- Ian Somerhalder shared this non-spoilery photo from the studio where he was doing audio looping on the season 5 finale of TVD. [Instagram]
- If you missed Ian on Chelsea Lately last week, E! has you covered. In the clip, Ian is talking about climate change and the Showtime climate change documentary, Years of Living Dangerously. [E! Online]
- Ian also talked with TV Guide about confronting a climate change skeptic for the documentary. [TV Guide]
- Kat Graham attending ELLE’s 5th Annual Women in Music concert, and looked so great that Billboard named her their Best Dressed for the week. [Billboard]
- Disney has announced that Teen Beach Movie is getting a sequel. TVD alum Grace Phipps will be reprising her role from the original. [The Futon Critic]
- Grace has also been cast in an indie horror movie, Some Kind of Hate. She will play one of the lead roles in the film, alongside Ronen Rubinstein & Sierra McCormick. [Deadline]
- Canadian medical drama Remedy has been renewed for a second season. It stars TVD alums Sara Canning & Dillon Casey, along with Sarah Allen & Keith Mars. [The Televixen]
Miss a post this week?
- Episode Downloads for The Vampire Diaries: What Lies Beneath (EP520)
- Complete Songlist for The Vampire Diaries: What Lies Beneath (EP520)
- Extended Promo for The Vampire Diaries: Promised Land (EP521)
- Short Promo for The Vampire Diaries: Promised Land (EP521)
- Reaction Post & Poll: The Vampire Diaries – What Lies Beneath (EP520)
- Official Stills for The Originals: The Battle of New Orleans (EP121)
- Previously On The Vampire Diaries: Man On Fire (EP519)
- Vampire Diaries In Review: Man On Fire (EP519) – Not a Care in the World
- TONIGHT – The Vampire Diaries: What Lies Beneath (EP520) Airs at 8/7c
- The Originals In Review: A Closer Walk With Thee (EP120) – The Great Unloved
- Episode Downloads for The Originals: A Closer Walk with Thee (EP120)
- Complete Songlist for The Originals: A Closer Walk With Thee (EP120)
- Extended Promo for The Originals: The Battle of New Orleans (EP121)
- Short Promo for The Originals: The Battle of New Orleans (EP121)
- Reaction Post & Poll: The Originals – A Closer Walk with Thee (EP120)
- Webclip for The Vampire Diaries: What Lies Beneath (EP520)
- Webclip for The Originals: A Closer Walk with Thee (EP120)
- TONIGHT – The Originals: A Closer Walk with Thee (EP120) Airs at 8/7c
- Previously On The Originals: An Unblinking Death (EP119)
- Phoebe Tonkin shared this photo of the hunky Originals gentlemen. [phoebejtonkin]
- The Richmond Times-Dispatch has a piece on Zach Roerig’s film, Field of Lost Shoes. The Civil War film will premiere at the GI Film Festival in May. [Times Dispatch]
- You can now watch the first episode of Showtime’s The Year of Living Dangerously. One of the episodes will feature Ian Somerhalder. [RYOT]
- Ian will be doing a Google Hangout this Sunday to promote the show. [Google]
- Paul Wesley will be amongst the judges at the 2014 Tribeca Film Fest. Wesley will judge the narrative short film competition. [Variety]
- Mia Kirshner (Isobel) has landed a recurring role on a new Netflix series, which is as yet untitled. The psychological thriller will feature Kyle Chandler. [Deadline]
- Nina Dobrev has, appropriately enough, been cast in the film Final Girls, which stars Malin Akerman & Taissa Farmiga. Nina will play an “alpha ex-best friend” in the horror comedy. [THR]
- The CW will broadcast the former web-series Backpackers, which co-stars Dillon Casey (Noah). [TVLine]
- Todd Williams (Connor) has been cast in a new action movie with The Rock. [The Wrap]
Miss a post this week?
- Webclip for The Originals: The Big Uneasy (EP118)
- Official Stills for The Vampire Diaries: What Lies Beneath (EP520)
- Official Stills for The Vampire Diaries: Man On Fire (EP519)
- TONIGHT – The Vampire Diaries: No Exit (EP514 Encore) Airs at 8/7c
- Official Synopsis for The Vampire Diaries: What Lies Beneath (EP520)
- Official Synopsis for The Originals: A Closer Walk with Thee (EP120)
- Official Stills for The Originals: An Unblinking Death (EP119)
- TONIGHT – The Originals: Le Grand Guignol (EP115 Encore) Airs at 8/7c
This week we need to start on a sad note: Our condolences are with the Vampire Diaries cast and crew on the loss of one of their crew members this week.
- Ian Somerhalder shared this photo of his dog, Nietzsche, with his followers. [Instagram]
- Nathaniel Buzolic has been cast as one of the leads in the new Supernatural spinoff, Supernatural: Tribes. Buzolic will play David, a shapeshifter, in the Chicago-set spinoff. [Deadline]
- Persia White has a new single out, “Silent Heart,” and you can buy it on iTunes. [iTunes]
- Kat Graham looked great in white at the Makeup Artists & Hair Stylists Awards in Hollywood. [Daily Mail]
- Mia Kirshner, our own Isobel, will present at the Canadian Screen Awards, which will broadcast on CBC. [CTV News]
- Sara Canning (Jenna) & Dillon Casey’s (Noah) new show, Remedy, debuts Monday on the Global channel in Canada. It also features the world’s greatest dad, Keith Mars. [Calgary Herald]
- You can stream the pilot for Star-Crossed, featuring Malese Jow (Anna) & Susan Walters (Carol Lockwood). [The CW]
- Phoebe Tonkin is on the cover of the Australian fashion magazine, Shop Til You Drop. [Twitter]
Miss a post this week?
- E!Online Exclusive Webclip for The Originals: Long Way Back from Hell (EP114)
- Official Stills for The Vampire Diaries: Gone Girl (EP515)
- TONIGHT – The Originals: Dance Back from the Grave (EP112 Encore) Airs at 8/7c
- Official Stills for The Vampire Diaries: No Exit (EP514)
- Julie Plec & Michael Narducci Preview The Originals: Long Way Back from Hell (EP114)
- Official Synopsis for The Originals: Farewell to Storyville (EP116)
- Raffi Barsoumian Joins The Vampire Diaries
- The Vampire Diaries Casts Heather Hemmens & Chris Brochu
- TONIGHT – The Vampire Diaries: 500 Years of Solitude (EP511 Encore) Airs at 8/7c
CTV’s eTalk has a segment featuring sitdowns with Nina Dobrev, Paul Wesley, Ian Somerhalder, Zach Roerig, and Sara Canning about the recent Hot Topic cast tour stop in Atlanta. The cast discusses how the event was their first real taste of the Vampire Diaries’ success, and Nina and Sara wave their “team” flags when it comes to Stefan and Damon. (There’s also a brief segment with Nina near the end of the video about health and yoga.) Watch the interviews over at CTV.
You know, speaking of Canada… Why is it that this fine country has loaned us Nina and Sara, yet no cast appearances yet? Who do Canadian fans have to talk to?
Speaking of Ms. Canning, she will be following in the footsteps of Michael Trevino and Zach Roerig with a guest stint on The VRO. No set date yet, but you can post questions on The VRO’s board, @ them to @TheVRO on Twitter, or email them to Amy at amymccracken [at] thevro [dot] com.
And finally, Inside Halton has an interview with recent guest star Dillon Casey (Noah) in which he discusses his stint on The Vampire Diaries.
“Vampire Diaries is a very successful show so the whole cast and crew are very confident and know what they want. It’s never easy coming on to a show halfway in as a guest star because you feel like everybody’s waiting for you to do something incredible to show why you got cast — but they were all nice people and made me feel very comfortable, so that feeling didn’t last long.”
The Vampire Diaries will start the new year with another hot guest star, Dillon Casey (recently seen in Being Erica and showing off his assets in MVP: The Secret Lives of Hockey Wives). According to executive producer Julie Plec, he’ll be playing a character named Noah who becomes obsessed with Elena, much to Stefan’s concern. Looks like the path to true love is going to be as rocky as ever for Elena and Stefan.
Turkish fans will be delighted to learn that the Vampire Diaries is airing in Turkey now. You can catch it on Fridays at 21:30 on the Mymax channel. Thanks to @Ozge_Lydia for the information.
Production on the Vampire Diaries in Atlanta is on hold now for the holidays, and will resume in January. As we understand it, Nina Dobrev, Paul Wesley and Ian Somerhalder will be doing some promotional work for the show before they take a proper break, so hopefully we’ll get news on that to post soon. We’d like to thank the cast and crew for all their hard work, dedication and obvious love for this show. The fact you completely won over a couple of hardcore book fanatics like myself and Vee speaks volumes. ;) We wish you all a very happy holiday, and good luck for the new year.
Finally, it’s Ian Somerhalder’s birthday tomorrow (December 8th). Vampire Diaries Online have set up a group card for fans to sign, so head on ever there to add your birthday messages for him.