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True Blood Fans, You Can’t Save (Spoiler), But You Can Save The Elephants!

Attention, True Blood fans. Once you’re done rioting in the streets (blogs) over last night’s season finale, we have a suggestion for how you can channel all that energy into something positive: saving real-life elephants instead of fictional hot vampires. Last week, during our Very VH1 Spreecast with Kristin Bauer Van Straten (Pam), she showed off a portrait she painted of her vampire “daddy,” Eric.
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True Blood’s Kristin Bauer Van Straten Describes “Really Emotional” Pam And Eric Scene

Throughout season 6 of True Blood, there’s been speculation about a huge death happening. Were the rumors just referring to Terry, Nora or Steve, or is someone even closer to our hearts about to bite it? What we do know is that the scene at the end of the season’s penultimate episode — in which Pam tells Eric, “Don’t you dare leave me,” and he cocks his head and rockets away — nearly killed us. In yesterday’s Very VH1 Spreecast with Kristin Bauer Van Straten, she told us that she basically felt the same way.
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Very VH1: True Blood‘s Kristin Bauer Van Straten Will Answer Your Burning Season 6 Questions


Along with being super excited to Spreecast with True Blood’s Kristin Bauer Van Straten on today’s Spreecast, I am insanely nervous. What if I ask the wrong thing and she goes all angry Pam on me? J/K. Acting! But anyway, I need your support here — even though I have a million questions about the show, Sunday’s season finale and Kristin’s career, this is all about you guys and your questions. So tune in here at 2:30 pm ET and switch to full view to participate in the chat. In case you need some inspiration, here’s a clip of a fantastic Pam scene from a few episodes back:
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True Blood‘s Kristin Bauer Van Straten Will Mock Our Pain On Very VH1

True Blood Pam

We still have chills from the last scene of Sunday night’s True Blood. The wrought relationship between Pam and her maker Eric is always interesting to explore. And guess what? You can explore it with Pam herself, Kristin Bauer Van Straten, on Thursday at 2:30 pm ET (11:30 PT) on our Very VH1 Spreecast. You can hit that link, catch the ‘cast after the jump, or come back here tomorrow, when we’ll be jumping up and down with excitement with, like, a dozen more posts about this.
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Pam And Tara: True Blood’s Cutest Couple? Discuss!

Last season on True Blood, we saw the beginnings of a crazy but hot — and strangely cute — pairing between Pam and her new vampire “daughter” Tara. (OK, when you use those incestuous terms, it’s a little less hot, but you know what we mean.) When VH1 News hit the red carpet for the premiere of season six, we asked the stars — and author Charlaine Harris — what they thought of the chemistry between the angry lady fangers, played by Kristin Bauer van Straten and Rutina Wesley.

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True Blood Is Naked-er Than Ever: An Episode In 8 Nudes And One Sweatsuit

Ryan Kwanten as Jason Stackhouse in True Blood

Oh, thank you, HBO. For bringing True Blood back so quickly for season five after a too short season four, and for proving time and time again that any story worth telling is a story worth telling with at least one fully nude character in the scene. Last night’s season premiere had, by our count seven actors naked or mostly naked — and the sheer variety of situations that called for them to shed their clothing was quite impressive. The only downside: For some reason Joe Manganiello’s Alcide remained clothed for his two scenes. Maybe, with Magic Mike coming in a few weeks, he feared over-exposure of his abs? Joe, let assure you that this is impossible. Anyway, we thought all those nekkid bodies would provide an excellent framework for discussing the episode:

1. Jason Stackhouse answers the door to Reverend Newland completely naked, for no apparent reason. It did nicely contrast how confident he is with his looks, even after everything that’s happened to him, with how completely vulnerable he was once the just-turned vampire Newland glamoured him into inviting him in and then confessed his love. Then, adorably, covered in what looks like his grandma’s blanket, he tells the former anti-vampire crusader: “This dog don’t bark that way.”

2. A female werewolf changes into her (naked) human form to confront Sam about killing her pack master Marcus. She’s just as threatening as when she’s covered in fur. Sam chooses this odd moment to be ignorant of werewolf politics and takes the blame for Alcide.

3. After flying off as an owl, Sam arrives at Luna’s house and, of course is naked as he meets Emma and Luna on their doorstep. Inappropriate!

We interrupt these nude scenes for one opposite of nude scene: Pam in a Walmart sweatsuit. For all her bravado, the fact that she was willing to don that thing to be buried alive and turn Tara says so much about her love for Eric.

Kristin Bauer van Straten as Pam on True Blood

4. How many times on this show have we seen Sookie take a shower? A lot of times. This time was a real tear-jerker as she flashed back to young Tara saving her from school bullies. Sookie says she’s tired of supes interfering in her life, but man, she is hazardous to all the mortals in her life, too. This was a good way to remind us that, though to us she may have been a whiny, treacherous and super-annoying character whose death we maybe hoped for a little too hard, she apparently once had some redeeming qualities to make her deserving of Sookie’s and Lafayette’s love.
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Our 25 Favorite Vampires Of 2011

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.

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