Enough with that pesky Edward Cullen and his family-friendly vampire brood! There’s no denying that The CW’s The Vampire Diaries grabbed a good portion of the bloodsucking market this season, and the whole cast is coming back for in the second round!
And, trust, we know that plenty of you are into the fangy fun of it, too.
The hot vamp show stars the adorable Nina Dobrev, bad-boy Paul Wesley and Lost alum Ian Somerhalder in a ferocious mix of teen melodrama and supernatural fantasy. But what really goes down behind the scenes on the sweaty, steamy set in Atlanta, Georgia?
We recently caught up with stars Candice Accola and Steven R. McQueen, who play ex-mega-bitch Caroline and screwed-up outsider Jeremy, and wrenched a few droplets of bloody cast dish from them:
Though in last month’s Vampire Diaries cliffhanger Elena’s doppelganger brutally attacked John, his portrayer, David Anders, confirms that he’ll be back for the season premiere. And beyond that?
“That’s up in the air right now,” he says. “They haven’t picked up [my] option yet. I feel like the character has a lot of legs and you can go in many different directions with him. But ultimately it’s [executive producer] Kevin Williamson’s choice.”
Although on paper the odds of John surviving would appear slim — the dude got his fingers chopped off and took a blade to the gut — Anders reminds fans, “People don’t always die from knife wounds.”
As he awaits word on his VD prognosis, the Alias grad is currently shooting a guest appearance as a fugitive from the past on the second season of Syfy’s Warehouse 13 (premiering July 6; Anders’ ep airs Sept. 7). “There’s time travel involved,” he explains. “I run a magazine back in the ’60s. It’s shrouded in secrecy, so that’s about all I can tell you.”
In addition to the previous nominations for this year’s Teen Choice Awards, five more categories including the show have been announced: Breakout Show, Female Scene Stealer (Katerina Graham), Female Breakout Star (Nina Dobrev), Male Breakout Star (Paul Wesley), and Choice Male Hottie (Ian Somerhalder).
Unfortunately there’s a delay right now, but the official site says that voting will resume shortly. The ceremony will be taking place on FOX, August 9th at 8/7c.
TubeyS polls have been updated as well and The Vampire Diaries is listed in the following categories: Best Single Episode – Drama (Lost Girls and Founder’s Day), Most Welcome New Character (Anna), Most Wrongly Underused Character (Matt Donovan), Best Line of Dialogue (“Believe it or not Stefan, some girls don’t need my persuasion. Some girls just can’t resist my good looks, my style, and my charm and my unflinching ability to listen to Taylor Swift.”; “I do believe in killing the messenger. You know why? Because it sends a message.”; “If I see something I haven’t seen before, I’ll throw a dollar at it.”; “That’s for me to know and for you to dot, dot, dot.”; “We’re a team. We could travel the world together. We could try out for The Amazing Race!” – Damon), Best WTF Moment (Katherine, pretending to be Elena, cuts Uncle John’s fingers), Best Pop Culture Reference (Damon Salvatore mocking “Twilight” and congratulating Ann Rice for being “so on it”), and Best Unexpected Plot Twist (It’s not Elena in the final scenes with Damon and Uncle John – it’s Katherine; Katherine was never in the tomb). Cast your vote here!
If you listen to our podcasts, you know that we have a weakness for unrepentant, mustache-twirling eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeevil on our shows. Fortunately, The CW knows what we like, and they deliver villains galore. Now, we’re not talking about boys with a tough attitude that conceals a heart of gold — that’s what the Bad Boys category is for. We’re talking villains — people who would happily eat your heart just because they were a bit peckish. You know, wicked.
But what flavor of wickedness do you go prefer? Machiavellian machinations? World-dominating supervillainy? Complete craziness? Sexual ensnarement? Honest-to-God end-of-the-world-we’re-all-gonna-die destruction? There’s so much to choose from! Take a look!
Who’s the evilest of them all? Your votes decide! The poll is open until July 4 at 11:59 pm Central. One vote per person, and yes, we’re enforcing that to the best of our ability. Feel free to share the poll, but send people back here to comment.
Oh, and a big congrats to Stefan and Elena from The Vampire Diaries, who handily won Hottest Moment. No one else was even close!
This year’s San Diego Comic-Con International marks the second appearance for The CW smash series, “The Vampire Diaries.” The event is less than a month away, but confirmation on specific cast members attending the panel have been left to speculation until now. Warner Bros. confirmed with Blast today that the program is set for Saturday, July 24th with a room and time TBD. It will include appearances from Nina Dobrev, Ian Somerhalder, Paul Wesley, Michael Trevino, Matt Davis, Julie Plec and Kevin Williamson.
So fans, be prepared as it’s most likely the venue will be much larger than last year. Lines are extremely long especially during peak days like Saturday or Friday. It’s has also been known that fans will either camp out for days ahead or arrive as early as 3am just to secure a seat.
San Diego Comic-Con International is a four day event starting on Thursday July 22nd to Sunday July 25th . Those lucky enough to buy tickets early with the four day pass will start early with Preview Night on Wednesday the 21st . Last year’s Preview Night premiered episodes from the series “V,” “Human Target,” and “The Vampire Diaries.”
Despite his fanged bad-boy dramatics and nonchalant disregard for human life as Damon Salvatore in the new TV show ‘THE VAMPIRE DIARIES‘ – in reality – actor IAN SOMERHALDER is a heart-warming champion for animal rights and environmental issues.
Somerhalder wants: you to question how much mercury is in your sushi, an end to the slaughter of Calderon Dolphins in Denmark (specifically the Faroe Islands), some-one to invent a replacement for plastic so that marine wildlife cease mistaking it for food floating on the surface of oceans, a stop to primates being threatened by tropical forest destruction, you to be aware that 320,000 kilowatt-hours of electricity is wasted in the United States every minute from inefficient residential electricity usage, a boycott of all BP petrol stations, and a resignation from the head of the American Environmental Protection Agency in light of the horrific aftermath of the Deepwater Horizon oil-drilling disaster.
The thirty-one-year old has devoted his Summer break from ‘The Vampire Diaries’ production, to rolling up his sleeves and going all-in to aid efforts to clean up the Gulf region. Even en route, stopping to visit a dog adoption drive in Atlanta – crestfallen that no-one had turned up – retooling his personal Twitter profile as an animal adoption agency. When Vampire Diaries-press duty diverted Somerhalder away from Grand Isle to New York, he declared that he was: “pretending everything is okay – everything is NOT okay. Oil everywhere! Anyone have a plan? BP? Feds? Nope! This is a joke and we as a country should be sick to our stomachs. Thank you Government for allowing huge industries to regulate themselves.”
Ian Somerhalder, star of “The Vampire Diaries” and “Lost,” is continuing to be proactive in the fight for a greener future. Somerhalder, who spent his childhood on the Gulf Coast, has been devastated by the Gulf Oil Disaster.
As an estimated 60,000 barrels of oil continue to gush into the Gulf of Mexico every day, Somerhalder is looking toward preventing future catastrophes. “I understand the need for energy,” he tells Zap2it. “I couldn’t say that loud enough, scream it loud enough if I tried. We all are culprits. As we speak, I’m driving, using fuel. The key is that we need to start moving toward green energy.”
To do his part, Somerhalder has joined forces with Go Green Mobile Power. “You’re the first person I’m telling this,” he shares. “I just became involved with a very strong green energy company that produces portable, mobile green power. The company’s called Go Green Mobile Power. Our first prototype is going to be done in a few days.”