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
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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
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
Maybe 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
The Vampire Diaries‘ Ian Somerhalder turns 33 today, and should his fans want to gift him something, there’s only one thing he needs: A donation to his foundation, which aims to “empower, educate and collaborate with people and projects to positively impact the planet and its creatures.” Those who follow him on Twitter know just how seriously he takes the Ian Somerhalder Foundation. With the mystery of the perfect present for him solved, we’re busying ourselves pondering what we would gift his alter ego Damon Salvatore, EW’s Ultimate Sexy Beast. I’ll tell you my ideas, if you tell me yours:
• A bottle of bourbon
• A new John Varvatos shirt
• A gift certificate to a dance school where he could learn any style he wants (the man loves to move)
• A large frame that can hold multiple pictures, with only one photo in the center. It tells him that he’s home, and that we want him here for awhile
• Shower gel, bubble bath, and hand soaps
Your turn. Keep it TV-14!
We love a good round of Bingo here at PopWatch — see: our ‘Five-0′ Bingo card – which is why we’re up for CWingo, the online Bingo game The CW launches tonight for fans of The Vampire Diaries to play while watching a repeat episode live. (Watch a demo. They’ll do it for new episodes in 2012, too.) But looking at the sample CWingo card pictured, we worry some vital squares may be missing. If you were asked to design this card for any given episode, what would be in the squares? A few suggestions to get you thinking:
• V-neck T-shirt
• Damon or Stefan says “Brother”
• Town event. I miss Gilmore Girls.
• Damon in shower
• Bad stake aim
We at EW scoured the TV line-up last night to find the best one-liners from your favorite shows. This week certainly wasn’t going out with a whimper. From Andy Bernard’s tambourine-bashing machismo on The Office to heart-ripping aggression courtesy of The Vampire Diaries Damon Salvatore, not to mention some seriously graphic threats from Denmark (a.k.a. Model UN representative Leslie Knope) on Parks and Recreation, Thursday’s big boys and girls came to play. Read on…
Want more? See what’s afoot in Scranton with Erin Strecker’s recap, celebrate Homecoming in Mystic Falls with Damon, Stefan, Elena, and our own Mandi Bierly, and see if Peru cowered in fear (as it should have) while you read Dan Snierson’s take on last night’s Parks and Rec.
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