Friday, September 18, 2009
Thursday, September 17, 2009
Monday, September 14, 2009
Sunday, September 13, 2009
Michelle Forbes doesn't hold back when saying how she feels about True Blood being pretty much shut out of this year's Emmys.
"Excuse me, but f—k awards!" says Forbes, who plays the very evil but deliciously sexy Maryann Forrester in the hit vampire series.
"That's not where the glory is. The glory is in the audience," she adds. "That's who we tell the stories for. It's not for, with all due respect, the critics and not for the awards shows, but for the audience."
And as we all know by now, True Blood not only has a loyal and dedicated audience (me included!), but…
The series' following keeps growing with every episode. Sadly, season two's finale is on Sunday.
Forbes, who you may already know from herBattlestar Galactica days playing Admiral Helena Cain or as Gabriel Byrne's wife on HBO's In Treatment, admits she never had an interest in vampires or the supernatural before joining True Blood.
"She doesn't have a duality, she has a quadruple-ality," Forbes says with a laugh. "They came up with this character that is running around in evening dresses and playing in the dirt and she has mad domestic skills and a butler and then there's dancing and the food. It's been so much fun."
"It really is a beautiful partnership to witness, and I don't say that lightly," Forbes says. "It's not often that you meet two people so wholly suited for each other."
Friday, September 11, 2009
A day we must never forget.
We lost many loved ones
and many faces were wet.
Tears fell many that day,
The pain will never go away.
We vow to remember
and never to forget
Heaven gained many Angels that day,
The pain will never go away.
We must live, laugh and love,
For when we go above,
We shall see the Heroes that died
On that fateful day.
To honor those who have passed
We must live and not let time pass.
Life goes in the blink of an eye
So live, laugh, and love,
This will be their legacy.
Live your life with love.
Friday, September 4, 2009
TALK about being glamoured. HBO's "True Blood" may be an ensemble show, but this season there's only one character everyone's talking about: Eric, Eric, Eric.
Alexander Skarsgard, a Swedish actor previously seen on "Generation Kill" and in "Zoolander," has been stealing every scene he's in on the campy drama, in which he plays Eric Northman, the local vampire sheriff and bar owner with Viking origins and a yen for Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin).
In last Sunday's episode, he brandished a rifle while wearing a housedress and referred to children as delicious "teacup humans." Earlier this season, he tricked Sookie into (very suggestively) sucking bullets out of his chest, disemboweled a man while wearing highlighting foils in his hair, and masqueraded as a Southern hillbilly.
And fans clearly can't get enough of him.
Robert Pattinson, who plays heartthrob bloodsucker Edward in the "Twilight" films, may be breathing a sigh of relief right about now -- the fan-phobic star is fast losing his status as world's sexiest creature of the night, thanks to Skarsgard.
In a poll titled "Who makes the hotter pretend vampire?" on Hollywoodgossip.com, the 33-year-old Swede beat Pattinson 66 percent to 33 percent. (Comparatively, Stephen Moyer, the ostensible romantic lead on "True Blood," lost to Pattinson by the same margin in an Us magazine poll.)
So what is it that makes Skarsgard so irresistible?
"I think there's a flexibility in his masculinity, and a vulnerability," says writer Jacob Clifton, who recaps the show on the Television Without Pity Web site. "He's a lot more unilaterally flirtatious, and expresses emotions in a very different way than an American actor."
Also, he adds, "He catches the light in a very nice way."
Lady Gaga thinks so, too. She cast him as the traitorous lover in her video for "Paparazzi," which required them to film a lusty opening scene in bed and then on a hotel room balcony.
"Alexander is a very good kisser," she recently told a Swedish magazine. "I don't know how other people do [it], but we were kissing for real."
She's preaching to the choir. Skarsgard's native country has reportedly voted him Sexiest Man in Sweden five times.
Recently, a scene from the 2002 Swedish film "Hundtricket" ("The Dog Trick") has been making the rounds on YouTube and elsewhere. It's a minute-long sequence of Skarsgard and two other actors showering. ("Possibly with subtitles," said one site. "We couldn't tell you.")
At the moment, he's shooting a remake of the 1971 Sam Peckinpah movie "Straw Dogs." Subject-wise, it's a weighty contrast to his vamp rival Pattinson, who was last seen on-screen wearing a silly mustache as Salvador Dali.
A TMZ film crew recently caught up with Skarsgard in an airport and asked him what he thought of the "Twilight" vampires. "I think they're cute," he said with a mischievous grin. "They're adorable.
Wednesday, September 2, 2009
Sookie Stackhouse has finally settled into a relationship with the Viking vampire Eric, and her errant brother Jason seems to have his life in order, too. But all the other people in Sookie’s life – Eric himself, her former lover Bill, her friend and boss Sam – are having family problems. Eric’s maker shows up with Eric’s ‘brother’ in tow, the ailing Bill can only be healed by a blood sibling, and Sam’s brother’s marriage is about to take place …or will it? The furor raised by the coming out of the two-natured has yet to settle; some people are just not ready to sit down to dinner with a man who turns into a dog. And Sookie herself is still recovering from her last ordeal. She’s definitely improving, physically and mentally, but she’s always going to have some dark moments now. The werewolves tell her that there have been strange and ominous passers-by in the Stackhouse woods; now Sookie is about to come face-to-face with one of her more distant relatives…