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January 13th, 2016   Ian News, Ian Somerhalder Foundation 0

Newlywed actors Ian Somerhalder (“Vampire Diaries”) and Nikki Reed (“Twilight”) have been announced as this year’s Celebrity Grand Monarchs of Mandeville’s annual parade of dolled-up pooches, Mardi Paws.

As usual, the foot-and-paw march along the Mandeville Lakefront will happen several days after the close of the “official” Mardi Gras season. This year’s parade is scheduled for February 14, Valentine’s Day.

Both actors profess a love for animals, and Louisiana native Somerhalder maintains an active involvement with the north shore community where he was raised. He grew up in Covington and is a graduate of St. Paul’s School.

Mystic Krewe of Mardi Paws Captain Denise Gutnisky hopes Somerhalder’s charity will someday call this popular carnival-season puppy its own. Gutnisky sees a near future where she is “passing the baton” to the “Vampire Diaries” and “Lost” actor and his Ian Somerhalder Foundation (ISF), which focuses on animal welfare and environmental issues.

“The parade is a perfect fit for Ian’s foundation,” Gutnisky said, adding that future plans of the ISF may involve bringing Mardi Paws parades to locations “around the world.”

Although Gutnisky said final decisions have not been made, the canine carnival royalty of Mardi Paws being in the hands of tinseltown royalty starting in 2017 isn’t much of a stretch.

“The parade’s main beneficiary will be ISF, and the hope is to make it a permanent partnership to support his (Somerhalder’s) vision of his sanctuary on the north shore,” Gutnisky said.

In late 2014, the actor’s foundation purchased 100 acres of land, situated near the Lacombe/Mandeville border. Gutnisky said Somerhalder plans to preserve just under 70 acres and use approximately 30 acres for support of “the creature population, youth, and other community needs.”

The ISF website features a video of the actor walking among the cypress knees and mossy oak trees of his new property, and paddling a boat through a murky St. Tammany bayou.


January 13th, 2016   Ian News, Vampire Diaries 0

“The Vampire Diaries” co-creator Julie Plec recently talked about the fate of the hit The CW series after season 7.

In an interview with E! News, Plec said that she recently came to the realization that “The Vampire Diaries” is really about Ian Somerhalder and Paul Wesley.

“I finally realized that my destiny on this show, creatively, is tied in to Ian Somerhalder and Paul Wesley. And I mean that in a good way. As long as those boys who I now consider my friends want to keep telling the story, then I won’t walk away from telling the story,” she said.

Meanwhile, Plec added that if one or both Somerhalder and Wesley will inform her that they no longer want to be part of “The Vampire Diaries,” that’s the time she would have the show cancelled.

“When they are ready to be done telling the story – which could be tomorrow and could be a year from now or two years from now or whatever — I will put my pencil down and say that I’m done too, and then we will work together to end it in the best way possible,” she said.

Plec added that when it’s time to say goodbye to the series, she, Somerhalder and Wesley will make the creative decision on how the show will end.

In other news, Plec also spoke with Variety about former cast member Nina Dobrev.

According to the exec, she misses Dobrev terribly, and she’s still open to taking her back on the show.

“Yes, I miss her deeply and would take her back in an instant if she called and said, ‘Hey, can I come back?’ But purely from a creative point of view, it’s been a real new infusion of creative fun,” she said.


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December 26th, 2015   Vampire Diaries 0

Sorry for the delay, I have now updated the gallery with HD screencaptures of Ian from 7.08 Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me and 7.09 Cold as Ice to the gallery! The Vampire Diaries will return January 29, 2016.

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Production Photos > The Vampire Diaries > Season 7 > Episode Screencaptures > 7.08 Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me
Production Photos > The Vampire Diaries > Season 7 > Episode Screencaptures > 7.09 Cold as Ice

November 25th, 2015   Vampire Diaries 0

Sorry for the delay. I have now added HD screencaptures of Ian from the last three episodes of The Vampire Diaries to the gallery!

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Production Photos > The Vampire Diaries > Season 7 > Episode Screencaptures > 7.05 Live Through This
Production Photos > The Vampire Diaries > Season 7 > Episode Screencaptures > 7.06 Best Served Cold
Production Photos > The Vampire Diaries > Season 7 > Episode Screencaptures > 7.07 Mommie Dearest

November 25th, 2015   Vampire Diaries 0

For the first time since its premiere in 2009, The Vampire Diaries is getting a new time slot.

The CW series has been a mainstay on Thursday nights, but with the network’s just announced winter line-up, that’s no more. The series, and its companion The Originals, will both take up residence on Friday nights beginning January 29 at 8 and 9 p.m., respectively.

Replacing them on Thursdays will be the highly anticipated Arrow/The Flash spin-off DC’s Legends of Tomorrow and season three of The 100, taking the night from supernatural to superhero. Both series take over Thursdays on January 21, again at 8 and 9 p.m., respectively.


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