True Blood’s “Walmart” sweatsuit auctioned off by Kristin Bauer for Out for Africa documentary

By ZZ on Aug 21 2012 at 1:00 pm | No Comments »
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The Walmart sweatsuit worn by Pam (Kristin Bauer van Straten) is the most discussed piece of True Blood wardrobe in the history of the HBO hit show.

The top of the legendary outfit is now up for auction on eBay.
Link to eBay:
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Auction ends on August 30th, 2012.

Kristin Bauer will sign the sweatsuit top personalized for the auction winner.

Kristin Bauer van Straten sported the sweatsuit in the first episode of True Blood’s fifth season in the scene where she turns Tara (Rutina Wesley) into a vampire by spending a night side by side in a grave dug in Sookie’s (Anna Paquin) backyard.

“I am wearing a Walmart sweatsuit for y’all. If that’s not a demonstration of team spirit, I don’t know what is.”

The sweatsuit was created by True Blood’s costume designer Audrey Fisher.

The True Blood Costume Department donated the sweatsuit top to Kristin Bauer van Straten in support of her ongoing fundraiser to finance the documentary Out for Africa that Kristin and her husband Abri van Straten will shoot in Kenya this summer.

Kristin Bauer van Straten on the Out for Africa project:

“This year my husband, Abri van Straten and I are going to Kenya with a camera crew to see majestic Elephant families and Rhino in their natural habitat and to meet with the real heroes who work tirelessly for the African wildlife to shine a light on the crisis facing Elephants and Rhino due to rampant poaching for the ivory and horn trades to supply the growing Asian market.”

Through a successful Kickstarter Campaign Kristin Bauer has already raised $64,000, which should cover half the cost needed for this project.

Now, fundraising will continue on eBay. Upcoming items for auction are a Sookie modesty patch and bra signed by Anna Paquin and a one of a kind, Authority necklace from the True Blood Costume Department.

For more information about Out for Africa please visit www.Outforafrica.com

 

Alexander Skarsgård in the News

By jody on Aug 12 2012 at 12:20 pm | 2 Comments »
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The first look photo of Alex and Paula Patton appeared on the Italian website La Stampa for their movie Disconnect, which will be premiering at the Venice Film Festival on September 3rd. (It opens in US theatres on April 12, 2013). Thanks to LuvTheViking for the find, and to Ilaria who translated the article for AlexSkarsgard.net:

Excerpt from Alex: “In the movie I’m married to Paula Patton–he tells–both of us have the habit of chatting on the net, our marriage doesn’t work anymore. Suddenly somebody steals our identities and as we assume to know who might be responsible, we decided to go on the chase together. The journey we have to face to find the virtual thief , played by Michael Nyqvist who’s a friend of mine who lives in Stockholm, just two blocks from my house, starts a new sparkle between us and we get together again eventually. For Skarsgård it was a thrilling experience: “It’s a movie with complex tales, a little like Short cuts by Robert Altman, I was really into it, and I was really comfortable working with the director. All the plot is about how people cope with the digital era we’re living in.”

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BirthdayBanner20121 300x225 other projects movie ej scott choroideremia deborah ann woll true blood cast charitable causes birthday alexander skarsgard If you would like to get in on donating to a worthy cause (Action Against Hunger and EJ Scott’s Race for A Cure) and want to get your name included on a birthday card for Alexander, there is still time! Jenna at AlexSkarsgard.net will be sending his birthday card on August 18th. Everyone who donates gets their name on the card, but some lucky people will win special Alex prizes! Click on the photo at the right for more details.

 

Bid to Win a True Blood Script; Help Avon Walk for Breast Cancer

By jody on Jul 22 2012 at 2:35 pm | No Comments »
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Our affiliate, AlexSkarsgard.net is helping raise money by selling one of Alexander Skarsgård’s owned, signed & used True Blood scripts (Season 3, Episode 5, ‘Trouble’). The money from the script will go to the team “50 Shades of Pink” for the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer. The Walk is to support critical research and help ensure that all breast cancer patients get the care they need. Read all of the details HERE.

You can bid on the script by clicking on the eBay button below. The script is available to bid until August 1, 2012, 6:26 PDT.

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Help Kristin Bauer van Straten with her Kickstarter Campaign for “Out of Africa”

By jody on Jul 20 2012 at 11:30 am | 2 Comments »
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Kristin Bauer van Straten is fighting to save elephants in Africa. Please watch the video below or read her pledge below. She has a goal of $30,000, but would certainly love to get more. This pledge will run until Sunday, August 19, 12:47 a.m. EDT. If you pledge, you can win some very lovely True Blood prizes (“socks” and signed Entertainment Weekly covers to start) donated by Kristin and her castmates.

PLEDGE HERE


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Updated with Scans: Joe Manganiello Covers ‘Maniac’ Magazine + Chris Coy (Barry!)

By jody on Jun 30 2012 at 6:38 am | 6 Comments »
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Joe Manganiello is on the July/August 2012 cover of the Pittsburgh-based magazine, Maniac. You can visit their website here: ManiacMagazine.com.

Update 6/30/2012: We now have the scans & article from the magazine.

If you happen to be in the Pittsburgh area on July 19, you can see Joe at a charity function celebrating this issue of Maniac at Vallozzi’s Pittsburgh from 7–11 p.m. for a fee. The charity benefits Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh. For details, click here.

Not only is Joe in the magazine, but Chris Coy (Barry the Bellboy!). Chris is featured in the Young Hollywood’s Hottest section. (Last scan below.)

Double-click on the the scans to read.

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Help Fight Hunger with Fangs for a Future!

By jody on Jun 10 2012 at 1:09 pm | No Comments »
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Click on the photo to be taken to AlexSkarsgard.net to sign up!

We are spreading the word for our buddies at AlexSkarsgard.net and Skarsgardfans.com for their new True Blood 5 Seasonal Charity event: Fangs for a Future. As you can tell by the website names, this will be done in Alexander Skarsgård’s name.

This charity event benefits Action Against Hunger. Everyone is encouraged to start a team or join a team to help raise money. You can raise money by hosting a True Blood party, yard sale, car wash, whatever you can think of to raise money! The winning team will win Alexander’s personal/signed Season 4 True Blood script (episode 2),  a True Blood Lantern (donated by the lovely ladies at Northman’s Party Vamps) and a exclusive 8×10 photograph of Alexander (taken either at WonderCon or Paleyfest). There are separate prizes for 2nd and 3rd place.

The charity starts today (June 10th) and ends the day of the True Blood Season 5 finale.

Go to AlexSkarsgard.net for further details.

Charity Auction for Alexander Skarsgård-signed S4 True Blood Script

By jody on May 9 2012 at 9:58 pm | 2 Comments »
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Eric tells Sookie he's "sorry" for killing her fairy godmother in episode 403. (credit: HBO)

Our friends at Skarsgardnews are auctioning off one of the True Blood scripts for charity. But it’s not just any script, it’s the script from Season 4, episode 3 ‘If You Love Me Why Am I Dyin.’” And, it is signed by Eric Northman himself, Alexander Skarsgård! It also has the notes that Alex took while reading/rehearsing. The episode was penned by Alan Ball and in my opinion, the funniest of the season.

The auction/charity is Bajen Aid, which is to support Alexander’s favorite fotball team, Hammarby.

If you want to bid, click on the eBay button.
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