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'The Vampire Diaries': Join executive producer Julie Plec to chat about tonight's episode -- LIVE

From a shirtless Damon to a possible threesome (!!), if the preview for tonight’s episode of The Vampire Diaries is any indication, viewers have plenty to be excited about. Now, we’re adding another reason to the list.

For the past few months dedicated fans have been logging in to our live blog to chat (and often, freak out) about the episodes in real time. I’ve moderated many of these conversations but tonight I’m going to be joined by a very special co-host who has a lot more insight into the supernatural happenings in Mystic Falls: Vampire Diaries executive producer Julie Plec. READ FULL STORY

'Vampire Diaries': EP Julie Plec on the trending topics she'd like to see before March 15

We are 10 days away from a new episode of The Vampire Diaries, and as fans of The CW’s top-rated show proved over the weekend — when they got executive producer Julie Plec’s name trending on Twitter — they can mobilize, even on hiatus. “That’s the first time the fans have done that,” Plec said of the honor in an email to EW. “Quite a hilarious thrill, I must say.”

We asked Plec to name a few other phrases she’d love to see trend before the show’s March 15 return. Her top picks: READ FULL STORY

'Vampire Diaries': Watch behind-the-scenes video footage from EW's steamy photo shoot on Facebook!


You’ve checked out our three red-hot Vampire Diaries covers, voted on which was your favorite, but you are still hungry for more. More! Well, you’re in luck: You are just one click away from watching behind-the-scenes video footage of EW’s photo shoot with Nina Dobrev, Paul Wesley, and Ian Somerhalder.

Want to see it? (Of course you do!) All you have to do is head on over to EW’s Facebook page, “Like” us, and feast your eyes on everyone’s favorite tantalizing CW trio. Click here, then take a nice, cold shower.

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EW's 'Vampire Diaries' covers: Which do you like best?


We feel your pain, Elena. It is extremely difficult to decide between the compassionate and handsome Stefan and the dark and dangerous (and handsome) Damon. But it’s even more difficult to decide which EW cover featuring the cast of The Vampire Diaries wins your heart. So while we gifted you with an issue on stands this week with three Vampire Diaries covers, we’re going to make you choose: Which cover image do you like best? (See the other two after the jump.) The one featuring Damon (Ian Somerhalder) and Elena (Nina Dobrev), the one featuring Stefan (Paul Wesley) and Elena (Nina Dobrev), or will you go with the best of both worlds and pick the one featuring Damon, Elena, and Stefan? Vote in our poll after the jump, and pick up the issue on stands Friday to devour ‘em all. (Or click here to buy now!) READ FULL STORY

This Week's Cover: 'The Vampire Diaries' stars talk about the red-hot Damon-Elena-Stefan triangle


Somehow, for a series packed with vampires, werewolves, witches, hybrids (and yes, even the occasional ghost), it’s a love triangle between two undead brothers, Damon (Ian Somerhalder) and Stefan (Paul Wesley), and one very mortal girl, Elena (Nina Dobrev), that gets The Vampire Diaries fans the most riled up. (And judging from the chemistry in our cover photos, it’s not hard to see why. Check out collectors’ covers No. 2 and 3 after the jump.)

When executive producers Kevin Williamson and Julie Plec decided that they were finally ready for bad-boy Damon to share a legitimate kiss with Elena — after more than two years of buildup — they knew it would have to satisfy two avid fan bases: those who wanted to see Elena

get with Damon, and those who were still holding out hope for her to work things out with soul mate, Stefan.

“It’s one of those things that you want to be able to defend,” Williamson explains to EW. “But even more importantly, you’d rather not defend it. You want it to feel real and right and natural by all the audience.” Satisfying the “shippers” (a term used to identify fans who root for fictional characters to have relationships), is a challenge both Williamson and Plec have faced each time they’ve tried to advance the triangle. Asks Plec: “How can we service this moment between our characters that we really want, a Damon and Elena kiss, without getting the Stefan-Elena side of the fandom to give up hope and give up on us? And vice versa, when we want Stefan and Elena to have a moment together, how can we do that and not have our Delena fans outraged?”

This week’s EW cover story also features interviews with Vampire‘s stars — Nina Dobrev, Ian Somerhalder, and Paul Wesley — who talk about keeping the love triangle red-hot, where they fall in the Stelena-Delena shipper wars, and all rumors swirling around their real-life relationships. Says Dobrev: “The rumor mills were ‘Is Nina with Ian or is Nina with Paul?’ Ther

e was a lot of speculation.” Notes Somerhalder coyly, “Nothing has been confirmed yet.” READ FULL STORY

Fall TV post-mort: What are you still watching? DVR'ing?

Let’s think back for a moment to the start of the fall TV season when we were giddy with hope and optimism about all the new (Hart of DixieNew Girl! The X Factor!) and old (Modern Family! Glee! Fringe!) shows we’d watch in the months ahead. Back then I posted a series of blog posts outlining what I planned to view live versus DVR every night of the week. At the time, I really did have every intention of sticking to my schedule, but naturally as the weeks wore on and plotlines developed my interests began to waver, for better and for worse. I’m sure you know what I mean, unless you’re one of those people who actually follows through with your goals, in which case we can’t be friends. Nevertheless, now that we’re in the midst of the dreaded hiatus period, I figured it would be a good time to reflect on where we started off this season and where we ended up. Check out my day-by-day post-mort below, beginning with all the shows I so naively intended to watch: READ FULL STORY

Best of 2011: Who's the biggest badass of the year?

You may be feeling warm and fuzzy with the holiday season, but we’ll knock that right out of you with our polls crowning the biggest movie and TV badasses of the year. Let’s take a look at the movie nominees first:  READ FULL STORY

Best of 2011: What were the year's most awesome TV props?

park-recs-pyramidMaybe it’s because it’s the holiday season and we’re thinking what a great gift Ron Swanson’s Pyramid of Greatness (see the full-size image) would make, but as 2011 comes to a close, we find ourselves reminiscing about the best props seen on TV. We’ll start the list. Please, add your picks. Remember: The objects don’t have to have been introduced in 2011, but they must have been used in episodes that aired this year.  READ FULL STORY

Without 'Extreme Makeover: Home Edition' on the air, which show will make you cry most?

Though there will be the occasional special in the future, ABC has announced that the Extreme Makeover: Home Edition bus will run out of gas after its 200th episode airs Jan. 13. Without that show to pull on your heartstrings, where will you turn?

While my colleague Kristen Baldwin was quick to send me the note, “Don’t forget Undercover Boss!”, I tend to shy away from reality shows that induce tears (unless we’re talking season 6 of Deadliest Catch). I love it when scripted shows take me there unexpectedly. I’ve found myself sobbing watching The Vampire Diaries before (I lost my father at the end of September, so Anna’s reunion with Pearl hit me hard) and tearing up on a semi-regular basis to all the moments TVD EP Julie Plec mentioned in our Best of 2011 (Behind the Scenes) chat about the series. I’ve been surprised at how often Amy Poehler’s Leslie Knope has made my eyes misty this season: SPOILER ALERT! That fragile look she gave Adam Scott’s Ben when she told him she was done steam-rolling people and asked him how he felt after baring her soul; Ethel reading aloud the transcript and hearing Ben say that losing his job was worth it because he loves Leslie; and Leslie’s friends (minus Jerry) announcing what roles they would take in her city-council campaign. I’ve said it before, Liz Lemon used to be the character I related to most on TV, but now I’d much rather be a Leslie than a Liz. Leslie is appreciated and loved, and there’s never any question of whether she’s deserving.

Your turn. Which shows start the waterworks for you?

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Best of 2011 (Behind the Scenes): 'The Vampire Diaries' EP Julie Plec talks moments that made her cry


As 2011 comes to a close, EW.com wanted to honor some of the hardworking names and faces from behind the scenes for their outstanding achievements. The Vampire Diaries is best known for its twisty, fast-paced storytelling that occasionally calls for its male stars to go shirtless. But ask fans for their favorite moments of 2011, and odds are they’ll mention the ones that moved them — and executive producers Julie Plec and Kevin Williamson — to tears. “We’re really proud of the emotional depth of the show, and the fact that Kevin and I will sit in this room at four in the morning and be pulling our hair out and miserable and have no lives working our asses off, and then have a conversation where a cry pitch comes up, and if it moves both of us, it makes the job feel good,” Plec says. Here, she tells us about eight moments that made those late nights worth it. For more behind the scenes access to the year’s best TV and movie scenes, click here for EW.com‘s Best of 2011: Behind the Scenes coverage.

As told by: Julie Plec

Anna is reunited with Pearl: What’s funny is we had talked all along about Pearl perhaps being in that ghost episode, and then when we finally got down to the nitty-gritty of breaking it and needed to tell a story and service a lot of  characters, we realized that there was no room to tell the story of Pearl coming back. READ FULL STORY

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