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Nikki Reed Praises Fiancé Ian Somerhalder's Directorial Debut: 'You Blow Me Away'

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UpdatePosted 03/13/2015 03:10PM

Nikki Reed Praises Fiancé Ian Somerhalder's Directorial Debut: 'You Blow Me Away'

Originally posted 03/13/2015 03:00PM

Ian Somerhalder made his directorial debut with Thursday's episode of The Vampire Diaries, and his fans making "#DirectorSomerhalder" a worldwide trend weren't the only ones fired up about the addition to his résumé.

His fiancée, Nikki Reed, took to Instagram to gush over Somerhalder's directing prowess.

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How Ian Somerhalder Wants The Vampire Diaries to End | Ian Somerhalder

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Vampire Diaries: Ian Somerhalder on Being a First-Time Director, the Ladies in Damon's Life

Originally posted 03/12/2015 03:30PM

After six years starring as Damon on The Vampire Diaries, Ian Somerhalder moved behind the camera for the very first time to direct Thursday's episode.

Having just learned that his mother may have actually been alive (or, more accurately, undead) for the past 100-plus years, Damon enters "The Downward Spiral" with a whole new set of abandonment issues.

In an exclusive chat with PEOPLE, the actor, 36, opens up about what it was like to direct for the very first time (which, funnily enough, segued into musings about the inevitable march of time), what's coming up for Delena (and even Bamon) and his ideal ending for The Vampire Diaries.

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The Vampire Diaries Sneak Peek: See Ian Somerhalder in His Directorial Debut

Originally posted 03/10/2015 12:30PM

[BRIGHTCOVE "4102856065001" "" "" "auto"] Could Damon and Stefan's mother be a vampire?

Though Damon (Ian Somerhalder) had always been under the impression that his mother died of consumption in 1858, the last episode of The Vampire Diaries revealed that Lily (Annie Wersching) was alive in a prison world in 1903 after Bonnie (Kat Graham) caught her on video.

When TVD returns from hiatus Thursday, Somerhalder makes his directorial debut in an episode that has Damon trying to get to the truth about his mother.

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The Vampire Diaries's Steven R. McQueen Takes a Look Back Before His Last Episode

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The Vampire Diaries's Steven R. McQueen Takes a Look Back Before His Last Episode

Originally posted 02/12/2015 06:10PM

Thursday's Vampire Diaries may be called "Stay," but for Steven R. McQueen, it's time to go.

The episode marks McQueen's final episode as Jeremy Gilbert, a role he's played since the TVD pilot in 2009. The episode sees Jeremy and his sister Elena (Nina Dobrev) reminiscing before he hits the road, so it only seems appropriate that McQueen, 26, tells PEOPLE some of his standout memories from his six-season run.

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The Vampire Diaries Sneak Peek: Caroline Has an Interesting Coping Mechanism; Stefan Helps

Originally posted 02/03/2015 12:45PM

[BRIGHTCOVE "4029611808001" "" "" "auto"] We all cope with grief and loss in our own ways.

On Thursday's episode of The Vampire Diaries, our intrepid heroes decide to celebrate Bonnie's (Kat Graham) birthday because it's what she would have wanted, despite her still being trapped in another dimension.

In an exclusive sneak peek at "The Day I Tried to Live," we see that Caroline (Candice Accola) has decided to focus her grief over her ailing mother and a disappeared Bonnie onto an object: a teddy bear named Miss Cuddles.

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PHOTO: The Vampire Diaries First Look: See Steven R. McQueen in His Final Episode

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The Vampire Diaries First Look: See Steven R. McQueen in His Final Episode (PHOTO)

Originally posted 01/29/2015 03:50PM

Vampire Diaries fans – are you ready to feel feelings?

Steven R. McQueen's final episode on The Vampire Diaries airs Feb. 12, and PEOPLE has your exclusive first look at Jeremy's last day in Mystic Falls before he leaves town for art school.

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The Vampire Diaries: Who's Going to Die Next Week? | Nina Dobrev

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The Vampire Diaries: Who's Going to Die Next Week?

Originally posted 01/23/2015 07:35AM

The Vampire Diaries' midseason premiere, "Woke Up with a Monster," certainly gave fans a lot of options as to who might meet an impending and untimely end in the near future.

As the series begins its sprint to the season finale, characters both beloved and brand new stared down death.

Star Paul Wesley directed the episode, which picked up directly after Kai (Chris Wood) abducted Elena (Nina Dobrev) and as Caroline (Candice Accola) struggled to accept her mother's cancer diagnosis. Even amid those merciless circumstances, Elena and Sheriff Forbes (Marguerite MacIntyre) weren't the only folks in Mystic Falls whose lives were in peril.

But who looks most likely to say goodbye sooner rather than later?

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The Vampire Diaries: Paul Wesley Opens Up About the Future of Steroline | Paul Wesley

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The Vampire Diaries: Paul Wesley Opens Up About the Future of Steroline

Originally posted 01/21/2015 05:30PM

When we last left the denizens of Mystic Falls, many of them were in mortal (or immortal) peril. Obviously.

Elena (Nina Dobrev) was kidnapped by Kai (Chris Wood), Enzo (Michael Malarkey) has vowed to ruin Stefan's life, and Matt (Zach Roerig) has been roped into helping him. Meanwhile, Caroline's (Candice Accola) mother has an inoperable brain tumor that vampire blood can't cure.

To find out whether our intrepid heroes will ever experience any modicum of happiness, The Vampire Diaries returns from its midseason hiatus on Thursday, with Paul Wesley at the helm as director.

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Watch Lovebirds Ian Somerhalder and Nikki Reed Hit the Slopes over the Holidays

Ian Somerhalder and Nikki Reed Hit the Slopes over the Holidays

Originally posted 12/28/2014 11:10AM

Lovebirds Ian Somerhalder and Nikki Reed turned into snow bunnies over the holidays.

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See Candice Accola's Wedding Photos and Video!

UpdatePosted 10/20/2014 02:00PM

Candice Accola Marries Joe King

Originally posted 10/18/2014 11:00PM

Candice Accola and Joe King are married!

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