Nina Dobrev graces the cover of Seventeen’s April 2010 issue, and thanks to Adoring Nina Dobrev for a peek at the cover:
And Seventeen.com has a slew of photos up from the photo shoot, along with snippets from Nina’s interview:
“Even though Elena’s going through all this stuff, has to keep all these secrets, and has all these responsibilities, she’s just learned to cope and figure things out and deal with a lot that most people don’t at a young age. She has to take care of her brother with a drug problem and be a parental figure in the household, her boyfriend’s a vampire, and her best friend’s a witch! A lot of stuff is going on, everyone’s trying to kill her all the time, so she’s very strong, she always rises to the occasion, and she always fights back. I think that she is a very strong woman, and she can take on anything and everything that comes her way.”
Paul Wesley attended Cosmopolitan’s Fun Fearless Males 2010 event (you’ll remember his photoshoot with Kellan Lutz?) at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in New York City last night and, thanks to Vampire Diaries Show, we have some good quality photos to share. Also in attendance were the aforementioned Mr. Lutz, True Blood‘s Stephen Moyer, Gerard Butler, Nathan Fillion, Ed Westwick, and other people in ties.
Let me tell you, it was a slog working through these, and then we had to decide which would be the big, featured one… SIGH. (The tiny “How you doin’?” smirk won out.) We’ve highlighted a few shots below and you can view all 65 photos (yes, 65!) in the Gallery.
Hollywood Life caught up with Mr. Wesley and asked who would win in a fight between the vampires of Vampire Diaries, Twilight, and True Blood:
Vampire Diaries‘ Paul Wesley stood by himself when asked which cast would win. “I would win any fight, any vampire fight,” he said. But, for him, the battle lies within the scenes of his own show. He admitted he’s thirsty for Damon’s (played by Ian Somerhalder) blood. “I would kick Damon’s ass! I’m convinced of that and I plan on kicking his ass in future episodes,” he shared with us.
That’s what we like to hear.
As we reminded you on Twitter last night, Paul Wesley stopped by PIX Morning News this morning to talk about what’s in store on Vampire Diaries when the show returns from its hiatus on March 25th. Check out PIX’s blog post and watch the video below.
Thanks to Jessica at PIX for giving us the heads up a week and a half ago. Barring a schedule change, Nina Dobrev should be stopping by the Morning News studio next Monday, March 8th at 8:50am.
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!)