Big thanks to Renan and Diarios do Vampiro for letting us know that Brazil’s Dark Reunion cover has been revealed! Galera Record will release the fourth volume in the original Vampire Diaries series in June 2010. Given the blonde on the cover of The Fury… Is this supposed to be Meredith?
Katerina Graham talks to MTV about upcoming guest star Melinda Clarke, who will be making her first Vampire Diaries appearance when the show returns on March 25th. Clarke will be playing Kelly Donovan (Matt’s mother) and, call us crazy, but we think she might be stirring the proverbial pot a bit, hmm?
Kat admits that the cast only wants to make sure that the show’s guest stars, like Sean Faris (may he RIP), feel comfortable working with the crew down in Georgia. “We’re a pretty close knit group and we always want to welcome any guest starts with lost of love,” she explained.
As we reported on Twitter last night, Australia’s Hub Productions is pulling together their first Vampire Diaries event for July 3rd in Sydney, 9am-6pm, and July 4th in Melbourne, 9am-6pm, and they’ve announced their first guest: Paul Wesley, with more guests to be announced. Get the details over at Hub.
Speaking of Australia – you guys grab your copies of The Return: Shadow Souls? It’s out now.
Thanks to Ian Somerhalder Italy for sharing a slew of Vampire Diaries scans via the Italian press, specifically Vanity Fair Italy (!!!), Telefilm, and Dark Magazine. (Sorry, no translations, but they’re still cool to see!) UPDATE: Thanks to Only Paul Wesley, you can read the Telefilm and Dark Magazine translated interviews (they’re the same) here!
Ready to get your heart ripped out? Take another shot of Vampire Diaries‘s 11th episode, the aptly titled Bloodlines, at 8/7c on the CW. It’s all bombshells and bomb-shells with Malese Jow’s first appearance as Anna, Gina Torres as one of Damon’s old flames, and that huuuuge revelation in the last ten minutes. Oh, right, and there’s that whole Elena n’ Damon road trip thing and Stefan’s abuse of cell phones and pod!Jeremy making with the library-learnin’. Go forth and discuss the good times over in the forums, and you can even chime in on the episode poll. Or perhaps you need a reminder of all those great songs you heard in this ep. New episodes of The Vampire Diaries return
not soon enough March 25th! Refresh your anticipation by watching the promo trailer again.
Catch up on this past week’s posts!
- Vampire Diaries nominated for Saturn Award: Best Network Series
- Vampire-Diaries.net: One Year Anniversary
- David Anders to guest star on Vampire Diaries
- Katerina Graham in People & Seventeen video
- Kevin Williamson & Julie Plec discuss the future of Vampire Diaries
- New CW/T-Mobile cast video interviews & Hot Topic LA Cast Tour video
- CW Star Annie’s rapid-fire Q&A with the Vampire Diaries cast (video)
- Gossip/spoilers from E!’s Watch with Kristin
- Video trailer for The Return: Shadow Souls
- People video interview with Paul Wesley & Teen.com video interview with Katerina Graham
- Ian, Nina & Paul talk about their favorite things (video)
CW Star Annie is back with more video from her Vampire Diaries set visit. This time it’s an either/or game with Paul Wesley, Nina Dobrev, Ian Somerhalder, Zach Roerig, and Candice Accola. (Not a single person for vanilla? Really?)
Via Michael Ausiello, there’s more casting news out of Mystic Falls: David Anders, seen most recently on 24, will guest star as…
The Alias and Heroes alum will play Elena and Jeremy’s uncle, Jonathan Gilbert, who comes to Mystic Falls to “cause some trouble,” teases an insider.
If that name sounds familiar, it’s because, well, it should. Johnathan Gilbert is the name of Elena and Jeremy’s circa-1800 ancestor. Old school Johnathan debuted via flashback earlier this month as played by Joe Knezevich.
Read the notice over at Ausiello Files. Anders is set to appear in April. (OMG it’s SARK!)
UPDATE: TV Guide reports Anders’ first episode will be April 15th (episode 18/#117 – if the show runs with no breaks upon its return on March 25th).
E!’s Watch with Kristin has a few interesting Vampire Diaries tidbits, and one is actually pretty huge.
Mae in Atlanta: Please tell me some of the sexy Vampire Diaries stars are hooking up in real-life!
Not so, says Candice Accola (Caroline). “There’s so much heat going on onscreen—we’re all just a family,” Candice tells us with a laugh. “I wish there was some juice or some crazy things going down, but not really. We disgustingly all just get along, and no one’s dating.” So apparently all the drama is happening on the show? Hmph! (Check the spoiler section below for that.)
What is the obsession with everyone hooking up, anyway?
And now we head into some major spoiler territory (seriously, DO NOT READ if you don’t want to know, and best avoid the comments):
Monica: Damon and Stefan for the win! Any scoop on Vampire Diaries?
Sorry, but I only have some good news for you Damon-Elena shippers: Stefan may dabble in something very un-Stefanlike again soon, which might change him somehow, and I just can’t imagine that goes over well with good girl Elena. Also, you’ll never guess whose body is going to be found…The next few episodes are gonna be good!
Check out Kristin’s column over on E! for more. (She’s also attending PaleyFest and is taking questions for the Vampire Diaries cast – email firstname.lastname@example.org. And thanks, Kristin, for a Vampire Diaries “spoiler” finally worth blogging about!)
If you remember the CW’s T-Mobile video interviews with Nina Dobrev, Paul Wesley, and Ian Somerhalder, you’ll be happy to know they’ve added Steven R. McQueen, Sara Canning, Zach Roerig, Candice Accola, Katerina Graham, Matt Davis, and Michael Trevino. That’s a bunch of interviews to work through – so have at it!
Hot Topic has also posted their own video of the Los Angeles Hot Topic Cast Tour stop. Thanks to @jayyu_jp for the heads up!
There’s a small feature on Katerina Graham in this week’s issue of People magazine (Elin Woods on the cover – again) – thanks to @StarryMag for the heads up! Click to see a bigger scan in the Gallery.
And Seventeen.com went shopping with Katerina Graham – check out the video below (thanks to everyone who let us know!):
FilmReviewOnline.com discusses the future of The Vampire Diaries with executive producers Kevin Williamson and Julie Plec. They touch on the books vs. the show, a change in the Salvatore brothers’ dynamic, a possible choice for Bonnie, werewolves, staying in Atlanta, and the beauty of special effects.
How much are you finding that you can stick with the books, and how much are you changing things because the show has taken on a life of its own?
Kevin Williamson: The show does take on a life of its own, but I think the book has always inspired us. If you’re a fan of the book, you can look at what we have used and what we haven’t, or what we’ve taken and turned it on its end. For instance, we’re going into this whole thing of this church and the tomb underground and these vampires that have been desiccated and laying in wait for all these years, with Katherine amongst them.
That’s not in the book. However, what is in the book is Katherine. And so the book has always inspired us, but now the show is off and running, and with a bunch of writers sitting in a room we twist and turn everything.
Congratulations (!!!!) to The Vampire Diaries cast and crew for their nomination in the 36th Annual Saturn Awards, which honors the best in science fiction, fantasy, and horror TV/film. From the press release, via Collider.com:
The Academy was founded in 1972 by noted film historian Dr. Donald A. Reed to honor and recognize genre entertainment. Over the years, the Academy has expanded their reach to include other film genres. The organization also recognizes excellence in television and home entertainment.
The show has been nominated for Best Network Series, alongside Chuck, Fringe, The Ghost Whisperer, Lost, and Heroes.
Past winners of Best Network Series include Lost, Heroes, Angel, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, The X-Files, and Dark Shadows.
You can see the full list of nominations over at Collider. The awards ceremony will take place on June 24th in Burbank, California.