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:
http://r.ebay.com/56eYDT

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

 

Truebies in the News

By Jazz on Aug 12 2012 at 12:57 pm | No Comments »
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Ryan Kwanten in London at Bollywood event [The Upcoming]

Tanya Wright discusses her film and working on True Blood [TheJackieFilm]

 Kristin Bauer van Straten says she’s not as glamorous as Pam [Stylelist]

Videos: Deborah Ann Woll talks about Jessica’s future with Hoyt and Jason [VH1] – interview with “Starting Point” panel [CNN] teases finale in Spoiler Room [EW]

Audio: Nelsan Ellis interview on podcast “Worst Show on the Web” [BlogTalkRadio]  – start at 9:15

Video: Rutina Wesley visits “The Talk” [Youtube]

Audio: Joe Manganiello‘s interview with UPBEAT Entertainment News Talk [MixCloud] -starts at 3:45

Kristin Bauer van Straten documentary update:  she’s raised over $50,000 and now offering tshirts to support project [Kickstarter]

Dane DeHaan (Timbo) feature in Flaunt Magazine [Flaunt]

Kelly Overton covers Runway Magazine [Runway]

True Blood-influenced  beauty products by Forsaken (perfume, nail polish and more) available for purchase on Home Shopping Network [HSN]

Casting updates 

Nelsan Ellis cast in “The Reluctant Fundamentalist” [IndieWire]
Lucy Griffiths makes feature debut in “Uncanny” [Variety]
Wes Brown (Luke McDonald) cast on “90210″ [EW]
Joe Manganiello in talks for “Breacher” [THR]

Photos: True Blood Stills of Episode 510, ‘Gone, Gone, Gone’

By jody on Aug 10 2012 at 5:45 pm | 19 Comments »
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HBO has released some photo stills of True Blood episode 510, ‘Gone, Gone, Gone.’ The episode will air Sunday, August 12th at 9:00 p.m. ET on HBO.

All photos by HBO/John. P. Johnson

Truebies In the News

By Jazz on Aug 5 2012 at 9:51 am | 3 Comments »
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“Truebies in the News” is a new feature that provides links to interviews and news items about the show, the cast and their upcoming projects. 

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Chloe Noelle‘s Q&A with MSN’s TV blog [TV Buzz]

Carrie Preston discusses her production company and directoral debut [Zap2it]

Stephen Moyer’s interview at Comic-Con about directing his first episode [MTV]

Kristin Bauer van Straten talks about raising money to fund her poaching documentary  [Insider] & [EW] – which met its goal and is still rising! Check out the project’s Kickstarter page to donate!

Nelsan Ellis visits NBC New York to chat about Lafayette and his documentary “Damn Wonderful” [NBC NY] - video

Sam Trammell chats about shooting in the cold and staying in shape [KTLA] -video — talks shifters, vamps and nude scenes [Details]

Ryan Kwanten says the discovery of who killed Sookie’s and Jason’s parents will “shift the very fiber of who he is,” teases cliffhanger finale [THR]

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With this caliber of  talented actors on the roster, they are bound to show up on some of our other favorite television shows.  Here’s some of our favorite current and past cast members other projects:

Brit Morgan books a role on premiere of  “Two and a Half Men” [THR]
Carrie Preston heads to USA’s “Royal Pains” [TVLine]
Nelsan Ellis to play Martin Luther King Jr. in Lee Daniels movie [Deadline]
Joe Manganiello set to return to “How I Met Your Mother” [EOnline]
 Michael Raymond James to join “Once Upon A Time” [EW]

Photos: Kristin Bauer Hosts HSN & HBO’S Forsaken Inspired by True Blood – Collection Launch Event

By jody on Jul 28 2012 at 6:51 am | No Comments »
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Kristin with the fragrance “Forsaken” (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for HSN)

As we have told you earlier, Deborah Lippmann has a new line of beauty products that are inspired by our favorite show, True Blood. On Thursday, July 26, HSN and HBO hosted an event to launch the beauty line, named Forsaken, at AIRE Ancient Baths, in New York City. The host of the party was none other than True Blood‘s Kristin Bauer van Straten! The products will be available on HSN.com on August 9th.

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Photos are by HL Group and Ben Gabbe/BFA and InStyle. Thank you!

Photos Ep 508: “Somebody That I Used to Know”

By ZZ on Jul 27 2012 at 5:14 pm | 1 Comment »
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True Blood/HBO has released some stills of this week’s episode entitled, “Somebody That I Used to Know.” As you already know, Stephen Moyer directed the episode.

This episode will air Sunday, July 29th at 9:00 p.m. on HBO.

Credit: John P. Johnson/HBO

Truebies in EW: Pam’s Quote, Stephen’s iPod and an Illustration of Joe

By jody on Jul 26 2012 at 7:09 pm | 2 Comments »
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Three Truebies are in the new Entertainment Weekly this week. Kristin Bauer van Straten‘s Pam made the SoundBites (quotes of the week) again this week for her line, “Okay, break’s over. Time to get back up on that pole.”

Stephen Moyer is in EW this week in the music section. He tells us about 4 of the songs on his iPod. Tom Waits is his ultimate hero.

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The issue (#1218) is dated August 3, 2012 and hits newsstands on Friday, July 27, 2012.

Double-click on the thumbnails below to read.

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