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'True Blood': Meet Sookie and Eric's New Love Interests - Featured

More and more actors are joining " True Blood " as the fresh faces who will appear in the third season. Beside finding an actor to play the heavily recurring character Alcide Herveaux, the show also cast three additional actors for Yvetta, Reverend Daniels and Joe Lee Mickens. Showrunner Alan Ball chose to pick lesser known actor to play the werewolf Alcide. Joe Manganiello, best known as Owen on " One Tree Hill " gets his major break as Sookie's aid in finding Bill who was kidnapped at the end of season 2. In the book by Charlaine Harris, Alcide is summoned by Eric and will have a fling with Sookie. However, Alcide is emotionally attached to his on and off girlfriend Debbie Pelt. An actress is yet to be found to play Debbie. Ball said previously that Alcide would probably appear in the third episode. "This good-looking, rough-looking, but articulate and basically decent man is not what he seems. He is a heroic type and he and Sookie get along really well, and it's possible there's even an attraction between the two," Ball elaborated. Eric himself will get a love interest. The casting call for Fangtasia's new dancer has been filled by Natasha Alam, EW reported. Named Yvetta, the dancer is bound to have a sexual relationship with Eric which is not what suppose to happen between the boss and the employee. Alam is best known as Ava on " The Bold and the Beautiful ". Meanwhile, Tara's mom Lettie-Mae continues to explore her religion and she will find comfort in Reverend Daniels. Cast as the spiritual character is Gregg Daniel who made a recurring role on "City of Angels". The latest actor hopping onto the vampire series' wagon is Cooper Huckabee. Dread Central reported that the '80s actor joins as filthy-looking Joe Lee aka the husband of Sam's mother Melinda. The show is still looking for a hauntingly beautiful woman named Crystal, bikers Louie, Gus and Jimmy, a hot gay Latino named Jesus Velasquez, Alcide's girlfriend Debbie Pelt, NYU grads for Jason's threesome partners, elderly woman named Olivia and African American couple Betty and Marvin. Source Here

Complete List of Golden Globe Nominations - Featured

Golden Globe nominations were announced earlier this morning. Did your faves get recognized? Check out the complete list and see: Best Television Series (Comedy or Musical): 30 Rock Entourage Glee Modern Family The Office Best Actor in a Television Series (Comedy or Musical): Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock Steve Carell, The Office David Duchovny, Californication Thomas Jane, Hung Matthew Morrison, Glee Best Actress in a Television Series (Comedy or Musical): Toni Collette, The United States of Tara Courteney Cox, Cougar Town Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie Tina Fey, 30 Rock Lea Michele, Glee Best Television Series (Drama): Big Love Dexter House Mad Men True Blood Best Actress in a Television Series (Drama): Glenn Close, Damages January Jones, Mad Men Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife Anna Paquin, True Blood Kyra Sedgwick, The Closer Best Actor in a Television Series (Drama): Simon Baker, The Mentalist Michael C. Hall, Dexter Jon Hamm, Mad Men Hugh Laurie, House Bill Paxton, Big Love Best Director for a Motion Picture: Kathryn Bigelow, "The Hurt Locker" James Cameron, "Avatar" Clint Eastwood, "Invictus" Jason Reitman, "Up in the Air" Quentin Tarantino, "Inglourious Basterds" Best Screenplay for a Motion Picture: Neill Blomkamp and Terri Tatchell, "District 9" Mark Boal, "The Hurt Locker" Nancy Meyers, "It's Complicated" Jason Reitman and Sheldon Turner, "Up in the Air" Quentin Tarantino, "Inglourious Basterds" Best Motion Picture (Comedy or Musical): "(500) Days of Summer" "The Hangover" "It's Complicated" "Julie & Julia" "Nine" Best Actress in a Motion Picture (Comedy or Musical): Sandra Bullock, "The Proposal" Marion Cotillard, "Nine" Julia Roberts, "Duplicity" Meryl Streep, "It's Complicated" Meryl Streep, "Julie & Julia" Best Actor in a Motion Picture (Comedy or Musical): Matt Damon, "The Informant!" Daniel Day-Lewis, "Nine" Robert Downey Jr., "Sherlock Holmes" Joseph Gordon-Levitt, "(500) Days of Summer" Michael Stuhlberg, "A Serious Man" Best Motion Picture (Drama): "Avatar" "The Hurt Locker" "Inglourious Basterds" "Precious" "Up in the Air" Best Actor in a Motion Picture (Drama): Jeff Bridges, "Crazy Heart" George Clooney, "Up in the Air" Colin Firth, "A Single Man" Morgan Freeman, "Invictus" Tobey Maguire, "Brothers" Best Actress in a Motion Picture (Drama): Emily Blunt, "The Young Victoria" Sandra Bullock, "The Blind Side" Helen Mirren, "The Last Station" Carey Mulligan, "An Education" Gabourey Sidibe, "Precious" Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture': Matt Damon, "Invictus" Woody Harrelson, "The Messenger" Christopher Plummer, "The Last Station" Stanley Tucci, "The Lovely Bones" Christoph Waltz, "Inglourious Basterds" Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture: Penelope Cruz, "Nine" Vera Farmiga, "Up in the Air" Anna Kendrick, "Up in the Air" Monique, "Precious" Julianne Moore, "A Single Man" Best Animated Movie: "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs" "Coraline" "Fantastic Mr. Fox" "The Princess and the Frog" "Up" Best Miniseries or Made-for-Television Movie: "Georgia O'Keeffe" "Grey Gardens" "Into the Storm" "Little Dorritt" "Taking Chance" Best Actor in a Miniseries/Made-for-Television Movie: Kevin Bacon, "Taking Chance" Kenneth Branagh, "Wallander: One Step Behind" Chiwetel Ejiofor, "Endgame" Brendan Gleeson, "Into the Storm" Jeremy Irons, "Georgia O'Keeffe" Best Actress in a Miniseries/Made-for-Television Movie: Joan Allen, "Georgia O'Keeffe" Drew Barrymore, "Grey Gardens" Jessica Lange, "Grey Gardens" Anna Paquin, "The Courageous Heart of Irena Sendler" Sigourney Weaver, "Prayers for Bobby" Best Supporting Actor (Television): Michael Emerson, Lost Neil Patrick Harris, How I Met Your Mother William Hurt, Damages John Lithgow, Dexter Jeremy Piven, Entourage Best Supporting Actress (Television): Jane Adams, Hung Rose Byrne, Damages Jane Lynch, Glee Chloe Sevigny, Big Love Janet McTeer, "Into the Storm" Best Foreign-Language Film: "Baaria" "Broken Embraces" "The Maid" "A Prophet" "The White Ribbon" Source

'True Blood' Finds Vampire Mott and Moms for Lafayette and Sam

The third season of "True Blood" starts to take shape with the announcement of several actors to fill in the new roles. First of all, Lafayette gets a mom in Emmy-winning actress Alfre Woodward, meaning his cousin Tara will get a visit from her aunt. Her character and how she would incorporate to the story are not disclosed. Creator Alan Ball is not following the book by Charlaine Harris as Lafayette is supposed to have died in book 1. Not only Lafayette, Sam will have his family exposed. After it was announced that Marshall Allman would tackle the role as his younger brother named Tommy Mickens, it is revealed that Tony-nominated actress J. Smith-Cameron will play the recurring role as Melinda Mickens. Described as "dirt-poor, hung-over and trashy-looking", Melinda is slated to appear in the second episode. Another new blood added to the cast is James Frain. Known for his role on "The Tudors", Frain is to portray vampire Franklin Mott. The casting call said that Mott is sexy in his own way and has "an immediate and torrid connection" to Tara after meeting her at a local bar. Like Melinda, Mott will appear in the second episode as heavily recurring character. So far the show has had several actors attached to play new characters. Denis O'Hare would be King of Mississippi, Grant Bowler to be Cooter, Theo Alexander as vampire Talbot, and Shannon Lucio as Bill's first wife. The show is still looking for Melinda's husband Joe, a hauntingly beautiful woman named Crystal, bikers Louie, Gus and Jimmy, a hot gay Latino named Jesus Velasquez, a werewolf named Aclid, new dancer at Fangtasia, Reverend Daniels, NYU grads for Jason's threesome partners, elderly woman named Olivia and African American couple Betty and Marvin. "True Blood" season 3 begins in June 2010. Source Here

J. Smith-Cameron Cast as Sam's Mom on True Blood

The Merlotte family just gained a new member. True Blood has cast Tony-nominated actress J. Smith-Cameron in the recurring role of Sam's estranged mother, Melinda. Entertainment Weekly first reported the hiring. In addition to numerous roles on Broadway, the actress has appeared on Law & Order and Law & Order: Criminal Intent, among other shows. Previous casting notices have described Melinda as "dirt-poor, hungover, and trashy-looking." Smith-Cameron joins Marshall Allman (as Sam's younger brother) in the Merlotte family, which will receive significant air time on season three. The show is yet to is Melinda's husband, Joe Lee. Source Here

True Blood's Kristin Bauer Becomes Series Regular - Featured

The fang-tastic Kristin Bauer has staked her claim on HBO 's True Blood , becoming a series regular, has confirmed. Bauer, 36, has appeared in 11 episodes of the vampire series as Pam, Eric's second-in-command at the vampire bar Fangtasia. Production on the vamp drama's third season kicked off last week. OK, so Pam probably isn't the big death that executive producer Alan Ball keeps teasing. Who do you think it's going to be? Source: - True Blood's Kristin Bauer Becomes Series Regular

Ian Somerholder Could have been on True Blood!

Watch the video here!! It's true, Ian Somderholder of The Vampire Diaries, could have been a True Blood star instead. I guess he really had "vampire' blood in him! watch the video of him talking about it! Watch the video here!!

True Blood Season 3 Castin is underway!!

True Blood Season 3 casting is underway!! They have already started filming, in fact. CLICK HERE to get a sneak peak at the new actors on True Blood season 3

True Blood: Season 3 Casting Roundup

The third season of True Blood is gradually taking shape as more characters are now being cast on the vampire series. After enlisting Tony winner Denis O'Hare as the King of Mississippi, Russell Edgington, the HBO series has now added several more names to its upcoming season according to the Hollywood Reporter. Theo Alexander This up-and-coming actor has landed the role of Talbot, an "intensely beautiful" vampire, who happens to be the boyfriend of the vampire king of Mississippi. Alexander, who has appeared on shows like Chuck, Pushing Daisies and CSI: NY, will also surface as a "guide of sorts" for the kidnapped Bill Compton on True Blood. Marshall Allman Remember LJ Burrows on Prison Break? Marshall Allman, the actor who plays Dominic Purcell on-screen son on the FOX series, will soon be appearing as Tommy Mickens, Sam Merlotte's long-lost younger brother. For more info about Allman's character, check out our spoilers for True Blood season 3. Grant Bowler Ugly Betty fans may know Grant Bowler as Wilhelmina's (Vanessa Williams) squeeze and current fugitive Connor Owens but on True Blood he'll be wreaking havoc as werewolf Coot, the menacing ringleader of a biker gang. Shannon Lucio After spicing up The O.C. as Lindsay Gardner, as Trishanne on Prison Break, and most recently as Amanda on Grey's Anatomy, Shannon Lucio heads to cable as Bill's first wife on True Blood, consequently taking over the part from Amber Dawn Landrum, who appeared on the show's first season. True Blood, which has started production on its third season on Wednesday in Los Angeles, has yet to fill other key roles, including werewolf Alcide, super bad vampire Franklin Mott, Debbie Pelt and Jesus Velasquez. Stay tuned for more updates! Source here

Shannon Lucio Cast as Mrs. Bill Compton on True Blood

Another day, another exciting piece of True Blood casting news. Within the last 24 hours, Grant Bowler and Marshall Allman were both added to the season three cast, in the roles of an unannounced character and Sam's brother, respectively. Now, Entertainment Weekly reports that Shannon Lucio - who appeared briefly on Prison Break with Allman - has been cast as Bill's Compton's human wife, Caroline. Viewers got a glimpse of her during a season one flashback (when she was played by a different actress that was never officially listed as part of the True Blood cast), as Bill never returned to Caroline after he was turned vampire during the Civil War. Lucio has guest-starred on Grey's Anatomy and Criminal Minds. She also appeared for multiple episode of The OC, as Ryan's step-sister Lindsay Gardner, just as that show started to fall apart. Source Here

'True Blood' Finds Sam's Brother, Looking for Mom

More and more actors are called to fill in the new roles of "True Blood" season 3 with the latest getting the call back is Marshall Allman. The actor who was one of the series regulars in the axed "Prison Break" is on board the vampire drama as Sam's younger brother named Tommy Mickens. In the casting call, Tommy is said to be "dirty but good looking youngster who works at a Tire Depot in Arkansas." He tends to hide his identity because his family has been owing money all over town and he is particularly unaware of who Sam is. This character will be recurring heavily in the season. Also, the show is still auditioning for the part of Sam's parent. Melinda Mickens, who supposedly is the mother of Tommy, is in her 50s but "dirt-poor, hung-over and trashy-looking". She wears stained clothes and lives in a shanty house styled in early dumpster. She has a mysterious link to Sam's distant past. Melinda will have a husband named Joe Lee Mickens who is equally dirt poor. The uneducated man is amazed when he realizes Sam's link to his wife's early life. Beside looking for relatives for Sam, the show is looking forward to an actress to play Crystal Norris. In her 20s, Crystal is a mysterious and hauntingly beautiful young woman in sundress. She shares an electric connection to Jacob before disappearing into the trees. The third season will be debuted by HBO in June next year. Melinda, Joe and Crystal will appear in the second episode of the season. On another news, "True Blood" is listed as one of the nominees of 2010 Producers Guild Awards as the contender of Best Drama. Source Here