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.
- Someone’s having some fun filming at Mystic Falls High.
- We’re going to continue our shameless self-promotion, briefly: Please take a minute to vote for Vampire-Diaries.net in LOGO’s NewNowNext Awards. We really appreciate your support!
- Big congratulations to Matt Davis, who has been cast as a lead in the CW pilot Cult. (Don’t worry; he’ll still be available to appear on TVD.)
- Attention Texans! Kat Graham will be performing at Perez Hilton’s One Night in Austin on Saturday night.
- Did you like Candice Accola’s necklace from PaleyFest? She tweeted that it’s from Moon Raven Designs, and you can see their other designs on Etsy.
- And for more about PaleyFest looks, check out Nina Dobrev’s makeup routine and hairstyle.
- Kevin Williamson got quite the birthday gift.
- Real March Madness means it’s time for plenty of TV-related March Madness. Vote for Julie Plec and Kevin Williamson in the Blood Awesome Division of TV Addict’s Showrunner March Madness.
- And several Vampire Diaries pairings need your vote in Zimbio’s TV Couples March Madness.
- Ian Somerhalder and Nina Dobrev talk about the importance of charity at the 9th Annual Stuart House Benefit.
- Price Peterson admits that The Vampire Diaries didn’t make the best first impression.
- Elena makes this list of Modern Day Southern Belles.
- The Vampire Diaries is good for the Newton County economy.
- 7 Ways Ian Somerhalder Proves Green Is Sexy
- And he also talks about his environmentalism and foundation with Mother Nature Network.
- We all know Joseph Morgan is all about reading, and so does this little fan.
- Kat Graham points out that witches enjoy hanging out together.
- Certain Originals like to play with toys, too.
- Better late than never: Take a look at some outtakes from Paul Wesley’s 2010 Vanity Fair Italia photoshoot.
- Nina Dobrev is a Scuba Diving Celeb.
- In other sporting news, Nathaniel Buzolic snowboards.
- Holmes & Hall has a nice appreciation of Joseph Morgan as Klaus.
TV Guide caught up with Matt Davis to chat about Alaric’s complicated love life (will the guy ever catch a break?), which Salvatore brother he’d choose to kill, his favorite kills, and why Vampire Diaries is a lot like Survivor.
TV Guide Magazine: Have you had a favorite kill so far?
Davis: I haven’t been doing much killing lately, so I would have to say that my favorites are whenever Damon kills me.
TV Guide Magazine: And that happens so often! How many times has Alaric died already?
Davis: I don’t know, five or six. It’s like a regular thing.
AfterElton caught up with Kat Graham, Nina Dobrev, Ian Somerhalder, Paul Wesley and Julie Plec on the PaleyFest press line this past weekend to talk about what’s going down in Mystic Falls and, well, shirtlessness. You can watch the video with Kat Graham below and watch the rest over at AfterElton.
And PopSugarTV also chatted with Julie Plec and cast on the PaleyFest press line and a certain blond hybrid was popular topic (plus, you know, other stuff):
We have yet another video from the PaleyFest press line! IGN interviewed Kat Graham, Matt Davis, Paul Wesley, Candice Accola, and Ian Somerhalder about what’s in store for their characters when the show returns, including Bonnie’s relationship with her mother, Alaric’s relationship with his magical ring, and Caroline’s relationship with sparkly jewelry.
TVD Chicago is only a month away, but don’t panic if you can’t make it. Creation Entertainment has two more Vampire Diaries on the schedule, and tickets are on sale now for both of these events. We’ve put all the relevant information in one place for you, complete with updated actor guest lists.
- When: July 28-29, 2012
- Where: Hyatt SFO
- Scheduled guests: Ian Somerhalder, Paul Wesley, Zach Roerig, Michael Trevino, Torrey DeVitto, Steven R. McQueen, Matt Davis
- Visit the website.
- When: August 18-19, 2012
- Where: Hilton Parsippany
- Scheduled guests: Ian Somerhalder, Paul Wesley, Zach Roerig, Steven R. McQueen, Michael Trevino, Daniel Gillies, Torrey DeVitto
- Visit the website.
We’ll be updating you as more guests are added or if there are any schedule changes. Looking for more information before you decide? Read our review of Creation’s Nashville event.
The CW Network official YouTube account has posted a PaleyFest video with snippets of interviews with Julie Plec and several Vampire Diaries cast members, including Candice Accola, Nina Dobrev, Kat Graham, Ian Somerhalder, Paul Wesley, and Matt Davis. It also gives a glimpse into what the press line at an event like this is like!
Who can resist a photo booth? Not the Vampire Diaries cast members who went to PaleyFest, from the looks of it! Ian Somerhalder, Paul Wesley, Nina Dobrev, Matt Davis, Candice Accola and Kat Graham all posed for pictures during PaleyFest. Kat Graham is sitting pretty in hers, but some of her castmates (*cough*IanPaulCandice*cough*) get pretty silly for their pictures in the TV Guide Magazine Photo Booth.
And the PaleyFest interviews just keep on coming! E!Online has you covered with interviews with Julie Plec, Nina Dobrev, Paul Wesley, Ian Somerhalder, Candice Accola, and Matt Davis. Warning: Spoilers through All My Children (EP315) abound, and there are lots of hints about upcoming episodes as well!
In this wide-ranging interview, Julie discusses the most important relationship on the show, flashbacks, the love triangle, Caroline and Klaus, what Jeremy and Tyler are up to, and more:
If you missed the live stream of the Vampire Diaries panel at PaleyFest on Saturday night, don’t worry! We’ve got you covered with all kinds of press interviews and panel recaps, along with plenty of great photos. Remember, the panel itself will be available on HuluPlus starting on March 15th. Take note that HuluPlus is not the same as regular Hulu, it’s a subscription similar to Netflix. It does offer a free trial period, though, so you can check out the panel at no cost if you don’t mind jumping through a few hoops.
SPOILERS ARE EVERYWHERE. Warning, UK fans: There were a lot of allusions to things that have happened up through All My Children (EP315). If you don’t want any spoilers at all, you may want to step away from the computer until 1912 (EP316) airs on Thursday night. The PaleyFest audience was treated to an advanced screening of this Thursday’s new episode, so pretty much every link in our round up below has some kind of spoiler, so read at your own risk!
- The Paley Center For Media: What I Learned at PaleyFest (short video clip from the panel)
- HitFix.com: ‘Vampire Diaries’ team talks love triangles and fan-fic at PaleyFest
- The Hollywood Reporter: PaleyFest: ‘Vampire Diaries’ Cast and Producer Reveal 8 Season 3 Clues
- TV Line: Vampire Diaries Scoop: Can Damon Tame Stefan? Plus: The Love Triangle ‘Comes to a Head’
- TV Guide: The Vampire Diaries’ Julie Plec: Damon Never Really Gives Up
- Zap2it: ‘The Vampire Diaries’ does ‘1912’: Five things to expect (without ruining the fun!)
- The TV Chick: PALEYFEST: Top 10 Moments from The Vampire Diaries
- The Voice Of TV: LIVE from Paley Fest: CW’s The Vampire Diaries
- TV Fanatic:[spoiler]The Vampire Diaries Cast Teases the Return of Mother Original and More![/spoiler]
PRESS INTERVIEWS/1912 TEASES
- The Hollywood Reporter: ‘Vampire Diaries': Ian Somerhalder Proposes Damon-Elena Tropical Getaway (Video)
- E!Online: The Vampire Diaries: Five Things to Expect From Thursday’s Epic “1912”! (Video)
- Entertainment Weekly: ‘The Vampire Diaries’ cast teases Alaric twist, Originals’ ‘appetite for destruction,’ and more love triangle action (Video)
- TV Fanatic: The Vampire Diaries Cast Interviews: Red Carpet Scoop!
- Give Me My Remote: THE VAMPIRE DIARIES: Julie Plec Teases ’1912′ and Why Damon and Stefan Are ‘Being Heroes to Each Other’
PRESS LINE PHOTOS
Don’t forget, the PaleyFest Vampire Diaries panel will be streaming live TONIGHT at 11:05 p.m. Eastern! You can use this livestream page to watch the panel as it unfolds. The panel guests will be Julie Plec, Nina Dobrev, Paul Wesley, Ian Somerhalder, Candice Accola, Matt Davis, and Kat Graham. TV Guide Magazine Editor-in-Chief Debra Birnbaum will be moderating the panel.
UPDATE According to the Paley Center Twitter, the panel is actually starting at 11:05pm EST. We think there may be an episode screening in advance of the panel, which accounts for the conflicting times. Sorry about any confusion! If you’re looking for twitter coverage, our friends at @IHeartTVD will be tweeting live from the event.
UPDATE 2: If you missed the live panel, it will be available on HuluPlus on March 15th.