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Interview with True Blood’s Nelsan Ellis.

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If you still haven’t watched the season premiere of True Blood, stop reading now. If you have, then here’s an interview with Nelsan Ellis, who plays Lafayette. Lafayette is one of the reasons I am glad Alan Ball is straying from the books. Nelson talks about finding out his character survives:

“When I first started it was only a one-year contract, so I thought I was a goner after the 12th episode. In fact, (Alan) didn’t tell me that he was bringing me back until after the table read for (the season 1 finale). He was like, “You know we’re not killing you, right?” And I was like, “I didn’t know but thanks for telling me.”

He goes on to discuss Lafayette’s relationship with Eric and if he believes he will make it to season 3. Read the rest of the article over at MSNBC.


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Primeval is history.

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BBC News has confirmed that Primeval has been cancelled. That’s a bummer. Although I felt like the show was slipping this season after losing Stephen and Cutter, I thought it was starting to pick up again after watching last week’s episode. Even a sub par BBC show is better than half of what’s on American television anyway. Wonder if the movie is still on?


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Was True Blood worth the wait?

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So what did you all think of the season premiere of True Blood? I loved it. Just in case you haven’t seen it yet, I won’t reveal any big spoilers, but it’s safe to say I was pleased with the direction Alan Ball is taking. He is straying quite a bit away from the books, but I like where it’s going and it should be a great season.

Minor spoiler alert: Also, how funny was Eric coming down the stairs in a track suit with his hair wrapped in foil for his highlights right before he bites the crap out of that redneck?

SciFi Wire has an interesting interview with Alexander Skarsgard as he discusses developing the character of Eric Northman:

“Season one was an introduction to Eric,” Skarsgard said in an exclusive phone interview last week. “You didn’t see much more than the one side, which is him being the bad-ass vampire leader. In season two we go deeper, and you’ll understand that he is more complex than that and has a sensitive side and a very loyal side. He can be a great friend. He doesn’t like a lot of people, but if he likes you, then he’s extremely loyal. For an actor, it’s something I love to do, to go deeper and play more. I felt that after season one, people were always like, ‘Eric is the evil vampire,’ and I always defended Eric, because I don’t see him as evil at all.”


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Another bad idea from Hollywood.

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Ugh. I just read Tony Scott is planning on remaking The Warriors:

““L.A. is now the city of the future,” Scott told CinemaBlend. “If it’s the Warriors, it’s sunset and it’s quiet. I’ve got a whole different feel. I’m letting it breathe in a different way.”

Letting it breathe huh? How about we just let it be Mr. Scott? How about that? Doesn’t anyone know how to make an original pic anymore?

In happier news, MTV has an exclusive preview of the newest Warrior’s comic, “The Warriors: Jailbreak”, including a peek at the first 10 pages.

I also came across this interview you might be interested in from a few years back with Warriors lead actor, Michael Beck. Turns out he’s been keeping busy narrating John Grisham audiobooks.


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Two days to True Blood.

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Here’s some True Blood goodies to get you all caught up for Sunday’s premiere:

TV Squad interviews Stephen Moyer

Via the NY Post, Michelle Forbes discusses her role as Maryann, one of my favorite characters.

Check out photos of the cast at the red carpet premiere.

Just in time for your summer travel planning, Jaunted has a True Blood Travel Guide.

Planning a True Blood viewing party? Check out eHow’s party suggestions first.

Find out how those haunting opening credits and font were created here.(note: there is nudity so beware if you are offended by that kind of stuff)


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Ouch.

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Ok everyone ready to cringe and go “Ewwwww”?

Ed Helms says he really had his tooth pulled for The Hangover. Via CinemaBlend.com:

““He (dentist) actually had to break the crown off and then unscrew the post from the implant. That leaves a huge hole in your gum and the tissue has to stay healthy, so he screwed in a piece that his lab made that matched my gum tissue. Once the movie was done I got a fresh new implant.”

Wow. That’s dedication to one’s craft right? I thought I was reading an Onion story until I heard him tell the story on NPR’s, Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me. Click here to listen to the podcast. Ed also talks about his banjo playing and role as Andy “Nard Dog” Bernard on The Office. I heart Ed, I really do, toothless and all.

Also, listen to the podcast to hear a bizarre remix of the Tetris video game theme song by Andrew Lloyd Webber(yes….that Andrew Lloyd Webber).

 

 


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No one likes a tease.

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I’m beginning to think AMC enjoys torturing Mad Men viewers. It’s not enough that they pushed the premiere date for season 3 to August 16th. Now they have released a “new” season 3 promo that shows nothing but clips from season 2. It’s obviously just an ad to plug the release of the DVD. You’re really making me cranky AMC.


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Omar’s new gig.

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In my continuing coverage/stalking of The Wire cast members, I’m happy to report that in addition to his role in The Road, Michael K. Williams(Omar) has just signed on to an HBO pilot directed by Martin Scorsese called Boardwalk Empire. Check out the rest of the cast list and read a little about the plot over at IMDB.

Spoiler Alert: If you haven’t finished Season 5 of The Wire, stop reading here. If you have finished it, read one of my favorite blog posts about Omar and that bastard Kenard.