Lindsey Haun, singer and the former lead vocalist of hard rock band 7th Fall, has just landed herself a new TV gig. She's set to join the cast of True Blood for at least three episodes this season and will appear as Sookie's cousin Hadley. At this point, there is no word yet on why cousin Hadley is being brought into the picture. But according to Haun, she's also filmed scenes with Stephen Moyer, Alexander Skarsgard, and Evan Rachel Wood so her debut on the HBO vampire series must be quite intriguing. On her MySpace page Haun wrote: "First of all, True Blood! Sooooo... our guitar player, Sarah Carter, was on episode 2 of this season, season 2, with her other band Rocket!! The episode is called "Get This Party Started" and Rocket is the back up band for the Christian rock singer chick. it's pretty funny... and kinda wrong actually... in a good way. But wait there's more!!! I, Lindsey Haun, will be on the last 2 episodes of the season! well actually, technically, 3. We shot about 3 weeks ago and it was amazing! I LOVE Alan Ball and the directors i got to work with, Michael Cuesta and Daniel Minahan! The crew was so incredibly nice and professional and hard working. What a treat to be on that set! I can't tell you much because i don't want to give the story away but i can tell you that i play Hadley Hale, Sookie Stackhouse's (Anna Paquin) cousin. I got to work with Stephen Moyer, Alexander Skarsgard, and drum roll please... Evan Rachel Wood. i can't tell you who she plays but i can tell you that she's awesome! They're all awesome! Anyway, i really want to work with all of them again so please watch the show and tell them that you want me on it more! lol!" Although her expertise lies in the music circuit, this isn't Haun's first acting debut. She has appeared in Desperate Rescue: The Cathy Mahone Story, in John Carpenter's remake of the 1960 film Village of the Damned and in 1997 she appeared in the Star Trek: Voyager episode "Real Life," just to name a few. Source Here
Sookie's captivity takes an unexpected turn when Eric arrives at his master's behest. In Bon Temps, Sam finds himself in deep trouble after making a gruesome discovery at Merlotte's. Sent home by Bill, Jessica and Hoyt learn that when it comes to sex, every time is the first time. Tara and Eggs get physical after partaking in a "Hunter souffle" prepared by Maryann. After Jason pays off his debt to the vampires, Godric looks to enlighten his more single-minded followers. Watch & Discuss: Watch True Blood Season 2, Episode 8: 'Timebomb'
Tara will take center stage on the next chapter of " True Blood ". Out of control under the supervision of Maryann, the childhood friend of Sookie got drunk and slapped her mother. Blaming Eggs for Tara's bruises and bizarre behavior, cousin Lafayette and mom Lettie Mae try to figure out a way to pry their kin from Maryann's grasp. A wounded Eric plays Sookie for a fool, to Bill's dismay. Later, Sookie and Jason reminisce about their recent adventures, and end up bonding. Hoyt defends his relationship with Jessica. In Dallas, Eric and the vampires defend their recent actions to Nan Flanagan, and are stunned when Godric decides to take responsibility for their PR disaster. The episode called "I Will Rise Up" airs Sunday, August 16 at 8/7c on HBO . Source Here
It's true love for True Blood couple Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer. The two are engaged to be married, Feels like Thursday 6th August was one of the happiest days of Anna Paquin's life, she smiled and showed off her vintage or vintage style diamond engagement ring to photographers while walking her dog around the neighborhood, star of True blood Anna Paquin got engaged with co-star Stephen Moyer, both met during the auditions of HBO hit series "True Blood", told media that their romance began while playing their role as Sookie Stackhouse and Bill Compton in the hit series. Anna Paquin, 27-year-old Oscar winner and her hit HBO series "True Blood" co-star Stephen Moyer, who is 39-years-old are now officially together, Moyer has two children's from her first relationship, where as, for Anna Paquin this is going to be her first marriage. Stephen Moyer was spotted earlier on Wednesday afternoon "5th August" with his son Billy body surfing at Santa Monica Beach and on the say day British actor announced his engagement with Anna Paquin, on the same day Ann Paquin was also spotted at Kate Somerville skin shop in L.A shopping alone. It was nice to see that Stephen Moyer selected a vintage or vintage style diamond engagement ring for his fiance Anna Paquin. Of their on-set hook-up, Moyer said: "The reason it was dodged last year was very intentional on both our parts. "It was very important to me that the cast and crew we were working with didn't feel it was fickle, and didn't feel it could possibly potentially encroach on their lives, you know, just like, 'Oh the two stars are having a thing.' We didn't want to take anything away from the show." Paquin, on the other hand, was slightly more pragmatic about things. "It was the worst kept secret on the planet," she quipped when her romance was 'outed'. Paquin plays telepathic waitress Sookie Stackhouse in the series who is head-over-heels in luuurve with her bloodsucking boyfriend, Bill Compton (played by Moyer) - and their engagement will no doubt spice things up even further in the on-screen chemistry department. The duo are regularly seen indulging in "adult relations" and saucy shenanigans. Talk about hot to trot... The Oscar and Golden Globe winner recently said of her frequent, racy nude scenes with Moyer: "Obviously, if you're already with that person then you're not having to sort of get over the 'Wow, I'm naked with someone that I don't even know the middle name of!'" said the actress. As for her fiance, his feelings for Paquin are laden with the warm fuzzies: "It's just exciting, and that was there from day one," he said. "We always take the p--- out of each other and are silly with each other, and it is great. We're very, very happy. She's the best. "There's no one I'd rather work with," he told E! News in June. "I love working with her and that's how it all started, by falling in love on camera." I am so happy for them. They make a wonderful couple and wish them many, many years of happiness together! The Happy Couple !! Anna Paquin Engagement Ring Just Look At Her Smile Close Up Of Anna Paquin Engagement Ring
I have never honestly thought this about him before, but Jason is so HOT 'n sexy in Timebomb!
There's nothing like a genuine surprise. While some things on TV this week took predictable turns - feuding cable hosts are feuding again, and a relationship born on The Bachelorette hit a bump - the two events at the top of our list caught us off-guard. One might even change the world. And no, it's not the dance contest. 8. Shortest Peace: Well, that was quick. Days after The New York Times reported a corporate-mandated end to the Bill O'Reilly-Keith Olbermann feud, Olbermann packs his "Worst Person in the World " segment with the author of the Times story, O'Reilly, and Rupert Murdoch, chairman of the company that owns Fox News. So we guess the feud is back on? 7. Best Assurance That Yes, the Feud is Back On: Though he continues to not mention Olbermann by name, O'Reilly proves he's more than happy to rip GE, NBC's owner. Aligning himself with environmentalists, O'Reilly accuses GE of polluting the Hudson River, and urges President Obama to distance himself from the company. Way to cover all your bases, sir. But couldn't you work in another dig at good old TVGuide.com? We thought it was hilarious when you called us "incredibly stupid" for writing this. 6. Worst Tan: Rescue Me 's Sean Garrity always gets abuse from his fellow firefighters, but never, until now, about the size (and orange color) of his, uh, hose. It turns out self-tanning lotion is to blame. We'll never look at baby carrots the same way again. 5. Best Defense: The Bachelorette 's Ed and Jillian appear on Good Morning America to dispute reports that Ed cheated on his new fiancee with two different women. The couple say they're being targeted because they're happy. "This is the last time I'm talking about this," Jillian says. We hope so. 4. Change of Heart Award: On True Blood , pious Sarah's post-coital glow quickly dims when she finds out her new lover's sister is Sookie. Abandoning plans to tell her husband about the affair, she finds Jason in the woods and shoots him in the chest. Is he dead? Good thing the show has a cure for that. 3. Best Comic Relief: It was nice to see the kids of Jon & Kate plus 8 enjoy a good laugh, even at their mom's expense. The focus of this week's episode was back on them, where it belongs, instead of on Kate whining about how tough it is to put up tents. 2. Dark Horse Award: Though she's been coming on strong, we were still a little shocked when Jeanine took the title of America's Favorite Dancer on So You Think You Can Dance . Not that she didn't deserve it - she upped the intensity week after week and made a statement by nailing her final solo performance. The best news is, with the show back in the fall, we don't have to wait very long for another round of move-busting. 1. Best Reunion: Euna Lee, one of two journalists released from a North Korean prison, embraces her husband and daughter upon her and Laura Ling's return to the United States. Former President Clinton's trip to North Korea to win their freedom, and their subsequent pardon, may have opened a new diplomatic channel between the countries and made the world a less-volatile place. But for now, it was good to see families reunited. Source Here
Two sneak peeks are released in front of " True Blood " episode "Timebomb". The first one is clipped from the part where Sam is questioned and accused of Daphne's death. He was trying to tell Sheriff Bud and Officer Tanya that there is much larger conspiracy behind the death. In the second clip, Sookie is discovering something about Eric and his relationship to Godric. Seeing the vampire's attempt to rescue Godric from Fellowship of the Sun camp, Sookie detects some kind of "love" between them, which is the kind of bond between a vampire and his maker. Eric denies the love, saying "Don't use words I can't understand." This Sunday, August 9, Sookie's captivity takes an unexpected turn when Eric arrives at his master's behest. In Bon Temps, Sam finds himself in deep trouble after making a gruesome discovery at Merlotte's. Sent home by Bill, Jessica and Hoyt learn that when it comes to sex, every time is the first time. Tara and Eggs get physical after partaking in a "Hunter souffle" prepared by Maryann. After Jason pays off his debt to the vampires, Godric looks to enlighten his more single-minded followers. To Watch The Preview 1 Click here . To Watch The Preview 2 Click here . If You Missed The Last Episode Watch It Here Online Now Source Here
When Evan Rachel Wood makes her True Blood debut in the August 30 episode, there will be... well, obviously, blood. Nobody's ever entirely happy to see her character, Louisiana's blood-sucker boss lady, Queen Sophie-Ann, says series creator Alan Ball. She's very powerful, capricious and most likely insane. Oooh, we love her already. So it's a good thing she has more than one secret agenda, he teases, which we will slowly become aware of over season 3. Source here
Stephen Moyer and Anna Paquin, who play on-screen lovers in hit TV series " True Blood ", are engaged. Representatives for both of them confirm the news to People, yet provide no further details. Meeting each other for the first time at an audition for the HBO vampire series, Stephen Moyer and Anna Paquin began dating soon thereafter. However, it wasn't until February this year that they went public with their romance. "The reason it was dodged last year was very intentional on both our parts," Moyer said at the time on why he and Paquin kept their romance low profile. "It was very important to me that the cast and crew we were working with didn't feel it was fickle, and didn't feel it could possibly potentially encroach on their lives, you know, just like, 'Oh the two stars are having a thing.' We didn't want to take anything away from the show." Read more.
Gay and lesbian roles have come out of the closet and onto the small screen. Here are TV.com's picks for the most realistic portrayals of LGBT life on today's TV schedule. In 1998, Will and Jack of NBC's hit comedy Will & Grace were some of the only gay people on TV -- and stereotypical ones at that. But their popularity helped pave the way for the more complex lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) roles we see on the small screen now. Even though the numbers are still small -- a recent study by the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) found that only 2.6 percent of the characters on primetime broadcast shows are LGBT -- TV is (finally!) getting gayer by the day. Here are some of our LGBT favorites. 10. Gossip Girl (The CW) Character: Erik van der Woodsen In this bitchy, fashion-conscious drama for the young, female demographic, Gossip Girl's Eric van der Woodsen sticks out. Every girly girl wants a gay best friend, and Eric's sexual orientation rounds out the stereotype -- of young female divas, that is. The nature of the show means Eric is just an accessory to the girls, but we love him anyway. 9. True Blood (HBO) Character: Lafayette Reynolds Lafayette Reynolds is no diva -- he's a gay male prostitute who slings dope. Like the gay gangster Omar on HBO's The Wire, Reynolds challenges the stereotype that gay men are drama queens. 8. Raising the Bar (TNT) Character: Charlie Sagansky Charlie Sagansky, a gay law clerk on TNT's Raising the Bar, is so closeted about his sexual orientation that he has a relationship with a female judge. Though Sagansky isn't a major player on the show, his character adds complexity to the cast and reminds audiences that coming out isn't always easy. 7. Skins (BBC) Character: Maxxie Oliver Maxxie Oliver doesn't "deal with" being gay -- he's proud of who he is. But that doesn't mean he wasn't troubled when his best friend Anwar (played by Slumdog Millionaire's Dev Patel) initially had a hard time accepting his sexual orientation. 6. America's Next Top Model (The CW) Contestant: Ebony Haith An LGBT contestant from the first season of ANTM, Ebony challenged the idea that lesbians have a terrible sense of style. Any girl who doesn't want to dress butch and understands the difficulty of coming out can relate to her experience on the show. (Ebony's loft-mates condemned her because of her sexual orientation.) Of course, ANTM plays into the stereotype that all gay men are fashion-conscious (see: J. Alexander), but the inclusion of a gay contestant in the model house brought the issue to the forefront. 5. House (FOX) Character: Thirteen Thirteen, the only female member of Doctor House's diagnostic team, surprised viewers, her colleagues, and her boyfriend when she got down and dirty with a woman last season. The reveal of her bisexuality shocked many who'd simply assumed she was straight. 4. Entourage (HBO) Character: Lloyd Ari Gold would be lost without his trustworthy assistant Lloyd, a gay man Ari persistently mocks because of his sexual orientation. Despite his boss' insults, Lloyd knows Ari needs him, and Lloyd's grounded nature -- especially in Hollywood -- is an inspiration to all. 3. The L Word (SHO) Character: The whole damn cast Over the course of its five-year run, The L Word -- which received multiple nominations for GLAAD Media Awards -- featured a racy cast, countering the notion that lesbian couples are the least-sexed of all. The series (which ended in March) successfully explored same-sex relationships like Sex & the City explored heterosexual ones. 2. Mad Men (AMC) Character: Salvatore Romano Salvatore Romano is a closeted gay man working in a 1960s advertising agency, where masculinity means everything. Sal's fear of being discovered is so extreme that he goes to great lengths to hide his sexual orientation -- but who can blame him in such an intolerant environment? 1. Brothers and Sisters (ABC) Character: Kevin Walker Kevin Walker, the son of a supportive mother and the brother-in-law of Republican Senator Robert McCallister, struggles to accept his sexuality while facing judgement from some members of his family. Brothers & Sisters creator and writer Jon Robin Baitz, who is openly gay, does not shy away from the topic, and the show has been praised for its honesty.