Just Plain Hot: True Blood’s Sookie and Alcide
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‘TRUE BLOOD’ STAR LAUNCHES CAMPAIGN TO PROTECT CAPTIVE CHIMPANZEES
Kristin Bauer and Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine launch
campaign on Change.org asking U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to extend
endangered species protections to captive chimpanzees.
WASHINGTON, DC – Actress Kristin Bauer, who plays Pam on HBO's True Blood,
has launched a campaign on
Change.org with the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine
urging the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to protect captive
campaign asks the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to extend the
endangered species protections currently given to wild chimpanzees to
captive chimpanzees used in experiments and the entertainment industry and
kept as pets in United States.
“I’ve always been fascinated by the incredible intelligence and rich,
complex social lives of chimpanzees,” said Bauer. “It would be shameful to
see them go extinct in the wild as we continue to exploit them here in the
U.S. in invasive experiments, entertainment and as pets.”
Bauer cites studies demonstrating that when people see chimpanzees used in
commercials and interacting with humans in the media, they are more likely
to believe that chimpanzees not only make good pets, but that they are not
endangered in the wild.
“The Endangered Species Act should protect all chimpanzees, including
those being used in laboratory experiments,” said John Pippin, M.D.,
F.A.C.C., of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine. “No other
developed countries allow invasive research on chimpanzees because of
ethical and scientific problems with such experiments. The U.S. must do
more to protect humankind’s closest genetic relatives.”
campaign is likely to draw national attention to the lack of
protections for captive chimpanzees. The actress is encouraging True Blood
fans to sign her online petition
campaign on Change.org, the world’s fastest-growing platform for
“It’s really impressive to see Kristin Bauer rally her
fans around giving chimpanzees a voice,” said Change.org Director
of Organizing Stephanie Feldstein. “Through her
campaign n Change.org, Kristin’s fans can take action on a cause
that’s important to them. Change.org empowers anyone, anywhere to start a
campaign on issues that matter to them, and it’s been incredible to watch
campaign take off.”
A proposal to extend protections to captive chimpanzees is currently under
consideration by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The public comment
period for the proposal ends October 31.
Live signature totals from Kristin Bauer’s campaign:
For more information on Kristin Bauer’s group, please visit:
Founded in 1985, the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine is a
nonprofit organization that promotes preventive medicine, conducts
clinical research, and encourages higher standards for ethics and
effectiveness in research.
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growing by more than 400,000 new members a month, and empowering millions
of people to start, join, and win campaigns for social change in their
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change campaigns we think may be of interest to the media no more than
twice a week.
True Blood boss Alan Ball will
executive-produce a new Cinemax series, titled
Los Angeles Times reports. Unlike his
HBO hit, this dark comedy will have no
supernatural elements. --from tvline.com
Alfre Woodard (Ruby Jean) is nominated
for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series.
Vote in this poll! Michelle Forbes (Maryann)
is nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actress
for her role in "The Killing".
According to TVline's Ausiello, "True Blood
bounced back from the previous week’s July 4th
holiday-impacted lows with 5 million viewers."
FIRST WAVE OF “TEEN CHOICE 2011” NOMINEES
ANNOUNCED “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse” and GLEE Lead Film
and TV Categories with Most Nominations; Taylor
Swift and Selena Gomez Lead Top Artist
Categories Special Airs Sunday, August 7, LIVE on FOX TEEN CHOICE 2011 will celebrate the hottest teen
icons in film, television, music, sports and
fashion in the choicest, star-studded two-hour
event airing live Sunday, Aug. 7 (8:00-10:00 PM
ET live/PT tape-delayed) on FOX. “The Twilight
Saga: Eclipse” leads the TEEN CHOICE 2011
nominees with 12 nominations, and GLEE has nine
nominations. In addition, “The Vampire Diaries”
has seven nominations, while “The Hangover Part
II,” Taylor Swift and Selena Gomez each earned
six nominations. Fans ages 13-19 can vote once each day per
category for their favorite TEEN CHOICE 2011
Performers, presenters and additional nominees
will be announced soon. Anna Paquin is nominated for Choice TV Actress:
The fourth season of TRUE BLOOD returns THIS Sunday, June 26 at 9/8c, only
on HBO! True Blood Facebook apps...
IMMORTALIZE YOURSELF Launched June 7, the Immortalize Yourself Facebook application allows fans
to make an exclusive interactive Season 4 video starring themselves, their
friends, and their favorite True Blood characters. Since launch, over
90,000 videos have been created and shared by Truebies. http://itsh.bo/immortalizeTB BLOOD LINE Fans sign up to receive a weekly call from a different True Blood cast
member all season long. The app allows fans to opt-in to the calls, as
well as RSVP for Sunday’s premiere.
http://itsh.bo/TBbloodline PROFILE LAYOUT Fans are invited to “show their true colors” by applying a Season 4
banner across their profile pages with the official Profile Layout app.
http://itsh.bo/TBprofile The True Blood Facebook page can be found at
http://facebook.com/trueblood . Fans of the series also engage with the
official True Blood Twitter profile 365 days a year, 24 hours a day at
TRUE BLOOD® – MUSIC FROM THE HBO® ORIGINAL SERIES – VOLUME 3 TO BE
RELEASED THIS FALL
UNIQUE DUET OF NEKO CASE & NICK CAVE TO BE RELEASED DIGITALLY ON JUNE 26
AFTER THE SERIES PREMIERE EPISODE WaterTower Music has announced the upcoming release of
“TRUE BLOOD – MUSIC FROM THE HBO ORIGINAL SERIES –
VOLUME 3” due in stores and online this fall. The follow
up to the first two Grammy® nominated soundtracks will
consist of new songs from the upcoming forth season of the
acclaimed HBO drama as well as music from the show’s
wildly successful 3rd season. Music is an essential element in developing the tone and atmosphere on the
hit television series. The sexy, supernatural world of Bon Temps comes to
pulsating life through the edgy songs and season three is no exception.
An exceptional duet recorded by Neko Case and Nick Cave will be the first
track from the collection to make its debut. Case and Cave have recorded a
new version of The Zombies’ classic “She’s Not There” which will
be available at all digital retailers on June 26, after the premiere
episode. "I am so excited about Neko and Nick's cover of ‘She's Not There,’"
says True Blood music supervisor and soundtrack producer Gary Calamar.
“I would have been thrilled to have either Neko Case or Nick Cave
individually work with us this season, but to have a collaboration like
this blows me away. Two of my favorite artists whose music is perfect a
fit with the atmospheric and soulful Louisiana settings of True Blood.
This is a fantastic way to musically kick off the new season!” Washington-bred Neko Case’s mix of country, gospel, torch, and pop, and
her five full-length solo albums have won her much critical acclaim,
countless devotees and two Grammy nominations. Internationally renowned as
a singer, songwriter, performer, script writer and novelist, Nick Cave’s
career spans from the 80s Australian post-punk group The Birthday Party,
to legendary band Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds to the irrepressible raucous
and raw Grinderman. Information on the additional tracks included in “TRUE BLOOD – MUSIC
FROM THE HBO ORIGINAL SERIES – VOLUME 3” will be released later this
Centered in the fictional town of Bon Temps, the Emmy® and Golden
Globe®-winning True Blood series follows the romance between waitress
Sookie Stackhouse (played by Anna Paquin), who can read minds, and
173-year-old vampire Bill Compton (played by Stephen Moyer). Alan Ball
(creator of the Emmy®-winning HBO series Six Feet Under) is creator and
executive producer the show, which is based on the best-selling Sookie
Stackhouse novels by Charlaine Harris. Gary Calamar serves as music supervisor and soundtrack producer for of
“TRUE BLOOD – MUSIC FROM THE HBO ORIGINAL SERIES – VOLUME 3” For
additional information, please visit www.hbo.com/trueblood .
Michelle Forbes is nominated for a
Critics' Choice Television Award. Watch it
Monday, June, 20 on VH1.
The highly anticipated season premiere of TRUE BLOOD is right
around the corner! Starting now, Truebies can visit
http://www.TBwithdrawal.com to feed their True Blood addiction with show
content. Tweets expressing their #tbwithdrawal are featured front-and-center,
while those suffering from withdrawal can talk about it with other fans directly
on the site. There are also links to full episodes on HBO GO. PosterSeason 4 Trailer
Hollywood actor Stephen Moyer may play a
vampire on HBO's True Blood, but he sure didn't
bare his fangs this past weekend at Universal
Studios Hollywood! Instead, he was all smiles
when he read How the Grinch Stole Christmas to
crowds, kicking off the celebrity reading series
at the theme park's Grinchmas celebration.
Jimmy Fallon has a parody for "True
Blood" called "Suckers".
Will Rolling Stone's Controversial True Blood Cast Cover Be Pulled From
The cast HBO's "True Blood" took their drama to the newsstands this week
with the release of the provocative cover of Rolling Stone featuring
members fittingly dressed in well, only blood. Stirring up controversy
over its nude nature, many wonder whether the magazine retailers may
boycott putting them on newsstands.
Jay Leno - Part 1: Betty White talks about her Emmy
nomination for SNL and getting flowers from Tina
VIDEO Part 2: Betty White talks new clothing line,
turning down Today Show job and Hot In
VIDEO Part 1: True Blood's Sam Trammell talks about
his nude scenes.
VIDEO Part 2: Sam Trammell talks theater kissing scene
and his show True Blood.
VIDEO Naked Sam - Betty White reacts to True Blood's
naked Sam Trammell.
True Blood Season 2 is now available on Blu-ray
and DVD TODAY. Visit Best Buy to grab bottles of
Tru Blood, t-shirts and bottle openers while
supplies last. This morning, be one of the first
10 Ultimate Truebies to pick up your copy at a
participating Best Buy* and you just might snag
two passes to THIS: HBO True Blood Fan
We have THREE preview clips available for this
Sunday's episode of TRUE BLOOD! Videos #1Video #2Video #3 Plus: True Apology Video Clip
Video #4 And don't forget - True Blood airs Sundays at
9pm on HBO! Check out this season's
cast photos as well
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