True Blood is back tonight! Last summer’s season finale ended with the epic destruction of Bill (Stephen Moyer) when he drank the blood of the vampire Lilith. In the premiere episode of season six, debuting tonight on HBO at 9 p.m., the aftermath sets in. Bill is scarier than ever as he wreaks havoc on Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin) and her gang. “He is pretty mean,” Moyer told InStyle.com at the show’s premiere in Los Angeles this week. “He is out to find out what he is and what he can do and he doesn’t know. He doesn’t know what his powers are. He doesn’t know what his purpose is.” Scroll down to find out more of what you can look out for this season. More
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
Joe Manganiello is famous for his biceps, triceps, and all those other ‘ceps—he’s even writing a fitness book to share all his workout tips! And considering that bikini season is just around the corner, we pulled the True Blood star (in Hugo Boss) aside at Muhammad Ali’s Celebrity Fight Night Founder’s Club Dinner in Phoenix this weekend to ask: What’s on his workout playlist? “Metal! Lately, we’ve been doing a combination of either [Pandora's] Metallica channel or the Audio Slave channel,” Manganiello told InStyle.com. “Those give you all of that 90′s music—like Sound Garden, Alice in Chains stuff. It pumps you up.” Aren’t you pumped just thinking about it? Summer, here we come!
Plus, see more of the sexiest celebrity abs.
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Joy to the World: True Blood’s Joe Manganiello to Release Fitness Book (and Arnold Schwarzenegger Is Helping!)Mar 11, 2013 @ 1:00 pm
How is Joe Manganiello prepping for swimsuit season? By putting pen to paper! The True Blood hunk announced last week that he plans to release a book all about fitness this holiday season, and he gave us more details about his journey into self-help at the 10th annual John Varvatos Stuart House Benefit this weekend. “[The book] will give you all the tips you need,” he told InStyle.com of his upcoming release, named Joe Manganiello’s Evolution: The Cutting-Edge Guide to Breaking Down Mental Walls and Building the Body You’ve Always Wanted. “It’s everything I’ve learned from over two decades of training with some of the best trainers on earth.” And there will be a special guest contributor, he noted: “My buddy, Arnold Schwarzenegger, is helping out with it.” Doesn’t this just pump you up?!
Plus, see more of the sexiest celebrity abs.
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!
Whether Alexander Skarsgard is portraying vampire Eric Northman on True Blood, filming a thriller named Hidden in which he hides in bomb shelters, or perfecting his come-hither look as the face of Calvin Klein’s new men’s fragrance, Encounter, the man oozes sexiness. And he knows it. “That’s what’s fascinating about this job,” the actor told InStyle.com at the New York launch of the fragrance, hosted by CK’s men’s creative director Italo Zucchelli at McKittrick Hotel’s Gallow Green rooftop garden bar. “The characters that you get to dive into are so different. You always get to explore a different side of your personality, and I learn a lot about myself that way.” And what he learned about himself through Calvin Klein is the power an image has to make something sexy—with no words at all. (Something that would come in handy if he lands the part as Christian Grey in Fifty Shades of Grey, which many believe this campaign took inspiration from.) “As an actor you usually have to say something,” he continued, Stella Artois beer in hand (though we were hoping for some True Blood). “But this I had to come up with in my head. And I’m really happy with how it came out.” Take one look at the clip above and you’ll be happy, too! Calvin Klein’s Encounter is in stores now; find it for $72 at macys.com. “I shower in it,” Skarsgard joked.
Plus, see more news from True Blood—even though it’s between seasons!
True Blood’s season finale airs tonight, and we can’t wait to see our favorite Bon Temps vampires back in action. Now that it’s ending, there’s one thing Alexander Skarsgård will have to guard himself of when not playing the dreamy Eric. “People ask me to bite them,” the Swedish-born actor told InStyle. “But I’m a nice guy. I don’t bite.” That said, he does come across a lot of fake blood on set. How does it smell? “Not great at all,” he said. “It’s very sticky and sweet, and I’ve been covered in it from head to bloody toe!” Tune in to HBO tonight at 9 p.m. EST to watch him, and see the rest of the shenanigans Sookie, Bill, and Eric are up to, and catch more of our interview with Skarsgard (the new face of Calvin Klein’s men’s fragrance Encounter) on page 166 of InStyle’s September issue, on newsstands now.
Plus, check out the True Blood Forsaken beauty line.
True Blood’s new Forsaken beauty collection is here early! HSN put the lineup—including body cream, body veil, candle, diffusers, nail polishes (one is scented!), and a fragrance—up for pre-sale on its Facebook page today, one day before it launches on HSN and HSN.com. Even True Blood cast member Kristin Bauer van Straten—also known as sexy vampire Pam—is excited to get her hands on the Deborah Lippmann portion of the offering, like the lacquer named “Let It Bleed” and the manicurist’s first-ever lipstick, “Bite Me.” “I love the colors,” she told InStyle.com. “It’s an animal-friendly, sexy line, which are two things that women like. Of course, it’s very Pam.” Click through the gallery to preview the entire Forsaken assortment, available on facebook.com/hsn for $25 to $60.