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Snoop Dogg wants to be on 'True Blood'? Yes please...

snoop-dogg-vampire_lUgh, it’s been way too long since we’ve had any good True Blood info, so I’m taking this as a win even though it barely qualifies: Snoop Dogg wants to be on True Blood. Yes!

On his new single “Gangsta Luv,” Snoop raps that “Everyday is the same thang, I creep in/ It’s like True Blood, I sink my teeth in,” and apparently the name check wasn’t for nothing: Snoop told MTV he’s a Bon Temps nut. “I love that show. I wish I could be on it. I’d be a hell of a vampire, don’t you think? So what’s happenin’? True Blood, get at me — Snoop Dogg wants to be a vampire,” he said.

I am completely in support of Team Snoop on this. True Blood‘s calling card is its more-is-more attitude — a willingness to do anything; I consider myself a fan, but even I admit the show can get a little ridiculous. If there can be a vampire queen of Louisiana who plays Yahtzee in between vigorous sexual encounters, I’m pretty sure there can be a role for Snoop Dogg. (Ahem, folk song waiting to happen.)

Who would you want Snoop to play, PopWatchers? I vote for higher-up vampire management.

Photo Credit: Snoop: Estevan Oriol; Blood: Jaimie Trueblood/HBO

'The Vampire Diaries' behind-the-scenes photo: Vicki as a vampire!

vampire-diaries_lOn last week’s awesome episode of The CW’s The Vampire Diaries, we saw Vicki morph into a vampire. So how does she fare in her new incarnation? Well, this behind-the-scenes photo—taken from the upcoming Halloween-themed episode airing on Oct. 29—serves as a little peek.

In this shot, Vicki (Kayla Ewell) and Elena (Nina Dobrev) are at Mystic Falls High’s Halloween bash. Elena’s channeling her inner nurse, and yes, Vicki is looking rather vamp-ish here, but The Vampire Diaries executive producer Julie Plec assures that “it’s just a costume” at this point—no one else knows yet about her true transformation into a blood-sucker. “Elena and Stefan’s whole goal,” she continues, “is to make sure that nobody else knows what’s happened to her.” READ FULL STORY

Vampire popularity blamed on young women wanting to have sex with gay men. Discuss!

vampire-love_lEsquire has an interesting theory about the success of Twilight, HBO’s True Blood, and The CW’s Vampire Diaries: “Vampires have overwhelmed pop culture because young straight women want to have sex with gay men,” Stephen Marche writes. “Not all young straight women, of course, but many, if not most, of them.” Among his support statements, the following analysis of Twilight‘s Edward: “[He’s] a sweet, screwed-up high school kid, and at the beginning of his relationship with Bella, she is attracted to him because he is strange, beautiful, and seemingly repulsed by her. This exact scenario happened several times in my high school between straight girls and gay guys who either hadn’t figured out they were gay or were still in the closet.” Had Marche wanted to, he also could’ve pointed out that on True Blood, telepathic Sookie can only be intimate with a man (Vampire Bill) whose lustful thoughts she cannot hear, and on Vampire Diaries, Elena knows that Stefan has been hiding who he truly is, that he’d sworn off women for quite a while, and that he cooks and journals. (Marche could also have mentioned that True Blood‘s Eric gets his hair highlighted and enjoys solo candlelight baths, for that matter.) READ FULL STORY

'The Vampire Diaries' recap: Best ep yet?

Vampire-Diaries-Lost-Girls_dl Even in 1864, Damon was a smartass. Just one of the many things that made this flashback episode the best Vampire Diaries yet. See also: the rampant shirtlessness and the hear this, CW censors? sound effect for Damon snapping Vicki’s neck.

We picked up with Elena confronting Stefan, and to the show’s credit, they didn’t waste time with him denying it: “I’m a vampire,” he said in a way that made you believe there might actually be hope for him not to lose this show to Damon. (It’s like he’s been holding back more than that secret. We want to feel some of that power, that presence.) Elena wasn’t ready to have that conversation, and she left. Stefan met her in her bedroom where she was doing some classic tortured-teen bed flopping, pacing, and hair pulling. “You can hate me, but I need you to trust me,” he said, telling her that she needs to keep his secret and that he’d never hurt her. “If you mean me no harm, then you’ll go,” she said. “I never wanted this,” he responded as he left. He never wanted what? Her to find out the truth? Not what a woman wants to hear. Or for him to fall in love again and risk feeling the kind of pain he was about to face? READ FULL STORY

'The Vampire Diaries' recap: The secret and Damon are out

vampire_diaries_lIt looks like this show is about to get really, really good. Everything we wanted to happen is: Elena has pieced together the truth about Stefan (cue the flashback montage!), Bonnie is ready to accept who she is (enter GRANDMA JASMINE GUY, which made me feel as old as the first time I heard someone say they were born in the ’80s), and Vicki should be dead (drink, Damon, drink!). Yes! READ FULL STORY

'Big Bang Theory': Sheldon makes Penny his lab rat

Poor Wolowitz and Koothrappali — or, as I’ve taken to calling the inseparable duo, Woloppali. With Leonard and Penny (Lenny? Pennard?) soaking up so much screen time — or rather, with their relationship soaking up so much of Sheldon’s time — Big Bang Theory‘s horny C-3PO and guileless R2-D2 were left adrift in a subplot that peaked at the very top of the episode. Namely, the mighty choice sight gag of Wolowitz walking in decked out like an Adam Lambert wannabe sporting a coif that was somehow equal parts emo and rockabilly.

But it was all downhill from there. Wearing tattoo sleeves that were both credible and completely ridiculous, Woloppali picked up the two most dead-eyed boring Hot-Topic-shopping goth girls in southern California, who dragged the guys to a tattoo parlor, where Wolowitz promptly freaked out at the mere touch of a real tattoo pen and the girls promptly left. The whole “wacky” “adventure” just made me wish all the more for Penny and Leonard’s inevitable break up so Woloppali can once again re-enter the full ensemble and not be banished to lame goth bars to make 15-year-old jokes about John Grisham. (On the plus side, I gotta say, guyliner is a surprisingly good look for Simon Helberg.) READ FULL STORY

'Twilight' spoof: Kevin and Olivia school, air nation's grievances against, Bella

I’m so glad G4’s Attack of the Show co-hosts Kevin Pereira and Olivia Munn happened upon an eerie forest bathed in the misty green ”Twilight effect” lighting scheme during one of their routine nature walks, and just totally went to town on “Edward” (who kind of reminds me of Daniel Radcliffe?!) and “Bella.” “You kill vampires. You don’t date them. God, you’re really annoying,” Munn valley-girl’d to Bella. Someone had to say it.

Do you have a favorite Twilight spoof? I’m not going to go watch any more, so I hereby breathlessly whisper that this one is mine.

'The Vampire Diaries' recap: Shhh. Be very, very quiet. We're hunting Salvatores!

Vampire-Ian-Somerhalder_dlI’ll say this much for vampires who don’t fight the urge to score their blood straight from the human’s neck: They sure as heck seem to have better senses of humor! Or at least that seems to be the case when you compare witty bad-boy Damon Salvatore (Ian Somerhalder, pictured) to dishy-but-broody bro Stefan (Paul Wesley). Indeed, last night’s fourth Vampire Diaries installment (your regular recapper, Mandi Bierly, had the night off, FYI) started out feeling like a particularly mean-spirited standup routine by a guy who’s been undead (and not exactly thrilled about it) for a good century or so. Exhibit A: Damon getting revenge on Stefan for stabbing him in the chest with a letter opener, then hissing about his damaged shirt: “This is John Varvatos, dude. Dick move.” Or how about Damon taunting his teenage plaything Caroline (Candice Accola) about her love of all things Twilight: “What’s so special about this Bella girl? Edward’s so whipped.” And later: “I miss Anne Rice. She was so on it.” (Your move, Stephenie Meyer!) Yeah, maybe the jokes were a tad too meta by half, but still, amusingly snarky. Not to mention, Damon’s ability to make a funny allows him to seem a little more, well, alive than his occasionally catatonic, always earnest, exceedingly well-coiffed sibling. And that might come in handy now that it’s been revealed that a well-connected group of adults is aware that vampires are back in Mystic Falls, and planning to exterminate ‘em.

Yes, Caroline’s cop mom, Tyler’s mayor and first-lady parental units, and Jenna’s news-reporter ex-boyfriend all came together in the episode’s closing minutes to reveal that at least some folks weren’t buying the old “mountain lion ate my locals” excuse. READ FULL STORY

'The Vampire Diaries' recap: Friday Night Bites

Vampire-Diaries-Friday-Night-Bites_dlBefore we get into the heart of this episode — which was whether or not there’s any humanity left in Damon  — I just need to say that I have never felt older watching a CW show than when Mr. Tanner, the history teacher, instructed his students to settle the debate he and Stefan were having on the end date of the Korean War and they all pulled out their cellphones to search the Internet. Do high schools no longer have actual textbooks? I envisioned flipping to the index, saying ‘h-i-j-k-l’ in my head to remember what letters ‘k’ falls between, running my index finger down and across the page, then finally turning to the correct chapter and skimming. I. Am. So. Old.

Now that that’s out of the way… let’s start by celebrating the fact that Caroline isn’t dead, which, for a second, I thought might’ve been the outcome of that morning-after opening sequence in which she tried to fight Damon off with a blood-soaked pillow and he vamped out again. But then they pulled up in his car at cheerleading practice — him wearing a smirk fresh off Craig Sheffer in Some Kind of Wonderful, her a scarf around her neck to hide the bite marks — and all was well with the world. “I got the other brother,” she said proudly. Love her. READ FULL STORY

'The Vampire Diaries' recap: Someone is having a little too much fun

vampire_diaries_lWhen we chatted with Ian Somerhalder earlier this week, he told us that he enjoys every word he gets to say as badass vamp Damon. After episode 2, we totally believe him. Yes, Elena got her first sweet-then-steamy kiss from Stefan after some eyeroll-inducing dueling diaries talk that I’m guessing we’ll be stuck with since the show — and the pre-Twilight book series it’s based on — are called The Vampire Diaries. But this hour was all about Damon getting us to bite. We need to wonder what he’s up to as much as Stefan does. We need to decide whatever game he’s playing will be worth our time because he’s too scary, smart, and giving in the sack for it not to be. He got me. Let’s break it down highlight-by-highlight:

• The opening sequence: It wasn’t as scarring as the opening moments of Scream, but it let you know you’re in the capable hands of Kevin Williamson, who wrote the episode with Julie Plec. When the girl left the tent because she heard raindrops, I was talking to my TV (“It’s gonna be his blood dripping!”) not in a cautionary way, but in a this-is-gonna-be-AWESOME way. That high-pitched noise you heard was just my sing-song voice going up an octave as I typed “awesome.” Also AWESOME: When she ran to the car and begged for the door to unlock, and we heard the bleep-bleep off-camera. Evil, Damon! But funny. READ FULL STORY

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