If we tell you that videos of Joe Manganiello and Matt Bomer are in this article, do we really have to write anything else? Have you already scrolled down to watch the two gorgeous men talk about White Collar and being best friends? Is anyone still reading this?
Oh, who are we kidding? Joe and Matt are both very attractive and we have them on camera, which means no one has read past the first sentence. Commence the hotness overload…
Besides just being really, really ridiculously good-looking, Matt and Joe are both alums of Carnegie Mellon University. And though they did enjoy school projects (and Thansgiving dinners!) together, tonight’s episode of White Collar is the first time they’ve worked together in a professional capacity.
“I play Ben Ryan, a recently paroled convict who is flirting with his old ways,” Joe says. “Fans of True Blood know that I spent half of season three in a jumpsuit. It got to the point where Anna Paquin and Rutina (Wesley) came up with a dance routine called ‘Joe and His Giant Jumpsuit,’ which included a hard hat. I do spend quite a bit of time in [tonight’s] episode in a jumpsuit, so fans of the show will definitely be thrilled to know that I am back in the jumpsuit. And I’m sure Anna and Rutina will not let me hear the end of it when I get back to True Blood.”
All that we ask is that Anna and Rutina film their dance routine and put it on the Internet. You know what else we ask for? This:
“I’m Team Alcide all the way but if I’m going to do a guest spot on True Blood, I wanna play a vampire,” Matt says. Joe is on board with the idea, mostly because of Matt’s style. “I think Matt would make a great vampire,” he agrees. “He’s got the suit thing going on. He’s got that sophisticated elegant thing going on.”
Alan Ball, make this happen. We’re going to have Matt on Glee, but we really, really need to see Bomer’s handsome mug on True Blood. Maybe shirtless. Just throwing that out there.
No surprise here: HBO has officially renewed True Blood for a 12-episode fifth season to bow next summer.
The news comes two weeks after Alan Ball inked a deal to stay on as showrunner through Season 5. “Everything ends, and there will be an end for me on this show at some point,” Ball told reporters last month at the Television Critics Association summer press tour. “But I don’t have any desire to leave because I’m having more fun than I have in my entire life.”
Ball added that he’s already hard at work on the fifth season, which will “explore how one of the vampires was made*,” as well as introduce new characters.
HBO is bringing its two hottest original series, “True Blood” and “Game of Thrones”, to San Diego Comic Con 2011. The former will return to the convention for the fourth consecutive year on Friday, July 22 with its cast like Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer. Creator Alan Ball will also make appearance, but Swedish actor Alexander Skarsgard reportedly will not join them.
@truebloodhbo has confirmed which cast members will head to San Diego.
Confirmed panelists: Alan Ball, Anna Paquin, Stephen Moyer, Sam Trammell, Ryan Kwanten, Rutina Wesley, Kevin Alejandro, Kristin Bauer van Straten, Nelsan Ellis, Joe Manganiello, Deborah Ann Woll. Moderated by @EW’s Tim Stack.
The hardcover collection of the first True Blood comic arc has debuted on The New York Times Best-Seller list.
After one week on the market, the graphic novel claimed the number six spot on the chart.
“To have our first comic compilation debut at number six on the best-seller list is amazing,” said James Costos, HBO’s VP of licensing and retail. “It is a true testament to the quality of the product and reach of the True Blood brand.”
The book comprises all six issues of the comic’s ‘All Together Now’ arc. It was co-written by David Tischman and Mariah Huehner in collaboration with creator Alan Ball and screenwriters Elisabeth Finch and Kate Barnow. Artwork was provided by David Messina, J. Scott Campbell and Joe Corroney.
True Blood: All Together Now is available through comic retailers.
Chicago fans, we’re just about a month away from the start of 2011’s Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo (C2E2), and the guest list has expanded to include Eliza Dushku along with three “True Blood” regulars: Sam Trammell (Sam Merlotte), Kristin Bauer (Pam De Beaufort), and Brit Morgan (Debbie Pelt).