Michael Ausiello has a teaser picture of David Anders guest starring as Elena and Jeremy’s uncle Jonathan. According to the article, even Jonathan has his own agenda for coming back to Mystic Falls.
The Alias and Heroes alum makes his debut in the April 15 episode when it comes time for Elena and Jeremy to sell their father’s doctor office. “He has to sign the escrow papers but he isn’t quite ready to give the office up,” explains fellow e.p., Kevin Williamson. “But like everyone else in town, he’s there for something [else]. His intentions are not pure.”
Looks like Damon has scared anyone off who might be planning to visit Mystic Falls for fun. ;)
We already knew Paul Wesley was attending, but now Ian Somerhalder and Nina Dobrev have also been added to the Australia Vampire Diaries event being held by Hub Productions in Sydney and Melbourne in July.
Finally, TV Guide Magazine spoke with the Vampire Diaries gang on the red carpet at PaleyFest, and have posted video for you to enjoy containing that, along with some snippets from the panel itself.
Seventeen Magazine is filled with Vampire Diaries goodies in the shape of Paul Wesley and Nina Dobrev. Paul is asked a few juicy questions, while Nina is featured in a more in-depth interview.
MaximoTV caught up with Kayla Ewell at QVC Red Carpet Style on Friday, and she talked about how she’s technically not allowed to talk about any possible return for Vicki Donovan. Personally, we think that Vicki as we knew her is, alas, no more. But who knows if she’ll be back as a ghost or in a flashback? We’re all down for ghosts in the Vampire Diaries; Grams and Vicki can hang out haunting Mystic Falls and attend the weekly ‘Dead by Damon’s Doing’ support group together.
KEC/Canal Point Elementary School’s award-winning school news program sent reporter Damon Weaver (you may remember Mr. Weaver’s interview with President Obama) to the NAACP 2010 Image Awards, where he caught up with Katerina Graham. In the end, I think Katerina is actually interviewing a distracted Mr. Weaver, yet he still manages to flirt. That’s talent. Thanks to @jayyu_p for the heads up!
KryptonSite gave us some sweet stills earlier this evening, and now we have the official episode description for A Few Good Men, the 15th episode of The Vampire Diaries (thanks, Craig!). Highlight to read or head to the Episode Index:
MELINDA CLARKE (“THE O.C.”) GUEST STARS AS MATT’S LONG-LOST MOTHER — Matt and Caroline are surprised by the sudden reappearance of Matt’s mother Kelly (guest star Clarke). Stefan and Elena are worried about Damon’s new attitude. Damon is asked by Sheriff Forbes to take part in a fund-raising bachelor auction. Alaric discovers shocking secrets from his own past. With help from Jenna and Stefan, Elena is determined to find out everything she can about her birth mother, but the truth may be more than she can handle.
Josh Butler directed the episode written by Brian Young.
The Hollywood Reporter talked with CW President Dawn Ostroff about the upcoming pilot season and she gives her perspective on what The Vampire Diaries adds to the network’s line-up (and even touches on the possibility of a spin-off):
THR: Between the durability of “Smallville,” “Supernatural” and the popularity of “Vampire Diaries,” should the CW head in a more genre-driven direction?
Ostroff: What “Vampire Diaries” has done so well is that it’s not just a genre show, it has romance and humor and friends that feel like family. There are so many elements that work on different levels. So although it is a genre or sci-fi show, it has a lot of other elements that make the show work for all of our audience. We picked up a show called “Be-Twixt,” which is a genre show if you will, but it has many of the same elements.
We’ve known for a while that Kevin Williamson loves to keep things as mysterious for the cast as he does for the fans in regards to upcoming Vampire Diaries storylines, and the mystery of Katherine is no exception. MTV’s Hollywood Crush spoke to Paul Wesley on the subject of our favourite wicked vampire, and he’s dying to know what happens just like we are.
Congratulations to @shaylawiseman, who won the signed Vampire Diaries poster and tote bag that we gave away on Twitter yesterday. We’re planning on giving away something every Monday until the show comes back on March 25 (we’re doing our part to make this hiatus more bearable for you), so keep an eye on our Twitter account to be in with a chance of winning some Vampire Diaries goodies.
Big thanks to Nina Dobrev Fan for the heads up on two Seventeen videos featuring Nina. The first is a behind-the-scenes of her Seventeen cover photoshoot and the second touches on some vampire trivia.
Also, thanks to Jessica over at PIX for letting us know that Nina’s interview, which was originally scheduled for this coming Monday, March 8th, has been cancelled due to filming.
Nina Dobrev graces the cover of Seventeen’s April 2010 issue, and thanks to Adoring Nina Dobrev for a peek at the cover:
And Seventeen.com has a slew of photos up from the photo shoot, along with snippets from Nina’s interview:
“Even though Elena’s going through all this stuff, has to keep all these secrets, and has all these responsibilities, she’s just learned to cope and figure things out and deal with a lot that most people don’t at a young age. She has to take care of her brother with a drug problem and be a parental figure in the household, her boyfriend’s a vampire, and her best friend’s a witch! A lot of stuff is going on, everyone’s trying to kill her all the time, so she’s very strong, she always rises to the occasion, and she always fights back. I think that she is a very strong woman, and she can take on anything and everything that comes her way.”
Paul Wesley attended Cosmopolitan’s Fun Fearless Males 2010 event (you’ll remember his photoshoot with Kellan Lutz?) at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in New York City last night and, thanks to Vampire Diaries Show, we have some good quality photos to share. Also in attendance were the aforementioned Mr. Lutz, True Blood‘s Stephen Moyer, Gerard Butler, Nathan Fillion, Ed Westwick, and other people in ties.
Let me tell you, it was a slog working through these, and then we had to decide which would be the big, featured one… SIGH. (The tiny “How you doin’?” smirk won out.) We’ve highlighted a few shots below and you can view all 65 photos (yes, 65!) in the Gallery.
Hollywood Life caught up with Mr. Wesley and asked who would win in a fight between the vampires of Vampire Diaries, Twilight, and True Blood:
Vampire Diaries‘ Paul Wesley stood by himself when asked which cast would win. “I would win any fight, any vampire fight,” he said. But, for him, the battle lies within the scenes of his own show. He admitted he’s thirsty for Damon’s (played by Ian Somerhalder) blood. “I would kick Damon’s ass! I’m convinced of that and I plan on kicking his ass in future episodes,” he shared with us.
That’s what we like to hear.
As we reminded you on Twitter last night, Paul Wesley stopped by PIX Morning News this morning to talk about what’s in store on Vampire Diaries when the show returns from its hiatus on March 25th. Check out PIX’s blog post and watch the video below.
Thanks to Jessica at PIX for giving us the heads up a week and a half ago. Barring a schedule change, Nina Dobrev should be stopping by the Morning News studio next Monday, March 8th at 8:50am.
Katerina Graham talks to MTV about upcoming guest star Melinda Clarke, who will be making her first Vampire Diaries appearance when the show returns on March 25th. Clarke will be playing Kelly Donovan (Matt’s mother) and, call us crazy, but we think she might be stirring the proverbial pot a bit, hmm?
Kat admits that the cast only wants to make sure that the show’s guest stars, like Sean Faris (may he RIP), feel comfortable working with the crew down in Georgia. “We’re a pretty close knit group and we always want to welcome any guest starts with lost of love,” she explained.
As we reported on Twitter last night, Australia’s Hub Productions is pulling together their first Vampire Diaries event for July 3rd in Sydney, 9am-6pm, and July 4th in Melbourne, 9am-6pm, and they’ve announced their first guest: Paul Wesley, with more guests to be announced. Get the details over at Hub.
Speaking of Australia – you guys grab your copies of The Return: Shadow Souls? It’s out now.
Thanks to Ian Somerhalder Italy for sharing a slew of Vampire Diaries scans via the Italian press, specifically Vanity Fair Italy (!!!), Telefilm, and Dark Magazine. (Sorry, no translations, but they’re still cool to see!) UPDATE: Thanks to Only Paul Wesley, you can read the Telefilm and Dark Magazine translated interviews (they’re the same) here!