Entries in True Blood (6)


"Twilight," "True Blood" Nominated for First-Ever Fright Night Awards

Andrew Cooper© 2011 Summit Entertainment, LLC(NEW YORK) -- A campaign that raises awareness and educates people about blood cancer is launching an awards show dedicated to Halloween and the entertainment world.

The campaign, Cancer Bites, announced on Monday the nominees for the first annual 2012 Fright Night Awards, featuring categories such as "favorite scary movie of the year" and "favorite supernatural TV show."  Not surprisingly, Twilight, True Blood and The Vampire Diaries are all well-represented on the nominees list.

Fans can vote for their favorites at  The winners will be announced on Oct. 30, the day before Halloween.  The awards show will be streamed online.

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Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer Welcome Twins

Mark Sullivan/WireImage(LOS ANGELES) -- The True Blood twins are here!  People reports that Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer have welcomed their first children together.

“We can confirm that Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer recently welcomed their twins into the world,” reps for the married co-stars told the magazine.  “The babies were born a few weeks early, but are in good health and both Mom and Dad are overjoyed.”

Paquin and Moyer wed in August 2010 and the twins, whose names haven't been released yet, will join older siblings, Lilac, 10, and Billy, 12, Moyer's children from a previous relationship.

The True Blood co-stars recently celebrated the end of the show's fifth season, which aired Aug. 26 on HBO.

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Tony Awards Broadcast Draws Just Six Million Viewers

Hemera/Thinkstock(LOS ANGELES) -- CBS' broadcast of the Tony Awards hit a sour note in the ratings.

The 66th annual Tony Awards, hosted by Neil Patrick Harris, was seen by six million viewers on Sunday night, according to That's a record low for a Tonys broadcast.

The Tonys faced stiff competition on cable TV from AMC's Mad Men, whose fifth-season finale attracted 2.7 million viewers, the most-watched finale in the drama's history, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

On HBO, the fifth-season debut of True Blood reportedly drew 5.2 million viewers.  In addition, Bluefin Labs says there were more than 240,000 comments about the show on Facebook and Twitter, making it the most-talked-about premium cable season premiere ever.

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'True Blood' Renewed for Fifth Season; Creator Plans New Series

Mark Sullivan/WireImage(NEW YORK) -- No surprise here: HBO has renewed its beloved, award-winning vampire show True Blood for a fifth season.

The new season, consisting of 12 episodes, will start shooting later this year and air in 2012, notes The Hollywood ReporterTrue Blood, which stars Anna Paquin, Stephen Moyer and Alexander Skarsgard, is currently in the midst of its fourth season.

And True Blood creator Alan Ball has more on his plate than just another season of his HBO show.

According to The Los Angeles Times, he will executive produce a new series for Cinemax set in Pennsylvania's Amish country.  Banshee will revolve around an ex-con passing himself off as a sheriff who's been murdered.

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Evan Rachel Wood Reveals She's Bisexual

Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Actress Evan Rachel Wood isn't too far removed from her True Blood character, lesbian vampire queen Sophie-Anne.

In an interview with Esquire magazine, the 23-year-old actress revealed that she enjoys dating both men and women.

"I'm up for anything. Meet a nice guy, meet a nice girl," she said. When it comes to women, Wood said, "I'm the dominant one. I'm opening the doors, I'm buying dinner. Yeah, I'm romantic."

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'True Blood's' Stephen Moyer Pulls Out of Charity Race After Flipping Car

Mark Sullivan/WireImage(LONG BEACH, Calif.) -- Stephen Moyer, the star of HBO's True Blood, pulled out of Saturday's 35th Annual Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race after having a close call one day earlier, reports 

The actor was lucky to walk away unharmed after flipping his car during the qualifying round of the race in Long Beach, California on Friday. 

Moyer explained at a news conference after the qualifying session, "I was really thinking about the charity. I'm not as concerned with winning the race as I was about winning today so my charity, Racing for Kids, would get an extra $15,000 donation. It was a surreal experience, it felt like a roller-coaster ride when my car flipped."

Despite the wreck, Moyer scored the top qualifying time, giving him the pole position in Saturday's race.  However, Moyer's rep released a statement on Saturday saying, "After much thought and consideration, and at the request of his producers," Moyer has decided to drop out of the race. 

Actor William Fichtner, who's appeared in Black Hawk Down and The Perfect Storm, won the contest.

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