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Thanks to my pal Lynn (@justlynn01) for reminding me that I needed to post about this! As many of you know, our beloved Daniel Gillies (Elijah) has been trying to raise money for a project of his, a movie titled Broken Kingdom that he directed and starred in. Well it looks like Broken Kingdom is only a little over $4,000 away from becoming fully funded. You can donate HERE.

But that’s not all, tomorrow is Daniel Gillies birthday, and what better way to wish him a Happy Birthday, than to donate to his cause, and help his project get fully funded. The film also stars Daniel’s wife Rachael Leigh Cook. You might be asking, “What’s Broken Kingdom?” Here’s a short synopsis, and then a video about the film from Daniel, Rachael and producers.

LOGLINE
Two stories weave their way from the harrowing slums of Bogota to the lofty hills of Hollywood.

SYNOPSIS
BOGOTA – JASON AND SERAFINAAmerican writer Jason Hollister has withdrawn to the shadows of Bogotá, Colombia.

When Jason rescues a teenage prostitute after a violent attack, a strange relationship blooms between them. The young girl, Serafina, ignites Jason’s all-but-extinct desire to write. In turn, Jason negotiates this peculiar ‘muse’ into his world… Hiring her to be his companion.

With her departure from the formidable slums, Serafina is seduced with a poisonous delusion: the opportunity of a different life. A deep yearning is unlocked as Jason inevitably comes to represent hope and change.

This initial harmony is short-lived however, as Jason catapults deeper into a creative cocoon. Employing every strategy of distraction to usurp his attention, Serafina is met only with defiance and anger.

The emotional landscape of this unusual friendship soars and plummets as they walk inexorably through their tangled fate.

HOLLYWOOD – MARILYN AND CHRIS
Marilyn is an enigmatic 28-year-old teacher at a Los Angeles day-care.

Her story begins when she accosts and then interrogates the white father (Chris) of an African-American boy (Julian) one day after school. Though the situation is swiftly resolved, it takes an unusual turn.

The following day, Chris invites Marilyn on a date.

She accepts.

As their relationship ensues Marilyn’s peculiar fascination with Julian is enough to disturb Chris.

Only towards the end of this tale do we begin to understand the intricacies of her preoccupation and the details of her savage fate.

Broken Kingdom is a dramatic feature film starring Rachael Leigh Cook, Daniel Gillies, Darren Le Gallo and Seymour Cassel. Executive producers: Chris Ouwinga and Darryn Welch.

Words can not express how much a I love this chick. Sorry I just had to get that out of my system…lol PopSugarTV caught up with Kat Graham at the Global Green Pre-Oscars Party on February 22nd. Here she talks about what’s coming up for Bonnie and Elena, Global Green, ISF and her upcoming new single and video! LOVE her gorgeous green eyeshadow!

Hey guys, I know we can do this. Andrea of Nina Dobrev Network has a campaign going to raise $2300 in honor of Nina Dobrev’s birthday. She and Free the Children have come together and created a page where you can make your donation. Please head on over and make your donation. It will mean a lot to Nina, so please help make this campaign a success. You can also click the banner above and it will take you to the donation page. Thanks guys!

On December 10th, Kat Graham and Ian Somerhalder hosted the event The Ripple Effect, a charity dinner to benefit The Water Project. Several cast members and crew from The Vampire Diaries were also in attendance to show their support for the cause. Michael Trevino, Nina Dobrev, Julie Plec, Kevin Williamson. As well as former guest stars Bianca Lawson and Arielle Kebble. Here are a few photos from the event (view more over at Katerina Graham Source), and a couple of video interviews with Nina and Ian from Mingle Media TV. You can view more celebrity interviews from the event on their YouTube channel.

Video Interviews with Ian And Nina by Mingle Media Network

The CW has just recently launched a new feature on their website, Causes to Care About. The page includes several CW actors and information about each cause they support. Vampire Diaries cast members Nina Dobrev, Ian Somerhalder, Paul Wesley, Kat Graham and Joseph Morgan are listed.

Via Press Release:

December 7, 2011 (Burbank, CA) – The CW has launched Causes to Care About, an online destination where viewers can learn more about the charities embraced by the stars of their favorite CW shows, and donate to their favorite causes this holiday season.
Fans can go to causes.cwtv.com to find videos from stars of many of The CW’s primetime shows, in which each actor talks about why their chosen charity is one close to their heart. The site will also link to each actor’s chosen charity, so fans can easily donate directly to them.

Here are the causes each one supports:

Nina Dobrev – Free the Children

Ian Somerhalder – Ian Somerhalder Foundation

Paul Wesley – Global Roots

Kat Graham – Ian Somerhalder Foundation/The Ripple Effect

Joseph Morgan – Positive Women

Click the links above to view each actor’s personal page, information on how to support and/or watch their personal message.

Also, today is Ian Somerhalder’s 33rd birthday! And what better way to celebrate than donating to his cause The Ian Somerhalder Foundation. View his birthday project message below! And we at Vampire Diaries Online would like to wish Ian a very Happy Birthday, and wish him many more to come!

One of our TVD Family members, Michael, is in need due to having surgery and taking an unpaid medical leave. He has decided to auction off this photo signed by 12 members of the cast of The Vampire Diaries. And will be adding more items from his experience of being an extra on the show. If you are not interested in bidding on the photo, please consider sending him a donation via the Paypal donation button below to help him and his family during this stressful time.





Want to win a seat next to Paul Wesley at a charity benefit for Global Roots in December? Check this out!

On a recent vacation to Italy, Paul Wesley and his wife, Torrey Devitto met Global Roots founder Rick Montgomery. Global Roots is a philanthropic organization that focuses on the “protection and nurturing of children in areas of famine and social unrest,” by donating food and supplies to children in need around the world, according to its official website.

Both Paul and Torrey have chosen to work with Global Roots, and head on over to their page on the Global Roots site to see how you can get involved, and possibly win a seat next to Paul and Torrey at a dinner that will be held in December!

My good friend and resident recapper, Mak will be attending this year’s Unleashed Bash on the Bayou hosted by Ian Somerhalder as one of the lucky club members, and she has 4 tickets, with preferred seating to give away! Here are the deets!

BIG FABULOUS DRAWING! Four lucky winners will attend St. Tammany Humane Society’s Event:  UNLEASHED-”Bash on the Bayou” on Saturday, November 12th, 2011 at 7:00 pm at the Castine Center in Mandeville, Louisiana.  Oh, and did I mention MEET IAN SOMERHALDER!

Cost to enter the drawing: any donation $5 or above (higher donations appreciated)!  Missed out on Vampire Diaries conventions because of the cost?  What a great bargain! Just $5 enters you in the drawing (or those generous souls can open your heart and your wallet and donate more!), four winners to be announced on October 25!  That’s SOON!  Hit the DONATE button NOW and enter your information!

These tickets are PREFERRED SEATING! You will be sitting closer to Ian’s table than you would with a regular general admission ticket! Closer to Ian–photo ops!  Cuddle ops (hey, take a look at my pic–this could be YOU)!

Check the Event Poster above. Three great bands!  Dancing!  Silent Auction!  Open bar!  Catering by some of New Orleans most famous restaurants!  Make new friends and meet old friends, both human and furry!  Face value of each ticket is $75 in advance, $100 at the door (if there are any left), so this is a great bargain and a great way to contribute to this worthy cause.

***ALL PROCEEDS OF THIS DRAWING WILL GO TO ST. TAMMANY HUMANE SOCIETY!!***

Not only do you get to have a great time at Unleashed with Ian; but you will also be helping homeless animals!

St. Tammany Humane Society is the only non-profit animal sheltering and welfare organization serving St. Tammany Parish, and they rely primarily on the assistance of the community they serve to care for the more than 1,000 orphaned pets that enter their shelter each year.  They offer a variety of services and have developed several programs to give these companion animals a second chance and a new leash on life!!

Don’t miss this fun night of  great music, food, drinks and IAN! :)

Head on over to Mak’s blog and click the donate button on her sidebar to enter!


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