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Ian Somerhalder (a.k.a. the Sexy Beast Champion) talks 'Vampire Diaries' season 2

ian-somerhalder-vampire-diariesImage Credit: Patrick Ecclesine / The CWThe Vampire Diaries has been good to Ian Somerhalder: It earned him a spot on Entertainment Weekly’s 2009 list of TV’s Best Bitches and the title of Sexiest Beast in this summer’s popular EW.com bracket game, which saw readers rack up more than 1.5 million votes while whittling the 64-deep field down to his devilishly delicious Damon Salvatore and Twilight‘s saintly sensitive Edward Cullen. Shortly after his victory last month, we caught up with a humbled and grateful Somerhalder, who was already feeling the pressure that comes with the crown…

ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: Congratulations on Damon being named the ultimate Sexy Beast.
IAN SOMERHALDER:
[Laughs] That is so cool.

What would you like to say to the people who voted for you?
Thank you, thank you, thank you. It makes you realize the dedication of the fans, how much fun they’re having and how much fun they make us have. It’s the fans who are making the success of the show happen. We can’t thank them enough. We’re just doing the acting leg of it. Season 2 is starting [Sept. 9, 8 p.m. ET, The CW], and we’re gonna try not to suck. Wow, that’s a terrible pun. Let me reword that. You finish the first season of the show, and everyone worked their asses off, and the season went really well, and people liked the show. But then season 2 comes up, and you realize, whoa, we have more of a responsibility now. The heat is really on now. We cannot do a bad job. So, we are committed to making this a better year of television than last year. So that’s what I want to tell everyone: “Thank you, and literally, we’ll try not to suck.” [Laughs] READ FULL STORY

This week's cover: The ultimate Sexy Beast is...

EW-1118-coverWhen EW.com launched its ultimate Sexy Beast tournament on July 19, we were simply looking to have a little summertime fun: Take 64 of the hottest vampires, werewolves, aliens, mutants, monsters, and machines ever to grace the pop culture landscape; pit them against one another in a good old-fashioned, single-elimination bracket tourney; see who prevailed (while indulging in a little eye-candy perusal in the process).

Little did we know how heated the battle would get. In a 30-day period, and fueled by Facebook and Twitter campaigns for a number of our combatants, EW.com readers racked up more than 1.5 million votes, and whittled the field down to just two players: the Twilight saga’s sensitive heartthrob Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson) and The Vampire Diaries‘ winkingly nefarious Damon Salvatore (Ian Somerhalder). READ FULL STORY

Glamour UK's 50 Sexiest Men of 2010: Why do women of England hate Alexander Skarsgard?

Glamour-sexiest-men-pollImage Credit: Tina Gill/PR Photos; Charles Norfleet/PR PhotosGod bless the slow summer months. It gives everyone, not just EW.com, home of the Sexy Beasts Bracket Game, time to focus on the important things: Like hot men. Results are in for Glamour.com UK’s 50 Sexiest Men of 2010. Robert Pattinson topped the list, edging out fellow Twilight star Taylor Lautner and The Vampire Diaries‘ Ian Somerhalder. This seems to suggest Damon Salvatore making it to our Sexy Beasts final was not a fluke; find out next Thursday if he or Pattinson took the title. In the meantime, let’s take a closer look at Glamour’s list.  READ FULL STORY

Who is the ultimate Sexy Beast? We'll tell you...

sexy-beast-finalImage Credit: Andrew Eccles / The CW; Joey Lawrence…on August 26! Yes, yes, I know I’m like Santa coming down the chimney and cheekily declaring “I’ll be back on New Year’s with your toys!” But trust me when I say that we’re actually rewarding you for your extremely enthusiastic turnout over the last month of EW.com’s Sexy Beast single-elimination bracket tournament (while, yes, admittedly ratcheting up the suspense quotient to a somewhat unbearable level). Our final matchup (the polls are officially closed) between the Twilight series’ Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson) and The Vampire Diaries‘ Damon Salvatore (Ian Somerhalder) brought in almost 275,000 votes — compare those numbers to your local school-board election, then weep silently for our children’s future — so we decided to celebrate by simultaneously announcing the winner on August 26 on EW.com and in a splashy spread in the pages of that week’s Entertainment Weekly magazine. Yes, folks, if your object of lust was one of the 64 players in our mano-a-beasto melee (i.e. Anna from V, or Wolverine from X-Men, or maybe Ms. Pac-Man), you’ll now have a way to commemorate his/her/its results. To tide yourselves over, click here to see how the full bracket played out, then do visit EW.com on Thursday, August 26, or pick up a copy of that week’s EW at your local newsstand, to find out who took home the title. Thanks once again for your time and participation: If you cast a vote in our tourney, you’ll always be a Sexy Beast to us! And to get an immediate announcement when our champ is crowned, follow me on Twitter @EWMichaelSlezak.]

Who is the ultimate Sexy Beast? After 250,000 votes, we're still not entirely sure.

sexy-beast-finalImage Credit: Andrew Eccles / The CW; Joey LawrenceWe here at EW.com have spent the last 30 days on an epic journey, whittling a pack of 64 delicious creatures down to two titillating combatants as part of our Sexy Beast single-elimination tournament. Click here to see the full bracket, that is if you don’t get distracted by the photos of our two finalists: Damon Salvatore (Ian Somerhalder) of TV’s The Vampire Diaries and Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson) of the big-screen Twilight series. Our final poll has been open for some 65 hours, and after 250,000 votes, the virile vampires remain locked in a statistical dead heat — the closest match-up we’ve seen in the entire Sexy Beast extravaganza that’s been built on the blood, sweat, and general hotness of creatures including Star Trek‘s Seven of Nine, X-Men‘s Wolverine, Terminator: Sarah Connor Chronicles‘ Cameron, True Blood‘s Eric Northman, and even Ms. Pac-Man and Doctor Who.

So do your pop-cultural civic duty and vote in our poll below! As things tend to do when you’re dealing with vampires, we expect this bout to get bloody! [UPDATE, Friday, August 20, 12:05 a.m. ET: Voting in EW.com's Sexy Beast bracket tournament is officially closed. Please visit EW.com on Thursday, August 26, or pick up a copy of that week's Entertainment Weekly magazine at your local newsstand, to find out who took home the title: Twilight's Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson) or The Vampire Diaries' Damon Salvatore (Ian Somerhalder). Thanks for your time and participation: If you cast a vote in our humble tourney, you'll always be a Sexy Beast to us! And to get an immediate announcement when our champ is crowned, follow me on Twitter @EWMichaelSlezak.]

Who is the ultimate Sexy Beast? Vote to crown the champion: Damon from 'Vampire Diaries' or Edward from 'Twilight'!

Ian-Somerhalder-PattinsonImage Credit: (FROM LEFT: Damon, Edward) Bob Mahoney/The CW; Kimberly FrenchCleaning up litter on your local highway. Running errands for your elderly shut-in neighbor. Volunteering at the downtown food bank. These are all causes worthy of your valuable time and energy. Unfortunately, they’ll have to wait until next week. Because right now, it is your all-consuming duty to get out the vote in the final round of EW.com’s Sexy Beast single-elimination bracket tournament! Yes, folks, a battle of the beautiful that began almost a month ago with 64 entrants — vampires and werewolves, mutants and machines, aliens and other creatures (even Ms. Pac-Man!) — has been whittled down to just two combatants: The Vampire Diaries‘ Damon Salvatore and Twilight‘s Edward Cullen. So stop what you’re doing, think deeply about the most important question you’ll ask yourself all day (“Who’s hotter?) and then click through past the jump to vote for your favorite. Plus, you can click here to see the entire 64-player bracket and how it played out (then click again on the image for a zoomed-in view). Polls are open for 72 hours only, so support your candidate in battle; only one can be named the ultimate Sexy Beast! [UPDATE, Friday, August 20, 12:05 a.m. ET: Voting in EW.com's Sexy Beast bracket tournament is officially closed. Please visit EW.com on Thursday, August 26, or pick up a copy of that week's Entertainment Weekly magazine at your local newsstand, to find out who took home the title: Twilight's Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson) or The Vampire Diaries' Damon Salvatore (Ian Somerhalder). Thanks for your time and participation: If you cast a vote in our humble tourney, you'll always be a Sexy Beast to us! And to get an immediate announcement when our champ is crowned, follow me on Twitter @EWMichaelSlezak.] READ FULL STORY

Who is the ultimate Sexy Beast? Vote in our last semifinal matchup: Edward from 'Twilight' vs. Cameron from 'Terminator'!

Pattinson-Summer-sexyImage Credit: (FROM LEFT: Cameron, Edward) Jill Greenberg/Fox; Kimberly FrenchStop using sex as a weapon,” the philosopher Pat Benatar once sang. But that mantra has no use here in EW.com’s Sexy Beast single-elimination bracket tournament, where today, we feature a steamy semifinal showdown between Twilight‘s Edward Cullen and Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles‘ Cameron. So stop what you’re doing and click through past the jump to vote for your favorite and to get a look at lists of the 16 seeded players (and the actors who portray ‘em) in all four of our beastly divisions. (A whopping 60 of our original 64 beasts have their names crossed out…totally tragic!) Plus, you can click here to see the entire 64-player bracket (then click again on the image for a zoomed-in view). Polls are open for 72 hours only, so support your candidate in battle; you wouldn’t want ‘em to get this close and fail now! [Related: Voting in round 1 of the semifinals (Wolverine vs Damon) is still open; To get updates on every Sexy Beast bracket, follow me on Twitter @EWMichaelSlezak!] READ FULL STORY

Who is the ultimate Sexy Beast? Semifinals begin with Damon from 'Vampire Diaries' vs. Wolverine from 'X-Men'!

Hugh-Ian-sexyImage Credit: (FROM LEFT: Wolverine, Damon) Michael Muller; Bob Mahoney/The CWIf a picture really is worth a thousand words, I should probably just stop typing, right? Yes, folks, we are down to the final four contestants in EW.com’s Sexy Beast single-elimination bracket tournament, and today we throw X-Men‘s Logan/Wolverine into the steel cage against The Vampire Diaries‘ Damon Salvatore, and watch them compete for a coveted spot in the finals.

So stop what you’re doing and click through past the jump to vote for your favorite and to get a look at lists of the 16 seeded players (and the actors who portray ‘em) in all four of our beastly divisions. (Eliminated beasts have their names crossed out…so much beautiful carnage!) Plus, you can click here to see the entire 64-player bracket (then click again on the image for a zoomed-in view). Polls are open for 72 hours only, so support your candidate in battle, and help him advance to the final showdown! [Related: To get updates on every Sexy Beast bracket, follow me on Twitter @EWMichaelSlezak!] READ FULL STORY

'Vampire Diaries' exec producers endorse Ian Somerhalder in our Sexy Beasts Bracket Game

sexy-beast-Alex-IanWith polls set to close at midnight ET in their section of EW’s Sexy Beasts Bracket Game, The Vampire Diaries‘ Damon Salvatore (Ian Somerhalder) has a commanding lead over True Blood‘s Eric Northman with 61 percent of the vote in their quarterfinal match-up. We happened to be chatting with Vampire Diaries exec producers Kevin Williamson and Julie Plec this afternoon, and gave them the update. They both (eventually) endorsed Damon and explained why Katherine (Nina Dobrev) will be a contender after the Sept. 9 season 2 premiere (“Katherine in a bra, episode 1, tune in”)…

Entertainment Weekly: Damon is beating the pants off of Eric in our Sexy Beasts Bracket Game.

Julie Plec: [Gasps] Oh, we have made it!

Kevin Williamson: What?

Plec: [Explains Sexy Beasts Bracket Game to Williamson, she voted last round] Ian is beating Eric. I love it. By the way, Eric — hot.

Williamson: Eric who? From True Blood? Ohmygod. I’m sorry, I’m voting for Eric. I love Ian, but I see him everyday. [Laughs] I don’t see Eric. I can vote for Eric, right? READ FULL STORY

Who is the ultimate sexy beast? The quarterfinals continue with players from 'Twilight,' 'V,' and 'Terminator'

sexy-beast-round-16-aImage Credit: (CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: Anna, Cameron, Jacob, Edward) Bob D'Amico/ABC; Jill Greenberg/Fox; Kimberly French (2)Vampires vs. werewolves! Aliens vs. machines! This is how the delectable dueling plays out in EW.com’s Sexy Beast single-elimination bracket game. Yes, folks, today brings the second half of the quarterfinals, where a pair of Twilight hunks will duke it out, and a bad girl from V will face off against a Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles seductress. So click through past the jump to vote for your favorites, and to get a look at lists of the 16 seeded players (and the actors who portray ‘em) in all four of our beastly divisions. (Eliminated beasts have their names crossed out… because in the end, there can only be one beast standing!) Plus, you can click here to see the entire 64-player bracket (then click again on the image for a zoomed-in view). Polls are open for 48 hours only, so support your favorites in battle, because we’re so close, and yet so far, from the finish line! [Related: Voting is still open on part 1 of the Quarterfinals; to get updates on every Sexy Beast bracket, follow me on Twitter @EWMichaelSlezak!] READ FULL STORY

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