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Video: 'True Blood' should really send Willa to a karaoke bar

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Actress Amelia Rose Blaire has been given at least two gifts that we know of: The role of True Blood‘s Willa Burrell, whose maker is Eric Northman, and a great voice. Get to know Blaire better by watching her take our EW Pop Culture Personality Test below. READ FULL STORY

'True Blood' newbie? We've got your vampire explainer here

Are you planning on being True to the End tonight when the seventh and final season of True Blood premieres?

Many EW staffers eagerly have their DVRs set to check out the latest happenings in Bon Temps, but there’s a few who remain (blissfully?) ignorant of all the political intrigue and naked bodies that populate HBO’s drama. For the faithful: EW has plenty of news for you to consume. Are you a little clueless? We’re here to help.

In the Explainer below, we take a newbie and break down the crazy plot twists going on over six seasons–along with some of the most common terminology. “Fangbanger” may be obvious, but some of the others, not so much. Check it out below. READ FULL STORY

Sam Trammell confirms actor parents judge babysitters' book reading -- VIDEO

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It turns out Sam Merlotte isn’t the only mayor True Blood star Sam Trammell is currently playing. When he stopped by to take our EW Pop Culture Personality Test, we learned he happily performs the role of mayor from the children’s book Little Blue Truck when reading to his twin boys. He also revealed what he was really doing at an Asia concert (with bonus air guitar and drum). Check out the video below. READ FULL STORY

Join us for a Twitter Q&A with 'True Blood' stars Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer

On Sunday, June 22nd, EW will host a Twitter Q&A with Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer, the stars of HBO’s True Blood.

The two appear on the cover of the current issue of EW, and they talked to EW about the show’s history and teased what’s to come in the final season. Inside the issue are exclusive photos with the two actors, as well as Moyer’s personal photo album from the set.

By 8 p.m. ET this Sunday, send a Tweet from this page, or just tweet using #AskAnnaAndStephen.

Season 7 of True Blood will premiere after the Q&A, at 9 p.m. ET.

'True Blood': Our final season wish list

Will the seventh and final season of HBO’s True Blood remain “True to the End”?

On Sunday, True Blood will kick off its 10-episode seventh and final season. The last time we saw the good folks of Bon Temps, Louisiana, things weren’t looking so good: Hepatitis V was spreading rapidly throughout the vampire population, Sookie and Alcide were a couple, and a group of hungry and infected vampires were on their way to ravaging Bon Temps. READ FULL STORY

This Week's Cover: Inside the crazy, sexy final season of 'True Blood'

Viewers will need to savor these last few drops of Blood. In just a few weeks, production will wrap for good on HBO’s True Blood after seven ­seasons (the final batch of episodes begin Sunday at 9 p.m.). In the most ­basic terms, the show — based on the Sookie Stackhouse series by Charlaine Harris and created for TV by Alan Ball (Six Feet Under) — follows half-faerie waitress Sookie (Anna Paquin) and her relationship with gentlemanly vampire Bill (Stephen Moyer). But there have been detours into witches, werewolves, orgies, and one really nasty meat tree.

Blood has been a huge hit for HBO, ­averaging 11.4 million viewers a ­summer, but for Paquin and Moyer it’s been life-changing. The pair met filming the ­series, married in 2010, and had twins, Charlie and Poppy, in 2012. Says Paquin, “Because it has lasted ­seven years and because of the relationships, not just between us but the way they all evolved as a family, it’s been extraordinary to have that experience that is completely life-changing in all of the best possible ways — and with the person you want to spend the rest of your life with. We will always have this.”

For this week’s cover, EW sat down with Paquin and Moyer at Bellefleur’s, in the very booth where Bill first saw Sookie, for a revealing (take a glance at that cover!) look back at their bloody good time in Bon Temps. Here’s a brief tease: READ FULL STORY

Joe Manganiello talks new book 'Evolution,' makes a plea for his male stripper doc, and passes our Personality Test -- VIDEO

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There are many reasons you might want to check out the new fitness book by Joe Manganiello, Evolution: The Cutting Edge Guide to Breaking Down Mental Walls and Building the Body You’ve Always Wanted. For starters, the blurb his Magic Mike co-star Channing Tatum penned for it claims each purchase comes with a lap dance. “That’s Channing getting me in a lot of trouble, because hopefully I’ll sell a lot of books and that would be a lot of lap dances,” Manganiello tells EW, laughing. “I guess we’ll see how it does.” There’s also a step-by-step guide to the six-week workout program he uses to get camera-ready to play werewolf Alcide on True Blood, and personal stories he hopes inspire people to want to go to the gym. “The people who have read it have found it to be very motivating, and that was definitely the goal,” he says.

One of the most interesting stories is what happened after Manganiello got what he thought would be his big break, being cast as Flash Thompson in 2002’s Spider-Man; he wouldn’t act again for four years.
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I'm Still Not Over... Stephen Moyer as my island dream man on 'The Starter Wife'

Five years ago, I started watching The Starter Wife for Debra Messing, but I stayed for Stephen Moyer. Only, I didn’t realize it was Stephen Moyer until years later.

Let me back up: The Starter Wife was a USA miniseries about a recently divorced single mother who was trying to develop her skills as a writer. It was based on the novel of the same name by Gigi Levangie Grazer, but all I really remember about it is that Debra Messing played the lead character, Molly Kagan, who lived in a gorgeous oceanfront house with her daughter. And after divorcing her very rich husband, Molly surrounded herself with a quirky group of friends and one very attractive island man. I don’t think they were actually on an island, but that’s the best way to describe him.

Basically, a beautiful tanned blond man appeared on the beach one day and proceeded to sweep Molly off her feet. Having been married to a studio executive, a homeless island man wasn’t a likely choice for her next suitor, but this one was hard to resist with his bronze skin and his rock-hard physique. He was pretty much every woman’s dream. Not for a husband, but you get the point.
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'True Blood': Five things we want to happen in the final season

Oh, True Blood. After years of supernatural creatures, vamp-speed sex scenes, human-speed sex scenes, murder, fangs, and Southern accents, it looks like we’ve only got 10 episodes left before Bon Temps becomes nothing but a (very bloody) memory. HBO announced today that season 7 will be the show’s last. So in honor of the campy goodness that often confused us but we loved all the same, we’ve rounded up five things we want to see happen before we have to bid farewell to the home of V-addicted werewolves, the Vampire Bible and so much more (spoilers ahead):
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Aziz Ansari wants 'Scandal' to crossover with 'Parks and Recreation': Here are 5 other crossovers we want to see

Odds are, if you’re a television lover, you have more than one favorite show. And sometimes, you might get to thinking about what it would be like if those worlds collided. And while most of the time, it doesn’t work — Mad Men and The Carrie Diaries?! — there are a few instances where things just might click. For Aziz Ansari, that moment involved an intense binge-watching session of Scandal and dreaming about being in the presence of the woman-in-white, Ms. Olivia Pope.

“I’m such a big fan of the show,” Ansari told the LA Times. “I watched it in a few days. I was obsessed with Oliva and Fitz. I was obsessed with the voting card thing. I was obsessed with the weird naked fight. I was obsessed with everything.”

So how does he think a crossover between Scandal and Parks and Recreation would work? “I secretly believe they are in the same universe. I think Harrison and Tom are college roommates and they used to have an R & B group together called … Too Much is Not E-Nuff. We have to shoot that, the crossover episode. It’s really simple: There’s some sort of issue that Leslie needs to deal with, and then Tom’s like, ‘Duh, lemme call my guy’ and then it’s like boom, boom, boom, glitter, glitter, glitter, Pope & Associates magically appear. Ann who? It’s Knope and Olivia Pope now.”

We don’t hate this idea. Leslie does have a few things that could be “handled.” And seeing the perfectly dressed Harrison in any sort of R & B outfit would just be heavenly. And this got us thinking: What other shows would we love to see collide?

Here are a few crossovers we dreamed up:
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