“True Blood”: Got Mott?

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Dearest Franklin Mott,

How do I love thee? Let me count the ways…

Well, helllooooooo there, good lookin'.../Photo credit HBO

I’ve fallen head over heels for Bon Temps’ newest bad boy, Franklin Mott. I’m dying to know more about him (when he was turned, if he’s looking for another woman to obsess over – cause I’m available, ya know), and I sure have got my fingers crossed that Tara didn’t do him any more harm than dent his head in a little.

Side note #1: I’m finding myself writing this post in an adopted Sookie Stackhouse-like Southern accent. Kinda weird.

At any rate, while I whittle away the hours until my dear Franklin’s return to “True Blood” (and of his return I’m absolutely certain), I thought I’d pontificate on about the *history* I share with the fantabulous actor who plays him, James Frain.

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“True Blood”: Let’s talk about sex, baby

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“True Blood” is back and better than ever!

This show is truly bloody good fun!

After a lackluster second season (in my opinion, anyway), the HBO series has *vamped* things up considerably. I’m loving the dynamic duo team of Jason Stackhouse (Ryan Kwanten) and Andy Bellefleur (Chris Bauer), and the increased sexual tension between Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin) and Eric Northman (Alexander Skarsgard) is nothing short of A-W-E-S-O-M-E. (Can’t wait for the show to delve further into the novels’ plotlines in that regard!)

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Hot in the (Atlantic) City: Jon’s out, “True Blood’s” Ryan is in

Things are going pretty well for Jon Gosselin lately.

I'm sure Jon Gosselin will find some other way to occupy his Labor Day weekend. A little shopping, maybe?/Credit Just Jared

I'm sure Jon will find another way to occupy his Labor Day weekend. A little shopping, maybe?/Credit Just Jared

Sure, his marriage is kaput, and his soon-to-be ex-wife Kate is trashing him from here to eternity, but he’s got a pretty, young woman who’s standing by him (that would be Hailey, at least so far this week),

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he recently hung with a bevy of beauties poolside in Vegas, and “Good Morning America” lets him tell his side of the sordid “Jon & Kate Plus 8” tale in an interview set to air next Tuesday on both its show and ABC’s “Primetime” that same night.

But not everything is going Jon’s way. Take this weekend, for example. According to E! Online, the father of eight was all set to host another poolside party – this time at Harrah’s in Atlantic City – when he was unceremoniously bumped from the festivities and replaced by someone else:

Recognize him?

Recognize him?

Look familiar? He should; he’s Ryan Kwanten, who’s been burning up TV screens this summer as Sookie Stackhouse’s dim-bulb brother Jason in HBO’s “True Blood.”

Actually, it seems like Jon may have to blame TLC for the mess. E! cites a Life & Style report that the network forced Jon to back out of the gig at the same time it required Kate to cancel an appearance at another Atlantic City casino, Resorts.

So really, the big news here is that RYAN KWANTEN will be in Jersey on Saturday, beginning at 10 p.m. Go here to find out how you can join him (for only $20!!!).

“True Blood”: Sure it’s raw, but don’t call it rape

The September issue of Nylon features an interview with Sookie Stackhouse and her vampire lover, Bill Compton’s alter egos, Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer, as well as “True Blood” creator Alan Ball.

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In it, Stephen and Anna talk about their steamy love scenes in the hit HBO series. What I found most interesting – and judging by the comments on the Huffington Post link, so does everyone else – is a comment made by Stephen in which he refers to Season 1’s sex-in-the-cemetery-mud scene as “rape.” Here’s his full quote:

“The thing about vampirism is that it taps into a female point of view – you have an old-fashioned gentleman with manners who is a f***ing killer… it’s an interesting duality, because in our present society it would be an odd thing for a woman to say, ‘I want my man to be physical with me.’ How, as a modern man, can you f***ing work that?”

OK, Stephen, I’m with you so far… But then he goes on to say this:

“It’s one thing to be polite and gentle… But when do you know it’s OK to crawl out of the mud and rape her [as Bill does in one scene]?… It’s difficult stuff for a bloke, but a vampire gets away with it…. I think that’s the attraction of the show – it’s looking back at a romantic time when men were men, but they were still charming.”

Since that’s one of the most memorable scenes in all of Season 1 – heck, I’ll go so far as to say it’s one of the most memorable “True Blood” scenes of all time – I most certainly do recall it. But I don’t think  Bill’s actions – and Sookie’s reaction (she was quite receptive, and I can totally understand why… after all, she thought he was stone cold dead) – constitute rape. It was fraught with passion, lust, anger, frustration… a whole host of emotions, but I wouldn’t call it rape.

Do you agree? I’d love to hear Alan Ball’s take on this.

You can read the rest of the interview here.

“True Blood”: Love at first bite

Telepathic waitress Sookie Stackhouse may soon be struggling to deny her ever-growing attraction to ancient-but-oh-so-good-looking vampire sheriff Eric, but her alter-ego, Academy Award-winning actress Anna Paquin, has already given her heart to on-and-off-screen lover Stephen Moyer.

Blood is definitely thicker than water... and much more delicious, too./Credit HBO

Blood is definitely thicker than water... and much more delicious, too./Credit HBO

The pair has officially announced their engagement!

Us Weekly and People both report that the actors had no further comment other than to confirm their betrothal. Us Weekly refers to a previous quote by Stephen in which he explained why he and Anna initially kept their budding relationship on the down-low.

“The reason it was dodged last year was very intentional on both our parts,” explained 39-year-old Stephen. “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.”

Stephen has two children – Billy, born in 2000, and Lilac, born in 2002 – from a previous relationship. This is the first engagement for Anna, 27.

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