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Jason Patric on 'That Champion Season' and why he initially passed on 'The Lost Boys' (twice!)

Jason Patric, 44, is known for his raw performances in indie films like Rush, After Dark, My Sweet, Narc, and Your Friends and Neighbors — not to mention his early vampy role in The Lost Boys. He’s currently starring in That Championship Season on Broadway, along with Brian Cox, Jim Gaffigan, Chris Noth and Kiefer Sutherland. The Pulitzer-winning play, about members of a winning basketball team reuniting after 20 years, was written by Patric’s late father, Jason Miller, and won a 1973 Pulitzer Prize.

ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: Was it a hard decision to be in a play that has such a personal connection for you?
JASON PATRICK: I guess there was some hesitancy, only because there were a lot of negative associations with it and my whole thing was, would I be able to see it clearly as a piece of material. When I first met [director] Gregory Mosher, it was just about whether I was going to give him the rights to the play — it wasn’t even about me being in it. But I liked what he had to say. I couldn’t ask for better hands for the play to be in — not only dramatically but as far as respect and legacy. I want this to be relaunched as the great American classic that it is.  READ FULL STORY

What's TV's best vampire death scene?

Angel-Lullaby-Darla-deathFans of The Vampire Diaries are still drying their eyes after last night’s episode. I won’t spoil it for you here. (Read our recap.) The events that unfolded at the end of the hour made me wonder what is the best vampire death scene I’ve ever witnessed on TV. What gets your vote? The first one that came to my mind was SPOILER ALERT CIRCA 2001, pregnant Darla (Julie Benz) staking herself to instantly deliver Connor in season 3 of Angel. I just never thought of it before: She dissolves into ashes, and the baby remains. Heartbreaking and cool. Your turn.

'Vampire Diaries': Um, what if Tyler tries to break the curse?

Michael-TrevinoImage Credit: Bob Mahoney/The CWThe Vampire Diaries returns this Thursday (The CW, 8 p.m. ET), and if you’ve picked up the latest issue of Entertainment Weekly, which includes teases from the cast and exec producers, you know that the vampire-werewolf showdown is officially on. Let’s let Michael Trevino, whose Tyler Lockwood just survived his first painful full moon transformation as a werewolf, break it down for you. SPOILER ALERT! “We have Tyler, who is a werewolf, who becomes very close to a vampire [Candice Accola’s Caroline], who he thinks is the only vampire in town. And then he starts to actually like her. And then once he finds out the truth, he feels a little bit betrayed by her. But then he also wants to hear out Stefan [Paul Wesley], and how he’s saying we can coexist. And then you have Jules and Brady [the friend of Tyler’s dearly departed Uncle Mason who Jules was chatting with on the phone in the last episode who soon arrives in town], who are like, ‘No, don’t listen to them. You don’t want any part of that. This is the way it’s supposed to be. We’re not supposed to be friends with them. You shouldn’t be this close to Caroline. Trust me, it’s not good for you.’ So after all this, all these people coming into Tyler’s head, he has to make a move: What does he want to do? Which way is he gonna live?”

Now here’s where things could get seriously interesting:  READ FULL STORY

Eric Bana as Abraham Lincoln, vampire hunter? Yes, please

Eric-BanaImage Credit: Marc Susset-Lacroix/WireImage.comEric Bana may play Abraham Lincoln in the upcoming Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter movie, according to the Wrap. Slap a top hat on the dude, and yeah, I can totally see him as Lincoln. Right? Perhaps this will do for those afflicted with Marfan syndrome the same thing Munich did for the guys of Knocked Up.

But if it doesn’t work out for Bana, who should play Lincoln? We all know Mr. Emancipation Proclamation was 6’4, so it’d have to be someone tall and wiry — but with both gravitas and spirit, too. For Vampire Hunter, he’d also have to be sort of action-y. Clive Owen?

Whom would you cast as Abraham Lincoln, PopWatchers?

'True Blood' adds two more. How many more characters can we expect?

Dane-DeHaanImage Credit: Todd Williamson/WireImage.comEven more new characters for True Blood! Yes, it’s true: In Treatment‘s Dane DeHaan has been cast as Timbo, a teen resident of Hotshot. Recall that Hotshot is HQ for the werepanthers, so I’m guessing DeHaan will be panther-ing it up. Rebecca Wisocky has also been cast as Queen Mab, according to Deadline.

DeHaan kicked ass as Jesse on In Treatment this season, so I’m thrilled to see him get another high-profile gig. Jesse was a moody, unpredictable gay teenager trying to find his place in the world, especially in the context of being adopted and not always meshing with his parents. It was a demanding part, especially because Jesse was often annoying and mean and myopic — you know, a teenager.

Here’s my one concern, and it’s one I’ve had for a while now: There are already a lot of characters on True Blood. Like, a lot a lot. I love the show when it focuses on the core characters, but I just couldn’t care less about, oh, the dog-fighting circuit from last season. Give me more Eric, Bill, and Sookie! Give me less Crystal, please.

But maybe I’m alone on this one. Do you True Blood fans share my concern that the storylines might be spread among too many characters? Or are you a the-more-the-merrier kind of PopWatcher?

Read more:
‘True Blood’ adds fresh blood: Janina Gavankar and Jessica Tuck become regulars
Fiona Shaw joins ‘True Blood’ cast

'Vampire Diaries': Could Jules give Matt a story line? What's Elijah's offer?

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As our Vampire Diaries withdrawal continues, all fans have to obsess over are episode descriptions, promos, and photos for 2010’s remaining episodes, the Dec. 2 return, and the Dec. 9 midseason cliffhanger. Watch the promo for the first hour, “The Sacrifice,” below. Elena doesn’t want the others to continue risking their lives to save her, so she comes up with her own plan. Jeremy tries to help Bonnie retrieve the moonstone from Katherine, and, we’re guessing, gets a little too close to her and Stefan must come to his rescue. Alaric finally gets naked. And yet, it’s the Dec. 9 synopsis — and accompanying photos — that we find most intriguing…

In “By the Light of the Moon,” the full moon approaches, which means Tyler will be transforming. That exec producer Julie Plec had already filled us in on. We also already knew that Damon and Alaric will rekindle their bromance — turns out it’s to investigate the arrival of Jules (guest star Michaela McManus, pictured), who shows up in Mystic Falls searching for her missing friend, Mason, and, possibly, a shirt that covers her bra. (Actually, I dig that she dresses sexier than the younger ladies on the show, and should she turn out to be a werewolf, like Mason, it would make sense that her body runs hot and she wears as little as possible.)

What I like about these two photos of her is 1) We can’t tell what’s behind that smile of Damon’s. Is it him welcoming her to town, pretending to be genuine; him toasting her because she’s as big a flirt as he is; or him being a smartass and the toast is “Game on”? 2) She’s talking to Matt. Is that just because he’s on the clock at The Grill, or could he fall for the older woman, which, if she is a werewolf, could get very interesting? Clearly, I’m hoping for the latter, because I want to see more of Zach Roerig, and a game of Matt in the Middle would get him some more screentime. Even though Caroline set Matt free, she would be jealous, and her desire to figuratively kill Jules could become literal since wolves and vamps are mortal enemies. Fun! READ FULL STORY

'True Blood' adds fresh blood: Janina Gavankar and Jessica Tuck become regulars

true-blood-newbiesImage Credit: Koi Sojer/PR Photos; Chris Hatcher/PR Photos; Thimali KodikaraTrue Blood casting! Three new ladies are joining the cast of everyone’s favorite summertime vamp soap: HBO confirms that Janina Gavankar will be a regular on the show come 2011, and Alexandra Breckenridge and Vedette Lim will be recurring; Jessica Tuck, who plays the head vampire spokeswoman, has been bumped up to a regular, too.

Gavankar, who will always be Shiva from The League to me, is going to play a teacher/shape-shifter, I guess to keep Sam company. Breckenridge, who was great as the pouty Willa on Dirt (why am I the only one who loved that show?), will be a Wiccan, and Lim will a cage fighter, according to Deadline. Is cage fighter now a mythical being? No one tell Ryan from The O.C.. READ FULL STORY

Chiller's 24-hour 'Buffy' marathon: Change your Sunday plans!

Buffy-Sarah-Spike-vampireImage Credit: Jerry WolfeIn case you like waking up really early on Sunday mornings and were looking for something to do that involves vampires instead of football, this news is for you: Chiller announced via press release that they will be running a 24-hour marathon of the first season of Buffy the Vampire Slayer this Sunday, starting at the bright hour of 6 a.m. EST. Remember, vampires never sleep, so 6 a.m. is fine for them, but for us mortals, be sure to set your DVR to catch this marathon of amazingness. (Public Service Announcement: On Sunday the clocks fall back, so change your clock and enjoy the extra hour that may make an early morning Buffy marathon a bit more enjoyable.)

The marathon kicks off Buffy‘s daily run on Chiller — which begins Monday — and yes, the series will run in order, which is great for newbies and Buffy enthusiasts alike. I, for one, have been catching episodes of Buffy on LOGO, but I’d also really enjoy starting from the very beginning, if only to remind myself why the series was the most memorable show of my teenage years.

As excited as I am to see the first season and laugh at the ’90s fashion, the episode I’m most excited to see is “Angel,” because it’s the episode that got me hooked on Buffy in the first place. The first epic kiss! The star-crossed lovers! A vampire falling in love with a vampire slayer! Which episode of Buffy are you most excited to see, PopWatchers?

Chloe Grace Moretz is 13 years old and she will kick your ass

Chloe-MoretzImage Credit: Dan Smith; Saeed AdyaniAs we mentioned yesterday, EW recently gathered five of the most promising child stars — Mad Men’s Kiernan Shipka, Let Me In’s Chloe Grace Moretz, Modern Family’s Rico Rodriguez, The Last Airbender’s Noah Ringer, and True Grit’s Hailee Steinfeld — to talk shop. Chloe Grace Moretz, at just 13, is enjoying a moment few actors will ever realize. After her break-out role as the exquisitely foul-mouthed Hit Girl in Kick-Ass, and her forlorn turn playing a vampire in Let Me In, she’s now filming Hugo Cabret in London with Martin Scorsese. Next up for this busy home-schooled 8th grader? Karyn Kusama’s The Rut, Derick Martini’s Hick, David O. Russell’s Old St. Louis with Vince Vaughn, and — good grief, this girl gets killer roles — Emily the Strange. READ FULL STORY

'Vampire Diaries': Michael Trevino talks Tyler's transformation (and his first leather jacket)

Michael-Trevino-VampireImage Credit: Patrick Ecclesine/The CWEven before season 2 began, producers of The Vampire Diaries were talking about Michael Trevino’s beefed up role as a werewolf. So SPOILER-THAT-ISN’T-ACTUALLY-A-SPOILER: Last night, in episode 7, Tyler Lockwood finally (accidentally) killed someone and activated the family curse. (Read our recap.) Shortly after the episode aired on the East Coast (which Trevino watched while flipping back and forth from the World Series), he phoned EW to talk about what’s next for young Mr. Lockwood, which scene he’s yet to shoot that’s making him nervous, and why episode 210 is already one of his favorites.

ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: Watching this episode, I was like, finally! We’ve known it was coming for so long, and now it’s on. Did you have a bit of that reaction to?
MICHAEL TREVINO:
Yeah. It’s official now. It’s just a hint of it. It’s at the point where the next few episodes are going to be about preparing for the next full moon that comes. You’re gonna see Tyler do more research, because now he realizes he’s not going to be able to stop himself — it’s just inevitable.

Have you shot that full transformation yet? Are we going to see you shirtless and chained like Mason was?
We have not shot that. I think we might shoot that next week. It’s gotta be soon. I’m not sure how exactly it’s gonna happen, to be honest with you. I would think that he’s gonna go down to those old ruins were Mason was and probably do what he was doing and just lock himself up. And hopefully he doesn’t hurt anybody. He won’t be able to control himself, especially the first time.

Are you doing anything special to prepare for that? Are you bulking up even more?
I’m trying to, yeah. [Laughs] As far as hitting the weights and dieting, it’s hard to do. So just a little bit, nothing extreme.  READ FULL STORY

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