The Vampire Diaries

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The Vampire Diaries‘ Big Bad: How Can We Possibly Still Crush On Klaus?

The Vampire Diaries Klaus returned to his evil ways

To be sure, there was never any time on The Vampire Diaries when Klaus (Joseph Morgan) wasn’t the bad guy. It’s just that he’s usually very good at making us forgive him for murdering his way toward world domination. And every time it looked like the rest of the Mystic Falls gang was finally going to kill him, we really, really hoped they wouldn’t succeed. Until last night. Let us track our feelings toward Klaus throughout “Oh Come, All Ye Faithful,” the mid-season finale.

1. We love artist Klaus, even if he’s really fooling himself if he thinks that snowflake painting is some kind of abstract post-modern statement. Also, he’s doing it for charity, right?

2. He flirts with Caroline with charming name-dropping: “Dickens was a dark man.”
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by (@shalapitcher)

Happy Birthday, Ian Somerhalder! 20 Photos Of Smolderholder Being A Beautiful Person

Ian Somerhalder turns 34 today

We could write this post all about how much we’d like to go for a swim in Ian Somerhalder’s beautiful eyes, or how much Damon makes us squeal and laugh and cry every week on The Vampire Diaries. But the funny thing about Mr. Smolderholder is that’s probably not how he wants us to celebrate his 34th birthday today. Instead, he’d really, really like us all to donate to the Ian Somerhalder Foundation — which supports initiatives for the environment and animals — via the Mozilla Firefox Challenge on Crowdrise.com, so that he can get the company to ante up $50,000.

It looks like fans are doing their part so far, but if you need a little motivation, here’s a gallery showing Ian being a beautiful person, inside and, yeah, outside too:

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[Photos: Twitter, CW]

Related: Renesmee, Sookie, Magnus And More: 25 Supernatural Characters Who Dazzled Us In 2012

by (@shalapitcher)

Renesmee, Sookie, Magnus And More: 25 Supernatural Characters Who Dazzled Us In 2012

Anna Paquin, Joseph Morgan, Mackenzie Foy and Godfrey Gao

Around this time last year, we made this list a roundup of our favorite vampires of 2011 — though we named Bella Cullen as our fave, it was Damon Salvatore who ruled your hearts. This year, we took a look around at our favorite movies, TV shows and books and discovered that, while the bloodsuckers of True Blood, Twilight and The Vampire Diaries were still among our faves, they had some competition from other supes, too. There were the characters wielding magic for good or evil — Snow White and the Huntsman’s Queen Ravenna, Beautiful Creatures‘ Lena, The Mortal Instruments‘ Magnus, TVD’s Bonnie. We had a nice crop of werewolves — Teen Wolf’s Scott and Derek, Nightshade’s Calla, True Blood’s Alcide. And then, of course, there were gods, genetic mutations, time travelers and Shadowhunters. Whether they were on the page, the screen or both, these beautiful, dangerous, ever-seductive heroes and villains made us feel a little bit inadequate for being mere humans. But there’s one power we have that they don’t: the ability to vote on which of these 25 characters was our favorite of the year. Take a look at the gallery and then vote!

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“The Big & Best of 2012: A Year End Celebration Presented by T-Mobile” goes LIVE at 12 p.m. ET on 12/12/12. Watch at BigAndBestOf2012.com for eight hours of live performances from stars like Bruno Mars and Miguel, surprise guest appearances, prize giveaways, special editions of “RapFix Live,” “Big Morning Buzz Live,” “MTV After Hours,” “You Oughta Know” and much more!

Stick with MTV as we count down the Best of 2012, including the Best Songs of 2012, Live Performances, Movies and EDM Videos of the year.

[Photos: HBO, The CW, Summit Entertainment, Twitter]

by (@shalapitcher)

The Vampire Diaries: 5 Other Times It’s Shocked Us With The Last Scene

Stefan and Elena broke our hearts in the last scene of the latest Vampire Diaries episode

It’s been about 19 hours, and I’m still kind of reeling from the last scene of last night’s Vampire Diaries. As I saw someone tweet last night, as I was freaking out over the devastatingly quiet breakup of Stefan and Elena, the Gilberts’ porch is kept clean by tears. Even as a firm believer in Delena — which, how could you not be this season? — Paul Wesley’s performance had me tearing up and temporarily switching allegiance. (But so help me, Julie Plec, if you turn Elena back into a boring human, I will hunt you down.) The other thing that struck me about this moment was how well it fit into the show’s time-honored tradition of changing the game, or plucking our hearts out, in the last five minutes of the show, leaving us breathing heavily and pounding our fists on the couch as the title card floats onto the screen.

Here are some of our other favorite last-scene reveals:

“Founder’s Day,” Season 1: Damon kisses Elena ever so tenderly on the cheek, we squeeeeee, and then suddenly realize that it’s not Elena at all but Katherine, who then turns around and stabs John Gilbert.

“Rose,” Season 2: Damon confesses his love to Elena and then compels her to forget his confession. TEARS.

“As I Lay Dying,” Season 2: After all sorts of terrible Klaus-related tragedies, Jeremy returns home from the dead, accompanied by his two deceased ex-girlfriends.

“1912,” Season 3: Meredith reveals that Alaric has been the one murdering council members.

“The Departed,” Season 3: Meredith, deliverer of surprises, reveals that Elena had vampire blood in her when she died, and then Elena wakes up.

This is just a small sampling, of course, culled from my memory. But I’d love to hear from you about your fave last-minute TVD moments. And am I the only one who almost ALWAYS gets interrupted in the middle of the last scene? God bless DVRs.

[Photo: The CW]

by (@missmuttoo)

The 2013 People’s Choice Nominations: It’s A Battle Between The Vampires, The Hunters, Superheroes And More!

2012 People's Choice Nominations List

It’s time to get your fandom on! The 2012 People’s Choice Awards nominations were announced a little earlier today, and fortunately, most of our favorites were included. As always though, we have certain “packs” if you will, and you’re going to have choose who to pick. It’s tough, we know. Look at the full list here.

The Hunters: The Hunger GamesSnow White and the HuntsmanJennifer LawrenceChris HemsworthKristen Stewart, Josh Hutcherson

The Strippers: Channing Tatum, Magic Mike — no others necessary

The SuperheroesAndrew GarfieldChris Evans, Chris HemsworthChristian Bale, Robert Downey, Jr.,  Arrow, The AvengersThe Dark Knight Rises, The Amazing Spider-man

The Vampires: Kristen Stewart, The Vampire Diaries, Nina Dobrev, True Blood, Ian Somerhalder, Paul Wesley

The Hot Girls: Mila Kunis, Anne Hathaway, Cameron Diaz, Stana Katic, Emma Stone, Scarlett Johansson, Reese WitherspoonJennifer Aniston, Charlize Theron, everyone mentioned above

The Hot DudesJohnny DeppJoseph Gordon-Levitt, Will Smith, Bradley Cooper, Zac Efron, Jake GyllenhaalJared PadaleckiJensen Ackles, everyone mentioned above

You know the drill. Whether you’re a Vampire Diaries fan, The Hunger Games fanatic, The Amazing Spider-Man champion, a Supernatural junkie, A Dark Knight Rises champion, or a fool for The Avengers … your vote counts!

[Photos: Getty Images]

 

by (@shalapitcher)

Congrats, Kat Graham! If She Did, In Fact, Just Get Engaged?

Kat Graham and Cottrell Guidry got engaged recently, according to some reports

If the rumors are true, Kat Graham is having the best year ever. E! Online reports that Cottrell Guidry, boyfriend of the Vampire Diaries witch/infectious pop star, posted and then deleted their engagement announcement on Facebook. He also recently posted an Instagram of his feet and dog with the caption #WaitingforWifey, which some are taking as a confirmation.
An Instagram post from Cottrell Guidry

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The Vampire Diaries: 5 Ways Elena Is So Much Cooler As A Vampire

Nina Dobrev plays her much cooler vampire self on the Vampire Diaries

Though I find Stefan’s self-help guru speeches on The Vampire Diaries to be a bit on the cloying side, he kind of has a point about Elena: She needs to enjoy herself more now that she’s one of them. And as she starts to realize that herself (and thankfully, no one uttered the phrase “heightened emotions” once during last night’s episode), we’re having a lot more fun watching her. The victimized little orphan of seasons past is making room for a much cooler girl who is not to be messed with. Here are 5 things that we love so much more about Elena 2.0.

1. She gets to make that scary veiny, black-eyed hiss face (above) a lot these days.


2. She’s got a toy boy of her own now. While she pretends to have resolved her Salvatore love triangle, it’s looking like her lust for ex-boyfriend Matt is a fun little thing on the side, too. They even met at their old makeout spot! Read more…

by (@shalapitcher)

The Vampire Diaries Is Doing Its Darndest To Make You Team Damon

Ian Somerhalder

There was a while when The Vampire Diaries did its best to keep us just as torn between Salvatore brothers as Elena herself was (and Katherine before her!). We were equally in love with Stefan’s sweet nature (not to mention those perfectly sculpted shoulders), as we were with Damon’s wry humor and piercing eyes. Not so much, anymore. Elena said she chose Stefan once and for all last week — but her rationale was super shaky. She chose him because he would have saved Matt first, whereas Damon would have ignored her wishes and saved her? The path of “good” can only take you so far, hon. By last night’s “Memorial,” we were convinced that Kevin Williamson, Julie Plec and company are going to spend a lot of time building the case for Elena to change her mind. Here’s how:

1. Oh, god, that scene of Elena drinking his blood nearly gave us a heart attack. The chemistry between Nina Dobrev and Ian Somerhalder CANNOT be hidden.

Nina Dobrev and Ian Somerhalder

2. Damon’s no longer the voice of unchecked impulses but of reason. “Vampires eat people. It’s part of the natural food pyramid,” he says. Stefan’s so intent on protecting Elena from his own “Ripper” fate, he’s blind to the consequences.
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We Can Name At Least 6 More Rabid Groups To Add To Vulture’s 25 Most Dedicated Fan Bases List

8 More Rabid Fan Bases

Vulture released it’s 25 Most Devoted Fan Bases list today, and you know we immediately clicked through to make sure they had Twihards on there. Of course they did, as well as Mad Men, Harry Potter and a host of other pop culture entities that turn fans into drooling, trembling puddles of love. We couldn’t help but notice that there were some obvious exclusions however, so we went ahead and hyped the fan bases who we think are more than rabid enough to make the list.

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The Vampire Diaries Season 4 Premiere: Play Name That Quote With “Growing Pains”

Paul Wesley and Ian Somerhalder

OK, I may have just watched the season premiere of The Vampire Diaries twice in a row, but I believe this is by no means a sign of an unhealthy obsession. I’m merely dedicated to my job! Also, after crying and yelling at Elena through the TV and trying to send Matt some kind of telepathic hug, hyperventilating during the Caroline-and-Tyler/Klaus scene and pausing the screen to gaze into Damon’s eyes, I realized I’d missed some choice quotes, so I just had to review the fundamentals, you know? Now that I’m an expert at everything that was said during “Growing Pains,” I’m going to challenge you to a little game. Name the characters that said these great quotes…

Candice Accola and Michael Trevino

1. “And now the world has one more quarterback.”

2. “We’ll cross that bridge when we come to it.”

3. “I love you, and it’s because I love you that I can’t be selfish with you.”

4. “I am that selfish, but you already knew that.”

5. “I’ll be with you forever … if I want.”

6. “Easy, love. Wrong time, wrong place, wrong equipment.”

7. “You can’t possibly hate me more than I hate myself.”

8. “You don’t have to live with that; you get to live with that.”

9. “I’m smiling.”
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