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:
Have you been worried about how Alaric will be involved in the season three storylines? Wonder no more! Carina MacKenzie at Zap2it has all the scoop, including the role Alaric will play in the Gilbert family, whether he’ll be involved in the hunt for Stefan, and what’s going on with John’s ring. And, of course, a bromance update:
“Speaking of unexpected alliances, let’s talk about what you really care about: Damon and Alaric. Their reluctant bromance is going to take a few major hits this season… literally. Sources tell us that these two will come to blows. We’re hoping shirtlessness and jello is involved. (Objectification? Us? Never.)”
For the record, we would not object to shirtlessness and jello either.
Monday means more Television Without Pity Tubey nominations! You have ONE WEEK to get your votes in for this round before the last batch on Monday, August 29th.
Here are this week’s Vampire Diaries nominations:
Supporting Actor/Actress Deserving of a Starring Role: Candice Accola, Daniel Gillies
Best Performance by an Inanimate Object: Damon Salvatore’s bathroom, Elijah’s coins
Most Improved Show: The Vampire Diaries
Best “WTF” Moment: Vicki and Anna reappear in the season finale
Most Wrongly Underused Character: Alaric Saltzman
Here we go again! It’s Monday, and the next round in the Television Without Pity Tubeys Finals is up. The Vampire Diaries has 7 nominations in this round, including one where Damon appears twice in the same vote.
You have ONE WEEK to get your votes in for this round before the next batch on Monday, August 22th. A new round will post every Monday until August 29th.
The Vampire Diaries is nominated in the following categories this week:
Best Romantic Relationship: Elena and Stefan
Worst Romantic Relationship: Elena and Stefan
Worst Romantic Relationship: Matt and Caroline
Best HoYay! Couple: Alaric & Damon, Stefan & Damon
Best Sidekick: Alaric
Best Badass: Damon
Best Single Line Of Dialogue: “There’s no such thing as a bad idea. Only poorly executed awesome ones.” – Damon
There’s also a Most Anticipated New Show Of The 2011-2012 Season award, and both Ringer and The Secret Circle have nominations there. There are a lot of tough choices in this week’s categories, so every vote is going to count.
Television Without Pity has opened voting for the first segment of the final round of its Tubey awards, and The Vampire Diaries has many, many nominations:
Best Drama: The Vampire Diaries
Best Almost-Romantic-But-Not-Quite Relationship: Caroline & Tyler
Best Almost-Romantic-But-Not-Quite Relationship: Damon & Elena
Best Non-Romantic Relationship: Alaric & Damon
Best Non-Romantic Relationship: Caroline, Elena, & Bonnie
Best Family Relationship: The Gilberts
Best Family Relationship: The Salvatores
Best Pop Culture Reference: Damon’s line about Bela Lugosi, Lon Chaney, Jr., and Lon Chaney, Sr.
Best Cast: The Vampire Diaries
Best “Hell Yeah!” Moment: Damon & Elena kiss
Best Unexpected Plot Twist: Katherine kills Caroline, making her a vampire so she can deliver a message for her
Best Villain: Damon
Best Villain: Klaus
Least Villainous Villain: Damon
They’ll be opening more categories next week, so we’ll let you know if there are more nominations for the show then. In the meantime, go vote!
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.
- Vampire Diaries Season 3 filming has officially started! Matt Davis tweeted the above picture on July 12th: “About to shoot the first shot/scene of TVD S3 with the lovely @ninadobrev and our awesome crew!” Ian Somerhalder tweeted a brief video of the Vampire Diaries Season 3 premiere call sheet. But most importantly, via Zach Roerig: “First wardrobe fitting down and it wasn’t a blue mystic grill shirt!”
- Do you follow the Vampire Diaries producers/writers on Twitter? For teases from the Writers’ Room: @kevwilliamson, @julieplec, @young_brian, @carolinedries, @alseptien, @turimeyer, @ronnenshine, @MichaelNarducci, @EPBleiweiss, @nickwauters.
- Entertainment Weekly’s Spoiler Room has this to say about what to expect from Stefan Salvatore as Season 3 kicks off: “Imagine the meanest, drunkest Stefan you’ve ever seen.” Us: *FISTPUMP!*
- We did this on Twitter, but might as well do it here, too: Happy, happy birthday to Steven R. McQueen (July 13th) and Sara Canning (July 14th)!
- Katherine and Klaus make TV Line’s list of Lovably Despicable Characters: “…[T]hese vamps are lovably deviant.”
- Katerina Graham Source has new outtakes from Kat’s OP photo campagn.
- WetPaint has an amusing piece suggesting gifts for Elena Gilbert’s 18th birthday. (Our favorite? A weapons permit.)
- Seventeen has a peek at Candice Accola’s workout playlist, which includes Metric and The Pixes.
- Kayla Ewell tweeted a link to the trailer for Keeping Up With the Randalls, her upcoming Hallmark TV movie.
- In a Flecking Records poll, Ian Somerhalder is determined to be the third-nicest person on Twitter.
- TV.com puts the Salvatore brothers on their list of Favorite TV Siblings.
- ClevverTV “breaks down Season 3,” but really they just talk about the photo Matt Davis tweeted.
- Ian Somerhalder wishes Sophia Bush a happy birthday. (Ian at 1:28.)
- Former TVD writer John Shiban pops up in The Wrap’s “Vince Gilligan Has ‘Breaking Bad’ — Where Are Other ‘X-Files’ Writers Now?”
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.
New feature! Friday Night Bites will be 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. (Okay, technically it’s not Friday night where we’re at, but it is somewhere, right now! So there!)
- Tyler Shields posted a new photoshoot with Michael Trevino in his blog. Get the story behind the impromptu session at Zap2It and check out the photos at Shields’ official site.
- Kat Graham‘s not too worried about Bonnie dying in Season 3. Read more at the TV Addict.
- Stefan & Damon Salvatore and Katherine Pierce make AOL TV’s list of TV’s Sexiest Vampires.
- eTalk MMVA red carpet video interview with Ian Somerhalder and Nina Dobrev.
- Ian Somerhalder‘s “gangsta Road to Avonlea” look at the MuchMusic Video Awards brought a lot of commentary, rounded up by the National Post’s Shinan Govani.
- Vote for Nina Dobrev in Us Magazine’s MuchMusic Video Awards best dressed poll.
- In case you haven’t heard, Paul Wesley will play Anthony Reese, a federal agent, in the action-comedy film The Baytown Disco, which was shot in Lousiana. The film also stars Billy Bob Thornton and Eva Longoria. Details via Coming Soon.
- Ian Somerhalder is featured in Hip-Pop’s Hottest Boys of Summer 2011 countdown.
- Maddie of Candice Accola Web unearthed Leblon photobooth pics from Candice’s Westwood/Turn the Corner birthday celebration in May. Photos feature Candice Accola, Zach Roerig, Kayla Ewell, Kat Graham, Matt Davis, and others. See the photos on Candice Accola Web.
- Variety profiles the Ian Somerhalder Foundation. (Might need to register to read.)
- Elena Gilbert is featured in InStyle’s Vampire Girlfriends Gallery.
- In addition to representing Vampire Diaries at Comic Con International 2011, Kevin Williamson will also be representing his new show, The Secret Circle (based on an L.J. Smith series). Panel information available at TheSecretCircle.net. The Secret Circle, starring Britt Robertson and Thomas Dekker, premieres Thursday, Sept. 15th at 9 p.m., immediately following the Season 3 premiere of The Vampire Diaries.
- Honey 2, starring Kat Graham, opened June 10th in the U.K. and here are some reviews: The Guardian, The Telegraph, Total Film, Front Row Reviews, The Film Review, and Screenjabber. The film will be released direct-to-DVD in the U.S., date to be determined. You can watch a behind-the-scenes video from the film shoot over at Katerina Graham Source.
- Malese Jow attended the Cars 2 premiere at the El Capitan Theater in Hollywood on June 18th. Check out photos on Zimbio.
- Steven R. McQueen attended the Joseph Abboud Watch Collection Launch Party in West Hollywood on June 16th. Check out photos at Steven R. McQueen Online.
- More outtakes from Candice Accola‘s Show Me Your Mumu photoshoot have surfaced, via photographer Ryan Hebert’s blog. See them over at Candice Accola Web.
- Snaphot of Nina Dobrev and Kate Walsh playing around on the Perks of Being A Wallflower set, via Nina’s Twitter.
- Kayla Ewell posted a few behind-the-scenes photos from her shoot with photographer Giuliano Bukor: “Okay you guys, a sneak peek!” & “Here’s another photo from the shoot yesterday! Thanks to everyone for a great day!”
- Cute twitvid from Sunday night’s MuchMusic Video Awards red carpet via Ian Somerhalder.
- Joseph Morgan fans: If you’ve been wondering how much longer he’ll be sporting that epic 500 Miles North beard, you’ll be happy to know he has one more day of shooting on June 27th: “…then the beard comes off and the fangs come out.”
- Per his June 13th interview on the VRO, Daniel Gillies has been cast in Canadian pilot Saving Hope, where he’ll be playing a doctor opposite Smallville‘s Erica Durance. More info on the pilot at Zap2It.
- Malese Jow joins the cast for Season 2 of Nickelodeon’s The Troop!, premiering this Saturday, June 25th at 12:30 ET/PT. Malese plays “the new girl in town who’s going to stir things up.” Read all about it at Fanlala.
- Sara Canning is rumored to be the lead in Canadian director Spencer Estabrooks’ horror short, Blitzed. Read about it at the Calgary Herald.
- The Roommate, starring Minka Kelly and Leighton Meester, and co-starring Kat Graham and featuring a brief appearance by Nina Dobrev, is out on DVD and Blu-Ray. Purchase: Blu-Ray U.S.A. / DVD U.S.A. and Blu-Ray U.K. / DVD U.K.
- TV Fanatic interviewed Gina Torres about her new show, Suits, and asked if she’d be willing to return to Mystic Falls as Bree (if the show chose to bring her back from the dead). Read her hilarious response over at TV Fanatic.
- Issue #1 of Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 9, co-written by creator Joss Whedon and former Vampire Diaries/now Once Upon a Time writer Andrew Chambliss is available for pre-order via Things From Another World.
- Kayla Ewell mentioned on her Twitter that she is a camp counselor for Royal Family Kids, an organization dedicated to mentoring and supporting foster children whose lives have been affected by abuse. Visit the official Royal Family Kids website for more information.
- Nina Dobrev tweets about supporting Kate Middleton’s recycling of outfits.
- Fans of the late, lamented Lexi can follow @ArielleKebbel, confirmed to be the real deal by Julie Plec.
- And, finally, speaking of Julie Plec… Congrats, Julie!
The VRO’s Vampire Diaries Month is still rolling and this week they have Vampire Diaries guest stars Trent Ford (Trevor) and David Anders (John Gilbert) on air to answer fan questions and talk Season 2. Have your own question for Mr. Ford and Mr. Anders? Head over to The VRO’s Facebook page and post them on their wall. Trent Ford is on this Thursday, May 19th at 9pm ET/6pm PT and David Anders is on Friday, May 20th at 9pm ET/6pm PT.
Missed an interview? Curious as to future guests? Complete schedule below!
- Tuesday, May 3rd: Joseph Morgan (Klaus)
- Tuesday, May 3rd: Paul M. Sommers (Director of Photography/Director)
- Wednesday, May 4th: Gino Anthony Pesi (Maddox)
- Thursday, May 5th: Bryton James (Luka)
- Friday, May 6th: Candice Accola (Caroline Forbes)
- Tuesday, May 10th: Matt Davis (Alaric Saltzman)
- Wednesday, May 11th: Sara Canning (Jenna Sommers)
- Friday, May 13th: Susan Walters (Carol Lockwood)
- Thursday, May 19th @ 9pm ET/6pm PT: Trent Ford (Trevor)
- Friday, May 20th @ 9pm ET/6pm PT: David Anders (John Gilbert)
- Monday, May 23rd @ 9pm ET/6pm PT: Marguerite MacIntyre (Sheriff Forbes)
- Monday, May 30th @ 9pm ET/6pm PT: The Hillywood Show