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Originally posted 06/15/2012 06:40PM
On True Blood, Tara has always been a tough-as-nails woman. As a newly made vampire, she's absolutely fierce.
In new clips from Sunday's episode, Tara (Rutina Wesley) demolishes the kitchen at the home of her best friend Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin).
Sookie and Lafayette (Celsan Ellis) can only look on in awe – and fear – as Tara zooms around destroying pretty much everything in her path.
Let's hope Lafayette manages to grab that bottle of True Blood for his hungry cousin before it's too late.
Originally posted 06/11/2012 10:20AM
True Blood is back. And the witches are not!
HBO's supernatural hit returned Sunday night with its season 5 premiere, and probably the biggest question on everyone's mind was, "Is Tara alive?"
Well to find out, fans had to wait until the end of the hour-long episode, which picked up right where season 4 left off – literally.
Keep reading if you're not afraid of spoilers ...
Originally posted 06/09/2012 03:15PM
A mix of gore, sex and camp humor, True Blood is constitutionally so unstable, it never has to worry about jumping the shark: It could waltz with a penguin too, and who'd know?
The first episodes of season 5 are a mess, with little of the cohesion provided by last summer's strong, seizing guest performance by Fiona Shaw. But the show is still crazily entertaining.
Bill Compton (Stephen Moyer) and Eric Northman (Alexander Skarsgard) are pawns in the growing fundamentalist vampire war. We're ushered into oppressively corporate vampire headquarters and learn all sorts of silly arcana about these monsters. For example, did you know vampires can suffer developmental disabilities? This is revealed in a bizarre plot twist that plays like a sick joke.
Originally posted 06/08/2012 01:30PM
What better way to kick off the campy new season of True Blood on June 10 than with a couple of blood red cocktails.
Basil Hayden's bourbon teamed with L.A. mixologist Joel Black to come up with two drinks inspired by the HBO hit's supernatural themes and the show's gutsy leading lady, Sookie Stackhouse, played by expectant mom Anna Paquin.
Fans who want to imbibe while Sookie, Bill Compton (Stephen Moyer), Eric Northman (Alexander Skarsgard) and a host of supernatural creatures battle it out in Bon Temps, might want to try – what else – a spicy True Bloody Mary or a sweet floral cocktail dubbed Sookie's Virtue, which includes red grapes and raspberries.
Originally posted 05/31/2012 10:25AM
Anna Paquin's own big premiere is still several months away, but the actress showed off her growing baby bump Wednesday at a Hollywood screening of the new season of True Blood.
"I feel fantastic," she told reporters. Paquin, 29, who's expecting her first child with husband and costar Stephen Moyer, sported a stylish black dress, with her bump noticeably larger than last month, when she stepped out at the White House Correspondents' Dinner.
"It's always amazing," Moyer told PEOPLE of being a dad again (he has two children – Lilac, 10, and Billy, 12 – from a previous relationship). "I love my kids so much. And the fact that Anna is pregnant just adds more crazy to the bundle of fun."
Originally posted 04/02/2012 09:05AM
The new season 5 teaser for HBO's True Blood begins, appropriately enough, with an ending – a grave-digging scene, with Sookie (Anna Paquin) burying a body.
Is it the body of Tara (Rutina Wesley), last seen getting shot in the season 4 finale? That's just one of many questions raised by the quick flashes we get of the new season, which premieres in June.
It's not all doom and gloom, though. We also get glimpses of Eric (Alexander Skarsgard) kissing ... well, somebody. And Eric and Sam (Sam Trammell) shirtless.
Originally posted 02/22/2012 09:55AM
Joe Manganiello has plenty of experience stripping down for his role as Alcide Herveaux on True Blood – and there's nothing wrong with that, says the hunk.
"As far as the butt cheeks stuff goes, it just makes sense" Manganiello, 35, tells OUT magazine's March issue, of his frequent nudity on HBO's hit series.
"It's not gratuitous; it's realistic," he says. "If you're a werewolf and you transform, you lose everything and there are your butt cheeks."
Originally posted 08/11/2011 09:20AM
The True Blood twins have arrived.
Sam Trammell and longtime love Missy Yager welcomed "two healthy baby boys" on Tuesday, his rep confirms to PEOPLE.
After meeting in New York doing theater, the pair has been together for eight years.
Yager, 43, has appeared on Mad Men and Boston Public, while Trammell, 42, currently plays Sam Merlotte on the HBO vampire series.
Originally posted 07/24/2011 04:45PM
Sometimes Anna Paquin's most intimate moments with husband Stephen Moyer aren't so intimate. Like when there's a camera crew filming them.
"Maybe it should be weird, simulating sex with your husband in front of people? But it's really not," the True Blood star tells V Magazine of her steamy scenes on the HBO vampire series with her character's lover, played by Moyer.
"When it's a love scene with someone you actually love, there's no feeling like, 'Can I touch him here? Can I touch him there?' You know what your boundaries are – or what they aren't, I suppose."
Originally posted 06/27/2011 08:00AM
As evidenced by True Blood's season 4 premiere Sunday night, a lot has changed since fans last saw Sookie Stackhouse and the residents of Bon Temps.
Spoiler alert: Major new plot points revealed below.
Sookie begins the episode in a glowing Eden-like fairyland that exists on an alternate plane and its own timeframe. There she meets her fairy godmother, Claudine – and runs into her grandfather, whom she hasn't seen in 20 years (though he thought it was only the day before). The idyllic scene quickly turns sinister when an evil fairy chases Sookie, who narrowly escapes back into her own, human realm.
Once home, Sookie learns that although in fairyland only a few minutes passed, she's been missing for more than a year. Her brother Jason and everyone else presumed she was dead, likely at the hands of a vampire, and Jason has sold her house to an unknown company. And that's not the only big change since Sookie's been gone:
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