Friday Night Bites is a weekly round-up for various tidbits of show and cast/crew news not quite big enough to warrant a blog post, not strictly Vampire Diaries-related, or that somehow just fell through the cracks.
- Big congrats to our Name Elena’s Teddy Bear/Love You To Death 3 contest winners! Crissy has chosen “Bearton Earnspaw” as the winning entry, so congrats to Sue on the clever Wuthering Heights reference! And congrats to Theresa and Amy for being two of our four random winners. (Hey, other two winners, check your Twitter DMs and get back to us before we draw two new winners in your place!) All winners will receive an autographed copy of Love You To Death 3, and the grand prize winner also gets some awesome official TVD merch. Thanks to everyone who entered!
- Kat Graham and Candice Accola live at the iHeartRadio music festival. (Video above)
- Ian Somerhalder’s OFFICIAL Facebook page, so stop following fakes.
- Ian Somerhalder on the cover of Defy Magazine.
- Nina Dobrev gives fans a wave as she heads to an interview with Extra.
- Phoebe Tonkin and Claire Holt at the Teen Vogue Young Hollywood Party.
- Daniel Gillies interview with Xtreme 107.1 Radio.
- Video of Kat Graham and Ian Somerhalder onstage at the 2012 Environmental Media Awards.
- Ian Somerhalder at the 2012 Environmental Media Awards.
- Kat Graham, also at the 2012 Environmental Media Awards.
- Big congrats to Kevin Williamson and Julie Plec for making the list of The Holywood Reporter’s Top 50 Showrunners of 2012.
- As part of their TV Club Ten, The AV Club shares their choices for the 10 episodes that best showcase The Vampire Diaries.
- Nina Dobrev has a feature in the November 2012 issue of Glamour. And US Weekly has more photos.
- Great news for Sara Canning fans! SyFy has picked up Primeval: New World for 13 episodes in 2013.
- Fun photo of Daniel Gillies and Rachael Leigh Cook at a pre-Emmy event.
- Paul Wesley and Ian Somerhalder make Glamour UK’s 50 Sexiest Men List.
- Elena Gilbert and Alaric Saltzman makes Hollywood Life’s list of 20 Most Shocking TV Death From the Past Year.
- Paul Wesley and Michael Trevino make Huffington Post’s 27 Older Celebrities Who FAIL At Playing Teens. In other news, it’s Hollywood and no one cares.
Ready for your first look at season four? The CW has shared a promo on the Vampire Diaries Facebook page. Enjoy!
The cast of the Vampire Diaries have recorded a video to thank the 13 million people who have followed them on Facebook, and to tell everyone to tune in for the Season 4 premiere on October 11th, 2012.
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!
Today is the LAST DAY to vote for The Vampire Diaries for this year’s TV Guide Fan Favorites cover, and the shows needs as many votes as you can give it today! Just go to TV Guide’s Facebook page, Like it, and click on your choice of show to make the cover. You can also enter to win an autographed copy of their Comic-Con special issue. Get clicking! The winner will be revealed in the December 12th issue of TV Guide Magazine.
It’s that time of year again – TV Guide is polling their readers to determine which show should get this year’s Fan Favorites cover. The Vampire Diaries is up against nine other popular shows like Game of Thrones and The Walking Dead, so it needs your vote! Just go to TV Guide’s Facebook page, Like it, and click on your choice of show to make the cover. You can also enter to win an autographed copy of their Comic-Con special issue. You can only enter the sweepstakes once, but you can vote as many times as you want between now and October 31, so get clicking! The winner will be revealed in the December 12th issue of TV Guide Magazine.
Thanks to Rogers & Cowan for passing along this press release for a new Facebook interactive game, based on The Vampire Diaries: Get Sucked In. From the press release:
“The Vampire Diaries: Get Sucked In will draw Facebook fans in with gameplay that builds upon key plot lines involving their favorite characters from The CW’s most popular series,” said Samantha Ryan, Senior Vice President, Production and Development, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. “Now players of the game will get to delve deeper into the engaging mysteries that have made The Vampire Diaries a hit.”
Can’t wait to learn more? READ THE ENTIRE PRESS RELEASE.
HarperTeen has posted Nightfall, the first volume of The Vampire Diaries: The Return trilogy, in its entirety for free online reading.
And now seems like a good time to mention Pitch Dark Books, HarperTeen’s brand spankin’ new source for “supernatural, paranormal, and otherwise macabre book needs.” Friend them on Facebook and follow them on Twitter.
Vampire Support announced that the OFFICIAL Facebook page of the Ian Somerhalder Foundation has launched! If you want to stay on top of news related to Ian’s efforts in raising awareness and funds for animal welfare, clean energy, and other environmental causes, give the page a “like” on Facebook and gets news straight from an official source. If you’re wondering what the ISF’s goals are, check out our interview with Ian about the Foundation.
And speaking of the very busy Mr. Somerhalder, he is scheduled as a guest on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno on Thursday, December 2nd. We’ll make sure to remind you as we get closer to the date. Thanks to @IHeartTVD for the heads up!
First up, we just want to mention that you can now find us on Facebook. We’ve had a lot of people ask us if we had one, and so we’ve taken the hint and set one up. We’ll look forward to seeing you on there.
Watch and then swing by here to rate the new episode of The Vampire Diaries. Spoilers are welcome in the comments, though if you want some more in-depth discussion then head on over to the forums! (You’ll need to register, but it takes two seconds.)
Quick guide to the poll options: Look! Pretty stars! (Okay, so I’m under the weather and can’t be trusted to operate graphics software). 5 stars = LOVE. 1 star = MEH.