entertainment, but after an emotional day of watching the memorial service and television docs that recalled the violence of 2001, the last thing I was in the mood for was gore. Just sayin’—could HBO not have waited until next week to air the finale? Or at least started the season a week earlier? Feels like such a strange decision.
That said, last night’s episode was one of the best in a long time. After the jump, the good, bad, and WTF moments. Keep reading »
Behold, my thoughts on Sunday night’s “True Blood.” Why so late, you ask? Well, the long weekend got a little wonky on me. Because Sunday night felt like Saturday, I forgot to watch it and next thing I knew it was Monday and I was behind on “Bachelor Pad.” But, last night, I finally caught up with Sookie, Eric and the crew. And overall, I felt a little … let down.
After the jump, the good, the bad, and the WTF moments of this week’s episode. I can’t believe that this Sunday brings the finale. It really feels like this should only be the halfway mark. Keep reading »
“It’s not that different from what I do on set on ‘True Blood.’ I wonder if some of the other guys have done it before — taken their clothes off on camera. For me, it’s just a typical day at the office … When I was in college, I did an off-Broadway show where I was full-frontal on stage, so I guess all of these crazy parts have been coming my way for a long time.”
—Joe Manganiello talks about his role in the upcoming Channing Tatum flick, “Magic Mike,” in which he plays a male stripper named Big Dick Richie. I have nothing to say except that, for the record, I think Joe looks very nice with clothes on, too. [LA Times] Keep reading »