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The Vampire Diaries Is Officially Coming to an End After 8 Seasons

Originally posted 07/23/2016 03:35PM

In what must feel like the stake through the heart of millions of Vampire Diaries fans, The CW announced on Saturday that the hit drama series' upcoming eighth season will be its last.

The news came at the show's final Comic-Con panel in San Diego, where stars Ian Somerhalder, Paul Wesley, Kat Graham, Candice King, Zach Roerig, Matt Davis and Michael Malarkey were all on hand to tease the final season's events along with executive producers Julie Plec and Kevin Williamson.

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The Walking Dread: How Starring in Containment Made Chris Wood Turn to Comedy Specials – and Purell

Vampire Diaries Vet Chris Wood Talks Turning Germaphobe After Starring in The CW's Containment

Originally posted 04/19/2016 04:25AM

Working on The CW's outbreak drama Containment has definitely turned Chris Wood into a bit of a germaphobe.

"I definitely think of germs often when I touch something, and I think about how hundreds of people touched it," Wood, who played big bad Kai in the sixth season of The Vampire Diaries, tells PEOPLE. "When I fly, I think I'm more conscious of people sneezing and coughing next to me than I was before."

He adds, "I think I probably should do more Purelling."

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The Originals' Joseph Morgan Talks Directing His First Episode, How He 'Couldn't Have Done It' Without Wife Persia White

The Originals' Joseph Morgan Talks Directing His First Episode, How He 'Couldn't Have Done It' Without Wife Persia White

Originally posted 04/08/2016 12:25PM

Joseph Morgan gets by with a lot of help from his wife, Persia White.

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The Originals/The Vampire Diaries Crossover Clip: Is Stefan a Threat to the Mikaelsons?

Originally posted 02/24/2016 01:10PM

Should the Mikaelsons actually be worried about Stefan Salvatore (The Vampire Diaries's Paul Wesley) coming to New Orleans?

In an exclusive clip from Friday's The Originals/The Vampire Diaries crossover, Klaus (Joseph Morgan) introduces Stefan to his "brand new older" sister Freya (Riley Voelkel).

"You're an old friend, are you?" Freya asks suspiciously.

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It's a Girl! Joe and Candice Accola King Welcome a Daughter – See Her Tiny Toes

It's a Girl! Joe and Candice Accola King Welcome a Daughter – See Her Tiny Toes

Originally posted 01/25/2016 11:25AM

Florence May arrived on Jan. 15, The Vampire Diaries star Tweeted

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Nikki Reed Wishes Husband Ian Somerhalder a Happy Birthday: 'You Are My Every Dream Brought to Life'

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Nikki Reed Wishes Husband Ian Somerhalder a Happy Birthday: 'You Are My Every Dream Brought to Life'

Originally posted 12/11/2015 01:20PM

Nikki Reed celebrated her husband Ian Somerhalder's birthday with a romantic social media message.

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The Originals' Phoebe Tonkin Talks Possible Vampire Diaries Crossover: It'd Be 'a Treat for the Fans'

The Originals' Phoebe Tonkin Talks Possible Vampire Diaries Crossover: It's 'a Treat for the Fans'

Originally posted 11/12/2015 05:40PM

The Crescent Curse has been broken on The Originals, and Hayley (Phoebe Tonkin) and Jackson (Nathan Parsons) are finally free. Now, what will the couple do with their newfound freedom?

"I think that they're enjoying the fact they don't have to really answer to anyone right now," Tonkin tells PEOPLE. " I think they're just kind of working on their relationship a little bit. Being cursed put a little strain on their relationship. They're trying to bring some normalcy back into their lives."

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Vampire Diaries Sneak Peek: Bonnie and Enzo Go on a 'Date' at Lily's Dinner Party

Originally posted 11/11/2015 03:55PM

This is the definition of a love-hate relationship.

On The Vampire Diaries last week, a flash forward revealed Bonnie (Kat Graham) and Enzo (Michael Malarkey) are romantically involved in the future. But a sneak peek of Thursday's episode exclusive to PEOPLE shows the witch and vampire are definitely still enemies for now.

Bonnie and Enzo arrive at the same time for Lily (Annie Wersching)'s party celebrating the truce between the Heretics and the Salvatore brothers' Mystic Falls squad ( ... or so she thinks). Though they're not exactly flirting, Bonnie and Enzo's brutal banter does suggest a flicker of chemistry.

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Candice King's Baby Belly Gets Blessed By the Pope: 'It Was Such an Honor'

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Candice King's Baby Belly Gets Blessed By the Pope: 'It Was Such an Honor'

Originally posted 10/16/2015 10:00AM

"I am keeping my mouth shut! I know some things, but I don't know the whole story," the actress teases

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