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Are You Nina Dobrev's Type? | Nina Dobrev

Nina Dobrev Wants Brains, Humor and Talent in a New Man

Originally posted 08/06/2013 07:30AM

Attention, guys! If you want to date Nina Dobrev, you'd better be smart, funny and not too vain.

Speaking to September's Cosmopolitan (on sale Aug. 13), Dobrev talks about what she looks for in a man and explains that she prefers relationships to casual dating.

"You either have chemistry or you don't, but a lot of what attracts me is a guy's mind and humor and talent," says the Vampire Diaries star, 24. "I need to get to know all those things before I fall for someone. I'm not a one-night-stand kind of girl. I'm a relationship girl."

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Rough Night? Try These Celebrity Hangover Cures

Rough Night? Try These Celebrity Hangover Cures

Originally posted 05/23/2013 05:00AM

Ian Somerhalder, Matthew Rhys, Mario Batali and more whip up their remedies for the morning after

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Ian Somerhalder Posts Cryptic Tweet Around Time of Nina Dobrev Split | Ian Somerhalder, Nina Dobrev

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Ian Somerhalder Posts Cryptic Tweet Around Time of Nina Dobrev Split

Originally posted 05/10/2013 07:15AM

There doesn't appear to be too public much information behind why Ian Somerhalder and Nina Dobrev split after several years, but a cryptic Tweet may give fans some insight.

Just before a source confirmed to PEOPLE that the Vampire Diaries stars called it quits, Somerhalder, 34, Tweeted, "A THOUGHT FOR TODAY: People change and forget to tell each other. -Lillian Hellman, playwright (1905-1984)."

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Vampire Diaries Costars Ian Somerhalder and Nina Dobrev Split | Ian Somerhalder, Nina Dobrev

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UpdatePosted 05/09/2013 12:00PM

Ian Somerhalder and Nina Dobrev Split

Originally posted 05/09/2013 09:55AM

Love bites.

Vampire Diaries costars Ian Somerhalder and Nina Dobrev have called it quits after dating for several years, PEOPLE has confirmed.

The couple were last seen taking a late-night trip to a cat hospital together last month, with no sign then that their own relationship may have been hurting.

Somerhalder, 34, and Dobrev, 24, kept their romance secret during their early days as a couple, despite evidence that they were together.

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UpdatePosted 04/11/2013 06:45PM

Ian Somerhalder & Nina Dobrev Make Emergency Run to Cat Hospital

Originally posted 04/11/2013 01:00PM

Hope someone's pushed back the call time on The Vampire Diaries set!

The CW show's leading lady, Nina Dobrev, Tweeted on Thursday about a late-night feline emergency.

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UpdatePosted 03/15/2013 04:00PM

Ian Somerhalder: I 'Almost Stole' Grumpy Cat

Originally posted 03/15/2013 02:30PM

One look was all it took for Ian Somerhalder, the sexy star of The Vampire Diaries, to fall for his "new love", Grumpy Cat.

"She's precious," he tells PEOPLE. "One gaze into those beautiful blue eyes of hers, and she's got you."

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Meet Ian Somerhalder's 'New Love' | Ian Somerhalder

Ian Somerhalder Falls in Love with Grumpy Cat at SXSW

Originally posted 03/11/2013 01:40PM

Ian Somerhalder's latest relationship might not have a happy ending.

"Me and my new love," The Vampire Diaries star, 34, Tweeted alongside a photo of the one and only, and presumably lonely, Grumpy Cat.

As to be expected, however, meeting the hunky animal-loving actor over the weekend during a Mashable interview at Austin's South by Southwest festival was not enough to swipe the disdain off Grumpy Cat's face.

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Maria Menounos Preps for 'Inevitable Win' at Celebrity Football Game | Maria Menounos

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Maria Menounos Preps for 'Inevitable Win' at Celebrity Football Game

Originally posted 02/04/2013 06:00AM

While players for the Baltimore Ravens and San Francisco 49ers geared up for the biggest day of their year on Sunday, Maria Menounos and a selection of other famous faces got pumped for the annual Celebrity Beach Bowl a day prior.

And Menounos, who speaks often about her competitive nature, already expected her team to have a victory in the bag.

Before they hit the New Orleans field, the Extra co-host "bantered with teammate Michael Strahan about their 'inevitable win,' " a source tells PEOPLE.

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Nina Dobrev Tried to Fight Her Feelings for Costar Ian Somerhalder

Nina Dobrev Tried to Fight Her Feelings for Costar Ian Somerhalder

Originally posted 09/04/2012 05:00PM

Temptation is tough – just ask Nina Dobrev.

The Vampire Diaries star, 23, went into filming CW's hit series with every intention of keeping things strictly business. Instead, she ended up with a boyfriend: costar Ian Somerhalder, 33.

"The first time I was on the cover of Seventeen, the cover line said, 'Nina: Why she wouldn't date any of her costars,' " she recalls to the magazine in its October issue. "And then cut to two years later ... it's funny that I said that."

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Ian Somerhalder Teaches Compassion Through Animals | Ian Somerhalder

Ian Somerhalder Teaches Compassion Through Animals

Originally posted 08/21/2012 09:00AM

Last year, Ian Somerhalder testified in front of Congress in support of wildlife and environmental conservation. Now, he's taking that mission into his own hands, with a proposed animal sanctuary to be built in Louisiana through his Ian Somerhalder Foundation that will simultaneously aim to rehabilitate bullying teens by having them work with animals.

"We cannot progress as a society, as a people, if we lack compassion," Somerhalder tells PEOPLE. "[This place] is not only protecting animals, but allowing kids to come from all over the country, hopefully all over the world ... and showing them compassion with these animals that have also been abandoned, also have behavioral issues and have been ostracized."

Inspired by the younger fan following he's acquired as a result of The Vampire Diaries, helping both of these groups, animals and society's youth, has become a passion close to the actor's heart.

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