Hiatus getting you down? Hang in there, fandom! We spy Candice Accola, Joseph Morgan, Kat Graham and Michael Trevino in this batch of pictures from the KIIS-FM Jingle Ball 2011. You can also head over to the Joseph Morgan Georgian Fans on FB for more pics. Thanks to @JoeMorganFans for the heads up!
Michael Trevino is officially the only person we know that can make falling off an inflatable tube at high speeds look awesomely cool. In this special edition of Maestro Knows, Michael goes all over the place, including to the Vampire Diaries set to give a special behind-the-scenes tour. The set stuff starts at around 4:35, but the whole video gives an interesting peek into Michael’s life in Atlanta.
Kat Graham, Nina Dobrev, Ian Somerhalder and Joseph Morgan star in this fun video plea to vote for The Vampire Diaries (and Ian and Nina individually) in the People’s Choice Awards, courtesy of the CW. TVD is up for Favorite Network Drama and Favorite Sci-Fi/Fantasy Show, Nina for Favorite TV Drama Actress and Ian for Favorite TV Drama Actor. Click here to hit up the People’s Choice ballot or click the big banner above.
Entertainment Weekly has launched their annual Entertainers of the Year poll for 2011 and Ian Somerhalder is up for Sexiest Male Entertainer of the Year.
…2012 is screaming towards us and it’s time to start looking back at the year that was, and the performers that left their marks on entertainment. This is your chance to be a part of our annual Entertainers of the Year issue.
Paul Wesley appears in the new issue of People Magazine, numbered among their picks for Sexiest Man Alive for the second year in a row. Once you can tear your eyes away from the picture, you can read about teenage Paul’s penchant for sneaking out at night, and about what he considers a suitable ambiance for an ideal date. Michael Trevino and Steven R. McQueen are mentioned in features in the issue as well, and Ian Somerhalder is included in the online-only slide show Sexy Guys at Every Age. Check out this scan of Paul’s page (courtesy silentwilight@tumblr, thanks!), and make sure to pick up a copy of the magazine from your local newsstand!
Huge thanks to Courtney and Steven R. McQueen Online for scans of Mr. McQueen’s feature in the November 2011 issue of Wonderland Magazine. Steven chats about the appeal of vampires, what he enjoys about his job, the layers of Jeremy Gilbert, and his dream date. Click the interview below to read over at Steven R. McQueen Online.
Good news for UK fans! Ian Somerhalder has been announced as a guest for Insurgence 4, which will be taking place June 22-24 in Birmingham, UK. Daniel Gillies and Paul Wesley have already been confirmed for the event. We’ll be keeping you updated as more guests are announced, so keep an eye out for more Insurgence news as it becomes available. For more information about the convention, check out their site HERE.
We know everyone’s caught up in the People’s Choice Awards frenzy, but let’s not forget that Vampire Diaries has nominations in other awards, too! As we blogged some weeks back, Kat Graham, Steven R. McQueen, and the Vampire Diaries cast has nods in the first ever Youth Rocks Awards. Kat is up for Rockin’ Actress (TV/Drama), Steven is up for Rockin’ Actor (TV/Drama), and the entire cast is up for Rockin’ Ensemble Cast (TV/Drama). The awards will take place on December 7th, 2011 at the Avalon Theater in Hollywood. Voting is open, so let’s show the love! Head on over to the Youth Rock Awards and VOTE! Or click the images below to vote in the respective categories.
AOL TV brings us this (slightly spoilery) interview with Michael Trevino, where he talks about tonight’s episode (Homecoming, EP309) and about where things stand with Tyler right now, as well as what might be coming up for him in the future.
We’ve seen Tyler return to his douchebag Season 1 default again. Are you enjoying playing that? He seems to be way less angst-y now that he’s a hybrid.
I mean, I’m personally having fun with it because it’s a whole new level and arc that I can play around with and have fun. But also, I think there was a lot of responsibility in becoming the first successful hybrid, so I think it’s pretty cool to have a different supernatural ability and for me to personally just be able to act that out. It’s fun, why not?
Speaking of acting out and having fun, Joseph Morgan answered some questions for The Insider about training for Immortals, the question of which project is bloodier, and he gives a few hints about tonight’s episode. He also talks a little bit about the fine line he walks playing Klaus as both villainous and sympathetic
Insider: So you think tonight will bring people back to Klaus’ side?
Joseph: Yes, I think that’s fair to say. It’s such a fine line when you’re writing for a villain: they have to bring some humanity and sympathy to the character, so people understand him, but you don’t want to turn him good. I think Julie [Plec] and Kevin [Williamson, creators] are on the same page with me there. It’s difficult to walk that tightrope of making people care about him, but also have him be your villain. I really think they do a wonderful job of that. So many people on Twitter are confused by their own feelings about the character – they hate to love him — and that’s so exciting to me. And a huge compliment.