CW Source caught up with Paul Wesley on the PaleyFest red carpet and he talks about the conflicted nature of Stefan, killing other vampires, and why Stefan drinking human blood could alter his relationship with Elena. Oh, and then there’s the issue of Elena and Damon getting closer…
Win the one-of-a-kind genuine Twin Fox Ring. This contest runs from March 15-June 1 2010. To enter, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with TWIN FOX RING in the subject line (and, optionally, the name of your favorite Vampire Diaries character in the body). You can win the solid gold Twin Fox Ring, the object of Damon and Elena’s quest in Shadow Souls, or one of 20 autographed Shadow Souls books. Winners will be determined randomly.
Thanks to Jezebel for the heads up! See LJS’s site for more info.
Thanks to Katerina Graham for giving everyone the heads up last week that she was featured in the new issue of Ebony (Sade on the cover). She posted a scan in her blog but we picked up an issue today to scan (support the mags that support the show, right?). We were especially surprised to learn she dropped out of culinary school three times due to other projects – very cool! (Her interest in culinary school, not that she was forced to drop out, obvs.) Click to see a bigger version in the Gallery.
PaleyFest last weekend was fun times, and considering I made it to L.A. despite being sick as all get out, you’ll forgive me for taking the past week to recuperate and throw together some thoughts.
First off, it was nothing short of a pleasure (finally!) meeting Niyah (@CW_VampDiaries), Craig (@KryptonSite), and Carina (@cadlymack), and great seeing Jen (@NinaDobrevFan) again. And of course my travel partners-in-crime, Connie (@conallen) and Lucia (@Heroine_TV), who weathered my sick, pathetic butt and made me laugh so much. This fandom has a core made of awesome, wonderfully witty, hard-working folks, and the above are all class acts. You guys made my trip, so thank you. (The rest of you – follow all of the above on Twitter!)
If you’re looking for a thorough PaleyFest panel recap, I point you no further than Lucia/Heroine TV’s excellent breakdown. She touches on everything worth noting during the actual panel, and I can’t disagree with (most of) her personal observations either. (By the way, I’m the arm she grabbed in the last moments of the episode screening, heh, but more on that in a minute.)
If you’re a U.S. college student interested in TV and promotion, the CW has an opportunity for you: Making the Cut IV.
If you are a college student, “Making the Cut “ is challenging you to create a killer trailer that could jump start your creative career by winning an Unpaid internship at The CW Television Network. Did we mention your spot could air on TV? That’s right, your trailer airing on one of the biggest television networks on the planet. Does it get any better than that?
The creative objective of this competition (and don’t forget this is a competition) is to put together a piece of non-traditional promotion that captures the essence of one of the following shows: Gossip Girl, 90210, Supernatural, The Vampire Diaries.
For more information on rules and how to enter, check out the CW Blog. Again, the contest is only open to U.S. citizens of 18 years of age or older. Contest deadline is April 23rd. Good luck!
Spider from FearNet caught up with Paul Wesley on the red carpet at PaleyFest. Paul discusses Stefan as a romantic figure and bad boy, and gives his take on why Vampire Diaries fans get so defensive about those Twilight comparisons.
Only two more weeks ’til new Vampire Diaries, folks! Here’s the promo for A Few Good Men.
The CW has posted a new still from A Few Good Men, this time featuring Melinda Clarke as Kelly Donovan, Matt and Vicki’s mom. Our first (uh, smokin’ hot) look at Kelly, from There Goes the Neighborhood (EP16), was this past weekend, but as Red just put it, Ms. Donovan’s smirk here rivals Damon’s. See more A Few Good Men stills in the Gallery.
Vampire Diaries was featured on E!News last night, with Kristin dos Santos catching up with the cast at PaleyFest to talk love triangles. Thanks to Denise for the heads up!
Flashback eps are Very Special Episodes and Children of the Damned may have trumped Lost Girls in the costume and revelation department. Actually, no “may” about it – we think it did. There’s an ugly undercurrent running through the back story of Mystic Falls and how much of that past is actually foreshadowing? Yes, pondering human/vampire relations is making us philosophical, but how else to pass the time until March 25th? Only two more weeks until brand new episodes of The Vampire Diaries reclaim their rightful place on your television screens. (And guess what? I’ve seen the episode and it is worth the wait, I promise.) In the meantime, share your own philosophical musings in the forum, peruse the songlist, and rate the episode in our poll.
Thanks to Jen at Nina Dobrev Fan for the heads up that Mr. Zach Roerig will be on KTLA Morning News Thursday (this) morning! Make sure you tune in, Los Angeles. Sorry, we’re not exactly sure what time.
Posts from this past week:
- Kevin & Julie talk season finale + why Vicki won’t be back
- A Few Good Men tease, episode 16 title, Nina and Candice in NYLON Guys (Dec) + Kat interview with Seventeen
- New THR video interviews with Julie & Kev, 100+ photos from Paley
- See @paulwesleylover have her moment with Paul Wesley
- Warner Bros.’ photos from PaleyFest
- First look at David Anders as Jonathan Gilbert, Spencer Locke joins the cast as guest star, Ian and Nina confirmed for Vampire Diaries event in Australia + TV Guide Magazine video from PaleyFest
- Vampire Diaries at PaleyFest: Photo, video & link round-up
- Paul and Nina in Seventeen, Kayla Ewell talks Vampire Diaries
- Katerina Graham interview at 2010 NAACP Image Awards (video)
- Candice & Katerina photoshoot in February’s L’Uomo Vogue
- Ian Somerhalder & Melinda Clarke in Entertainment Weekly + video of Nina, Paul and Ian at Love Bites party
- Official A Few Good Men synopsis + Dawn Ostroff talks Vampire Diaries
- New A Few Good Men episode stills
As we get closer to the end of the season, speculation runs rampant about Vampire Diaries‘ May 13th finale. TV Guide talked to Julie Plec and Kevin Williamson and they expand on earlier teases (some from PaleyFest) with more info about “Uncle John” Gilbert (David Anders), whether Jeremy will finally learn the truth about vampires, and something book fans will recognize:
TVGuide.com: What should we expect in the season finale?
Plec: What we’ve been building to from the beginning — it’s something we took directly from the books — is this event called the Founders’ Day Celebration, which is the anniversary of the founding of the town. We’re looking into big period costumes and Civil War reenactments and maybe some parade action with some big floats. It’s going to be the big event that connects us back to 1864 and what went down back then. It messes things up so when we come back in Season 2, everyone has a reason to tune in again. There are nine “oh my God” moments.
And Ausiello has more info on the finale from Kevin and this clarification from Julie on why Vicki won’t be back:
“We are not adverse to bringing people back from the dead,” says exec producer Julie Plec, “but we would not do it with the first tragic death out of the gate. In the future, we absolutely will use those mystic tricks, but not with Vicki — as much as we loved Kayla [Ewell]. It would ruin the impact.”