The Vampire Diaries

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Spoilers ahead. No one wants to see their favorite character face death. Fans of one of the most popular shows on television experienced just that. With Elena in a deep sleep – one she may never return from – viewers of The Vampire Diaries are anxious, scared and desperate for answers.

It was a major shock to the fans of the show when Nina Dobrev announced she would be leaving and not returning for season seven. The last episode of season six would supposedly be Dobrev’s final episode. But Elena fans are waiting in the wings: she may return at any moment from her sleeping-beauty slumber, even for the series finale. Or if her career prospects elsewhere don’t look as great.

Shot in Georgia, this hit show returns to The CW in the fall, focusing more on Damon and Stefan’s time before the world of Mystic Falls, opening up more of their brotherhood. After saying their goodbyes to Elena, Damon and Stefan vow to never open her coffin and seal her off with a spell.

The theme of season six was sacrifice. Elena saved her best friend Bonnie’s life so she could live. As long as Bonnie is alive, Elena stays asleep. Damon also sacrifices getting Elena back for keeping Bonnie alive. For now.

The storyline of the new season is also expected to follow Caroline and Alaric, who must cope with the enormous losses they faced in season six. With Elena gone, Damon will struggle to make decisions and live a normal life. Season seven will focus on Damon spending some time with himself, figuring out how to cope with Elena’s absence and confide in Bonnie for moral support.

To catch up on all things involving blood, vampires, love triangles and the supernatural, watch the first five seasons, streaming now on Netflix. The Vampire Diaries season seven returns this fall to the CW.

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Louisiana native Ian Somerhalder’s passion for environmental conservation is contagious.  His latest ambition intends to encourage one of the most enthusiastic and powerful groups of people on the planet: the world’s youth.  In fact, Somerhalder founded the Ian Somerhalder Foundation (ISF) which seeks to do just that, utilizing the strength and extent of social media.  The ISF “aims to empower, educate and collaborate with people and projects to positively impact the planet and its creatures.”  Somerhalder began his mission when he witnessed the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico just a few years ago.  This tragedy greatly affected the Vampire Diaries star as he helplessly observed the destruction.  He describes his experience as watching “the most beautiful body of water in the world, literally my backyard, be completely destroyed, possibly forever. It can never happen again.”

The ISF held a fundraiser for its new campaign, “Let’s Get Dirty,” in Los Angeles this past weekend.  The party aimed to introduce a new generation to the environmental issues of  today and “propel our world into a better, kinder and greener future.”

For more information, visit ISF’s Official Website

Source:  The Hollywood Reporter

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SCENE SPOILERS: “He’s your worst nightmare”

by Danielle Tabary on November 18, 2010

Scene Spoilers are for the faithful: fans who watch shows every week religiously. If you TiVo your shows and wait three weeks to watch, don’t continue. If you wait until the end of the season to mass-consume series on DVD, these spoilers may not be for you. Don’t proceed if you don’t have what it takes.

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The Vampire Diaries – Season 2, Episode 8

After last week’s gut-wrenching episode, the show opens to Elena being transported to the real kidnapper, Trevor, who turns his delivery boy into a quick snack before driving off with Elena. He brings her to this old plantation home where we meet his accomplice, Rose, who has to stop her vamp friend from taking a taste of Elena. Understandably a bit freaked out, Elena is shooting off questions left and right until Rose has enough and hits her so hard it knocks her out. Ouch! When Elena comes to, she hears her captors talking about a man named Elijah. I guess being extremely annoying paid off because Rose finally decides to fill Elena in on what the hell is going on. So here’s the run down: Rose and Trevor have been in hiding for the past 500 years because Trevor pissed off the Originals (founding vampires) by helping Katherine escape from them. The key to breaking the curse of the sun and the moon is the Petrova doppleganger, aka Elena. To make matters worse they don’t just need the doppleganger, they must sacrifice her and take her blood! Considering Katherine is now a vampire, we can only assume that she can’t be used to break the curse anymore, so the two vampires plan on trading Elena to the Originals in exchange for their pardon. Elijah, who Rose considers “your worst nightmare,” is the Original who is coming to get her. I can’t tell if Elena is just in shock, but she’s a little too calm for someone who’s blood is about to be drained from them.

Meanwhile, Jeremy realizes Elena didn’t sleep at home last night and tries to warn Stefan that he and Elena should probably keep the sleepovers to a minimum before their aunt finds out…only problem is Elena and Stefan are still taking a break, Jeremy! Stefan finds Bonnie to see if she can work her witchy magic to find where Elena is because at this point they have no clue who even took her. As they pulled out a map, I thought she was going to do the cliche crystal trick to find the location, but instead she used blood that slid across the map and landed on this little town outside of Mystic Falls. Stefan puts on his game face and is ready to be Elena’s knight in shining armor until Damon steps in and wants to join. Confused, Stefan questions if he’s really coming to which Damon replies, “It’s Elena.” Aww it seems Damon is trying to be her knight as well!
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“Dexter” actress Courtney Ford joins cast of “True Blood”

by Brittney Franklin on November 12, 2010

“Dexter” alum Courtney Ford is joining the cast HBO’s “True Blood” as Southern belle Portia Bellefleur, the law-practicing sister of Andy Bellefleur. Ford just completed a role on CW’s “The Vampire Diaries” as research assistant Vanessa Monroe.

Earlier this week, “Harry Potter” actress Fiona Shaw was also added to the cast as a series regular on the popular vampire drama, playing the role of Marnie, a medium who gets possessed by a powerful witch.

Source: Deadline

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SCENE SPOILERS: “Who were you running from?”

by Danielle Tabary on November 11, 2010

Scene Spoilers are for the faithful: fans who watch shows every week religiously. If you TiVo your shows and wait three weeks to watch, don’t continue. If you wait until the end of the season to mass-consume series on DVD, these spoilers may not be for you. Don’t proceed if you don’t have what it takes.

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The Vampire Diaries – Season 2, Episode 6

It’s a good thing I tend to watch TVD alone because the show literally had me yelling at the TV this week. With the impending doom that Katherine promised in her little Plan B, C, D speech last week, naturally, everyone seems a bit on edge at the start of the episode. Sipping her glass of blood with a shaky hand, Caroline tells Stefan and Damon about her little run-in with Katherine while she was trying to “quasi-stalk” Matt at The Grill. She had a message for the boys, “Tell Damon and Stefan that I want the moon stone, or I will rip this town apart until it rains blood.” Very subtle Katherine. Considering she demands that it be delivered in public at the Masquerade Ball, they believe she’s running scared without the help of her former guard dog, Mason. As Damon begins to get carried away with how he’s going to kill her at the ball, Stefan stops him: “You’re not going to kill her, because I am.”

In case you’re wondering, Jenna is okay and unfortunately still in the dark about vampires and all other things supernatural. I’m not sure how but it looks like she actually believes that she foolishly walked into a knife by accident. Jenna has always played the role of naive, cool aunt on the show but she’s becoming a bit irrelevant for me at the moment. I think they missed their opportunity to make her more involved by actually telling her the secret.
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SCENE SPOILERS: “Katherine won”

by Danielle Tabary

Scene Spoilers are for the faithful: fans who watch shows every week religiously. If you TiVo your shows and wait three weeks to watch, don’t continue. If you wait until the end of the season to mass-consume series on DVD, these spoilers may not be for you. Don’t proceed if you don’t have what it […]

SCENE SPOILERS: “Hi Mom”

by Danielle Tabary

Scene Spoilers are for the faithful: fans who watch shows every week religiously. If you TiVo your shows and wait three weeks to watch, don’t continue. If you wait until the end of the season to mass-consume series on DVD, these spoilers may not be for you. Don’t proceed if you don’t have what it […]

SCENE SPOILERS: “Now you’ve made an enemy”

by Danielle Tabary

Scene Spoilers are for the faithful: fans who watch shows every week religiously. If you TiVo your shows and wait three weeks to watch, don’t continue. If you wait until the end of the season to mass-consume series on DVD, these spoilers may not be for you. Don’t proceed if you don’t have what it […]

SCENE SPOILERS: “Have I lost you forever?”

by Danielle Tabary

Scene Spoilers are for the faithful: fans who watch shows every week religiously. If you TiVo your shows and wait three weeks to watch, don’t continue. If you wait until the end of the season to mass-consume series on DVD, these spoilers may not be for you. Don’t proceed if you don’t have what it […]