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Anna Paquin is Having a Baby

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From Entertainment Weekly:

True Blood costars Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer are expecting, their reps confirmed to EW today. The pregnancy is Paquin’s first; Moyer, 42, has two children from previous relationships. Paquin, 29, is due this fall. The couple were married in Malibu, Calif., in 2010 after meeting on the set of True Blood ‘s pilot season in 2007.

Isn’t that so, so great? I’m always like, “Wow,” too, when I remember that Anna Paquin is only twenty-nine years old, because I’ll be twenty-nine in June, and it always floors me that, though Anna seems to have been around as an adult my entire waking life, she’s just a few months older than I am. And she’s so hot, but she’s married to that Stephen Moyer dude. Much like I am over how some people are all obsessed with Alexander Skarsgard (or maybe it’s just True Blood and vampires in general), I don’t get this guy’s appeal all that much, either. He’s OK, I guess, but all I’m saying is that this baby will be genetically blessed if it ends up looking more like its mother than its father, you know?

As for True Blood, this year’s series premiere airs on June 10th, a mere three days before I turn twenty-nine. The premiere is highly anticipated by its following, and I won’t be watching. Oh! And also, how are they going to tie this into True Blood‘s story line for next year, if it’s renewed*? Are the show’s developers going to pull a Twilight and Sookie’ll give birth to a vampire baby? Is that going to explain why she’s growing a bulbous belly and is suffering debilitating morning sickness? Will there be bloodletting and vampire venom to help with the child’s delivery? Best of all, will there be werewolves present to assist in the process? Sure hope so!

*I’m totally kidding. I actually know nothing about this show. I mean, could this even potentially happen without some kind of infringement lawsuit, do you think?

Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer Got Hitched Yesterday

True Blood co-stars Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer tied the knot in Malibu yesterday. The bride wore a simple halterneck gown with Neil Lane jewels, and the groom wore a traditional dark suit. A source spoke to People and gave a generic “I was at their wedding”-type quote, “It was a beautiful evening to get married and the sunset was gorgeous. Anna and Stephen seemed very excited to celebrate their wedding day with their families and close friends.”

Isn’t that just great for them! Maybe their vampire love will inspire Kristen and Rob to do the right thing.

What Do You Guys Think of Rolling Stone‘s Latest Cover?

I know there’s a lot of people out there who feel strongly — uh, very strongly — about True Blood. I? Am not one of them. It’s not that I hate the show; it’s just that I’ve never seen it. I’m not a big vampire fan (I’ll take Freddy Krueger or ghosts any day), and televised drama series don’t really appeal to me on the whole (with the exception of 24, and we all know how that one panned out). But with the world’s current obsession with all-things-vampire, I can see how the show itself would be a bit hit.

With that in mind …

The stars of True Blood – Anna Paquin, Alexander Skarsgaard, and Stephen Moyer, namely, were photographed for cover of the notable magazine’s September issue naked, covered in blood and pushing their pale, undead genitals upon one another.  I talked to a friend of mine who’s super obsessed with the show (and with Anna Paquin) about the magazine cover, and she’s probably rubbing one out as we speak, based on how excited she was when we discussed it.

Are you like my friend?  Do you love it? Hate it? Do you even watch the show?

Don’t Mind Me, I’m Just Obsessing on Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer

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Because that is what I do these days. I don’t even understand this quote Stephen gave to Nylon magazine, but I love it:

The thing about vampirism is that it taps into a female point of view – you have an old-fashioned gentleman with manners who is a fucking killer… it’s an interesting duality, because in our present society it would be an odd thing for a woman to say, ‘I want my man to be physical with me.’ How, as a modern man, can you fucking work that? It’s one thing to be polite and gentle… But when do you know it’s OK to crawl out of the mud and rape her [as Bill does in one scene]?… It’s difficult stuff for a bloke, but a vampire gets away with it…. I think that’s the attraction of the show – it’s looking back at a romantic time when men were men, but they were still charming.

SERIOUSLY, ladies? How do you subtly give your man the idea that it’s okay for him to crawl out of the mud and rape you? WHAT IS THE SAFE WORD THERE?

Hey do you guys remember that SNL sketch where it was a swingers party and they all wanted to try rough sex but they spent the entire party trying to come up with the perfect safe word? That was pretty fucking hilarious.

Anyway, I’d just be all like, “Baby, I want you to be rough with me tonight. Start out under some mud, see where it takes you.”

Can You Stand the Cuteness? Anna Paquin and Vampire Bill Engaged!

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Okay, okay, I guess his real name’s Stephen Moyers, but he’s the fanged hottie-pants who plays Sookie Stackhouse’s true love on True Blood. (Which desperately needs to start releasing its season two episodes on iTunes, because I’m almost out of West Wing episodes.) He and Anna Paquin are engaged in real life now. Their reps confirmed the news.

The couple initially started dating after meeting at auditions for the show, but they kept their relationship a secret until this past February because they didn’t want the rest of the cast and crew to feel uncomfortable about it.

“It’s just exciting, and that was there from day one,” Moyer has said. “We always take the piss out of each other and are silly with each other, and it is great. We’re very, very happy. She’s the best.”

Awww, yay for Anna and Stephen! I’m so delighted about this.

There Is Some Very Real Blood-Sucking Going on at the Set of True Blood

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In case you haven’t caught me twittering about it recently, I’ve recently become obsessed with HBO’s True Blood, starring the immensely talented and adorable Anna Paquin. I just can’t get enough of it — it’s very creative and compelling and, well, addictive.

I was surprised a few weeks ago to hear that Anna Paquin is in a real-life romance with co-star Stephen Moyer (who plays Bill, her sexy vampire love). But I was even more surprised today to learn that Stephen left his girlfriend of seven years — and their young daughter — to take up with Anna. Stephen’s previous girlfriend was a British journalist by the name of Lorien Haynes, who just gave an exclusive about the break-up to Star magazine.

BUT WAIT! IT GETS WEIRDER!

British rag The Daily News just did a full profile piece on Anna, where the interviewer met her for lunch in LA and everything, and they chatted about Anna’s uber-successful career and the new love of her life:

Sexual chemistry is arguably what has made True Blood such a success. Anna’s Sookie falls for Bill Compton, a vampire whose thoughts she cannot read, played by British actor Stephen Moyer (Ny-Lon, Lilies, Quills). While filming the first series, Anna and Stephen developed a real-life relationship, which they tried to keep quiet. When they eventually went public it was, says Anna, ‘the worst kept secret on the planet’.

These days they are often snapped by tabloids doing entirely low-key couple things such as shopping at Whole Foods and swinging on the monkey rings in Santa Monica. They appear very together, very much in love. Anna is also a firm fixture in the lives of Steve’s two children, Billy, nine, and Lilac, seven. …

As to whether she and Stephen are thinking of having a child of their own, she can’t say. ‘I don’t know how they’d resolve me and my short shorts on the show with a baby bump! So there are a few “not untils” on that one. At some point, when that convenient time, which never exists for actresses, comes – somewhere between now and menopause – I will. I have time.’

So here’s where it all explodes in my head: The woman who wrote the Daily News piece, the woman who sat down with Anna Paquin and asked her to dish about her love life, who talked about her role in Stephen’s children’s life and asked her whether she was going to have kids with him, is Lorien Hayes. She’s the woman Stephen left for Anna. Did Anna know this when she did the interview? The paper certainly didn’t run a disclaimer along with the article. This is like Bridget Moynahan sitting down with Gisele Bundchen and being like, “I’m going to write an article about what a great model you are and how fantastic it is that you’re frequently photographed with my child.”

Ummmmm, WHAT?

I need more info here! Specifically, I really want to know if Anna knew who she was talking to. She must have, right? Why have this woman do this interview? Why would the Daily News not disclose this little fact?

Strange, strange strangeness.