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.