Comic-Con was the place to be this weekend! Stars gathered at the San Diego Convention Center for a weekend filled with celebrities discussing and previewing their action, sci-fi, and adventure projects, and, of course mingling with the their die-hard fans. X-Men: Days of Future Past co-stars Anna Paquin (in McQ Alexander McQueen), Jennifer Lawrence (in Alexander McQueen), and Halle Berry were all smiles as they arrived to discuss the upcoming installment; Comic-Con first-timer Sandra Bullock (in Roland Mouret) made her debut at the preview of her new film Gravity, in which she plays an astronaut lost in space; and Emily Blunt (in Wes Gordon) and Tom Cruise met up on the carpet before manning the booth for their film Edge of Tomorrow, out next summer. Click the photo above to see more the panels, debuts and star arrivals from the convention!
True Blood star Anna Paquin welcomed twins Charlie and Poppy with husband and co-star Stephen Moyer, last September and she showed off her post-baby at the season six premiere in Los Angeles this week. Walking the “blood red” carpet in a form-fitting David Koma LBD, we had to ask what her secret was for snapping back into her svelte shape. The trick? Stroller duty! ”I have always been pretty active, but pushing a double jogging stroller is not specifically easy,” Paquin told InStyle.com. “It’s a good workout. I’m not kidding, push that stroller!” On it! Don’t miss Paquin return as Sookie Stackhouse when True Blood premieres June 16 at 9 p.m. on HBO.
Plus, see Anna’s beauty transformation.
— Nicola Jones
The Oscars party circuit is still on fire in Hollywood leading up to tomorrow’s big festivities! Co-stars reunited when best leading actress nominee Jessica Chastain (Zero Dark Thirty) and Viola Davis paused for a snap at the Sixth Annual Women in Film pre-Oscars reception, held at Fig & Olive in Los Angeles and hosted by their fellow co-star and Academy Award winner, Octavia Spencer. (The group starred together in last year’s tearjerker The Help). Meanwhile, new parents and True Blood co-stars Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer coordinated their navy blue outfits at the Great British Film Reception, which was held at the home of the British Consul, General Dame Barbara Hay.
Plus, see more of the Oscars parties from this week!
True Blood’s two hottest vampires amped up the sex appeal last night, and for a good cause! Real-life married couple Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer attended Tom Ford’s cocktail party at his Beverly Hills boutique, held to benefit Project Angel Food. The organization delivers meals created by professional chefs to homebound people suffering from serious illnesses like HIV/AIDS. The couple, who just welcomed twins in September, will return to HBO this summer for the sixth season of the salacious, New Orleans-based vampire show.
Plus, see more of this week’s parties!
In honor of True Blood star Anna Paquin’s birthday—she turns 30 today!—we pulled a Sookie Stackhouse and “read the mind” of set hairstylist Dennis Parker to find out how to get her signature waves. To start, Parker preps the star’s strands by applying a volumizing mousse, followed by a generous spritz of White Sands Liquid Texture Firm Hold. “I spray the product on each individual section that I am about to curl,” he said. “It has incredible memory to provide long-lasting waves with a flexible hold and amazing shine, which is exactly what I need for long hours on set.” Parker then wraps each section around a large-barrel curling iron, and once the ringlets have cooled, he gently tousles the style to add extra volume. Pick up a bottle for $19 at whitesandsproducts.com.
Plus, see Paquin’s transformation!
The True Blood panel at Comic Con was major eye candy! Star Anna Paquin squished in between Joe Manganiello and Alexander Skarsgård to chat about the show, as well as show off her growing baby bump (she’s expecting twins with real-life husband and co-star Stephen Moyer) in a gray patterned two-piece. In celebration of another Anna win—because with that role, how is she not?!—we’re taking a look back at her Hollywood transformation, from an 11-year old Oscar-winner to Sookie Stackhouse and beyond. See Anna’s many looks through the years by clicking through the gallery.
The third season finale of The Vampire Diaries airs tonight on The CW! We’re counting down until 8/7c to find out if Elena Gilbert (Nina Dobrev) will finally choose between Salvatore brothers Stefan (Paul Wesley) and Damon (real-life love Ian Somerhalder)? She has a tough decision to make—and she’s not the first one caught in love-torn situation. Plenty of television shows rely on the good versus evil love triangle, including True Blood, Revenge, and more. Click through the gallery to see more epic TV three-person romances that have kept us tuning in week after week.
Congratulations, Anna Paquin! The Oscar-winning actress and her husband of two years, Stephen Moyer, are expecting their first child together. “Stephen and I will have a beautiful bouncing baby don’t you think? I’m so thankful I have his support, and your support,” Paquin Tweeted. The True Blood co-stars are adding to a brood that already includes Billy, 12, and Lila, 10—Moyer’s two children from a previous relationship. Click through to see more Hollywood moms-to-be!