On December 10th, Kat Graham and Ian Somerhalder hosted The Ripple Effect event, a charity dinner benefiting The Water Project. Vampire Diaries cast and crew members turned out to support the event and help raise awareness of the desperate need for clean water in Africa and around the world. Julie Plec, Nina Dobrev, Michael Trevino, Arielle Kebbel, and Bianca Lawson all attended the event, and while we haven’t seen a picture of Kevin Williamson yet, he was tweeting about Kat’s speech.
Photos & Articles:
- Pictures from KaterinaGraham.org.
- Pictures by Chelsea Lauren
- Pictures and a brief article about the event.
- Julie Plec and Kat Graham.
- Picture from the event tweeted by Nina Dobrev.
- More photos at Just Jared.
- Ian Somerhalder and Kat Graham
- Kat Graham and Nina Dobrev
- Nina Dobrev
- Ian Somerhalder
- Arielle Kebbel (and Matt Lanter)
- Want to learn more about Nina’s “Hunger Bites” t-shirt?
- Some pictures of Nina and Joe Jonas onstage together.
- Some more photos on Nina Dobrev Network.
- Look what we’ve got from Hollywood Crush! It’s an exclusive first look at Nina Dobrev’s movie, The Perks Of Being A Wallflower.
- Courtney Ford to appear on Big Bang Theory. Let’s hope she doesn’t shoot anyone with a crossbow!
- The multi-talented Kat Graham has just published her first book.
- Jack Coleman is a busy guy!
- Kevin Williamson never sleeps, and will be doing his best to make sure that we don’t sleep either.
- Kat Graham will be celebrating 25 years of GLAAD.
- Speaking of Kat Graham, look who’s on the cover of YRB!
- Ian Somerhalder is in the lead for Green Game Changers.
- We’ve heard that Candice Accola, Michael Trevino & Zarch Roerig will be getting muddy on October 16.
- Michael Trevino gets a nod for his steamy scene with Candice Accola.
- Malese Jow will be supporting the ASPCA as they Rock’n'Roll With The Stars.
- Take a look at what Sara Canning’s been up to!
Happy release day! Stefan’s Diaries #4: The Ripper arrives TODAY at your favorite local bookstore or online retailer. Pick it up in paperback or download it to your Kindle.
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About.com caught up with Paul Wesley at the 2011 Scream Awards. The actor is a big advocate for Ripper Stefan and is excited for the new stories unfolding this season. Paul was full of praise for Julie Plec, Kevin Williamson and the rest of the writers, but wouldn’t give any hints as to how long Stefan will be staying in Mystic Falls. We’ll just have to wait and see on that one!
The Scream Awards will air on Tuesday, October 18th, 9pm EST on Spike. Paul is a presenter this year, so keep an eye out for him during the show!
The Hollywood Reporter has released its list of Top 50 Power Showrunners for 2011 and Vampire Diaries executive producers Kevin Williamson and Julie Plec make the list (under Drama). Visit THR for details on how their list is determined, then check out Kev and Julie’s brief profile write-up:
Now with a serial-killer drama in development at Fox, [Williamson] must lean increasingly on Diaries’ co-showrunner Plec, 39, whom he dubs his unofficial “life partner.” Jokes Plec: “Kevin and I have a highly functional dysfunctional system.”
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. Please insert theme song by Explosions in the Sky here and enjoy.
Nina Dobrev was in Canada for We Day, so we’re kicking off FNB with some We Day goodies! Thanks to @awolfinarcadia for the heads up on the vid.
E!Online has an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at filming of The Birthday (EP301) and some spoilery tidbits from Candice Accola, Nina Dobrev, Ian Somerhalder, and Kevin Williamson.
“Actually Elena’s birthday goes really well. Everyone gets along. There’s no drama. No! Of course not,” Accola tells us. “It’s the season premiere! Of course every thing goes crazy.”
And AOL TV‘s Maggie Furlong talks with Ian Somerhalder about Damon’s new, uncomfortable position in Season 3. Ian touches on Damon’s frame of mind:
So he’s not thrilled to finally have a shot with Elena?
No. I don’t think he ever saw being stuck in Mystic Falls, taking care of this young, beautiful creature he’s totally in love with … he is totally in love with this girl, but he can’t have her. A) She doesn’t want him, and B) it’s his brother’s girl. Even Damon’s not gonna stoop that low. So he’s thinking, alright, so she’s 18, right? She’s gonna live another 70 or 75 years, with modern medicine, so he’s thinking, “Sh*t man, I’m stuck in Mystic Falls for another three-quarters of a century, taking care of this girl that I can’t have.” That is not something that I think sits very well with him. He wants to take care of her, he wants her to be happy, he wants her to live a full, amazing life — but she wants Stefan back.
We can never have too many photos of this gorgeous cast! In case you missed it, be sure to check out our first post of video and pics from the CW premiere party last night. Vampire Diaries Web has lots more photos from the CW Premiere Party red carpet, so head over there to check ‘em out. Daniel Gillies Online also has some terrific photos. A selection of shots from the party itself are below. Click the images to see full-sized versions in the Gallery. (Sorry, if you tried to view this when we posted it earlier; our Gallery plug-in is on the fritz and we still haven’t figured it out. Hopefully we can fix it soon!)
If you’d like to read more about the event you can also find coverage here at the Hollywood Reporter.
Also added a few more shots of Michael Trevino on the ALMA Awards red carpet to the Gallery.
Tonight was the CW Premiere Party in Los Angeles and Paul Wesley, Ian Somerhalder, Joseph Morgan, Kat Graham, Zach Roerig, Candice Accola, Steven R. McQueen, Matt Davis, Michael Trevino, Nina Dobrev, and Daniel Gillies (!) were in attendance, along with Julie Plec and Kevin Williamson. Photos seem to be slow in coming but we’ve got a few goodies to share for the time being. First up, thanks to Candice Accola Web for the heads up on KTLA’s video interview with members of the Vampire Diaries cast. By the way, The Vampire Diaries premieres Thursday, September 15th, KTLA. ;)
And thanks so much to @JarettSays for permission to repost this Twitter snapshot of the new Vampire Diaries poster on display on the party:
Ever picture Damon Salvatore with a bloody head in one hand and a darling kitten in the other? Thanks to Ian Somerhalder and this interview with Collider, you will now! Ian Somerhalder rather neatly sums up Damon’s situation as the season opens:
Ultimately, he’s not happy with the way things have turned out. He tried, for two seasons, to get his brother to do what he wanted him to do, which is to be what he is. He wants them to just eat and destroy everything in their paths. Now, Stefan is running around with a guy that Damon hates and tried to kill him. He’s effectively left Damon in this town with this girl who’s 150 years younger than he is, that he’s in love with, but can’t have because she doesn’t want him and it’s his brother’s girl. He’s just sitting there, thinking to himself, “This sucks!” But, I think he’s going to rise to the occasion. He’ll have the same grin on his face, if he’s ripping your head off or saving a kitten. He feels the same way about both things.
The interview goes on to share Ian’s thoughts on the big Damon/Elena kiss, and how Damon might feel about sex with Bonnie. Definitely not one to miss!
Kevin Williamson also has some things to say about season 3, and he starts out by saying Klaus, Klaus, Klaus!
In the first half of the season, I think we’re going to really enjoy Klaus (Joseph Morgan), and him being not only an Original, but the bastard child of the Original Family. Now, he’s a hybrid and he’s lifted the curse. It will be watching what he does. He has a whole plan behind it all, and Stefan (Paul Wesley) is part of that plan. He sets his plan in motion in the very first episode, and we play that out for a while.
I love you, Kevin Williamson. <3
There's a lot more to the interview than just our favorite (and only) hybrid, however. Kevin talks about the different love triangles going on in Mystic Falls these days, and a little bit about Jeremy's ghostly girlfriends.
HarperTeen has revealed the cover of The Ripper, the upcoming fourth book in Stefan’s Diaries, based on The Vampire Diaries television series. The book hits the stores on November 8th! Read The Ripper synopsis here.
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