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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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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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Ian Somerhalder and Nina Dobrev Master the Art of Sneaky PDA in Bel Air | Ian Somerhalder, Nina Dobrev

Ian Somerhalder and Nina Dobrev Master the Art of Sneaky PDA in Bel Air

Originally posted 04/24/2012 06:00AM

Ian Somerhalder and Nina Dobrev arrived separately and refused to pose together on the red carpet when the Vampire Diaries actor hosted The Influence Affair, an environmental benefit, at a private home in Bel Air, Calif., on Saturday – but that didn't mean the private twosome stayed apart for long.

"They sat together at dinner, and when Ian noticed Nina was shivering, he offered her his blazer to keep her warm," an onlooker tells PEOPLE of the event, co-sponsored by VeeV. "There was no overt PDA, but there was a certain lovey way about how they looked at each other."

Following a show by graffiti artist Erik Wahl, the pair quietly slipped away for a little one-on-one time during a tour of the mansion where the event was held.

"They were holding hands during the tour," the source says. "They seemed very close and comfortable together."
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Joseph Kony: Why Celebs Are Tweeting About Him

Originally posted 03/08/2012 01:30PM

The film KONY 2012 premiered Monday March 5, at 12 p.m. PST. By noon Thursday, more than 35 million views had registered on YouTube.

With the help of Facebook and Twitter, Jason Russell's documentary has even captured the attention of celebrities including Ryan Gosling, Rihanna, Oprah and Justin Bieber.

The slickly produced 30-minute video follows Russell's efforts since 2006 to raise awareness around the world about Uganda's guerrilla leader Joseph Kony, whose terrifying actions have landed him the top spot of the International Criminal Court's most wanted list. Kony's rebel group has kidnapped thousands of children, turning the boys into child soldiers and the girls into sex slaves.

In a determination to "make Kony a household name," so that Uganda military can find and arrest him, Russell has met with key politicians and his Invisible Children campaign has targeted 20 "culture-makers," including Tim Tebow, Angelina Jolie, Ryan Seacrest and Taylor Swift.

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Ian Somerhalder Goes to Washington – for Animals | Ian Somerhalder

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Ian Somerhalder Goes to Washington – for Animals

Originally posted 07/29/2011 05:00PM

Ian Somerhalder may play a murderous bad boy on The Vampire Diaries, but in real life, he's got a soft spot for humans and animals alike.

"Wildlife and environmental conservation has always been not just a passion, but a priority of mine," he testified in Washington, D.C., on Thursday before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Natural Resources.

Speaking on behalf of the Ian Somerhalder Foundation, which is dedicated to "habitat conservation, species protection and clean energy initiatives," the actor urged Congress to pass a new conservation act. This would ensure continued funding for the protection of species like the African elephant, rhinoceros, tiger and Asian elephant.

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