We’ve all been digging Kat Graham’s sexy, girl-power anthem “Put Your Graffiti on Me” lately, and we couldn’t help but picture what would happen if the song were blasting at one of those lavish Mystic Falls events on The Vampire Diaries. How much would you love seeing an Original booty popping? Well, that actually happened. Off-camera, unfortunately.
“We got a sneak peek of the video ahead of time, so Claire Holt [Rebekah] and myself definitely spent the remainder of the day going ‘tag me’ and making the little cowbell [sound],” Candice Accola, a.k.a. “Vampire Barbie” Caroline Forbes, told us on the red carpet of the Elle Women in Music Awards. Accola is a singer too, but lately she’s been showing off her skills to a more intimate audience.
“I’m in a ’90s cover band with a bunch of the crew members, and we played our wrap party,” she said. We’re not sure what they played, but she did say that to prepare she downloaded Kriss Kross’ “Jump,” Naughty by Nature’s “O.P.P.” and Weezer’s “El Scorcho.”
While she’s been making Vampire Diaries stars weep and cheer for three seasons as teenage witch extraordinaire Bonnie Bennett, Kat Graham, an admitted workaholic, has been gearing up to make us wiggle our hips and pump our fists with her music. And no, she’s not doing it wearing Bonnie’s subdued cardigans and blazers. We already discussed the curve-hugging, blinged-out look she wore to the NewNowNext Awards last week that was “all about the ass.” Now, let’s take a closer look at the dress and holy-s— shoes she donned to visit Big Morning Buzz Live yesterday. It’s a pretty darn appropriate look to promote her single, “Put Your Graffiti on Me,” wouldn’t you say?
Kat Graham and her date Perez Hilton did their darndest to blind us on the red carpet of the NewNowNext Awards last week: Perez with his brand-new abs and Kat with the blingiest corset we’ve ever seen. The two were actually in matching outfits from The Blonds. “It’s very Britney/Justin 2000,” the Vampire Diaries star said of their matching outfit. “That [denim] was iconic. He had the cowboy hat, we have diamonds and studs.”
Kat has certainly been enjoying showing off her curves as she promotes her new single, “Put Your Graffiti on Me.” “I’m all about the sexy part of you,” she told us. “It’s all about the ass in this dress. I think it’s going well so far.”
Warning! This is gonna be a gushy post.
Ian Somerhalder is obviously incredibly handsome (those eyes!) but the most beautiful thing about him is his compassion for animals. (There’s that gushing we talked about earlier.) The Vampire Diaries star was honored at the Human Society’s annual Genesis Awards last week, which celebrates entertainers who support causes that protect our furry friends. Ian manages his own foundation that supports environmental and animal causes, and recently turned his birthday into a fundraising opportunity. Our interview on the red carpet was an educational experience, with Ian dropping knowledge about overfishing, conserving the Everglades and simple methods of spaying and neutering strays. It was like college, but compacted into a three minute interview with the best looking man on the planet. In other words, heaven!
Our favorite part of our convo was Ian describing how he’s currently in the process of rescuing four kittens born on the Vampire Diaries set. Once he humanely traps, spays and brings them all home, the kitties will bring his animal count up to ten. Somer-dorable.
Hey Nina Dobrez – well played, girl.
Today is Mardi Gras, and you know what that means, right!? Yeah, neither do we. Something about eating a lot on a Tuesday? All we know is that if you’re down in New Orleans, you’re in for the biggest party of your life! There are floats, beads, goofy hats, and enough booze to fill the Gulf of Mexico. The Big Easy is party central today, so strike up the zydeco and head on down the gallery below to see which of your favorite stars hail from the great city of New Orleans. They’ve got heartthrob vampires like Ian Somerhalder, Oscar winners like Reese Witherspoon and even a killer rapper or two (what’s up, Weezy?). Click the gallery for many more!
Is there anything sexier than a vampire? How about two sexy shirtless vampire brothers…who both happen to be in love with you…a woman who is also exceedingly sexy? The limit is zero…the sexiness limit does not exist! Entertainment Weekly’s three new Vampire Diaries covers feature all the best combination of stars Nina Dobrev, Paul Wesley and those notches under Ian Somerhalder’s abs. Is there a name for those? Can someone make up a spooky word for them if there isn’t?
The multiple covers also seem to solve the central dilemma of the show: just get a bigger bed, you guys! And extremely nice sheets! Check out all three covers in all their paranormal glory, as well as even more exclusive pics from the cover shoot, at EW.com. Because if Damon, Elena and Stefan can’t resolve their eerie love triangle when they’re at their most nude, then when can they? Then when can they?
[Photo: Entertainment Weekly]
We the people, vote you Ian Somerhalder and Nina Dobrev, the cutest couple ever. Seriously, if there were an award for being adorable and ridiculously attractive together, they would win it. The People’s Choice Awards took place last night, and the Vampire Diaries duo — yay for the kiss in the last episode, BTW — arrived looking pretty fly. Ian, or the “Smolderholder,” wore a natty gray suit and looked like he was straight out of a commercial. Nina wore a sweet, green Elie Saab dress, which the whole theater got a good look at as she won the award for Favorite TV Drama Actress. Being the good boyfriend, Ian tweeted, “Congratulations Nina!!! You won!!!! People DO like you. You rock babe, truly.” We’re feeling the love, guys!
So, we’re going to go out on a limb here, based on the fact that Damon Salvatore won our Favorite Vampire of 2011 poll by a landslide (sorry, Twilighters!) and Nina Dobrev came in a very close second place to Taylor Swift in our Best-Dressed Celebrity of 2011 contest, that you guys are pretty excited about the return of The Vampire Diaries tonight. Yeah, we’re counting down the minutes, too. And to pass the time, we thought we’d gather all the spoilers and teasers we’ve read about the second half of season three:
» Executive producer Julie Plec promised TVLine that “there will be a payoff” for all the Damon/Elena tension that’s been torturing us for years. “What it is and when it happens, may be surprising to people.” And Plec went on to tell TVGuide.com: “Now that Stefan is out of the picture, in her mind there’s a way to free herself up and allow that tension to come out and play.” But in the minus column for the elder Salvatore bro, he’ll be “acting out, day-drinking, pouting and being generally curmudgeonly.”
» Then again, E! Online’s Kristin says there will be an “epic kiss” coming soon, though she didn’t reveal whose lips were involved.
We’re not shy about our vampire obsession around here. And even as angels and werewolves and dystopian battlefields take over the screens and bookshelves, it doesn’t look like sexy bloodsuckers are going anywhere. Sure, they experience a bit of boom and bust, but a look back at the last 100 years in pop culture proves their undying staying power. In 2011, our blood was stirred by a nice crop of undead seducers, from Eric and Bill on True Blood to Damon and Stefan on The Vampire Diaries to the entire morally upstanding Cullen family. There were others who leapt from the pages of books whose racy covers we sometimes had to keep hidden — Bloodlines, the spinoff of YA series Vampire Academy, made its debut; Jeaniene Frost’s Night Huntress series is still going strong, and in City of Fallen Angels, the latest from Cassandra Clare’s Mortal Instruments series, vampire Simon went from best friend to hot commodity. There were even a couple of “nonfiction” vamps who made it onto our 2011 list.
Before you check out our 25 faves, watch who such celebrity vampire experts as True Blood’s Joe Manganiello and Twilight’s Elizabeth Reaser, and non-experts like Andrew W.K., Robin Thicke and Questlove would nominate for Vampire of the Year. Because we just declared that a thing.
Now, take a look at our top 25, vote on your faves and let us know in the comments if we missed any of your favorites.
If it weren’t for all his smoldering Twitpics, it would be kind of hard to tell that the Ian Somerhalder of Twitter is the same Ian Somerhalder who brings selfish (but softening!) vampire Damon Salvatore to life on The Vampire Diaries every week. He floods his feed with heartfelt (well, downright earnest) comments on the environment and animal cruelty every day (tweets like: “#sharks win big today in California! Thanks Gov Brown for signing #AB376″; “WTF?! This is crazy.What possesses you to swing chicken with a rope?How miserable of a human must you be!?” and the Black Friday criticism, “Stores should be ashamed. Family Is all we have, the foundation of our country and our world.Just my 2 cents,may not matter but I said it.”) There are also several references to shooting TVD, like this teaser, which drove fans crazy: “Of course 1st day back from a stuffing-your-face holiday, Damon Salvatore is naked… WTF?!”
But in the days leading up to the former Lost star’s 33rd birthday today, Ian has been extra warm and fuzzy, as he’s using the big day to raise money for his year-old Ian Somerhalder Foundation. He posted a long message to fans last week thanking them for all the presents they’ve sent him in the past, but asked that this year they donate to ISF, which has the not-too-modest goal of promoting green energy, slowing deforestation, preventing animal cruelty and supporting no-kill shelters. There’s also a bunch on the ISF site about helping kids, too. Not bad for a guy who pretends to rip out people’s throats for a living.
Judging by his recent tweets, the response to his birthday wish has been good so far. He even posted a talking-cat card to thank everyone, but we’re still waiting to see if he can hold to his promise to email a thank you to every single person who donates. In the meantime, the rest of us shallow folk will content ourselves with looking at Ian’s awesome Twitpics and other photos of him as a bloodsucking creature and a pretty good human.
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[Photos: Twitter, The CW]