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TV Ratings: 'True Blood' Ends Strong

August 30th, 2012 7:33pm EDT
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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
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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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'True Blood' Recap: "Whatever I Am You Made Me' (Season 5, Episode 3)

June 26th, 2012 11:20am EDT
Kristin Bauer van Straten
Last week ‘True Blood’ left us with a lot of cliffhangers, most of which didn’t get answered Sunday night. But since I couldn’t care less about Luna’s wolf-baby and Terry and Arlene’s storyline is already getting tired, I’ll just scold HBO for not giving us any Russell and leave it at that.

So what’s up this week?

They didn’t miss a beat to start the show. We saw Tara stalk and attack a stranded motorist and I though, just for a moment that Tara might do something exciting, and instead she apologized to the girl for attacking her and ran off. Pam had an amazing line to end this episode a...
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'True Blood' Recap: 'Authority Always Wins' (Season 5, Episode 2)

June 18th, 2012 9:43pm EDT
Christopher Meloni - True Blood
Last week’s “True Blood” season premiere set up the season nicely. Tara is now a vampire, Bill and Eric are in trouble with the Authority, Jessica is enjoying freedom as a single, maker-less vamp, the werewolves are pissed at Alcide and Terry is letting his past in Iraq make him crazier than we thought he was. Meanwhile, Reverend Steve Newlin is back as a “gay vampire American” with the hots for Jason and we know for sure Russell is on his way back. This should be fun.

So what’s up this week?

Tara has become the Tasmanian Devil She-Vampire. This is the thanks Lafayette and Sookie get fo...
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TV Ratings: 'Mad Men' Ends Up, 'True Blood' Premieres Down

June 13th, 2012 8:41pm EDT
'Mad Men'
CBS dominated an early summer week with reruns. Lots of reruns. Which CBS shows made the Top 20? The better question is, which show didn’t? Programs at the top include ‘NCIS,’ ‘The Big Bang Theory,’ ‘Person of Interest’ and ‘Mike & Molly.’

The other networks could boast a little bit, too. The two editions of ‘America’s Got Talent’ took the top two spots, while ABC scored with ‘The Bachelorette’ on Monday and ‘Concert for the Queen.’ And FOX registered with summer stalwart ‘So You Think You Can Dance,’ which was good for 11th place.

On cable, ‘True Blood’ returned with 5.2 million viewers,...
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Copy Anna Paquin's Gorgeous Hair On 'True Blood'

June 11th, 2012 7:31pm EDT
Anna Paquin
With the premiere of HBO's award winning series "True Blood" last night, Hair Department Head Stylist Dennis Parker is here to reveal how he achieves Anna Paquin's gorgeous "Sookie" waves in four easy steps.

1. For voluminous waves, I like to start out by applying a volumizing styling mousse from roots to ends to give the hair body and hold.

2. Then, I spray White Sands Liquid Texture Firm Hold Thermal Styling Spray on each individual section that I am about to curl. Liquid Texture has incredible memory to provide long-lasting waves with a flexible hold infused with amazing shine, which i...
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Q&A: 'True Blood' Snags A Talent In Kelly Overton

June 10th, 2012 8:00am EDT
Kelly Overton
Tonight actress Kelly Overton joins HBO's True Blood as Rikki, the newest werewolf in Bon Temps.

Yet you should also know her from her guest-starring role as Detective Rena Yablonski on CBS' underappreciated medical drama Three Rivers, or a front-and-center part in one of the best episodes of the Eye's Cold Case. The Massachusetts native has a knack for performances that are memorable no matter the size of the role.

The True Blood part is particularly juicy for Overton given that she's a fan of the series. "I've been a huge fan of the show since day one," she told me recently. "I've seen ...
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Anna Paquin's Baby Bump & More Hot Pics From The Season 5 'True Blood' Premiere

May 31st, 2012 10:00am EDT
Anna Paquin
Vampire and werewolf fans are eager to sink their teeth into new episodes of "True Blood," which kicks off its fifth season on Sunday, June 10.

At the end of season four, Sookie (Anna Paquin) defeated Marnie, but her showdown with Debbie may have had fatal consequences for Tara. Meanwhile, the Bon Temps crew were approaching a new crisis with the return of Russell Edgington, their familiar friend who ended up in a what appears to be an un-permanent cement grave.

Cast members attended the season five premiere in Hollywood on Wednesday, and Paquin showed off her growing baby bump. She a...
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Tune In June 10 For The 'True Blood' Season Five Premiere

May 22nd, 2012 5:11pm EDT
True Blood
The wait is almost over. The highly anticipated fifth season premiere of HBO's True Blood kicks off June 10. At the end of last season, Sookie (Anna Paquin) used all her resources to defeat Marnie. But her showdown with Debbie may have had fatal consequences for Tara.

Meanwhile, the Bon Temps crew were approaching a new crisis with the return of Russell Edgington, their familiar friend who ended up in a what appears to be an un-permanent cement grave.

The 12-episode season will have more sex, blood and plenty of new faces. Scott Foley plays Patrick Devins, an Iraq war veteran who comes to...
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First Look: HBO Releases New Explosive 'True Blood' Season 5 Trailer

May 14th, 2012 11:09am EDT
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Get ready for a bloody good time this summer as the season premiere of HBO's True Blood kicks off June 10. Beware, the new trailer seems to have a spoiler or two in it, so if you're one of those "I don't want to know" people, you've been warned.

Judging from this new trailer, it looks like the underground Vampire Authority is pissed as human-vampire relations have broken down. We also get a glimpse of Chris Meloni in action and as usual Sookie (Anna Paquin) seems to be in the thick of it all.

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Anna Paquin Convinced Plastic Surgery Would Limit Acting Roles

May 3rd, 2012 8:49am EDT
Anna Paquin
True Blood star Anna Paquin is reluctant to go under the knife as she's certain cosmetic surgery would limit her choice of acting roles.

The actress, who is currently expecting her first child with husband Stephen Moyer, admits she sometimes feels insecure about her physical quirks.

However, Paquin insists she'd think twice before undergoing surgery as she'd have fewer acting opportunities if her looks were more generic.

She tells Zooey magazine, "Interestingly enough, I don't really care about my teeth, but I think any woman on this planet could say, 'I wish my a** was smaller, my ar...
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Lindsay Lohan Attending White House Correspondents' Dinner - See Guest List Of The Stars

April 26th, 2012 4:07pm EDT
Lindsay Lohan
The White House Correspondent's Dinner is one of the few times we get to so many Hollywood stars rub elbows with politicians. Every year, news sources get to choose big names to escort them to the dinner - so who's on the guest list this year?

Of course, the guest list is always up for discussion and usually points to trends at the time - Ozzy Osbourne was on the guest list in 2002, when The Osbournes was a hot reality show. Something tells us he's not going to be invited again soon.

Lindsay Lohan is the big surprise, given her recent troubles. Greta van Susteren of Fox has made the star ...
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Anna Paquin & Stephen Moyer Expecting First Child

April 17th, 2012 9:17pm EDT
Anna Paquin & Stephen Moyer
True Blood stars and real-life couple Anna Paquin, 29, and Stephen Moyer, 42, have their first baby on the way.

Entertainment Weekly confirms that the stars' reps affirmed the baby news earlier today, and that the couple is expecting their first child together sometime this fall.

Moyer has two kids from past relationships.

The couple married in 2010 in Malibu, California after meeting on the set of the hit HBO show.
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'Top Gear' (US) Recap: Building (And Destroying) Limos

March 20th, 2012 10:02pm EDT
Top Gear
This week on History's Top Gear, Adam, Tanner and Rutledge try to go high-class when they build limos for the Emmy Awards, and fail miserably while we laugh at their pain. Yes, it's another week on Top Gear.

Tanner's limo is based on a 1987 Corvette, because he wants his creation to be "all about performance" and "able to do a burnout." Yep, that's Tanner. Unsurprisingly, it's bright red and only slightly less of an eyesore than Jeremy Clarkson's attempt at a limo. Rutledge calls it "a rolling sauna of exhaust fumes."

Rutledge picks a 1981 VW Rabbit pickup, which he calls "one of ...
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Joe Manganiello On 'True Blood' & Playing Big D**k Richie In 'Magic Mike'

February 21st, 2012 2:30pm EST
Joe Manganiello in OUT magazine
As Joe Manganiello prepares for "True Blood's" new season and his upcoming film, "Magic Mike" (both out this summer), the actor talked to OUT magazine about his awkward high school years and taking it all off for the camera.

In "Magic Mike," in which he costars with Channing Tatum, Matthew McConaughey, Alex Pettyfer, and Matt Bomer, Manganiello interviewed a former male stripper to research the era.

"All the guys he worked with were dead or in rehab," he says, "But it was the time of his life—this insanely destructive lifestyle, this club life. It was sex, drugs, and rock ‘n’ roll…and ge...
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Behind The Wheel Of History's 'Top Gear'

February 14th, 2012 1:00pm EST
Top Gear
"American Top Gear."

It's a phrase that's struck dread in the hearts of many for years. Fans of the hit BBC series - those of us sitting at home with our Jeremy Clarkson books and 'I Am The Stig' T-shirts, and yes, I am one - have heard rumblings about a US import and almost immediately worried one would go south (see: the American adaptation of Coupling, etc.) Yet after a false start (a busted NBC pilot hosted by Adam Carolla), History Channel made the concept a reality two years ago.

And guess what? It's not a nightmare. In fact, it's pretty good.

The cynics - and yes, I was one - are ...
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Audi's New Super Bowl Ad Takes Care Of The Vampire Problem (Watch It)

January 31st, 2012 4:00pm EST
Audi Super Bowl Ad
Move over Buffy, there's a new Vampire Slayer in town - Audi.

The auto manufacturer just released their 60-second Super Bowl ad a little early, and they've taken care of eradicating that nasty pop culture vampire problem we've had for nearly the past decade.

It seems as though Audi's new LED headlights, the focus of the new campaign, might make bloodsuckers like Edward Cullen sparkle a little more than they'd like to.

The new ad, which is set to debut on television during the first break after kickoff of Super Bowl XLVI, was unlocked early by Facebook fans via a unique social media conte...
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Elisabetta Canalis Is Dating Steve-O!

January 31st, 2012 12:11pm EST
Steve-O Elisabetta Canalis
It started as a rumor first believed to be tongue-in-cheek, but now it appears it is true: George Clooney's ex Elisabetta Canalis is dating Steve-O!

Sources told RadarOnline that the couple met through Dancing With the Stars and have spent the last few weeks going to low key restaurants for dates. It was confirmed yesterday when they publicly kissed in L.A.

"Steve makes Elisabetta laugh, and that's her weakness. That was her favorite thing about George Clooney-he was always cracking her up and playing practical jokes on her," a source told RadarOnline.

Canalis broke up with George Cloo...
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Anne Heche Gets Naughty And Silly In Sundance Movie 'That's What She Said'

January 23rd, 2012 6:30pm EST
THAT'S WHAT SHE SAID
One of the most surprising performances in Sundance Film Festival movies is Anne Heche in That’s What She Said. The raunchy girls comedy casts her as a chain smoking foul mouthed drunk doing suggestive sexual dances in a coffee shop. At the Q&A following the premiere screening in Park City, Heche revealed how the filmmakers encouraged her to go sleazier and lower brow.

“The worse I got and the sloppier and dumber and more ridiculous I got, the more they laughed,” Heche said. “Just like any other dumb comedian, I was like, ‘Well, then I’ll go for it!’”

Directed by True Blood actor Carrie ...
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TV's Sexiest Male Stars 2012 Edition

January 7th, 2012 2:00pm EST
TV's Sexiest Male Stars 2012 Edition
Yesterday we brought you TV's sexiest female stars 2012 edition and to follow suit and not disappoint the ladies - here's our list of the sexiest males on TV.

Some of these Hollywood hunks star on your favorite shows, and a few others are making fresh starts in some of the new midseason replacement series' that have been debuting.

Check them all out and don't forget to leave us a comment below to let us know who we left off our list and who's on your list!

Ian Harding, Pretty Little Liars

Christian Kane, Leverage

Shane West, Nikita

Shemar Moore, Criminal Minds

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Cassandra Peterson Talks Vampire Cruise, Elvira Fandom, And Upcoming Memoir

January 4th, 2012 4:15pm EST
Cassandra_Peterson
Who says you need to wait until Halloween 2012 just to experience one of the spookiest nights of your life? Elvira, famously crowned as “Mistress of the Dark,” is set to deliver the frightening festivities a few months early with a special treat: a summertime Vamps at Sea Cruise to Alaska, taking place June 23rd-30th. For an entire week, fans will get to spend their days and nights with the buxom brunette. It’s a first for the sinfully seductive vamp, but fortunately, she has more tricks up her sleeve for the New Year. Her alter ego, Cassandra Peterson, is finally going to work on her highl...
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MasterCard Is Giving Away A Trip To Attend A 2012 Movie Premiere; Check Out Upcoming Blockbusters!

December 12th, 2011 1:14pm EST
The Hunger Games
Calling all movie fans! MasterCard is giving away an awesome opportunity for moviegoers: the chance to win a VIP all-expenses paid trip to see a 2012 movie premiere and attend the exclusive after party! You can win your red carpet experience by signing up for and loading funds onto a NetSpend® Prepaid MasterCard card or Western Union® Prepaid card. Each time you use your card between now and December 31, you're entered to win.

There's more to these MasterCard prepaid cards than the chance to get the star treatment and rub shoulders with your favorite movie stars. Once you have the card, y...
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Don't Miss The 'Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1' Red Carpet Live Stream - Tonight At 8pm (Watch It Here!)

November 14th, 2011 4:30pm EST
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1
The highly anticipated fourth chapter of the Twilight Saga begins this Friday (Nov. 18); and tonight the stars of the film will be out in full force for the Red Carpet premiere of Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 - and you can watch it right here!

Tune in at 8pm (EST) for the live Ustream webcast from the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles to see the all-star cast, including Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner, Ashley Greene, Peter Facinelli and more!

MTV's Josh Horowitz will host the live stream for two hours from the red-carpet; and fans can also experience the event by int...
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Alexander Skarsgard Says Swedes Have A Lot Of Sex

October 11th, 2011 8:54am EDT
Alexander Skarsgard in Out Magazine
In the latest issue of Out magazine, "True Blood" star Alexander Skarsgård chats with filmmaker and fellow Swede Jonas Akerlund about why Swedes are so liberal regarding their sexuality, the American media’s obsession with nudity, and the how the his HBO series is changing attitudes.

Skarsgård recognizes that even "True Blood," considered envelope-pushing in America, remains "very tame, by Swedish standards." He tells OUT "...that always strikes me as weird because parents in the States freak out if their kids see a nipple or a butt cheek, but, at the same time, they’re OK with their kids ...
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