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Comic-Con 2011: Highlights from HBO's 'True Blood' Panel

by Laura Prudom, posted Jul 22nd 2011 11:00PM
Ballroom 20 was alive with the sound of squealing Friday night, as the unnaturally attractive 'True Blood' cast hit the stage at Comic-Con.

Alexander Skarsgård, Ryan Kwanten, Stephen Moyer, Nelsan Ellis, Kevin Alejandro, Kristin Bauer van Straten, Rutina Wesley, Deborah Ann Woll, Anna Paquin and Alan Ball (phew!) held court before a packed house, showing off some steamy scenes still to come this season in a searing sizzle reel (watch it and get more on that here), before tantalizing the audience with a few juicy spoilers in the hour-long panel.

Sam Trammell (whose wife is about to have twins) and Joe Manganiello (who is filming a movie in Atlanta) were sorely missed, but we'd still say that the hotness quotient of the panel was far above normal human levels.

Check out a few of the highlights from the panel after the jump.

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Watch the Second Episode of 'True Blood' Season 4 a Week Early! (If You Have HBO Go.)

by Jean Bentley, posted Jun 21st 2011 6:00PM
True Blood, Sookie, Bill'True Blood' premieres on Sunday (thank goodness, a girl can't survive on teasers and ever-longer clips alone), but a lucky group will get a double dose of Season 4 an entire seven days before everyone else.

Starting Sunday night immediately after the Season 4 premiere, HBO will make the second episode available to subscribers with HBO Go, the network's online/iPad/smartphone streaming service.

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Watch the First Six Minutes of 'True Blood' Season 4

by Jean Bentley, posted Jun 6th 2011 6:00PM
True BloodWaiting sucks, all 'True Blood' fans will agree.

But perhaps it'll suck less now that HBO has posted the first six minutes of season 4 online?

Yeah, we still have to wait until June 26 for the full episode, but hopefully we'll last until then with this glimpse at Sookie Stackhouse hanging out in her magical fairy land. There's light fruit! Sure, it's no shirtless Alcide, but we'll take what we can get.

Watch the full scene after the jump.

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PaleyFest 2011: The 'True Blood' Cast Talk Demon Babies, Witches and Season 4

by Laura Prudom, posted Mar 6th 2011 10:30AM
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'True Blood' took a super-sized bite out of PaleyFest 2011 on Saturday night, as 16 members of the ensemble cast joined creator Alan Ball on stage at the Saban Theatre to celebrate the show's success and drop a few hints about what's in store for season 4.

As well as sitting in on the sold-out panel, TV Squad was on the bustling press line for the event, where we managed to grab a few moments with cast-members such as Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer (Sookie and Bill), Rutina Wesley (Tara), Todd Lowe (Terry), Deborah Ann Woll (Jessica) and Kristin Bauer van Straten (Pam). The 'True Blood' team is notoriously stingy with spoilers thanks to a comprehensive confidentiality agreement, but we did manage to unearth a few hints in regards to next season's storylines.

Join us after the jump for highlights from the press line and panel. Spoilers ahead.

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Elijah Wood Was the DJ at Anna Paquin/Stephen Moyer Wedding (VIDEO)

by Aimee Deeken, posted Sep 9th 2010 7:15AM
Elijah Wood Talks DJing Paquin Wedding on 'Late Night'The rumors are true: Elijah Wood served as DJ at Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer's nuptials last month. While working on 'The Romantics,' Wood explained, "The costume designer on the film and I would DJ parties while we were out in Greenport making the movie." Costar Paquin liked what she heard and asked him to DJ her wedding reception.

He'd never DJ'd a wedding before. "Just bar mitzvahs and birthday parties [so far]?" joked Jimmy Fallon. "Did you play 'We Are Family'?" inquired the host of 'Late Night' (weeknights, 12:37AM ET on NBC). The self-described "music nerd" replied, "I stayed away from all typical wedding material."

Fallon then explained another wedding-music must -- 'The Cha Cha Slide' -- as "a dance for drunk people." Apparently, that too was absent from Wood's playlist.

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'True Blood' - Eric Finally Gets Revenge on Russell (VIDEO)

by Oliver Miller, posted Aug 30th 2010 2:40AM
'True Blood' - Eric Finally Gets Revenge on RussellIt's been a long time coming. But then, vampires are essentially immortal, so "a long time" is kind of relative in this situation. Tonight on 'True Blood' (Sun., 9PM ET on HBO), Eric (Alexander Skarsgård) finally has a chance to get back at Russell -- for real, this time around. And hey, it only took him a thousand years or so. Clearly, Eric is a man who doesn't like to rush these things.

Ten centuries ago, Vampire King Russell (Denis O'Hare) slaughtered Eric's entire family. That's a pretty traumatic event. Eric still isn't over it, for obvious reasons. In addition, the vampire Authority has ordered him to kill Russell -- although Eric would be willing to do that no matter what. Now, Eric figures out a way to murder his nemesis.

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'True Blood' Couple Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer Marry

by PopEater Staff, posted Aug 22nd 2010 9:00PM
Anna Paquin and Stephen MoyerAnna Paquin and Stephen Moyer, the stars of HBO's vampire drama 'True Blood,' were married Saturday night in a wedding at a private, oceanside Malibu residence.

According to UsMagazine.com, guests at the ceremony uniting Paquin, 28, and Moyer, 40, included 'True Blood' costar Carrie Preston (attending with husband Michael Emerson of 'Lost') as well as Elijah Wood, Paquin's costar in the upcoming film 'The Romantics.' Many friends and loved ones who attended the nuptials reportedly arrived bearing gifts entirely wrapped in purple.

The couple -- whose first kiss was onscreen, playing psychic Sookie Stackhouse and vampire Bill Compton on the HBO hit -- officially went public with their romance in February 2009. "I love working with her," Moyer told E! last summer, "and that's how it all started, by falling in love on camera."

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'True Blood' Rolling Stone Cover: Bloody Hot or Too Gruesome?

by Ryan McKee, posted Aug 18th 2010 10:33AM
Have you been watching 'True Blood' and thought, "You know, this would be a great show if it only had more blood and nudity."? Probably not, especially with all the buff Weres this season. Still it's nice to know that Rolling Stone magazine is looking out for those of us who love seeing sexy, bloody naked people.

The 'True Blood' threesome Alexander Skarsgård (vampire sheriff Eric Northman), Anna Paquin (telepath Sookie Stackhouse) and Stephen Moyer (gentleman vampire Bill Compton) appear on the cover of the latest Rolling Stone -- available on newsstands today. In order to out-sexy Katy Perry's cover last month, where she appears in her underwear, the HBO stars are buck naked and blood-splattered. They have joined such nude-cover greats as John Lennon, Lady Gaga and The Dixie Chicks.

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'True Blood' - Eric and the Authority Are Trying to Kill Russell (VIDEO)

by Oliver Miller, posted Aug 16th 2010 1:45AM
'True Blood' - Eric and the Authority Are Trying to Kill RussellFamiliarity can breed discontent. The vampires on 'True Blood' live for a long time, and so they've had a lot of arguments with each other. And over a thousand-year-period, it's easy to see how simple fighting could ratchet up -- into something much worse. Like the desire to commit murder, for instance.

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Russell and Eric are having a bit of a feud. It seems that Russell (Denis O'Hare) slaughtered Eric's family a thousand years ago. Well, we can understand how someone could still be angry about that. As revenge, Eric (Alexander Skarsgård) killed Russell's gay lover. So now they're both pretty upset.

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Anna Paquin Talks 'True Blood' Porno and On-Set Nudity on 'Lopez Tonight' (VIDEO)

by Aimee Deeken, posted Aug 11th 2010 8:45AM
'Lopez Tonight': Anna Paquin Talks 'True Blood' NudityGeorge Lopez had a special gift for Anna Paquin when she visited 'Lopez Tonight' (weeknights, 11PM ET on TBS): a porno version of 'True Blood.' Paquin was aware of it, saying, "Apparently it's really hardcore -- it's not like some skinemax, fuzzy lighting, you know."

Lopez replied, "'True Blood' is skinemax ... There's a lot of nudity." The actress admitted, "We all get naked a lot on the show, so it's sort of ceased to be something that's, you know, shocking."

To that end, she described in helpful detail what actors and actresses wear on their bits during nude scenes. For the guys, "It's a little flesh-colored sack that gets tied around the various bits and pieces and then gets tied with what I have to say usually is a bow on top."

Is there a female equivalent? Ah, yes, the "snatch patch." And it sounds even more uncomfortable.

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'True Blood': The Vampire King Tries to Take a Queen (VIDEO)

by Oliver Miller, posted Jul 26th 2010 1:15AM
'True Blood': The Vampire King Tries to Take a QueenA king and a queen belong together, right? That makes sense, doesn't it? But can the Vampire King of Mississippi (Denis O'Hare) and the Vampire Queen of Louisiana (Evan Rachel Wood) ever find real love? That's the question on 'True Blood' (Sun., 10PM ET on HBO).

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On the latest episode, the King makes a pitch to Sophie-Anne. She's the Queen, and he wants her to be his blushing bride. Unfortunately, things don't go that well. "I've turned you down countless times, why would I accept now?" she says to him.

Which is about the point at which the King threatens Sophie-Annie with blackmail and jail. Then he has one of his minions physically assault her. At which point Sophie seems to reluctantly agree to the whole thing.

Violence and blackmail; this is the worst marriage pitch we've ever seen. But it is very evil vampire-y. So, there's that.

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'True Blood's' Sookie Shines With an Inner Light (VIDEO)

by Oliver Miller, posted Jul 19th 2010 3:00AM
'True Blood's' Sookie Shines With an Inner LightIt's always nice to see star-crossed lovers get reunited again. Of course, since this is 'True Blood' (Sun., 9PM ET on HBO), there's inevitably going to be some sort of wrench in the works.

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Sookie (Anna Paquin) and Bill (Stephen Moyer) have been separated ever since the last season of the show. Now, they finally catch up with each other, meeting up in Jackson, Mississippi. The lovers gets to hug and talk for all of about 30 seconds ... and then the Vampire King of Mississippi shows up.

The Vampire King (Denis O'Hare) attacks with his combined vampire/werewolf minions. Bill and Alcide (Joe Manganiello) are quickly defeated, but that's when Sookie strikes back! She uses her magical light "zappy" powers that we've only seen once before, and sends a werewolf flying across the room.

You'd think that the Vampire King would be annoyed by this. Instead, he's delighted. "Fantastic!" he says, while laughing with maniacal glee. Hmm. Why is the King so pleased? And what is the exact nature of Sookie's new power, anyway? Hopefully, all will be revealed in the next episode.

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Ready for More Sookie and Bill? HBO Shops 'True Blood'

by Anna Dimond, posted Jun 23rd 2010 5:00PM
'True Blood' fans may soon sink their teeth into more fleshy fun. HBO has begun to shop around reruns of the vampire drama to basic cable networks, according to Broadcasting & Cable.

HBO confirmed the news amid a string of successes for the show. 'True Blood''s third season premiered two weeks ago to a record-breaking audience of 5.1 million, topping its season two premiere by almost 40 percent. The season two opener was HBO's biggest hit since 'The Sopranos' series finale in 2007. Then, on Jun. 21, the network announced that it had renewed 'True Blood' for a fourth season, which is expected to arrive in summer 2011.

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Werewolves Attack on 'True Blood' (VIDEO)

by Oliver Miller, posted Jun 14th 2010 3:45AM
Werewolves Attack on 'True Blood'Werewolves! Vampires! To be honest, they've both been a little wussified by their presence in the 'Twilight' movies. But hey, we can still enjoy them when they show up on 'True Blood,' right?

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Stephen Moyer Wooed Anna Paquin Over Skype (VIDEO)

by Aimee Deeken, posted Jun 11th 2010 5:18AM
Stephen Moyer Wooed Anna Paquin Over SkypeAn on-set romance sparking an off-set relationship is nothing new in Hollywood. But 'True Blood' stars Stephen Moyer and Anna Paquin, who are now engaged, had to be a little more creative, Moyer explained on 'Chelsea Lately' (weeknights, 11PM ET on E!).

"HBO took three months to decide whether they were going to pick up the show or not," said the British actor.

But they had Skype. "You can do a lot of things" -- he smirked and tipped his head -- "when you can see people. It kinda just makes it a little bit more interesting."

By the time the two joined the rest of the cast to film the show, they had, well, already joined in another way.

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