Only in Jersey: 2/8/12

It’s Wednesday, and I’m back with another edition of Only in Jersey!

If it’s filming in Jersey, takes place in Jersey, or is about celebs from Jersey, you will find it here.

Yes, they do grow 'em like this in the Garden State./Photo credit EW

The very definition of "Sophie's Choice."/Photo credit EW

Forget about country boys – thank God for Jersey boys!

That’s what I’m sure millions of women will say when this week’s issue of Entertainment Weekly hits the stands and they feast their eyes on Paul Wesley, star of The CW hit series “The Vampire Diaries.” Paul, who was born in New Brunswick and raised in Marlboro, graces the magazine with (depending on which one of three covers you pick) costars Nina Dobrev and Ian Somerhalder. Paul’s character, Stefan Salvatore, the show’s resident “good” vampire, went rogue this season while his brother, Damon (Somerhalder), has taken over the hero vampire role. Don’t expect it to last.

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“True Blood”: It’s getting hot in here

So earlier this week HBO announced that “True Blood” returns June 14. (Yippee!)

This exchange must take place before Bill ticks Sookie off royally./HBO

This exchange must take place before Bill ticks Sookie off royally./HBO

E Online posted a bunch of photos from the new season (including the one above, obviously). Thought you might like to drool along with me. Enjoy! And don’t forget, the first season DVD drops May 19.

Oh no they didn't cut Eric's hair!/HBO

Oh no they didn't cut Eric's hair!/HBO

Get along lil' doggie!/HBO

Get along lil' doggie!/HBO

You know Jason's just going to keep screwing up his life./HBO

You know Jason's just going to keep screwing up his life./HBO

Is that Andy Bellefleur getting down with the maenad?/HBO

Is that Andy Bellefleur getting down with the maenad? Wait till you find out who Andy's related to.../HBO

Somehow I don't think Jessica's going to be a lot of fun for Bill and Sookie to hang out with./HBO

Somehow I don't think Jessica's going to be a lot of fun for Bill and Sookie to hang out with./HBO

Will Arlene find her next husband this season?/HBO

Will Arlene find her next husband this season?/HBO

The road to true love never runs smoothy, does it?/HBO

The road to true love never runs smoothly, does it?/HBO

Sookie and Bill: That’s Fangtastic!

So I read a while ago that “True Blood” co-stars Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer are dating.

anna-paquin-and-stephen-moyer

Geek fan that I am, that news makes me extremely happy. And judging by their smiles in the above photo, it makes them happy, too.

Stephen told TV Guide that he fell for her during auditions.

“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,” he explains. “… We didn’t want to take anything away from the show. The show is the star, not the two people having a relationship.”

The couple  is quite exotic – and no, neither of them are vampire, shapeshifter, werewolf, maenad or witch: Stephen is British; Oscar winner Anna is Canadian by birth but was raised in New Zealand. Stephen also has two children from a previous relationship.

Stephen is at least 10 years older than Anna. By comparison, his character, the vampire Bill Compton, is well over 100 years older than Anna’s character, Sookie Stackhouse. I guess age is relative…

“We are together,” says Stephen. “We’re very, very happy. She’s the best.”

Here’s Stephen’s hilarious (and charming) red carpet interview from this year’s Golden Globes (he talks about how he prepares for his nude scenes!):

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