Brandon Quinn will be guest starring in the next new episode of the Vampire Diaries, “Bloodlines”, playing a character called Lee. We don’t know much about the character, but you can head on over to the spoiler zone to contribute your theories. Many of you will probably remember Brandon best from the TV series Big Wolf on Campus, where he played the hero of the show, werewolf Tommy Dawkins.
Ian Somerhalder has made TV Guide’s list of best performances of 2009. A well-deserved mention, given that Damon has stolen the hearts of a lot of people – be it due to his good looks, his snarkish wit, or the fact that he’s putting the savage bite back into vampires.
Spanish fans can celebrate with the news that the Vampire Diaries starts airing in Spain on TNT on Thursday, February 11, 2010 at 10:15pm.
Vampire Diaries Fan has some promotional images of Paul Wesley and Zach Roerig up in their gallery. Update: We now have unmarked versions in our own gallery.
We also have some related pictures of Michael Trevino and Sara Canning in our own gallery which we’d completely forgotten about. Oops. Better late than never, eh?
And finally, have you voted today? Voting is still open, so take the opportunity to vote as much as possible to help improve the Vampire Diaries‘ chances of winning.
Marathon week is all about re-experiencing the Vampire Diaries, so how about a little blast from the past with some behind the scenes pictures from “Night of the Comet”? We’ve got to admit that Ian’s devilish grin in the first picture gives us a thrill of fear. Reassuring to know he’s not that evil in real life.
TV Guide Network is highlighting TV’s Best 2009 during a special tonight (Monday) at 8/7c and they’ve released a sneak peek at their top three picks for TV’s sexiest vampires – Damon Salvatore comes in at #2 (sandwiched between True Blood‘s Bill and Eric).
May we have a Stefan one too, please?
Ian, Nina, and Paul attended the Grey Goose Vodka Characters & Cocktails Winter Fundraiser in London this weekend, which benefits Elton John’s AIDS Foundation. Here’s a few shots of them on the red carpet (click to see bigger versions in the Gallery):
Speaking of the U.K. – we’ve yet to catch one of the new ITV2 promos online yet, but we have a few screencaps (courtesy of ITV2) of the campaign’s look:
And a heads up to update your bookmarks: Nina Dobrev Fan has a new URL = http://www.ninadobrevfan.net. If you’re a Nina fan, this is your site – with thanks to the lovely miz Jen.
You guys have been asking for more variety in Vampire Diaries merchandise; looks like someone was listening. Thanks to @amandatran8 for the heads up on a handful of new Vampire Diaries t-shirts hitting Hot Topic – available now on their website. Color us stunned that one of Damon’s most beloved quotes from the books is featured so prominently – we’re a bit giddy about that one. And, of course, you can now wear your allegiances with a “Team Stefan” or “Team Damon” shirt. Fun times. Click the images to go directly to the shirt on HotTopic.com. (Most of the designs are available in Plus sizes as well!)
MTV caught up with Nina Dobrev at the Golden Globes Young Hollywood Party and she gave Vampire Diaries fans a hint as to what they can expect when the show returns in the new year:
Following on from the previous post, we have the CW Connect interviews with Paul Wesley, Nina Dobrev, Ian Somerhalder, and Candice Accola.
Candice Accola talks to MTV’s Hollywood Crush about Caroline’s rocky love life on The Vampire Diaries, from being used and manipulated by Damon to her uncertain new relationship with Matt.
“[She's] brokenhearted, but at the same time she knows it’s best to get out of the circumstance, but I think at the same time she like wouldn’t mind getting her revenge eventually,” she explained. “It’s just like when you really like a guy and then he just toys with you and then totally leaves you hanging… at the same time if you ever had the chance to make him feel what you felt for him you would totally do it.”
It’s that time of year where websites, blogs, and magazines compile fun lists, and Vampire Diaries is popping up all over the place. First up, we have BuddyTV’s very comprehensive Television’s 100 Sexiest Men 2009. Ian Somerhalder and Paul Wesley clock in at #16 and #5 respectively, and here’s what BuddyTV has to say about each:
Ian (#16): As the devilish and devious older brother, Ian Somerhalder is having more fun playing a vampire than he probably has for the rest of his career. He’s funny, evil and so sexy that we’re willing to overlook the fact that Damon Salvatore routinely bites and kills innocent people.
Paul (#5): You Twilight fans can keep your Edwards and your Jacobs, because television has Paul Wesley as Stefan Salvatore. He combines Robert Pattinson’s wounded, brooding eyes with Taylor Lautner’s insanely toned body, and we don’t need to wait once a year to see him do his thing.
And Damon Salvatore makes an appearance on SciFi Wire’s This Fall’s 10 Most Awesome Sci-Fi TV Characters:
He’s hot. He’s funny. He’s evil … though not as evil as he thinks he is, and we love this charming bad boy. The Vampire Diaries wouldn’t be nearly so much fun without him. Sure, Elena (Nina Dobrev) and Stefan (Paul Wesley) are made for each other and yadda yadda yadda. And, sure, Damon and Stefan have had to work together to deal with Logan-the-vampire-on-a-killing-spree lately. But it’s not like we trust Damon to behave himself. … And that’s exactly the way we like it.
Thanks to CatChester for pointing out that Paul and Ian are both nominated for “Second Hottest Vampire” (it’s a Robert Pattinson-less poll) over at People.com. Let the page load, then click SEE ALL POLLS to get the “Who’s the second-hottest vampire?” category. Then vote, of course. (And while you’re in a voting mood, why not vote for Vampire Diaries as Favorite New TV Show in the People’s Choice Awards a gazillion bajillion times? You’d be making Julie Plec a happy bunny. Plus, Eastwick and Three Rivers have been knocked from the running.)
Ian Somerhalder is the latest star on Newsweek’s 7 Things feature. He talks about rescuing stray animals, going after and playing the role of Damon, his fascination for the vampire mythology, his early career, and his tattoo.
Thanks to Lindsay over at Newsweek for the heads up!