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True Blood's Rutina Wesley Files for Divorce

Originally posted 08/20/2013 08:00 PM

Rutina Wesley Divorcing Jacob Fishel

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Rutina Wesley is ending her marriage of almost a decade.

The True Blood actress, 34, who plays Tara Thornton on HBO's hit series, filed for divorce from Jacob Fishel on Friday, according to papers filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court.

Citing irreconcilable differences, Wesley, who wed Fishel in June 2005, asks in the documents that the judge deny Fishel any spousal support. The pair has been separated since July. They have no children together.

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True Blood's Rob Kazinsky Loves His Nude Scenes

Update 07/01/2013 03:15 PM Originally posted 07/01/2013 11:10 AM

True Blood's Rob Kazinsky: Nude Scenes Are 'Really Fun'

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Most people have nightmares about being naked in public, but not True Blood's Rob Kazinsky. In fact, he looks forward to it.

"The idea of being naked on screen was really intimidating," the British actor, 29, tells PEOPLE about filming love scenes for his new role as the "half-fairy," Ben Flynn, on the HBO vampire hit. "But after your first time it becomes really fun and incredibly freeing and empowering."

Kazinsky admits that his foray into the frequent nudity on the Sunday night series was made all the easier thanks to his costar in the scene, Anna Paquin.

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What Had True Blood Stars Crying During Filming?

Originally posted 06/17/2013 02:45 PM

True Blood's Carrie Preston: 'There Were Real Tears' Filming New Season

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For all the emotion amid the bloodshed on Sunday night's season premiere of True Blood, there's even more to come on the HBO vampire hit.

Carrie Preston, who plays waitress Arlene Bellefleur, revealed on the Live From the Set lead-in to the episode that "there were real tears" when they filmed this season.

With speculation that Alexander Skarsgard, who plays Viking vampire Eric Northman, is killed off this season, fans are buzzing about an upcoming episode that features a funeral. Carrie added fuel to the speculation fire, saying, "We had this one table read, the first time we were hearing the script out loud, and one of the actors started crying and then everybody joined in. It was a pretty beautiful moment."

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Stephen Moyer Loves Directing His True Blood Costars Naked

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Stephen Moyer has been stripping down for years on True Blood. But for some episodes of the new season, he was in charge of getting his costars naked, too – and found that just as enjoyable.

"It was a lot of fun doing three hours of makeup and getting into complete red-blob land, and then directing my fellow actors naked. That was a lot of fun," Moyer said Tuesday at the HBO vampire show's season 6 premiere at Hollywood's Cinerama Dome at the Arclight.

Moyer, 43, who tries his hand at directing this season – which kicks off Sunday (9 p.m. ET) – says he's very understanding with the other actors when it comes to the pressure of baring all for the cameras.

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First Look at the New True Blood Trailer!

Originally posted 05/04/2013 02:25 PM

Attention True Blood fans: you finally have something new you can sink your teeth into.

On Sunday, HBO will air the first 90-second trailer for the sixth season of the hit show, but you can watch it here now!

The promo promises a season filled with more of your favorite shirtless vampires, some new faces and hints that things are going to get pretty messy in Bon Temps, with tensions between the humans and vampires spilling into all-out war.

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True Blood's Deborah Ann Woll's Boyfriend: Running Marathons to Fight Blindness

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True Blood star Deborah Ann Woll stands by her man – and admires his drive.

The actress is dating E.J. Scott, 36, an activist who is slowly losing his sight and expects to be fully blind by age 50.

Scott is running marathons to raise funds and awareness about choroideremia, a degenerative eye disease that reduces sight to "tunnel vision" before ultimately leaving those who are diagnosed legally blind, reports Men's Fitness in its November issue, on newsstands now.

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VIDEO: Is Lindsay Lohan a Convincing Elizabeth Taylor?

Originally posted 09/21/2012 10:15 AM

Lindsay Lohan Acts Up a Storm as Elizabeth Taylor (Video)

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As the most famous celebrity couple of the '60s – if not the 20th century – Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton were known as the "Battling Burtons" during their two tumultuous marriages and divorces.

Now, Lindsay Lohan, who has been known to face some battles of her own, is assaying the role of the violet-eyed, little-girl-voiced beauty who captured the hearts of millions, to say nothing of that of the lusty Welshman who could always act rings around his costars. (Watch the trailer below.)

Just how well LiLo comes off as La Liz, and True Blood's Grant Bowler as Dick, can be sampled in a 30-second trailer for the Lifetime TV movie Liz & Dick.

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True Blood Cookbook Serves Up Bloody Good Bites

Originally posted 08/26/2012 12:45 PM

True Blood Cookbook Serves Up Bloody Good Bites

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True Blood fans worried about going through withdrawal after the season finale Sunday can cope with their vampire blues in the kitchen: A new cookbook, True Blood: Eats, Drinks and Bites from Bon Temps, featuring food inspired by the fantastical HBO show, is out Aug. 29 – and has an early look at some of the recipes.

Marcelle Bienvenu, a culinary school teacher and cookbook author in Louisiana, developed the Southern-style recipes for the book with help from the producers of the vampire saga.

"I like the references they make to food on the show and I'm happy that the referenced food is authentic," says Bienvenu. "Developing and testing the recipes was a great adventure."

The cookbook has cocktails inspired by the show's vampire bar Fangtasia, Southern staples served at Merlotte's and home cooking favorites like Lettie Mae Daniel's Hoecakes and Jessica Hamby's Chicken-Fried Love with Gravy.

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Joe Manganiello Talks True Blood's Wacky Sex Scenes

Originally posted 07/16/2012 08:30 AM

Joe Manganiello Talks True Blood's Wacky Sex Scenes | Joe Manganiello

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The only thing tighter than their lips are their abs, but the cast of True Blood let a few spoilers slip Saturday during a panel at Comic-Con – and it looks like Bon Temps is in store for a particularly steamy summer.

"I sexually eviscerate another cast member in one of the episodes coming up," werewolf hunk Joe Manganiello revealed, after showing off his body-rolling skills to the packed room of thousands of fans.

But the lucky lady in question may not be Anna Paquin's Sookie Stackhouse, who got hot and heavy with Manganiello's Alcide Herveaux earlier this season.

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Anna Paquin Talks Sex Scenes with Alexander Skarsgard

Originally posted 06/28/2012 08:00 AM

Anna Paquin: Sex Scenes with Alexander Skarsgard Are 'Completely Comfortable' | Anna Paquin

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Some actors admit to awkward moments filming love scenes.

Anna Paquin is not one of them.

Although her husband and father of her baby-on-the-way, Stephen Moyer, 42, costars with her on True Blood, the actress has no qualms about filming sex scenes with fellow cast mate Alexander Skarsgard.

"We feel completely comfortable together," Paquin, 29, tells Redbook in its August issue hitting newsstands July 10. "Steve and Alex are buddies. It's nothing like, 'Oh, hi, nice to meet you. Now take off your clothes and go into the fog.' Everyone is respectful of each other's boundaries ... They're all very gentlemanly about it."

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