Courtesy of Susan, via SpoilerTV, scans of the two-page Vampire Diaries spread in the newest issue of Entertainment Weekly. Hopefully we’ll have some better quality scans soon, but in the meantime, check out readable versions by clicking the images below. (UPDATE: Thanks to Cindy of Salvatore Boarding House for the scans!) The article features soundbites from Julie Plec, Kevin Williamson, Ian Somerhalder, Paul Wesley, Michael Trevino, Candice Accola, Katerina Graham, Nina Dobrev, and Daniel Gillies. Check out some of the tidbits dropped in the article below the scans (highlight for spoilers):
- We will learn Rose’s fate by the end of next week’s episode, The Descent.
- Tyler will learn that Caroline has been lying to him. But Stefan is going to try and convince Tyler that werewolves and vampires don’t have to be enemies. Tyler will have to choose sides.
- There will be a “violent” confrontation with the werewolves in Daddy Issues and “retaliation” in Crying Wolf.
- Episode 215 will be a flashback episode, sparked by Elena’s discovery of more Johnathan Gilbert journals.
- According to Julie Plec, Bonnie is going to be “ready to rumble” by late February, after she discovers Luka and Dr. Martin are working with Elijah. And Kevin Williamson says Bonnie and Jeremy will kiss “sooner or later.”
- Paul Wesley says that we will see Stefan’s dark side again, but this time in the immediate afterman of the church-burning in 1864, and a particular character will be the one to pull him back from the brink. (He’s not saying who, so start speculating!)
- The Salvatores, out of concern for Elena’s safety, will be forced into an uneasy alliance with John Gilbert (David Anders) so they can learn more information about the Originals.
Thanks to @GermanIanSome and @IHeartTVD for the heads up that Late Night TV is listing Ian Somerhalder as Jimmy Fallon’s guest on Wednesday, January 19th. Ian’s not listed on Jimmy Fallon’s official page yet (they haven’t added their listing for next week), but we’ll keep an eye out. UPDATE: Jimmy Fallon’s website now lists Ian Somerhalder as the second guest on Jan. 19th.
Thanks to Candice Accola Web (THE source for your Candice news) for the heads up that Candice is featured in the new issue of MF Magazine. You can check out the entire issue online over at MF’s site, or click the scan and photo outtakes below to see HQ versions over at Candice Accola Web’s gallery.
@CWBrandi sent out a heads up a few weeks ago, and now we can finally see Paul Wesley’s cover story for Women’s Wear Daily. You have to be a subscriber to view the interview and accompanying photos on their site, but thanks to VDSource for the heads up that you can view the entire article (and very nice photos!) over at Lovely Sucks.
“Season one was incredibly taxing on me because I got a little too almost method and it got a little bit intense for me as far as affecting my personal being,” says Wesley (though obviously not literally method considering his character’s proclivities). “I’ve made a very conscientious decision to try not to take home what I do at work, which I was not really capable of at first. But I realized, this is a marathon, not a sprint, so I’m preparing myself for the long run.”
Q: Who is your own favorite witch?
A: I love the witches in the “Wizard of Oz.” When I was younger I loved “Sabrina the Teenage Witch” and Willow from ” Buffy the Vampire Slayer.” They were normal witches. That’s why I like playing Bonnie. She is so absolutely normal on the outside.
Upcoming guest star Dawn Olivieri shares her ten favorite things about 2010 with Monsters and Critics and lets slip a very interesting tidbit about her upcoming role on Vampire Diaries. SPOILERS.
And more end of year lists!
- The Return comes in at #14 on TV Guide’s list of 2010′s Best Episodes.
- Elena Gilbert makes the L.A. Times’ list of 2010′s Coolest TV Characters Under 30.
- Ian Somerhalder and Nina Dobrev make PopWrap’s 30 Sexiest Stars of 2010.
- HitFix‘s Daniel Feinberg includes Vampire Diaries in his video list of TV’s Top 10 of 2010.
- Staying In‘s Vlada Gelman hopes for Caroline’s safety on her My 2011 TV Wishlist.
Flare Magazine has revealed its February cover girl and – you guessed it – it’s our very own Ms. Nina Dobrev. In addition to these two new stunning shots, Flare has posted excerpts from their interview.
“I don’t see myself any differently than I did a few years ago,” says 22 year-old Nina Dobrev from the set of our Toronto cover shoot. “Aside from the fact that I’ve moved over nine times and I’m now a bloodsucker,” she adds with a laugh. “It’s been a step by step process and I’ve had the luxury of adjusting to every different phase.”
We’re taking it easy over the holidays (actually, we’re in the middle of designing a new website, so sorry if we’re a bit slow with news over the next few weeks). That said, two tidbits to make you smile. BlackBook has a fantastic and candid chat with Ian Somerhalder about a “Damon seduces Katherine” playlist – his personal pick of eight songs to score the deed. His fantastic taste in music aside (Deerhunter’s “Desire Lines” – swooooon), I wish everyone talked about music like Ian does here.
Belle & Sebastian’s “I Want the World to Stop.” Remember Modern English’s “I Melt with You”? I used to listen to that one with my brother on the way to our preppy Catholic school. This song is kind of like that. It sounds happy, but then Stuart Murdoch starts singing about “winter disorder,” which sounds dismal. To escape that, there’s nothing better than warm sheets and a beautiful woman on your naked body.
READ IAN’S IMPRESSIONS FOR ALL EIGHT SONGS OVER AT BLACKBOOK. But here’s a handy list of links to listen to/purchase each of his picks online:
Entertainment Weekly name-checks Nina Dobrev as a Breakout Star of 2010 in the December 24/31, 2010 issue, which also happens to feature Ian Somerhalder in its celebrity montage on the front cover. Click the images to see bigger versions in the Gallery.
And while we already blogged photos from Nina Dobrev’s feature in InStyle‘s January 2011 issue, we’ve added a scan of the brief interview that accompanied the spread to the Gallery. We’ve also added proper scans of Nina’s feature in the October/November 2010 issue of Girls’ Life and Steven R. McQueen’s feature in Vanity Fair.
Looks like the January 2011 issue of Vanity Fair (Johnny Depp on the cover) features Vampire Diaries’ Steven R. McQueen in its Spotlight column. Thanks to @_salvatorebros for the heads up! (And check out a screenshot of Steven featured on the Vanity Fair homepage!)
After a stint on the WB drama Everwood and the recent movie Piranha 3D, he found himself up for two shows, Melrose Place and The Vampire Diaries. He chose the latter, he says, because his character, Jeremy, “was as messed up as possible in the head.” As for going through life with the same name and calling as his iconic grandfather, he says, “Luckily, I’ve got a generation gap between me and him. But more than anything it’s a little fuel in the fire.”
READ THE ENTIRE ARTICLE AT VANITY FAIR and check out the accompanying photo below.
We haven’t even gotten the excitement of The Sacrifice out of the way (tomorrow night, 8pm, tune in), and Nina Dobrev is busy teasing us about By The Light Of The Moon in a TV Guide article! You can view a readable version in our gallery. Many thanks to Denise for the scan!
We’ve also got a spoilery poll below the images based on a tidbit from Nina in the article. If you don’t want to be spoiled, don’t go scrolling past the image.
Ian Somerhalder talks with Vegas Magazine about the city’s significance in his life, gourmet pizza, and favorite restaurants and foods. Read the brief interview over at Vegas Magazine and check out the accompanying portrait below. Thanks to @VDSource for the heads up!