- Paul Wesley loves Daniel Gillies as much as we do. [Twitter]
- Ian Somerhalder will be the co-grand marshal of the largest Mardi Gras parade in New Orleans. Entertainment Weekly has a look at the TVD beads he’ll be handing out. [EW]
- Nina Dobrev looked sporty and adorable at the DirectTV Celebrity Beach Bowl last weekend. [E! Online]
- The TVD love triangle is included in E! Online’s TV Love Triangle Poll for Valentine’s Day. Winner gets bragging rights? [E! Online]
- Steven R. McQueen is modeling in Abercrombie & Fitch’s Spring Campaign. [E! Online]
- Valentine’s Day ISF t-shirts are up for sale over at The Vanity Project. [thevanityproject.org]
- Lauren Cohan will voice a character on the FX series, Archer. [TV Fanatic]
- Joseph Morgan talked to Fear Net about his horror film, Armistice. [Fearnet.com]
- Leah Pipes talked to US Weekly about her recent engagement. Congrats to Leah & AJ! [US Weekly]
- Daniella Pineda has lined up her next role, a series regular on the upcoming NBC series, Odyssey. [Zap2It]
- Kat Graham walked the runway as part of The Red Dress Collection at New York Fashion Week to raise awareness of heart disease. [USA Today]
- According to Variety, Phoebe Tonkin is “in talks” to co-star in the movie thriller, Take Down, with Jeremy Sumpter. I’ve got my eye on you, JD McCoy. [Variety]
- The CW has a video interview with Malese Jow about her new show, Star Crossed, and her character, Julia. [YouTube]
Miss a post this week?
- The Originals In Review: Crescent City (EP113) – By Choice or By Force
- Extended Promo for The Vampire Diaries: No Exit (EP514)
- Complete Songlist for The Vampire Diaries: Total Eclipse of the Heart (EP513)
- Short Promo for The Vampire Diaries: No Exit (EP514)
- Official Synopsis for The Vampire Diaries: No Exit (EP514)
- Official Synopsis for The Originals: Long Way Back from Hell (EP114)
- Reaction Post & Poll: The Vampire Diaries – Total Eclipse of the Heart (EP513)
- Previously On The Vampire Diaries: The Devil Inside (EP512)
- TONIGHT – The Vampire Diaries: Total Eclipse of the Heart (EP513) Airs at 8/7c
- The Originals: Crescent City (EP113) Post-Mortems with Julie Plec
- Episode Downloads for The Originals: Crescent City (EP113)
- Complete Songlist for The Originals: Crescent City (EP113)
- Extended Promo for The Originals: Long Way Back from Hell (EP114)
- Promo: The Originals Returns February 25th (VIDEO)
- Reaction Post & Poll: The Originals – Crescent City (EP113)
- TV Guide Exclusive Webclip for The Vampire Diaries: Total Eclipse of the Heart (EP513)
- TONIGHT – The Originals: Crescent City (EP113) Airs at 8/7c
- Webclip for The Vampire Diaries: Total Eclipse of the Heart (EP513)
- Previously on the Originals: Dance Back From The Grave (EP112)
- Julie Plec & Michael Narducci Preview The Originals: Crescent City (EP113)
- Webclip for The Originals: Crescent City (EP113)
- Vampire Diaries In Review: The Devil Inside (EP512) – It’s Done
- Now this is my kind of American Gothic homage, Phoebe Tonkin. [Instagram]
- Because she loves us, Julie Plec shared a great photo of herself with Paul Wesley & Shaun Sipos. [Instagram]
- Rolling Stone talked to Lauren Cohan, TVD’s Rose, about her role on The Walking Dead. [Rolling Stone]
- You can now pre-order Ian Somerhalder Foundation t-shirts. [iansomerhalder]
- Kat Graham rocked a geometric suit at the Kaiio Launch Event. [Zimbio]
- Kat also attended Elle’s Women in Hollywood Celebration. [Zimbio]
- Nina Dobrev shared a throwback photo last week of her younger self meeting Will.i.am. [Instagram]
- Hollywood.com talked to Torrey DeVitto about Pretty Little Liars and her hospice documentary. [Hollywood.com]
- Extra talked to Claire Holt about The Originals and also took her through a haunted house. [Extra]
- Damon & Elena have made it to Round 2 of E!’s Best TV Couple of All Time Tournament. You can vote for them to win this round until Sunday at 9 pm PST. [E! Online]
Miss a post this week?
- Webclip for The Vampire Diaries: Monster’s Ball (EP505)
- Official Stills for The Originals: Fruit of the Poisoned Tree (EP106)
- Episode Downloads for Vampire Diaries: For Whom the Bell Tolls (EP504)
- Extended Promo for Vampire Diaries: Monster’s Ball (EP505)
- Complete Songlist for The Vampire Diaries: For Whom the Bell Tolls (EP504)
- Short Promo for Vampire Diaries: Monster’s Ball (EP505)
- Reaction Post & Poll: Vampire Diaries – For Whom the Bell Tolls (EP504)
- Rick Cosnett Discusses Professor Maxfield with ETOnline
- TVLine Exclusive Webclip for The Originals: Sinners and Saints (EP105)
- Kendrick Sampson Talks Jesse, Caroline & Whitmore Mysteries at The Hollywood Reporter
- TONIGHT – Vampire Diaries: For Whom the Bell Tolls (EP504) Airs at 8/7c
- The Originals In Review: Girl in New Orleans (EP104) – Only To Be Good
- Official Synopsis for The Originals: Bloodletting (EP107)
- Official Synopsis for The Vampire Diaries: Death and the Maiden (EP507)
- People’s Choice Awards 2013 Nominations: Get The Vampire Diaries & The Originals on the Ballot!
- Previously On The Vampire Diaries: Original Sin (EP503)
- Webclip for The Originals: Sinners and Saints (EP105)
- Episode Downloads for The Originals: Girl in New Orleans (EP104)
- Extended Promo for The Originals: Sinners and Saints (EP105)
- Complete Songlist for The Originals: Girl in New Orleans (EP104)
- Short Promo for The Originals: Sinners and Saints (EP105)
- Reaction Post & Poll: The Originals – Girl in New Orleans (EP104)
- Danielle Campbell Talks Davina’s Skills & Future with ETOnline
- Second Webclip for Vampire Diaries: For Whom the Bell Tolls (EP504)
- TONIGHT – The Originals: Girl in New Orleans (EP104) Airs at 8/7c
- Previously On The Originals: Tangled Up In Blue (EP103)
- Vampire Diaries In Review: Original Sin (EP503) – Doppelgänger Destiny
- Exclusive Webclip for For Whom the Bell Tolls (EP504) at The Hollywood Reporter
- TVD: UK Series 5 Promo via ITV2 (VIDEO)
- Todd Stashwick shared this adorable photo from the set of The Originals with Leah Pipes & Joseph Morgan. [Twitter]
- Paul Wesley made an appearance at last weekend’s Mayweather vs. Alvarez Showtime party. [Zimbio]
- E! named Charles Michael Davis one of their Fall TV Crushes & got him to fill out a personality quiz. Please note, my love for him was cemented by his admission to a crush on Aunt Becky from Full House. [E! Online]
- Kat Graham looked great in a little black dress at Audi and Altuzarra’s Primetime Emmy Awards Week 2013 Kick-Off Party. [Zimbio]
- Candice Accola will be narrating the audiobook for Kami Garcia’s Unbreakable, a paranormal thriller. Garcia is the co-author of the bestselling Beautiful Creatures series. [EW]
- The Originals Comic-Con panel is free on iTunes. [iTunes]
- Nina Dobrev was named “Sexiest Style” on this years “The 2013 What is Sexy?” list by Victoria’s Secret. [Victoria's Secret]
- Kat Graham talked to MTV about the must-haves for fall fashion this year. [MTV]
- Lauren Cohen is in the October issue of Maxim. Looking good, Rose. [E!Online]
- To celebrate her birthday, Kat Graham is raising money for the UNHCR. The UNHCR helps refugees around the world. [YouTube] [Donate at UNHCR.org]
- We told you last week that Michael Trevino would be narrating the audiobook for Saving Raphael Santiago by Cassandra Clare & Sarah Rees Brennan. MTV has an excerpt and interview with Trevino and you can now buy the audiobook from Audible/Amazon. [MTV] [Amazon]
- Rob Pralgo, the late Mayor Lockwood, wants your FB likes for his new movie, The Morningside Monster. [Facebook]
- Sara Canning is featured on the cover of the latest Impress Magazine. There’s also a video of her photo shoot. [Impress-mag] [YouTube]
Headed to Orlando’s MegaConvention this weekend, Friday, February 17th through Sunday, February 19th? Joseph Morgan, David Anders and Lauren Cohan are all scheduled to appear, and it looks like the Vampire Diaries panel is scheduled for Saturday, February 18th, 11:40am-12:30pm in Room 224.
For more info on tickets, autographs, photo ops, and the schedule, be sure to visit the official MegaCon website.
The last of the final round of Television Without Pity’s Tubey Awards are open for voting today! Voting will be open for one week, and they’ll announce the winners on September 12. Here are this week’s Vampire Diaries nominations. (Remember: Not every win is good.)
Best Returning Show: The Vampire Diaries
Least Favorite Actor: Ian Somerhalder
Most Cringe-Worthy Moment: “Damon tells Elena he would be glad to let anyone die for her because it will always be her, and she accepts silently”
Best On-Screen Death Scene: Jenna, Rose
Worst Payoff: “Jenna finally learns about vampires, becomes one and gets killed”
Favorite Character: Damon Salvatore
Least Favorite Character: Bonnie Bennett
Best Scene-Stealing Supporting Character: Caroline
MegaCon – “The Southeast’s premier Comic Book, Anime, Sci-Fi/Fantasy and multimedia event” – has announced Vampire Diaries’ own Joseph Morgan, David Anders, and Lauren Cohan as Media Guests for their 2012 event. The convention will take place at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida, February 17-19, 2012.
As always, please keep in mind that all convention guest appearances are subject to change. Thanks to @JosephMorganFans for the heads up!
The next round in the Television Without Pity Tubeys Finals has posted and The Vampire Diaries has landed in six of this week’s 11 categories. Remember: You have ONE WEEK to get your votes in for this round before the next batch on Monday, August 8th. A new round will post every Monday until August 29th.
The Vampire Diaries is nominated in the following categories:
- Best Teen Show
- Best Guest Star: Daniel Gillies (Elijah) & Lauren Cohan (Rose)
- Most Overrated Show
- Most Underrated Show
- Guiltiest TV Pleasure
- Neverending Subplot That Most Needs to be Resolved: Elena not admitting her feelings for Damon
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 somehow just fell through the cracks. Please insert theme song by Explosions in the Sky here and enjoy. (It’s a brief one this week!)
- First off: Rejoice, Vampire Diaries fans! Most of the cast is now back in Atlanta and starting work on Vampire Diaries Season 3, which premieres Thursday, Sept. 15th on the CW. And just a reminder that we rarely post casting calls to the main blog (unless you’re Klaus, because it’s Klaus). Head over to the Spoiler Zone to speculate to your heart’s content.
- UPDATE: More info on Nina’s involvement with Project Pink, with quotes. According to Teen Vogue editor Eva Chen Bannister (thanks to her for the photo above), Nina Dobrev is the face of Puma’s Project Pink campaign. One hundred percent of sales from Puma’s Project Pink line are donated to charities dedicated to fighting breast cancer. In addition to nominating worthy charities via their website, you can help raise funds through Twitter, too: Tweet #projectpink between July 6th through October 31st and PUMA will donate $1 per day per user (up to $25,000) to the winning charity announced in October.
- Michael Trevino lands on Next Movie’s 13 Rising Young Latino Stars to Watch list.
- Kayla Ewell will guest star as a Miami bartender on A&E’s The Glades.
- Lauren Cohan talks to TV Guide Magazine’s William Keck about her upcoming role on AMC’s The Walking Dead.
- CliqueClack TV wants to know your favorite Vampire Diaries vampire. (Poll.)
- MTV’s Hollywood Crush puts the Vampire Diaries characters into the Sorting Hat. Which Hogwarts house would Elena, Stefan, Damon, Jeremy, and Bonnie be in?
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 somehow just fell through the cracks. Please insert theme song by Explosions in the Sky here and enjoy.
- Kat Graham is featured in Kevin Hammond‘s new music video for “Broken Down.” Check out the video above or on YouTube. Read a Q&A with Hammond on Huffington Post about the song and video. Purchase the song here: [iTunes US] [Amazon US].
- Happy Canada Day! Nina Dobrev makes AOL TV’s list of the Sexiest Canadians on TV.
- Backstage video with Nina Dobrev and Ian Somerhalder at the MuchMusic Video Awards.
- According to TV Guide’s William Keck, Lauren Cohan has been cast as Maggie Greene in the second season of AMC’s The Walking Dead.
- Ian Somerhalder – along with Leonardo DiCaprio, Edward Norton, Scarlett Johansson, and more – joined the NRDC, Wild Aid, and the Humane Society of the U.S. in signing on to California’s Assembly Bill 376 “which would protect sharks from being killed just for their fins.” (Via National Resources Defense Council blog.)
- The July 1st issue of Entertainment Weekly (True Blood cover) has a one-page article on Alloy Entertainment‘s influence on YA television via The Nine Lives of Chloe King, Pretty Little Liars, Gossip Girl, The Lying Game, The Secret Circle, and The Vampire Diaries.
- Malese Jow talks about her role on Nickelodeon’s The Troop, with mentions of her Vampire Diaries return (though she’s really not saying much): [Twist Magazine] [StarryMag]. Check out clips of Malese on The Troop via TulsaWorld and Malese’s official Facebook.
- Sara Canning officially wrapped filming on Corvus, via her Twitter. Check out a behind-the-scenes video/screen captures on Sara Canning Source.
- Nina Dobrev wrapped filming on June 27th for The Perks of Being a Wallflower.
- Director Luke Massey has posted more 500 Miles North behind-the-scenes photos featuring Joseph Morgan on his blog. Joseph officially wrapped filming on June 27th and had this to say about The Beard: “My bearded side is dormant once more. Only breaking the curse will bring the beard back. I would… But I’m off to the pub instead ;)” R.I.P. JoeMo Beard.
- MTV’s Hollywood Crush thinks Steven R. McQueen would make a great Jared in the film adaptation of Stephenie Meyer’s The Host.
- Official press release and stills for Immoral Prodigy, an upcoming horror film directed by Jeremiah Sayys and starring Malese Jow, via Dread Central.
- The Alliance for Global Conservation’s Generation (EX)tinction website has opened, featuring a video message from Ian Somerhalder. The initiative is dedicated to raising awareness and rallying to protect the world’s endangered species.
- Kat Graham attended the 24th Annual Rhythm & Soul Music Awards on June 24th in Beverly Hills. See photos at Style Bistro.
- The Vampire Diaries receives a mention in The Hollywood Reporter’s article on the popularity of Young Adult/children’s fiction in media.
- See a few familiar faces on Teen Wolf this week? Susan Walters and Rob Pralgo – Carol Lockwood and the late Richard Lockwood – were in the June 27th episode, “The Tell.” Incidentally, The Faster Times has a recap of the episode, drawing many comparisons with The Vampire Diaries.
- Samaritan Mag interviews Ian Somerhalder about the founding and mission of the Ian Somerhalder Foundation.
- Watch video of Kat Graham performing at San Francisco Pride this past weekend.
- Kayla Ewell tweets the premiere date for her Hallmark movie, Keeping Up with the Randalls: July 16th at 9pm on the Hallmark Channel.
- Steven R. McQueen attended the Luc Robitaille Celebrity Poker Tournament on June 26th. See photos at Steven R. McQueen Online.
- Photographer Giuliano Bekor (who shot Kayla Ewell last week) tweeted about shooting Nina Dobrev on June 28th, pictures coming soon.
- Photos of Kat Graham at the premiere of Breaking Bad Season 4, via Katerina Graham Source. KG Source also has pics of Kat at the Gifting Services Showroom in West Hollywood on June 29th, courtesy of I’m Not Obsessed.
- Nina Dobrev is featured on Seventeen’s Looks of the Week.
- Sara Canning is part of the We Canada Earth Summit 2012, dedicated to encouraging Canadian leadership in global sustainability. More info at Sara Canning Source.
It’s our personal favorite readers’ awards of the year! Television Without Pity‘s annual Tubey Awards – honoring “the best, worst, and just plain insane” from the 2010-2011 TV season – has officially begun! Round 1 of the semi-finals kicks off with quite a few pleasant surprises – Daniel Gillies/Elijah received a lot of love in the fan nominations and he’s in several categories, including Favorite Actor (!) – and some well-deserved love for the usual suspects. Now, this is the semi-finals, so that means you’re voting to get your faves into the top ten of each category. You have until July 5th to vote in this round before the second round posts. HEAD OVER TO TELEVISION WITHOUT PITY AND GET VOTING!
Vampire Diaries is nominated in the following categories: Best Returning Show, Best Teen Show, and Best Drama.
Cast, guest stars, characters, and other TVD things are nominated in the following categories:
- Favorite Actor and Least Favorite Actor: Daniel Gillies, Ian Somerhalder, Paul Wesley.
- Favorite Actress: Nina Dobrev
- Supporting Actor/Actress Most Deserving a Starring Role: Candice Accola, Daniel Gillies, Matt Davis.
- Best Performance by an Inanimate Object: Damon Salvatore’s bathroom, Elijah’s coins, the moonstone, white oak dagger.
- Best Guest Star: Daniel Gillies, Lauren Cohan, Mia Kirshner.
- Best HoYay! Couple: Alaric and Damon, Damon and Elijah, Jeremy and Tyler, Stefan and Damon, Stefan and Klaus.
- Best Romantic Relationship: Bonnie and Jeremy, Elena and Stefan.
- Worst Romantic Relationship: Bonnie and Jeremy, Elena and Stefan, Matt and Caroline.
- Best Almost-Romantic-But-Not-Quite Relationship: Caroline and Tyler, Damon and Elena.
- Best Non-Romantic Friendship: Alaric and Damon, Stefan and Caroline, Caroline, Elena, and Bonnie.
- Best Family Relationship: The Gilberts, The Salvatores.
- Most Egregious Product Placement: Bing, Ford, MiFi.
- Most Likable Geek: Slater.
- Best Pop Culture Reference: Bela Lugosi, Lon Chaney, Jr., and Lon Chaney, Sr.