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Ian Somerhalder stopped by Universal Studios Hollywood to chat with “Extra”. He talks first “Vampire Diaries” fan experience, being one of People’s Most Beautiful, and his episode of the new Showtime docu-series, “Years of Living Dangerously,” which deals with climate change and religion airing this Sunday May 4th on Showtime at 10/9c.

Check out this brand new ad campaign featuring our very own Ian Somerhalder for Azzaro Pour Homme!

Kami Garcia/UnbreakableThis is exciting news! EW has released a clip of Kami Garcia’s “Unbreakable” audiobook, with our very own Candice Accola narrating!

Kami Garcia, best-selling co-author of the Beautiful Creatures series, takes on ghosts in her new paranormal thriller, Unbreakable (out Oct. 1). So who better to narrate the audiobook of Unbreakable than someone very familiar with all things paranormal? Candice Accola, who plays Caroline on TheVampire Diaries, has been tapped to read Garcia’s newest novel. “I can’t begin to describe how exited I am to have Candice Accola reading the audiobook version of Unbreakable, the first book in my new series, the Legion,” Garcia said. “I’m a hugeVampire Diaries fan, and Caroline is by far my favorite character because of Accola’s ability to show vulnerability without ever compromising strength or independence.” Check out this exclusive clip of Accola reading Unbreakable after the jump.

Check out the exclusive clip over at EW!

Check out Nina Dobrev in her new Funny or Die video! LOL

LOVE this video of Kat Graham doing her thing, hosting the red carpet for the 2012 BET Honors. This is an event where BET honors legends in the African-American community. Among some of the honorees were Stevie Wonder, Mariah Carey and Spike Lee. The show will air February 13th at 9PM EST. Thanks to Kat for sharing!

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!

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!

MTV‘s Josh Horowitz caught up with Nina Dobrev on the red carpet at the 2011 Primetime Emmys. Nina teases Vampire Diaries season 3 and talks a little bit about her new movie “The Perks of Being a Wallflower” that she just recently filmed with Emma Watson and Logan Lerman.

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Thanks to Lauren for sending us this! Check out Kat Graham’s cover art and mp3 of Paula Abdul’s “Cold Hearted Snake”! It gives me great pleasure to be able to share this with you guys! Kat wrote the verses and bridge herself, but kept the same chorus and produced the song herself! Isn’t that awesome?? And word on the street is that Paula Abdul has heard the rendition and LOVES it!

Post Updated: Thanks to Kat for uploading this really cool lyric video!

A huge congrats goes out to the amazing Kat Graham! Her first official song, “Sassy” dropped on iTunes tonight and Twitter is all a buzz with fans tweeting about it! Head on over to iTunes and check it out!

Kat Graham – “Sassy”

Sassy

Congratulations to Sonja!!

I’ve sent you an email and just waiting for your reply with your address so I can ship it to you!

Thank you so much to everyone that entered the giveaway! As I said before, this was the first of many that I will have over the course of the summer! So be on the look out for more chances to win some really cool stuff!

Winnipeg Free Press has a great article on Sara Canning and the director of Sara’s feature film Black Field. She talks about what it was like shooting the Gothic flick and how she had just finished when she got word that The Vampire Diaries had been picked up.

In creating the frontier drama, Esterhazy (who has a BA in history from the University of Winnipeg) steeped herself in the writings of Canadian pioneer women such as Susanna Moodie and Catherine Parr-Traill. “I wanted to get a sense of what their voices were like. Women writing in the 19th century presented a good opportunity to study how women wrote and thought in that period.”

The resulting lead character required Canning to likewise immerse herself in a world where she was obliged to spend much of her work day in wind, rain and mud on a Manitoba prairie. This would be the second time Canning had to rough it in Manitoba, the first being her work on the TV movie Taken in Broad Daylight, in which she played a kidnap victim.

“In that one, we were out in the middle of the night, filming in a ditch,” Canning says with a laugh. “But I really like working that way.

“I really love waking up in the morning, and saying: ‘OK, I’m stepping outside of the hotel right now and stepping into the storybook.’

“It really felt like that every day,” she says. “I remember one night shooting the scene around the campfire with Mathieu (Bourguet) and Ferron (Guerreiro) and myself and looking at them and saying, ‘How cool is this? How odd is this to be actually sitting out here in the middle of a field?’

“It really felt like something from another time. Not a lot of imagination is required,” she says. “Obviously when you’re an actor, you’re always using your imagination, but just to be surrounded and immersed in that world made things so much easier for us.”

Read the rest of the article.

Last night The Hollywood Reporter’s HeatWorld reported that Nina Dobrev has been cast in “Deathgames”, a new indie action movie starring Kellan Lutz and Samuel L. Jackson. Thanks to @TeamKatGraham for the heads up! It is suppose to be shot in Louisiana, which everyone knows is just a hop, skip and a jump for me! Here’s the scoop!

UPDATE: The movie has been shooting in Louisiana all this month, and just wrapped.

Nina Dobrev, star of CW’s “The Vampire Diaries,” has joined the cast of “Deathgames,” MPCA’s indie action movie starring Kellan Lutz and Samuel L. Jackson.

James Remar, who plays Dexter’s father on Showtime’s “Dexter,” and Derek Mears, who inhabited Jason Vorhees in the recent ”Friday the 13th,” also have been cast in the movie, which is shooting in Louisiana.

The story centers on a young man (Lutz) who is kidnapped and forced into the savage world of a modern gladiator arena, where men fight to the death for entertainment of the online masses in games orchestrated by Jackson.

Dobrev is playing Lutz’s wife.

Dobrev, repped by Innovative Artists and Noble Caplan Abrams Agency in Canada, plays young heroine Elena Gilbert in “Diaries.” Her feature credits include “Chloe,” directed by Atom Egoyan, and Screen Gems’ upcoming thriller “The Roommate” with Leighton Meester.




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