Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Source: CW Television
Saturday, November 26, 2011
With the first installment of the final Twilight film currently in theaters, many Hollywood insiders have wondered if the vampire craze is at its end. Studies show that this is not so. Not only is more vampire fare in the works, and due to hit theaters over the next couple of years, but the popularity of True Blood and The Vampire Diaries show no sign of waning. In fact, Variety reports that the CW's The Vampire Diaries has breathed new life into the book series. Click here to read more.
"It's basically a franchise that has taken three bites out of the apple," says Alloy CEO Morgenstein. "It had a successful book run in the 1990s. It became a hit series. And then the series spawned a successful second life with the books. In fact, 'Vampire Diaries' has had a far more successful second life for us than a franchise like (our) 'Gossip Girl.'?"
Friday, November 25, 2011
Source: ASOS Magazine via TV After Dark
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Question: This season of Vampire Diaries is absolutely the best yet, and I’m rather depressed there won’t be any new episodes until January. Please ease my suffering with some scoop! —Kim*HIGHLIGHT TO REVEAL*
Ausiello: We’ll meet Klaus’ somewhat less evil brother, Finn, in a circa 1491 flashback sequence slated to air in Episode 13.
hezzy76: oh for the love of all things hot please anything vampire diaries!
You want hot? Then hot is what you shall get! The show is currently looking for a handsome, tall and physically imposing guy to take on the possibly recurring role of Finn (Glee shout-out?!). While he's quiet, Finn does have a dark side. Any casting suggestions! Hit us up in the comments!
Thursday, November 17, 2011
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
On December 10th, Kat Graham will host "The Ripple Effect" at the Sunset Luxe Hotel in Los Angeles, California. This red carpet event will benefit The Water Project charity, and is associated with ISF. Kat has been working with this charity for quite some time. The Water Project brings water to people in 3rd world countries who do not have enough drinking water to sustain themselves. The event will be co-hosted by Kat's The Vampire Diaries co-star Ian Somerhalder. Tickets are on sale now. Click here to purchase.
If you are unable to attend, you can still participate. Details below!
Yesterday Kat tweeted, "I'm asking my friends to make a 30 second video for #therippleeffect saying what someone has done for you in your life to change it for the better. Tweet me your video with hash tag #therippleeffect and I will showcase it on my sites as well as play it during the December event."
Source: Kat Graham
The Vampire Diaries' Kat Graham is featured in the latest issue of People Magazine. In the interview, Kat talks about being bi-racial, and how she celebrates the holiday season. Thanks to @KatGraham for the heads up!
Source: Kat Graham
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Monday, November 14, 2011
Fortunately, Nina Dobrev (Elena) stepped in to set Paul straight. "We established that our vampires cannot procreate, so Elena would have to get pregnant by someone other than a Salvatore," she says. "And I think the only way they would write that in is if I became pregnant in real life, and the chances of that happening in the next decade are slim to none!"
Saturday, November 12, 2011
Last week in "Ordinary People," Mikael was threatening Stefan with sharp objects to make him more agreeable. "Fail and I'll drive it through yours." This week, he's ready to brace the stake.
"Homecoming" opens with a play by play about how Damon, Stefan, Elena, Mikael, and Rebekah are planning to lure Klaus back to Mystic Falls. Realizing that Klaus will leave nothing to chance, they're going to need proof if they tell him that his father is dead.
So, they kill him. Only temporarily of course. After all, he's the only one who knows where the dagger to kill Klaus is hidden. Klaus bites the bait. "He's coming home."
The Mystic Falls student body is preparing for the Homecoming dance. It's coordinated by none other than Miss Mystic Falls herself, Caroline Forbes.
Decorating with Tyler, Caroline is still working through her discomfort with his new sense of self. It looks like it's going to take her awhile, too, especially when Tyler shares his excitement over being introduced to willing blood donors through the evil blood slut, also known as, Rebekah.
On the same note, Bonnie is still working through the fallout with Jeremy. She tries to occupy herself by helping Alaric decipher the coding from the caves, but Elena can read right through it. She knows her best friend is hurting. She also knows that she may have no remedy for healing.
Somebody's humanity is going to get in the way. Damon thinks Klaus's compulsion over Stefan is going to cause him to get tongue-tied, but Stefan finds Damon's track record for executing plans a little unreliable. Nonetheless, they each have their duties to perform, and flawlessly if they want to avoid the wrath of Klaus.
Elena finds Rebekah preparing for her first high school dance. She offers her her mother's necklace, tells her she looks beautiful, then apologizes for stabbing her in the back. First dances will have to wait. "It's very Katherine of you."
Elena is upset that she daggered Rebekah. "I'm the weak link." Damon tells her not to worry because Rebekah, Mikael, and even Stefan can't be trusted. But he can, and their plan to kill Klaus will succeed.
Although Elena is upset right now, daggering Rebekah was a shock! Vervain dart, yes, but stabbing the woman in the back? I didn't see that coming.
Neither did Matt Donovan who's standing on the doorstep in a suit with a corsage in hand.
Elena will have to stand in for Rebekah as his date to Homecoming. That poor Matt, he just can't catch a break...
"It's not a party, man, it's a wake."
Somehow the gym was simultaneously being flooded as the mass texts for the Homecoming relocation party were being sent out. Klaus instructed Tyler to have it at his place, live band and all. It's the perfect way to celebrate Klaus's new found stability, and his plan to reunite his family. "Bygones will be bygones."
Klaus wants Stefan to deliver the guest of honor to the party, which is the first sway from their plans. Reaching home, he attempts to update Damon and Mikael, but is quickly removed from the equation when Mikael feeds from his neck. That's so gross! I could only imagine the shock overwhelming Damon as he witnessed this. "A vampire on the rocks kinda guy."
Back at the party, Klaus reveals to Tyler that the party is littered with hybrids all sired to Klaus, and ready to pounce on anyone who attempts harm against him.
Immediately Tyler sets on a mission to forewarn all of his friends. He's sired to Klaus, but that doesn't mean he wishes harm against Klaus's enemies. First accusations go against Caroline. Poor girl has no idea what's going on, but just to make sure, Tyler vervains her before calling Matt to take her home.
Damon finds his way to the party, but is getting trouble from the hybrid bouncer at the door. So, he snatches his heart. "Here's my RSVP." He's also gets into it with Tyler, but Bonnie administers her witchy-migraine to prevent either of them from killing the other.
"You have a visitor. He said his name is Mikael."
What a surreal moment to face your father/enemy after all of these centuries. To Klaus, this may be the most climactic moment in his life. Holding a grudge this long has eaten him up inside, and the emotion he's showing now is delivered flawlessly by Joseph Morgan.
Standing in front of his son, Mikael still taunts him and threatens to end his line of hybrids by killing Elena. "No one cares about you, boy!"
Mikael has compelled a few of the hybrids to work in his favor. And to prove he's had enough of playing games with his son, he stabs Elena in the back! Klaus, who had just called his bluff, is shocked that the ingredient to hybrid survival was just killed. But did they give Elena vampire blood? How is she to survive this?
It's times like these that having a vampire doppelganger comes in handy. It's Katherine, and she's fulfilling her part of the plan by distracting the hybrids with wolfsbane grenades. "Ka-boom!" This gives enough time for Damon, who is the only one with access into the house, to attack Klaus. He stabs him with the lethal dagger, but just as he raises it to drive it into his heart, Stefan knocks him out of the way!
With no time spared, Klaus picks up the dagger and drives it into his father's heart! YESSSSS!
As he wipes the tears from his face, he watches as his father burns to his death.
Recognizing that Stefan came through on his word, Klaus releases him from his compulsion. "Thank you, my friend. You no longer have to do as I say. You're free." Katherine and Damon are long gone, but not thrilled that their plan went to..well, hell.
"After all that we've been through, don't turn your back on me now."
Awakening from a vervain haze, Caroline confronts Tyler about his actions and the fact that him being sired to Klaus makes him less trustworthy. Because she was always there for him, Tyler believes that they can work through this new transition in their lives. But can they?
How about Elena and Damon? They've pissed off Klaus and have to prepare for the repercussions. What's worse is that they feel they've lost Stefan. "Then we'll let him go."
Even Katherine admitted that she preferred the old Stefan better. In fact, she's the one who woke up Stefan from Mikael's attack feeding. During the party, as Elena, Klaus told her that Damon's life would be in danger if any harm was to come to him. "Even in death, my hybrids have their orders."
So, Stefan found a way to care. And because of it, Damon is still alive. But now, it's time to get mad. Stefan calls Klaus to thank him for his freedom. But the price was too high, and he's not going to let Klaus walk away easily. Resentment's a daunting task to carry on, but there's one thing that Stefan's willing to relish in, and it's not going to be appeasing to Klaus. "Revenge."
Directed by: Joshua Bulter
Written by: Evan Bleiweiss
Dry those tears! IHTVD has got you covered during this wretched hiatus starting with IHVD Radio hosted by Tasha. Click here to listen to "Homecoming" on demand!
We'll get through this hiatus together! Share your theories and OMG moments below. Then find me, Danielle DuCré, on Twitter @msdanielley; we can discuss Diaries in 140 characters or less...
Friday, November 11, 2011
Thursday, November 10, 2011
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Wednesday, November 9, 2011
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JM: Yeah, there's a little bit of that going on! Certainly, at the end of last season when I read the penultimate episode, all the way through they're talking about this plot to kill me, and I thought, what if I turn this page and that is what happens? But I trust them; if it's the end of the line, they're going to do it epically and it's going to be in keeping with the quality and the style they already put out. So I'm really not worried. I feel like if Klaus is going to die it's going to be the biggest dramatic death we've seen so far. There's some merit in that as well. But I do worry a little bit. I'm very, very happy to be a part of the show and I do feel like there's more that could be explored with this character.
Entertainment Weekly reports that former 'Girlfriends' star Persia White has been cast as Bonnie Bennett's mom Abby Bennett. Persia will first make her appearance after the winter hiatus in episode 3x12. This is the second 'Vampire Diaries' casting news to hit the Internet today. As previously reported, Torrey Devitto has also joined 'TVD'. Click here to read more about Abby Bennett. Thanks to @JessiVanessi for the heads up!
Source: Entertainment Weekly
Source: E! Online
|Courtesy of Total Film|
Total Film created a list of 30 of the hottest new actresses in Hollywood today. 'The Vampire Diaries' Nina Dobrev comes in at number 28. Not only is she the star of the CW's highest rated show, but she will soon be seen in "Perks of Being a Wallflower" opposite Emma Watson. Click here to see who else made the list. Thanks to @JessiVanessi for the heads up!
The Actress: A regular on glitzy telly show The Vampire Diaries, Dobrev first came to our attention with minor parts in girls-gone-bad thrillers Chloe and The Roommate. However, her time in the supporting shadows may soon be at an end…
Why So Hot? She’s one of the three young leads in college romance The Perks Of Being A Wallflower which also stars Logan Lerman and a certain Emma Watson. As love-triangles go, they don’t get much more up-and-coming than those three.
Source: Total Film
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Ausiello: Is there anything in the books about a romance between Bonnie and a charismatic-yet-troubled duded named Jamie? Because I’m fairly certain that’s happening. Not so sure about Damon-Bonnie.
Monday, November 7, 2011
It's Elena's turn to behold the ancient Viking script in the Lockwood caves. A detailed history of The Originals. As it turns out, this not only includes Klaus, Elijah, and Rebekah, but Mikael as well. "Papa Original."
A flashback scene reveals Rebekah carving her name into the cave wall. She and Klaus are discussing their aggressive father, Mikael. (Mikael, the one who gained his strength from feeding off of Katherine.) But what's interesting is that Rebekah refers to Klaus as "traitor." Clearly this has to mean something, right?
If first-hand account of the settlers of Mystic Falls was porn to a history teacher, we can only imagine what these cave drawings are doing for Alaric. His picture sequence was a great capture of the Original family's storyline. If he and the gang want to rid themselves of Klaus forever, they need to have all the facts. Especially if they're going to work with Mikael.
Another flashback scene shows Mikael's prideful dominance over Klaus. He takes Elijah's place sword fighting to teach Klaus a "No Fun Allowed" lesson. "Some days it's a miracle you're still alive, boy." Jerk! Rebekah recalls this as she turns away from Elena who has interrupted cheer practice seeking a first-hand account.
Seems TVD continues to have a villain who will one up the previous Mystic Falls threat. ( i.e. Damon/John/Katherine/Elijah/Klaus/Mikael/Mikael's pride? Stefan, too, if you consider him a threat to Matt "Can't Catch a Break" Donovan.) Still, Klaus's name hasn't been haunting the vampire community for nothing; he'll be good for a fight.
Meanwhile, Damon takes advantage of "Family Day at Vampire Rehab." He's not pleased with the pasty, pouty visual he has of his brother. So, in true Damon form, he does something about it. "Screw this Lexi plan, I think we both could use a drink." Warm, blonde, and answers to the name Callie.
After a few drinks, Stefan's ready for Damon to reveal the grand scheme of imposing freedom. He even goes so far as telling Damon that he's worse that Elena. "I happen to like the edge, Stefan. You're problem is your inability to resist falling over it."
Too true. see: edge.
Glad the relevance of the necklace not burning in the fire was addressed promptly. I didn't want to wait until after the mid-season hiatus to find out! Although, technically the entirety of its powers haven't been revealed. Alaric has only uncovered its symbol among the rest.
He can tell Bonnie is still working through her Jeremy ordeal, and offers sound advice. He's taking on a positive mentor role these days. If it weren't for him, what other parental figures would be around to do it? Carol Lockwood? No! She's too busy planning the next Founding Family traditional volunteer extravaganza! Sheriff Forbes? No! She's got her hands full planning for the next V5 attack! (RIP Jenna.) After the pep talk, he and Bonnie spend some time gathering more info from the cave.
As Rebekah continues the story of her family history to Elena, she describes a time where they lived in peace among werewolves. Once a month they took to their hiding cellars while the wolves roamed. Curiosity led Klaus and younger brother Henrik to watch the beasts transition, but the venture proved fatal. Henrik was attacked and died.
Did the wolves sense an inkling of familiarity with Klaus, or were they simply attacking the weakest prey?
This drove Mikael and Esther to reach out to the local witch Ayana. They wanted vampirism for their family for the ultimate protection. That they would be the predators, no the prey. Ayana refused knowing that it is against the balance of nature. They are not deterred because there's still one more witch in town who can complete the ritual. Esther herself.
One night, Mikael offered his family (sans Esther) wine laced with blood. "He drove his sword through our hearts; and he wasn't delicate about it either."
Klaus and Rebekah woke together, Elijah must have been transitioning elsewhere. They barely had time to process the goings-on when their father brought in a townsgirl for them to feed off of in order to complete the ritual. "It was euphoric."
The Original Witch called on the sun for life, and the ancient oak tree for immortality. With the process complete, the consequences that Ayana had forewarned started to surface. First, an allergy to the sun. Second, townspeople and friends steered clear. (Unlike modern day Mystic Fallsans!) Third, complications with the vervain found at the base of the oak tree. And most importantly- the hunger.
To preserve their immortality they burned the tree. But, that wasn't the last of their problems, at least not for Klaus. The blood triggered his werewolf gene. It also triggered a vengeance in Mikael. To him, this was just another reason to be disappointed with Klaus. He starts by killing his adulteress wife by first degree heart snatch.
What else aren't these flashbacks telling us? I feel it's too one sided to get the full relationship picture. Ahem, pull the dagger out! Who's all in those coffins Klaus carries about? It certainly wasn't Mikael, but who else from their past could have upset Klaus enough to spend a few hundred years in one, but not so much that he would kill them outright? Is it a stretch to think it dates back that far?
The three vampire siblings agree to stick together. Which was obviously the best way to learn their new existence. "Always and forever."
At the bar, Damon's table dancing is paused to divert a disaster. Stefan's abuse of Callie's employee discount almost gets them caught.
Together they head back over to the bar for the hard stuff. Again, Damon stresses that the jailbreak was for Stefan's freedom. So that he could finally stand up to Klaus. And who better to help than Mikael. The compulsion over Stefan forces him to defend Klaus's whereabouts, but he finds a loophole when Damon's heart, and life, is in the vampire hunter's hands. "Get Klaus back to Mystic Falls and I will gladly drive a stake through his heart. Fail, I'll drive it through yours."
On the way home, Stefan's teased for saving Damon's life for the umpteenth time. "Careful, Stefan, your humanity's showing." He insists he saved Damon for his own freedom. When Klaus is killed, the compulsion is obsolete.
I'm pretty sure just a minute ago he was questioning why it was Damon who cared more about his freedom. This warrants a big brother ass-whooping. Just like the good ol' days (S1E1). Huhm. There's that happy face again...
Now the break down.
Elena told Rebekah that she wants Klaus dead because he has a hold over their lives. Rebekah defends her brother and warns Elena that there will be hell to pay if he's harmed. "And I get my temper from my father."
She returns to Rebekah, however, with new information. The brother she so wants to protect is, according to the ancient cave script, the one who killed her mother.
I get that they've been through a lot together, but this scene where Damon and Elena are having a slumber party is not OK. Seriously, do you slumber and play fight and googly-eyes (I see you, Elena!) with your (maybe)-boyfriend's brother?! The correct answer I'm looking for is: No.
Besides that though, Elena does make a good observation. Throughout the entire episode, we've seen extraordinary bonds. These bonds span lifetimes, and it's not only that the blood runs deep, it's that the traditions run strong.
Always and forever.
Thirsty for more? Head over to IHVD Radio for Tash's recap of the "Ordinary People" episode! Special guest Vee from Vampire-Diaries.net co-hosts!
Directed by: J. Miller Tobin
Written by: Julie Plec, Caroline Dries, Nick Wauters
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Steven R. McQueen talks to Hardly Magazine about 'The Vampire Diaries,' music, and his career. He also did a photo shoot where he modeled some of the hottest trends in men's fashion. Click here to read the article, and check out the complete gallery.
Source: Hardly Magazine
Friday, November 4, 2011
Thursday, November 3, 2011
"The episode tells the story of the Original family and reveals why Rebekah and Klaus are the way they are," the actress told me over the phone. "What happened to them during this time period to make them behave as they do now?"
Indeed, the siblings may fight - Klaus did stake her and everything - but Holt says they have a "bond" and a "loyalty" that is unwavering. Might it have something to do with their connection to Mikael?
AX: Would you say some of Elijah’s decisions in regard to Klaus have been, well, ill-advised?
GILLIES: I think that he’s an idiot. Some of the things that [Elijah has] done, especially toward the end of last season, I was like, “Well, that’s obscenely ridiculous.” There was no way that anybody that intelligent, who’d been alive that long, who can murder another vampire, no less, with the back of his hand, who can move faster than light, is going to go, “You know what? This guy [Klaus] is not so bad …” And I love you Julie, I love you Kevin, but I thought that was just … odd.