Looks like we have some changes to the #TVDNashville convention line up. Zach Roerig will be appearing at the convention on Sunday, September 18th along with Paul Wesley. Looks like The Mystic Grill will just have to get along without Matt Donovan for a day or two!
Sadly, Creation has also announced that Ian Somerhalder will not be attending the Nashville event as scheduled. From their announcement:
August 22, 2011: We have been advised that Ian Somerhalder has been invited to present at The Emmy Awards in Los Angeles during our convention day. Therefore he is unable to attend our convention this year. We hope to welcome Ian at a future date and understand this cancellation.
With these two changes the updated guest list for the Nashville event is as follows: Paul Wesley, Joseph Morgan, Daniel Gillies, Zach Roerig Michael Trevino and David Anders. For more information about the Nashville convention or to check which day a given actor will appear, you can visit Creation’s website HERE.
Mystic Falls sure does have a lot of complicated sibling relationships! Living, undead, frequently-revived or ghostly, it seems all the brother/sister teams have a lot of issues to work out. Hollywood Crush interviewed Kayla Ewell recently, and from the sound of it Vicki’s spirit is as restless as ever.
“Did death reform her? Of course it did. But it didn’t change her completely,” Kayla said. “I’m still going to be a little bit of the trouble-maker, and I kind of just don’t know any other way to be.”
Hollywood Life and Wetpaint also interviewed Kayla, and she talks about her recent work on The Glades as well as offers up some fun facts about how the Vampire Diaries Team put together the Donovan family photo album.
They asked Zach and I if we had any photos of when we were little, like Christmastime and stuff like that, and they’re going to use those pictures of us.
Okay, pictures of Matt Donovan as a little boy? It’ll be the awwww heard round the world.
Ghosts, witches and thwarted romance, oh my! In addition to this tidbit about the Salvatore brothers in Season 3, TV Guide recently talked to Kayla Ewell, and they’ve got some great info for us about what’s going on with Jeremy’s pair of ghostly girlfriends, and what their real agenda is in Mystic Falls.
Vicki and Anna may have been together in their shocking return to Vampire Diaries, but when the show returns for Season 3, they’ll be anything but united.
“Vicki has a master plan and it’s trying to be stopped by Anna,” Kayla Ewell, who plays Vicki Donovan, tells TVGuide.com. “A lot of what Anna says is, ‘Beware of Vicki, be careful.'”
Looks like we could be in for some beyond-the-grave catfights! Kayla goes on to talk a little about Vicki’s motivations, how long the ghosts might stick around and what a ghost has to do to get her little brother’s attention. We love you, TV Guide!
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.
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.
- The above video comes from Fox Providence, it’s an interview with Daniel Gillies about his movie Broken Kingdom, which will be screened at the Rhode Island International Film Festival this weekend.
- This is a great video interview with Sara Canning from We Canada.
- Kat Graham is getting around these days: check out this picture of her on the cover of Bulgarian Bravo.
- Does Ian Somerhalder want a Nobel Prize? E! Online talks to him about his documentary work with Allan Savory.
- The caption on this photo of Nina Dobrev from the Teen Choice Awards made me giggle.
- Hoping to see Honey 2 on DVD? Kat Graham tweeted out some release date info for you!
- Ever wonder what’s in Kat Graham’s closet? Wonder no more!
- Stefan Salvatore is on a Top 5 TV Vampires List! #4 also has a special place in my heart.
- New Zealand TVD fans should check out September’s issue of Creme Magazine, which features Nina Dobrev.
- Here are some photos from Kat Graham’s Remixes.
- You can also download Kat Graham Remixes for free.
- There are some fun facts about Michael Trevino in this issue of Cosmopolitan South Africa.
- Ian Somerhalder is an Awesome Celebrity Cat Guy.
- I think there’s a “Gone Fishin'” sign up on the door of the Mystic Grill.
- Ian Somerhalder has a few things to say about sharks.
- Klaus is #10 on EW’s list of 22 TV Characters Who Kick Ass.
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?”
Wetpaint has an exclusive interview with Kayla Ewell about her return to The Vampire Diaries as Vicki . . . or Vicki’s ghost? Or something.
“I think what’s interesting about Vicki coming back is that it’s not just solely about Jeremy. It’s about having unfinished business with my brother, Matt (Zach Roerig), and my ex-boyfriend, Tyler (Michael Trevino). There are just so many different ways to go with the story. And after my little talk with Kevin Williamson I think they’re going to do some really fascinating things. There’s going to be so many twists and turns — even just talking to him about it I had butterflies in my stomach! I was just so excited about the ideas they’ve been tossing around. So we’ll see what they come up with, but I just know that Kevin and Julie will do a fantastic job whatever they decide.”
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!
TV Fanatic’s Gabrielle Compolongo caught up with Zach Roerig to discuss the reasons behind Matt’s actions on the show, his relationship with Caroline and Tyler, possible love interests, and whether or not he’ll survive this season of the Vampire Diaries…
Why is Matt complying with the sheriff when he knows Caroline would never hurt him?
I’m not sure if he knows Caroline would never hurt him. Matt’s ultimate instinct is to do the right thing and in that instance, the right thing was a very cloudy thing. Whether to be against the vampires and the woman that he loves, or to be on the “obvious” good side. There was an inner struggle there. Complying was his attempt to do the right thing.
Tyler Lockwood returned to our screens after an unwelcome hiatus last week, and now there’s a hot new Michael Trevino photo shoot to boot. We’ve got one of the images for you below, and you can see the others over on Just Jared.
The CW has posted more behind the scenes goodness in the Mystic Diaries series – two follow-up videos from Nina Dobrev and Zach Roerig. Both are from The Last Dance (EP218) filming and feature appearances by: Ian Somerhalder! Katerina Graham! Candice Accola! Marguerite MacIntryre! Various crew members! Paul Wesley’s back! And an awesome look at how the stunts and magic were pulled together for this episode. International fans can view these videos so click on the screencaps below to view over at the CW’s Vampire Diaries Lair.