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‘True Blood’ Stars Hint at Major Character Death This Season

While most True Blood fans are excited that the hit HBO series is back on their small screens, they might be saddened to find out that one of the vampire show's beloved characters will be getting axed this season. Though Carrie Preston - who plays Arlene Bellfleur - didn't divulge any names, she talks about how the tears were shed during a table reading for the script: "We had this one table read, the first time we were hearing the script out loud, and one of the actors started crying and then everybody joined in. It was a pretty beautiful moment."

Todd Lowe, who portrays Preston's husband Terry on the series, also confirmed the "major death" in an upcoming episode: "It was just a big surprise. I had gotten the script late and hadn't looked into it, so I was kind of like, 'Oh! Wow! That's different.' It saddened a lot of people."

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Stephen Moyer Comfortable With Paquin and Skarsgard Sex Scenes

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Drama, Prime Time, Sci-Fi/Horror, HBO, Gossip,

Alexander Skarsgard, Anna Paquin, and Stephen MoyerAnna Paquin says her husband is completely comfortable watching her sex scenes with Alexander Skarsgard.

The 29-year-old actress, is married to Stephen Moyer - who is her True Blood co-star - and says that the two men are friends which makes it easier.

"We feel completely comfortable together. Everyone is very respectful of each other's boundaries ... They're all very gentlemanly about it," she said.

Anna, who plays Sookie Stackhouse in the show, met Stephen, who plays vampire Bill Compton, on the set of the program. Their characters were also lovers, but later split up on screen.

Anna - who is pregnant with twins - admitted that she has two sides to her personality and although she will be a maternal parent, she may also get urges to run away with her family: "I have a side that's very nesty. And another that thinks, 'Let's lock up the house and go away for five months.'"


The 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards: Live Commentary

62nd annual primetime emmy awards

Tonight, the annual Emmy Awards telecast will be aired live on both the East and West Coasts (finally!). The ceremony will also incorporate fan tweets into Jimmy Fallon’s material—but will there be any other surprises in the 2010 broadcast?

Will 30 Rock continue its domination in the Comedy category, or will - or even Modern Family - finally topple the reigning champ? Will Mad Men snag another Best Drama win, or will get a statue for its final season?

What will Conan O’Brien say if he wins for The Tonight Show during this NBC event? Will Elisabeth Moss address soon-to-be ex-husband Fred Armisen if she wins for Best Supporting Actress? Oh – the awkward possibilities are endless!

So who won and who lost at the ? Read our West Coast play-by-play account of this evening’s telecast and find out!

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Quote of the Day: True Blood’s Moyer on Being Intimate with Paquin

True Blood's Bill and Sookie

“Everybody on set now gets to see what goes on behind closed doors. We leave nothing to the imagination! [Laughs] But our love scenes actually work really well. Since the crew knows we do have chemistry and are together in real life, I feel like it takes away from the nerve-racking tension that can occur when people have to watch two actors who are just getting to know each other engage in an intimate scene.”

-True Blood‘s on filming love scenes with his Anna Paquin, his real-life fiancee.

(Make sure to check out our other notable quotes.)

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VIDEO: True Blood’s Sam Trammell on His Scene with Moyer


If you’re a follower of , the phrase “Sam Merlotte and Bill Compton” would probably bring one particular scene to mind. A pretty hot scene from Season 2 that only involved those two men.

In this recent interview with , actor Sam Trammell (Merlotte) - who says he “loved” shooting that moment with Stephen Moyer - recalls a funny joke they played on the poor stand-ins involved with the filming.

Cue the video to the 2:00 mark for the story.

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Quote of the Day: True Blood’s Stephen Moyer on Prepping for Love Scenes

Stephen Moyer and Anna Paquin

“I think that one great bonus is that we don’t need a fluffer.”

-True Blood‘s on the advantages of having an on-screen romance with his real-life fiancee (Anna Paquin).

(Make sure to check out our other notable quotes.)

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TV on DVD: May 25, 2010

True Blood Season 2 DVDHere are some of the options available this Tuesday:

  • Air Gear (Complete Series)
  • Bing Crosby: The Television Specials (Volume 1)
  • Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog (Internet film)
  • Flashpoint (Season 2)
  • Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood (Part 1)
  • George Gently (Series 2)
  • The Guild (Season 3)
  • Hell Girl (Complete Series)
  • Hoarders (Season 1)
  • Justice League (Complete Series)
  • Kenichi: The Mightiest Disciple (Season 1 & Season 2, Part 2)

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The 61st Primetime Emmy Awards

61st Annual Emmy Awards

Could the be another year for firsts?

Around this same time last September, the execs of basic cable were thrilled to see one of their own finally win the Emmy for Outstanding Drama Series (Mad Men). Meanwhile, producers of reality fare saw an award given to one of their hosts (Jeff Probst). So which other category could be covered during this round? Animation.

For the first time since 1961 (when The Flintstones were still on air), an animated program has been nominated for Outstanding Comedy Series. So will Family Guy finally go where The Simpsons has never gone before? Not if the six other contenders have anything to say about it!

So who won? Who lost? Which funnyman took home the award for Outstanding Supporting Actor since Jeremy Piven wasn’t even nominated? Read our West Coast play-by-play account of this evening’s telecast and find out!

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Celebrity Double-Take: True Blood’s Stephen Moyer vs. Jon Bon Jovi

Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: Drama, Prime Time, Cable, HBO, Features, Gossip,

Anna Paquin and Stephen MoyerJon Bon Jovi

For today’s installment, we have ‘s Stephen Moyer on the left and singer Jon Bon Jovi on the right.

I believe at least one of these guys is Wanted Dead or Alive…

(Make sure to check out more of our Celebrity Double-Takes here, here and here.)

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Preview of True Blood: HBO’s New Vampire Series

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In the past year, we’ve seen the fan hysteria behind Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight and the cancellation of the loved-but-not-watched series . Now, we’ll get to see if another vampire-related project will be as successful as the former or as neglected as the latter.

Later this week, will introduce the latest entry in the blood-sucking genre. In True Blood, the newest creation from writer/producer/director Alan Ball (Six Feet Under), vampires are able to co-exist with humans. A synthetic supply of the red stuff allows them to feed without necessarily needing to hunt.

After the jump, you can see the moment when Sookie Stackhouse (Oscar-winner Anna Paquin) meets 173-year-old Bill Compton (Stephen Moyer) for the very first time.

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