Candice Accola attended The Giving Lounge, a charity event in honour of the Golden Globes and Children’s Miracle Network, where she filmed a PSA for the CMN Hospitals. The PSA isn’t available yet, but you can head on over to Candice Accola Web to see a bunch of images from the event (including an HQ version of the cute teddy bear photo to the left).
Nina Dobrev has revealed to E! Online’s Kristin Dos Santos how the cast entertained themselves during the recent snowpocalypse in Atlanta: they’re making a Funny or Die video. Fingers crossed that we get to see it!
If you’re heading to the Vampire Diaries EyeCon event in Atlanta at the end of March, you might be considering going on a Mystic Falls Tour. The price of the tour has been reduced down from $35 to $25 per person for the time around the convention, and if that wasn’t sweet enough, a deal has been struck with the owners of the property used as the Lockwood Mansion in the show, and a for an extra fee you can tour the grounds and inside of the mansion. You can find more information about pricing and how to arrange a tour here.
Finally, the Television Critics Association Winter press tour is underway (Vee will be posting Vampire Diaries gossip and goodies from that later on), and courtesy of @ericign, we can show you the new Vampire Diaries poster for the event. Hopefully the CW will release a HQ version soon, but until then we can cope with the giant leaf. ;)
Thanks to @GermanIanSome and @IHeartTVD for the heads up that Late Night TV is listing Ian Somerhalder as Jimmy Fallon’s guest on Wednesday, January 19th. Ian’s not listed on Jimmy Fallon’s official page yet (they haven’t added their listing for next week), but we’ll keep an eye out. UPDATE: Jimmy Fallon’s website now lists Ian Somerhalder as the second guest on Jan. 19th.
Thanks to Candice Accola Web (THE source for your Candice news) for the heads up that Candice is featured in the new issue of MF Magazine. You can check out the entire issue online over at MF’s site, or click the scan and photo outtakes below to see HQ versions over at Candice Accola Web’s gallery.
Zap2It’s Carina MacKenzie chatted with Katerina Graham about her music being featured on the show. Be sure to head on over to Zap2It to watch the video of the first part of the interview.
Executive producer Kevin Williamson and music supervisor Chris Mollere loved the song and included it in a schoolyard scene where Tyler (Michael Trevino) and Matt (Zach Roerig) hash out some uncomfortable apologies. “I love that it wasn’t actually for my scene,” Graham says. “I loved that. I was really grateful for that; it kind of shocked me. It’s just a fun cover I wanted to do. No high expectations.”
The folks over at Candice Accola Web and Michael Trevino Online have some outtakes of Candice, Michael and Sara from a NYLON photoshoot. Check out the shot of the three of them below, and be sure to head over to their galleries to check out the rest.
E! Online has some tidbits about Bonnie, Luka and Jeremy, while Ask Ausiello fills us in on which of the two boys Bonnie will be kissing. Also, casting for Klaus is still a mystery. And on the interesting trivia front, Julie Plec reveals to PopWrap that Friday Night Lights actor Grey Damon auditioned for the part of Stefan.
Finally, a roundup of awards results that the Vampire Diaries were nominated for. Sadly, no category wins for the People’s Choice Awards, but the show did snag some in other awards. WetPaint’s “Show Stalkers” awards saw the Vampire Diaries win Biggest Girl Crush of 2010 (Katherine), Best Bromance of 2010 (Damon & Alaric), Best One-Liner of 2010 (Damon’s “That’s for me to know and for you to dot, dot, dot.”), Grossest Moment of 2010 (Damon ripping out Mason’s heart), and Characters We Wish Could Have Been Brought Back From The Dead in 2010 (Mason Lockwood). The show also won some Reader’s Choice categories in the Buzz Focus Best of 2010 awards, including Best Couple (Elena & Stefan), Most Awkward Couple/Most Sexual Tension (Damon & Elena) and Best Undead Series.
TV Guide‘s Robyn Ross returns with another Vampire Diaries cast video interview and this time it’s Candice Accola analyzing Caroline Forbes and her hopes in the second half of Season 2. Check out the entire story on TVGuide.com.
Five Four has chosen Michael Trevino as its “Look of the Week” and in addition to some slick photos, Michael fills out a questionnaire (“Occupation: The wolf on Vampire Diaries“) for the site’s blog. Check it out over at the Five Four blog.
TV Guide’s Mega Buzz has an interesting snippet from Katerina Graham about what fans can expect in the next few episodes of Vampire Diaries Season 2:
When will we get more backstory on The Vampire Diaries? — Maxine
NATALIE: An upcoming flashback to 1864 will give Elena a new perspective on her sibling suitors. Before then, though, expect a visit or two from the Grim Reaper. “A lot of people are dying,” Katerina Graham tells us. “Not, like, too many, where it’s like, ‘Why are all these people dying?’ But a couple of important characters are going to go.”
And more Vampire Diaries on critics’ end of year lists:
- Contra Costa Times’ Chuck Barney singles out Nina Dobrev’s Katherine as runner-up for Best Villain of the Year.
- StayingIn’s Vlada Gelman name checks Candice Accola’s Caroline Forbes as one of 10 Underrated TV Performances of 2010.
- AOL TV Squad’s Jean Bentley gives Nina Dobrev the much-coveted “Best Performance by a Degrassi Alum.”
- Ian Somerhalder makes Entertainment Weekly’s list of 30 Sexiest Stars of 2010. (He’s #5.)
- TV Guide picks Jimmy Fallon’s Emmy opening number (which Nina Dobrev was part of) as one of 2010′s Top TV Moments.
- TV Guide picks Nina Dobrev’s Emmy dress as one of 2010′s Best Red Carpet Fashions.
- FearNet gives Vampire Diaries a shout-out in its list of Horror in Review: 10 Best Surprises of 2010.
Christmas is only a few days away and Zap2It‘s Carina MacKenzie sat down with the Vampire Diaries cast – Katerina Graham, Sara Canning, Zach Roerig, Steven R. McQueen, Ian Somerhalder, Michael Trevino and Candice Accola – to find out their holidays plans and New Year’s resolutions for 2011. WATCH THE VIDEO AT ZAP2IT.
Fancast chats with Candice Accola about everything from Klaus and the particulars of the Curse of the Sun and the Moon to the book club she started for the women on TVD’s set. She also gives some hints about what fans can expect to see Caroline struggling with when the show returns on January 27th.
In the preview of the first post-hiatus episode, Caroline laments that everyone is kissing her. Can you give me some hints about what is happening?
The next episode is her figuring out what she wants. Now there’s options. She had to work her butt off to get Matt’s attention. For the first time she’s really occupied with what she wants in her own mind, where these guys are all coming to her. I think she’s a little overwhelmed. It was really funny to read the script. There’s a lot of kissing in this episode.
Television Without Pity names Nina Dobrev in its Year in Review 2010 list of TV’s Most Valuable Performers.
We were not exactly wowed by Nina Dobrev back in her days on Degrassi, but instead of staying in her little teen bubble (like fellow Degrassi alum Shenae Grimes, who is terrible on 90210), she has really grown into the role of Elena. Better still: she’s even more amazing when she’s playing the truly evil vampire Katherine. Double our viewing pleasure.
Finally, BuddyTV’s Fan Favorites of 2010 poll is open and Vampire Diaries is up for Best-Looking Cast, Best Non-Human (Damon Salvatore), and Best Bromance (Damon and – wait for it – Jeremy). So head over there and vote as many time as you’d like.
First up, thanks to the Salvatore Council Podcast (you should listen!) for the heads up on Steven R. McQueen’s interview with Galway Bay FM’s Alan Murphy. He talks about choosing Vampire Diaries over Melrose Place (smart choice!), Jeremy’s journey throughout the series, how the cast gets along, pranks on the Vampire Diaries set, how passionate vampire genre fans are, and more.
Thanks to the folks at the Salvatore Bros. Tumblr for pointing out these scans of Nina Dobrev in the January 2011 issue of InStyle magazine. We’re not sure where the scans originally popped up, only that they’re watermarked with (what looks to be) Babinskiscan, so much thanks to them!
TV Guide‘s Robyn Ross has a brief summation of what fans of the Vampire Diaries book series can expect to see and not see as the TV series progresses, courtesy of her set visit and chat with Julie Plec:
“The power of a journal is when you’re lost and alone and feel like you have no one to talk to,” she says. “What we have fun with is how to integrate the concept of journals — from Alaric typing in his computer or the old John Gilbert journals that set off the mythology of the vampire device. And we still haven’t laid our hands on a Lockwood journal.”
FanBolt has posted a summary of their Vampire Diaries set visit last week along with a few cast photos and soundbites from Steven R. McQueen, Katerina Graham, Candice Accola, Matt Davis, Sara Canning, Ian Somerhalder, and Julie Plec.
And now a round-up of end-of-year Vampire Diaries nods:
IGN gives Vampire Diaries “Best Twist” in their Best of 2010 poll, calling the final moment of Founder’s Day, “shocking, fun, gory and cool all at once, and a great cliffhanger to leave the show on.”
BuddyTV is feeling the Vampire Diaries love in their Love Is All Around: Best TV Relationships of 2010, bestowing our show with “Best Relationship Involving Too Many People: Stefan and Elena and Damon and Katherine in The Vampire Diaries.” And the ladies of Vampire Diaries made a strong showing in their TV’s 100 Sexiest Women of 2010 list: Katerina Graham comes in at #83, Nina Dobrev at #31, and Candice Accola at #19.
E!Online wants to know readers’ pick for Best TV Show of 2010. Round 1 is up for voting – The Office or…Vampire Diaries? VOTE!
TV Squad’s Maggie Furlong recently visited the set of the Vampire Diaries and has shared a fun video featuring Candice Accola, Katerina Graham, Steven R. McQueen, Zach Roerig and Michael Trevino, in which they
complain about the cold discuss character development, Klaus, a musical episode, having fun on set, and what Ian Somerhalder was really up to in that Pictionary scene in Memory Lane.