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'True Blood' Season 7 Episode 5 Recap: It's My Party And I'll Die If I Want To

July 21st, 2014 3:46pm EDT
'True Blood' Season 7 Episode 5 Recap: It's My Party And I'll Di
Previously - The good guys threw down with the Hep-Vs and rescued Arlene and the others. Pam reminisced with Eric about the founding of Fangtasia and how Ginger was more involved in it than we ever knew!

Pam and Eric are having some issues with their pouty daughter Willa, who is NOT going with them to track down and kill Sarah Newlin. Even though the polar ice cap sexy that is Eric Northman made her into vamp, he certainly didn’t stick around to raise her. On the contrary, she looked upon Tara her vampire momma. She castigates Eric for leaving her, and Pam for leaving Tara. If you guessed ...
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'True Blood': Bailey Noble On Saying Goodbye To Adilyn Bellefleur

July 13th, 2014 2:00pm EDT
'True Blood': Bailey Noble On Saying Goodbye To Adilyn Bellefleu
Life hasn't been very easy for Adilyn Bellefleur, but Bailey Noble is enjoying her time playing Adilyn on HBO's hit series True Blood. With the seventh and final season of the show underway, we caught up with Bailey last week to talk about her promotion to series regular status and how difficult it is for her not to tell anyone what's really going on in Bon Temps.

"I'm not quite ready for it to be over yet!" laughed the actress, who joined True Blood in a recurring capacity last season. "I want to spend more time with [Adilyn]. When the show's done, she's done."

And hopefully not 'done' a...
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'True Blood' Season 7 Episode 3 Recap: Mourning A Beloved Character

July 7th, 2014 9:18am EDT
'True Blood' Season 7 Episode 3 Recap: Mourning A Beloved Charac
Previously - Bon Temps is a big ole’ mess. Famished vampires dying of the Hep-V virus have kidnapped several of Bon Temps favorite citizens (and Sam’s baby mama who isn’t Luna) to eat. The remaining citizens have formed a lynch mob looking to roust or kill the supernatural Americans in their midst. Pam finally found Eric in France and was horrified to discover he’s contracted Hep-V.

The Meat -

I have good news and bad news. The good news is that Sarah Newlin is back. Anna Camp is a delightful actress and her portrayal of the nutty power-mad vamp hater was one of the few high points of l...
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'True Blood' Season 7 Episode 2 Recap: Pizza Forensics

June 30th, 2014 8:33am EDT
'True Blood' Season 7 Episode 2 Recap: Pizza Forensics
Previously - A slew of Hep-V infected vamps attacked the 1st Annual Bon Temps Vampires/Humans Mixer. In a prime example of aiming for Yoko and hitting John, Tara was killed protecting Lettie Mae. Arlene, Holly, that drunk broad who hangs around in the background, and Sam’s pregnant lady (they should totally name the baby Luna) were taken to Fangtasia to act as groceries. Adilyn fed off Jessica and invited her in despite Jess having nixed her three sisters. Pam is searching the world for Eric.

It’s gotta be the last season of True Blood, because this week’s episode opens with the fan servic...
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'True Blood' Premiere Recap: The Party's Over

June 23rd, 2014 8:20am EDT
'True Blood' Premiere Recap: The Party's Over
Well, that got things off to a rollicking start. Oh hai! This is the first True Blood Season 7 recap. Warm up your True Blood (you did stockpile some before the Hep V contamination, right?) in the microwave, have a seat, and allow me to fill you in on the salient points of this evening’s goings-on in Bon Temps.

Previously in Season 6 - A whole bunch of silliness happened. Bill became a vampire god and annoyed everyone. Eric made the evil governor’s daughter into a vamp. Jason met a really-old vampiress with boundary issues. Jessica ate most of Andy’s insta-aged fairy daughters (don’t ask) ...
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Anna Paquin Photographed Nude In A Coffin With Husband Stephen Moyer

June 22nd, 2014 11:59pm EDT
Stephen Moyer and Anna Paquin
True Blood stars and real life husband and wife Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer share the cover of the latest issue of Entertainment Weekly.

Paquin posed nude lying in a coffin next to her clothed husband, in character as the show's bloodsucker Bill Compton.

Moyer, who directed the premiere episode of the show's seventh and final season, had to direct his wife in a scene with co-star Joe Manganiello and instead of finding the situation awkward, he embraced it.

"There are moments where I'll be watching the monitor (and say), 'Oh, Joe, just move your hand up towards Anna's breast. And can yo...
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Our 10 Favorite Characters From 'True Blood'

June 21st, 2014 5:04pm EDT
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Well, MY 10 favorite characters from True Blood. I just needed my post title to sound definitive. My views aren't necessarily those of other Starpulsians but since I'm recapping Season 7 of True Blood, it's my say-so! I'm drunk with power. I'ts like I'm high on V or I'm Bill when he was Billith! With the show's seventh and final season premiering on Sunday, it's time to take a look back at the vampires, shapeshifters, werewolves, and plain ole' human residents of Bon Temps that have taken a big bite out of our hearts.

Note - this post contains a vampload of spoilers for every season of Tr...
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'True Blood' Heading To Broadway As A Musical?

June 19th, 2014 4:32pm EDT
True Blood
A stage musical based on hit HBO series True Blood is in the works, and series star Stephen Moyer is one of the men behind the adaptation.

Moyer joined with composer Nathan Barr with the hopes of bringing "True Blood" to Broadway, and the two already have some of the music written, but first the adaptation must be greenlit by HBO.

Despite proving his chops musically last fall in NBC's live telecast of "The Sound of Music," Moyer says he won't be reprising his role as vampire Bill Compton if the musical concept becomes a reality.

“Working in Broadway is tough and we (Moyer and wife/co-sta...
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5 Reasons 'True Blood' Should Have Been Staked Sooner

June 18th, 2014 4:00pm EDT
5 Reasons 'True Blood' Should Have Been Staked Sooner
The seventh and final season of True Blood premieres Sunday night (6/22) and it's the beginning of the end for plucky telepathic waitress Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin) and her merry band of dysfunctional supernaturals. True Blood is a perfect example of a show that started out wham-bam awesome right off the bat but then *sound of car crashing*. What went wrong? Could anything have been done to save it? Personally, I blame werewolves but here's some other reasons True Blood ran cold way before it's death date.

(Note: There's still a lot of positives with True Blood. It's often one of the ...
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New Photos: Anna Paquin, Stephen Moyer & More At The 'True Blood' Season 6 Premiere, Plus Lots More!

June 18th, 2014 10:33am EDT
New Photos: Anna Paquin, Stephen Moyer & More At The 'True Blood
Anna Paquin and husband Stephen Moyer joined all of their co-stars on the blood-red carpet outside the TCL Chinese Theater in Hollywood for the premiere of the final season of hit HBO series True Blood.

The couple were joined by the likes of Rutina Wesley, Kristin Bauer van Straten, Joe Manganiello, Sam Trammell and Ryan Kwanten

Want more? Head over to our PHOTOS page to see all the latest event galleries, slideshows and features, including a very busty J. Lo bikini selfie!

Note: new photos are sometimes added throughout the day and the image that got you here may not be first. It's in...
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Amazon.com Bringing A Slew Of HBO Classics Like 'The Sopranos' And 'Deadwood' To Prime Streaming Service

April 23rd, 2014 6:03pm EDT
The Sopranos
Amazon.com announced a new deal with HBO that will bring several of the pay-TV network's shows to the company's Prime streaming video service.

The online marketplace will add unlimited streaming of past series like The Sopranos, Deadwood, Rome and The Wire along with select seasons of shows like True Blood and Boardwalk Empire.

The exclusive deal will make available seasons of HBO shows that are at least three years old and also includes a wealth of other material such as miniseries ("Band of Brothers," "John Adams"), original movies ("Too Big To Fail," "You Don't Know Jack"), documentari...
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'There's No One Left' - First Teaser For Seventh And Final Season Of 'True Blood' Released

April 21st, 2014 8:01pm EDT
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"There's no one left," says Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin) at the end of the first trailer for the forthcoming seventh and final season of HBO's hit vampire drama True Blood.

The new trailer hit the airwaves during Sunday night's episode of Game of Thrones and promises lots of action in the citizens of Bon Temps, Louisiana's last stand against the undead.

"There was an attack at the church tonight. They're saying it was the sick vampires, that they came out of the dark — another ambush," Sookie says. "How can this be happening in this country, in this day and age," Sookie wonders. "That ...
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HBO Vampire Drama 'True Blood' To End After Seventh Season

September 4th, 2013 2:21pm EDT
True Blood
HBO's hit vampire drama True Blood is set to come to an end following its seventh season, the network confirmed on Tuesday.

The show, which stars real-life couple Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer, began in 2008 and has, *ahem*, killed it in the ratings for the pay TV network.

"True Blood has been nothing short of a defining show for HBO," said Michael Lombardo, HBO's head of programming. "(Creator) Alan Ball took the books by Charlaine Harris, assembled a brilliant cast led by the magnificent Anna Paquin in the role of Sookie Stackhouse, and crafted a show that has taken its many devoted fan...
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The Morning Roundup: Katie Couric Engaged, 'Fifty Shades' Fans Angry, 'True Blood' Ending In 2014 & Gisele Sings!

September 4th, 2013 9:53am EDT
Katie Couric
Jennifer Lopez has confirmed that she'll be returning to the judge's panel on "American Idol" alongside Harry Connick Jr. and last season's lone holdout Keith Urban. J. Lo's boyfriend Casper Smart leaked the news a month ago, and on Tuesday Jenny from the block told Idol host Ryan Seacrest that she'll be back. (story)

Katie Couric is engaged to marry for the second time. The newswoman was blindsided by her financier boyfriend John Molner over the weekend when he surprised her with a sunset proposal on a beach in East Hampton, New York. They've been together for two years. Katie's first hus...
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Alexander Skarsgard Goes Full-Frontal In 'True Blood' Season 6 Finale Nude Scene

August 20th, 2013 12:15pm EDT
Alexander Skarsgard
Alexander Skarsgard left nothing to the imagination in a full-frontal nude scene during Sunday night's True Blood season six finale.

(Spoiler Alert!) The scene came as Skarsgard's vampire character Eric Northman sunbathed nude on a lounge chair on a snowy Swedish mountaintop while reading a book, when he suddenly bursts into flames, getting up to run for shelter from the sun -- revealing both his manhood and his apparent demise as he exits the camera frame burning.

Rumors of a major character getting killed off have been around all season, but it was another character's demise that spelle...
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A.M. Roundup: Chris Brown Cancels Canadian Shows, 'True Blood' Recap, Demi Lovato Joins 'Glee'

August 20th, 2013 10:36am EDT
Chris Brown
Chris Brown has pulled out of a string of concerts in Canada after his recent health scare. The star suffered from a non-epileptic seizure (NES) earlier this month because of all the recent stress in his life from court cases and backlash from the press. (story)

Lady Gaga dropped the video for her new single, "Applause", on Monday -- her first promo in over two years. The new video is a hot mess, with lots of flashing lights, and a very scantily-clad Mother Monster gyrating throughout. (watch it here)

Demi Lovato is heading back to TV. The actress will join the cast of hit FOX show "Glee"...
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A.M. Roundup: Alexander Skarsgard Gets Naked In 'True Blood' Finale, Lohan Talks Rehab, 'Butler' Tops Box Office

August 19th, 2013 10:41am EDT
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"Lee Daniels' The Butler" has topped the weekend box office, pulling in nearly twice as much as superhero flick "Kick-Ass 2" and almost four times as much as Ashton Kutcher's Steve Jobs biopic "Jobs". Daniels' chronicle of the civil rights movement in America pulled in $25 million for its opening weekend, while the "Kick-Ass" sequel failed to cover half of its $28 million budget, pulling in a dismal $13.5 mil and landing at number four. "Jobs" opened in seventh place with just $6.7 million in ticket sales. (story)

The "True Blood" season six finale was a doozy. Check out the full breakdown...
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'True Blood' Season 6 Finale Review And Musing

August 19th, 2013 9:54am EDT
True Blood
Well, I feel vindicated that Warlow really was as pathetic as I always believed. There wasn’t much closure in this episode. It felt more like a penultimate episode, not a finale. Overall, this season was entertaining but without the cohesion of a good ending, it couldn’t truly be as great as it set out to be.

And as much as I love a time jump, you have to set up interesting and compelling storylines to make it worth tuning into another season. Is Jason’s quest to have sex with Violet compelling? How about Sookie’s boring relationship with Alcide? Jessica’s watchful eye over Andy’s kin? Tar...
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'True Blood' Season 6 Episode 9 Recap: 'Life Matters'

August 12th, 2013 12:03pm EDT
True Blood
This would have been a great, action packed episode without the unnecessary flashbacks and funeral scenes. They did their part to completely kill the tension. If the funeral had been in any other episode, it would have been really emotional, but it was too back and forth. I definitely preferred the scenes filled with tension. The vampire and fairy storylines this season have been so great, but everything else bogs down the show.

Here are some bullet point observations from last night's "True Blood" episode:

• Great line in the first scene, I love when Sookie swears.
    
• Sookie takes a ...
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'True Blood' Musings: Episode 'Don't You Feel Me'

July 21st, 2013 10:05pm EDT
True Blood
Last night’s "True Blood" episode was promoted as the big death episode. If you saw the last episode, you might have been able to easily guess what was going to happen. It definitely didn’t feel like the “big” death. That makes me think that we have something huge coming up in the next episode. Anyway on to this episode…

Last week’s episode ended with the possessed Lafayette trying to kill Sookie. Predictably it took less than ten seconds before she was saved by a vampire, so much progress undone in seconds. Warlow called Sookie “my love.” You’ve spent literally a few hours together, cool ...
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'True Blood' Season 6 Recap: So Far, So Bad

July 1st, 2013 11:59am EDT
True Blood
There’s a point in every season of “True Blood” where the show goes from silly fun to something… bothersome. I’ve been an avid viewer since season 1, but haven’t enjoyed the show since about midway through season 3, when I realized the “fun” I thought I was having was more of a prolonged sense of awe. “True Blood” is a show where things happen and happen and happen, but nothing ever matters – for the characters or the viewers.

Take for instance my one-time favorite aspect of the series: Jessica and Hoyt. Their romance was truly riveting: a baby vampire with a wild side who was robbed her i...
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New 'True Blood' Premiere Pics Plus Stephen Moyer Reveals Names Of His & Anna Paquin's Twins

June 12th, 2013 5:00pm EDT
Anna Paquin & Stephen Moyer
Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer got people buzzing at the "True Blood" season six premiere in Los Angeles on Tuesday after the actor revealed the names of their baby twins.

He told E! News that he plans on spending Father's Day "hanging with Poppy and Charlie." The 10-month-olds are the couple's first children together. Moyer also has Lilac, 10, and Billy, 12, from a previous relationship. The actor apparently has a thing for naming his daughters after flowers.

Paquin and Moyer looked happy as can be at the event and put their arms around each other as they posed for photos.

At the end of ...
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TV Ratings: 'True Blood' Ends Strong

August 30th, 2012 7:33pm EDT
True Blood
There wasn’t much of note on the broadcast networks this ratings week. ‘America’s Got Talent’ was tops in the final summer doldrums, while CBS reruns of ‘The Big Bang Theory’ and ‘NCIS,’ among others, did well.

More interesting news was on cable, where HBO’s ‘True Blood’ wrapped up with a healthy 5 million viewers on Sunday. ‘The Newsroom’ also finished fairly well for the network, netting 2.3 million viewers its season finale.

Over on FX, meanwhile, ‘Anger Management’ ended its season with 2 million viewers. Its ratings for the season were good enough for FX that it triggered a 90-episod...
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'True Blood' Bonus Scene Offers Season 6 Teaser

August 27th, 2012 2:58pm EDT
True Blood
HBO has a treat for fans of "True Blood." Although the season 5 finale aired on Sunday night, there's a bonus scene available through the network's GO interactive viewing experience.

Creator and executive producer Alan Ball wrote the extended scene, which fans can access via HBOGO.com or via the HBO Go app. He explained, "True Blood fans love to interact with the show and each other. I'm excited to give them something extra to talk about even after the season 5 finale credits roll."

The HBO Go viewing experience includes full-length episodes along with never-before-seen bonus content. The...
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Carrie Preston on 'True Blood' Season 5 and Stepping Into the Director's Chair

August 26th, 2012 11:35am EDT
Carrie Preston
Tonight marks True Blood's fifth-season finale, and Carrie Preston has enjoyed what the season has brought for her character, Arlene Fowler - even though the spotlight isn't on Arlene directly. Rather, the actress has enjoyed getting to know the history of Arlene's significant other, Terry Bellefleur (played by Todd Lowe).

"I love playing with Todd Lowe. He's so great and he's so present and he and I have the same work ethic," she gushed. "This is a great season for him and so it was really great to see the evolution of his character, to go a little bit into his past. I really enjoyed play...
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Sneak Peek: True Blood Season 5 Finale 'Save Yourself' Trailer And Pictures

August 25th, 2012 11:00am EDT
True Blood Season Finale 'Save Yourself'
The fifth season of True Blood concludes this Sunday August 26. HBO was kind enough to send us some pictures and a video clip of the season finale titled 'Save Yourself.' The pictures are somewhat revealing and might serve as spoilers. They depict some interesting alliances and confrontations, so if you don't want a leg up on what might happen, consider skipping them. Enjoy and let us know your thoughts on what might happen!

View the clip and browse through for more finale photos.
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Stephen Moyer Desires Another Gay 'True Blood' Scene

July 20th, 2012 8:47am EDT
Stephen Moyer
Stephen Moyer wants to sink his teeth into a gay storyline on his hit vampire series True Blood after having "an awful lot of fun" filming a steamy scene with Sam Trammell.

Moyer jumped at the chance to go topless with co-star Trammell for the racy dream sequence, and admits he has asked bosses to put him in a similar scene with Alexander Skarsgard, who plays his onscreen adversary Eric.

He tells The Advocate, "We had an awful lot of fun that day, and I happen to think Sam's a very good-looking man. Not that that particular scene was a challenge, but anything that seems like it could be...
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Stephen Moyer Is Open To Angry Vampire Sex With 'True Blood' Co-Star Alexander Skarsgard

July 13th, 2012 11:36am EDT
True Blood
Remember last season when Sookie fantasized about a threesome with vampires Eric and Bill on "True Blood?" Well, that fantasy could have been much, much steamier.

Stephen Moyer, who plays Bill, told The Advocate he has definitely thought about the two vampires getting down in dirty in bed: "I’ve been asking myself that question for a long time. Alex (Skarsgard) and I would absolutely embrace that. Last year, when Sookie had her fantasy about the two of them with her, we even suggested it. Of course, Bill and Eric together isn’t necessarily Sookie’s fantasy."

Off screen, Moyer and Anna Paq...
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'True Blood' Recap: 'We'll Meet Again' (Season 5, Episode 4)

July 3rd, 2012 3:52pm EDT
Goodbye Creepy Vampire Kid
Last week’s ‘True Blood’ left many of us hoping Pam would ignore her natural instincts as a maker and let Tara fry in the tanning bed, putting her and us out of misery. No such luck.

So what’s up this week?

Pam saved Tara and forbade her ‘as your maker’ from ever trying to kill herself again. You know what that means, right? We’re never getting rid of Tara. Thanks for nothing, Pam. Although, as someone who enjoyed Alcide telling Sookie to ‘shut up’ last week, I have to give Tara props for pretty much single-handedly getting all of Bon Temps on her side. Folks find out you turned your best...
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HBO Renews 'The Newsroom' & 'True Blood'

July 2nd, 2012 3:46pm EDT
The Newsroom
Although critics were on the fence about "The Newsroom," HBO has ordered a second season of the drama about a cable news anchor.

In June, 2.1 million people tuned in to the series premiere, which is a solid debut compared to "Girls," which drew just 1.1 million in its premiere. "The Newsroom" is among the network's most-watched recent premieres, including "Game of Thrones" (2.2 million) in April 2011 and "True Blood" (1.4 million) in 2008.

"The Newsroom" still has time to gain momentum. The "Game Of Thrones" season two premiere increased to 3.9 million, and the "True Blood" season five...
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