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The Vampire Diaries' Ian Somerhalder (Damon Salvatore) with his signature fedora at Comic Con 2011.

Summer is just too damn bleak without The Vampire Diaries.

Luckily the show’s stars and producers are helping kick the butt of summer doldrums by dropping fun tidbits about Season Three, which premieres Sept. 15 on the CW (Just a few short days before my birthday!)

The premiere will take place on Elena’s 18th birthday (hey-o she’s legal! Wait, does that mean she’s a Virgo too?) and understandably, our No. 1 girl isn’t in the party mood. As for Damon, he seems to feel that Stefan will be back from his Klaus-induced rampage when he’s good and ready.

Besides the main storyline of holy-crap-where’s-Stefan and oh-my-god-I-kissed-Damon-but-he-lived, there’s an interesting scene or two in the promo, first of all, where Damon’s shirtless and Elena freaks out, naturally, AND one showing Caroline jumping in Tyler’s bed. I was so glad C survived the second season by the way. I mean, Jenna who?

As a forever Buffy The Vampire Slayer fangirl, I just had to use this photo of my girl Eliza Dusku at TVD's Comic Con 2011 panel.

Check out the full promo here.

Also keeping away the I-miss-TVD blues are numerous interviews with Ian Somerhalder who takes time out to enlighten the Damon fan about what’s going on with our favorite bad boy in the coming season, and apparently, he’s PISSED.

The following Ian Somerhalder quotes are taken from articles by ZAP 2 it and MTV, which you can read in full here and here.

On Stefan’s leaving Damon in the lurch: 

“Stefan’s left Damon here in Mystic Falls. Now he’s got to protect this girl that he loves, but that he can’t have, because it’s his brother’s girl — and even though it’s Damon, he can’t do that to his brother,” Somerhalder says. “And even if he could, she doesn’t love him anyway. She wants his brother. So when he finally sees Stefan, it’s like, ‘I tried for two seasons to get you to do this and now you’re off running around with this idiot.’ That’s all Damon wanted in Season 1, was his brother to run around with him and munch on sorority girls and bring down the house wherever they went, and Stefan said no. Now he’s left Damon here all by himself, to fend for himself, and protect this girl who is 150 years his junior. He’s not happy about it.”

On Damon keeping his edge in Season Three:

“This is a hundred-episode arc of a character, and he can’t just be one-dimensional. I was worried that Damon was becoming this hero, and Kevin [Williamson] said ‘No, he’s not the hero. He needs to be, but he’s the anti-hero, because he’s supposed to be not hurting people, but that’s not his nature.’ So he slips, and his response is ‘Screw this.’ Now, I think that struggle, that push and pull for Damon is what’s going to make this season interesting for me as an actor and interesting for Damon as a character. I don’t want to lose that quote-unquote ‘bad’ side of Damon.”

On why Elena can’t turn from Damon:

“The dynamics happening between Damon and Elena…they sort of like poke fun at each other, they jab at each other, she gets things from Damon that she doesn’t get from Stefan. He makes her smile. I mean, yes, he killed her brother; yes, he destroyed her life…but he makes her smile.”

And we all know one laugh can make a big difference 🙂


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Elena comforts Damon in "As I Lay Dying"

I’m not sure I can contain my happiness…..I’m sorry Stefan fans, but The Vampire Diaries Season Two finale, “As I Lay Dying,” was all about DELENA. All of my expectations were fulfilled. There were quite a few grip-the-couch-pillow-in-anticipation moments, ahem Jeremy’s ghosts, but I’m going to concentrate on the finale’s best Damon/Elena moments.

1. First of all, Damon’s about-to-die conservation was adorable: “You should have met me in 1864…you would’ve liked me.” Swoooon. Her response was beautiful: “I like you now. Just the way you are.” A friend thought it was corny, but I’m going to have to respectfully disagree.

2. I’m all about seeing how much Stefan and Damon care about each other – Stefan was willing to sacrifice all to save his brother and Damon did the same in Season One when Stefan was captured by the tomb vampires. They may try to fool us, and each other, but they truly love each other….awesome!

3. Back to the Damon bed scene – I love that Elena, finally, was able to put her “OMG I’m with Stefan” thing aside to comfort Damon in what she thought would be his last moments. He’s done so much for her, good and bad, and he had really EARNED that kiss. And just as an aside, that was NOT a kiss one gives to a boyfriend’s brother, even if he WERE dying.

4. It was pure poetry when Elena found out Damon was dying, right after she’d “shut the door” in his face when he was begging for forgiveness. Time to pay the piper Elena. After all, it’s OK to love both of them. (Good point, Katherine.)

5. Even while clammy and sweaty, Ian Somerhalder pulled off dying beautifully. He delivered those lines so convincingly…”I love you. You should know that.” Elena was sobbing,  I was sobbing. Tears were streaming my face. Logic will tell you there’s no way the show would kill off one of the most popular characters (there’s no show without him), but you’re still on proverbial tenterhooks when it appears Damon is breathing his last and finally bearing his soul, for real this time. No compulsion.

“As I Lay Dying” has completely lived up to Season One’s ending/cliffhanger, except this time, viewers should be prepared for a turning of the tables: Stefan as an evil henchman, Damon possibly good. Do you think Damon will pay his debt to Stefan by backing off from Elena when he may actually have a chance to win her? How long will Stefan be bad, anyway? (It was sadly short-lived in Season One.) Will Elena ever acknowledge her feelings for Damon?

Is it September yet? In the meantime, check out the Delena clip and the song playing in the background:

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I've created the Officially Awesome Damon Salvatore Playlist. Check out the full list at http://wovenstrands.wordpress.com.

Right now April 7 seems like a loooong way away.

To quench your Vampire Diaries (blood) thirst,  I’ve created the Officially Awesome Damon Salvatore Playlist – available in my first guest blog post on fellow WordPress blogger Woven Strands‘ site.

I’ve included an excerpt of the playlist below, but check out the rest of the Damony-delicious playlist here.

1. “Happiness is Overrated” by The Airborne Toxic Event

Recently featured in The Vampire Diaries, this song is completely Damon. “And speaking of/Little Miss Catherine/I feel swell, oh well/ Because losing you/Was something I always/Did so well.”


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Canadian actress Nina Dobrev portrays Katherine Pierce on The Vampire Diaries.

It’s hard not to be a little disgusted with The Vampire Diaries’ Elena Gilbert and Katherine Pierce – they’ve both possessed the hearts of BOTH Salvatores in their day! Lucky bees.

To honor their accomplishment and general bad-ass-ness, I thought it was time to dedicate an Eye Candy Wednesday to a couple of lucky ladies: Elena, Queen of our hearts, and Katherine, the vamp who embodies rhymes-with-witch.

For my part, I’ve got no problem giving credit where credit is due, and Canadian actress Nina Dobrev (who portrays both Katherine and Elena) argues for brunettes the world over that in fact, brunettes DO, and CAN, have more fun.

What do you think? Does Dobrev make a good Katherine and/or Elena? Which character do you like better? Personally, while Miss K makes me mad frequently, I have to acknowledge that she is one smart, self-preserving chick. With that said, in the last few episodes (ahem stabbing a were) Elena has been giving her forebear a run for her kick-butt money.

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Jimmy Kimmel joked Ian Somerhalder would make bank tips if he delivered the pizzas himself. Somerhalder just smiled.

I’ll take a large pie to go. But only if my delivery boy is Ian Somerhalder. That is all.

The charming Somerhalder (Damon from CW’s The Vampire Diaries) stopped by Jimmy Kimmel recently and revealed that 1.He co-owns a “bad-ass” pizza parlor, called McClain’s Pizzeria near Sun Valley, Idaho, and 2. He actually cooked/prepared one of their pizzas himself for Kimmel, running all over town and finally borrowing a friend’s oven.

Can I get a collective “Awwwwww?”

Somerhalder’s anecdote about the snobby pizza parlor owners at a pizza convention (Wait! Somerhalder went to a pizza convention?? LOL) and his plan to make it better next year by asking John Varvatos to design an awesome uniform was HILARIOUS.

Check out the interview below:

Anybody up for a road trip?



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Damon Salvatore can play Pictionary at my house any day.

Vampire Diaries is going strong in season two with new vamps, a mysterious werewolf curse and (!) Pictionary.

But with each new episode, my frustration on Damon’s behalf increases. In short, dear Ms. Plec and Mr. Williamson, give the elder Salvatore a break!

Damon zings Katherine outside of the Mystic Grill.

What with the double heartbreak in episode one, Elena’s manipulation in episode three and the revelation in episode four that Katherine not only really loved Stefan, she actually never cared about Damon, is getting riduciuls. It’s so ridiculous I can’t even spell the word ridiculous.

I will freely admit Ian Somerhalder is the most gorgeous man walking this planet. I am biased. I love Damon Salvatore. But seriously, you denizens of Mystic Falls: with the way you keep crushing his soul at every turn, what do you expect him to do, but go crazy and snap a neck now and then?

Throw Damon a bone. Or a wolf in a tutu. You know, something! Geeze.

Also, sort of related, but not really: I’m not sure where the S&K&E storyline is going, but I find it unrealistic that not one, but TWO women would choose Stefan over Damon. Really?? C’mon. That just ain’t right.

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Ian Somerhalder's Twitter pic

If it were up to me, Ian Somerhalder (who plays Damon in The Vampire Diaries) would be the Eye Candy honoree every Wednesday. But believe it or not, he’s today’s feature NOT because he is fantastically hot.

It’s because underneath those eyebrows, those cheekbones and those baby blues that even Frank Sinatra would envy, Ian is an all-around good person who is passionate about his hometown and the environment.

I follow Ian, a New Orleans native, on Twitter and ever since the gulf spill two months ago, he has tweeted nonstop, trying to raise awareness and encourage donations.

“Coming from the entertainment world, I’m really shaken by how quiet Hollywood is,” the actor told E! Online earlier this month. “And I say that out of respect for my peers and colleagues, but I’m really bummed that no one is really coming up to help the situation. I think a telethon is a good way to funnel money into these channels…We need to set one of those things up to really paint a picture of exactly how much devastation is here.”

Apparently he convinced someone because Monday night he and other celebrities participated in Larry King’s special two-hour telethon, Disaster in the Gulf: How You Can Help, raising $1.8 million dollars for disaster relief.

All I can say is, GO IAN! Here’s his tweet on the telethon around 2 p.m. Tuesday:

“I’m humbled and grateful for all of the support yesterday for our Gulf. The people of the Golf and especially the people of the Grand Isle want to say thank you around the world and at home. It means so much you have no idea…”

Click here to find out how you can help.

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