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News Of Nelsan Ellis' Death Is Truly Heartbreaking

It's a sad day in Hollywood, namely the TV industry. News broke on Saturday, July 8 that actor Nelsan Ellis died at age 39, as first announced by The Hollywood Reporter. Fans may be wondering how Nelsan Ellis died, and the answer is undeniably tragic…
By Jamie Primeau

How 'True Blood's Lafayette Changed The TV Landscape

On Saturday, news broke that actor Nelsan Ellis passed away at age 39, reportedly due to heart failure complications. His manager confirmed the news to The Hollywood Reporter. While he tackled a range of roles, Ellis may be best known for playing Laf…
By Sabienna Bowman

Celebrities React To The Tragic Passing Of Nelsan Ellis

Widely known for his groundbreaking portrayal of Lafayette Reynolds in HBO's True Blood, the incredibly talented Nelsan Ellis passed away at the age of 39. Ellis' manager confirmed the tragic news to The Hollywood Reporter earlier on Saturday, July 8…
By Mathew Jedeikin

'True Blood' Star Nelsan Ellis Dies At 39

There's heartbreaking news in Hollywood on Saturday. The Hollywood Reporter reported True Blood star Nelsan Ellis has died due to heart failure complications. He was 39. His manager confirmed the news to THR and said, "He was a great talent, and his …
By Sabienna Bowman

Unusual TV Shows To Watch This Valentine's Day

This Feb. 14, you can turn on some sappy romance like Titanic, Shakespeare In Love, or (god forbid) even Garry Marshall's sappy holiday-themed ensemble rom-com Valentine's Day. Or you can take a road less traveled, and stream something from this list…
By Jefferson Grubbs

Anne Rice Is Finally Making Her Own Vampire Series

In a Facebook post on Saturday, writer Anne Rice revealed that a Vampire Chronicles series might be coming soon. Rice, who wrote the first installment of the bestselling series in 1976, revealed on Facebook that she had the books' rights and intentio…
By Loretta Donelan

Get To Know The Major Players Of 'Queen Sugar'

Proving once again that television really is where all the most exciting stories are being told, this Tuesday the Oprah Winfrey Network will debut its new original series Queen Sugar , created by Ava DuVernay (Selma) and Winfrey herself. After being …
By Jefferson Grubbs

A 'True Blood' Musical Might Be Happening

If you ever found yourself thinking that True Blood could use more singing, then you may be in luck. According to The New York Post, a True Blood musical could be heading to Broadway soon. And while it may not an HBO revival (perhaps one day?), I hav…
By Sabienna Bowman

'Midnight, Texas' Could Be The New 'True Blood'

If I'm going to be being perfectly honest about this, there's been a blank space on TV since the series finale of True Blood back in 2014. The show was risky, daring, and gratuitous in its portrayal of supernatural violence, romance, and sexuality in…
By Amy Roberts

'Second Chance's Star Has Died On TV Before

FOX's newest drama, which the network is about to unveil this Wednesday evening, has been through several permutations. It started its life back in the pilot stage known simply as Frankenstein, a modern riff on Mary Shelley's classic horror novel. It…
By Jefferson Grubbs

All The Voices To Know In 'The Good Dinosaur'

Confession: as a longtime fan of all The Land Before Time movies (thank you for kickstarting my brief interest in archeology), I am nothing short of excited for The Good Dinosaur, Pixar's 16th animated feature film, directed by Peter Sohn and set to …
By Zainab Akande

Anna Paquin Doesn't Care If You Dislike Her Style

Trying out new styles is an invitation to go beyond your borders and step outside of your box creatively, not an excuse for people to mean about it. If there's anyone to inspire you to take chances with your fashion, it's Anna Paquin and the floral d…
By Melodi Erdogan

NBC Adapting Charlaine Harris' Next Series

If you are still mourning the loss of True Blood, then I have good news for you: NBC has ordered a pilot based on Charlaine Harris' Midnight, Texas trilogy. The supernatural murder mystery is another small town tale where magic and death abound (but…
By Sabienna Bowman

The Cast Of 'Wicked City' Is Wicked Good

NBC's Hannibal may have only departed our airwaves mere months ago, but the laws of momentum insist that any time a dapper serial killer exits our TV screens, another must take his place. So while Dr. Lecter and his fashionable suits and his elaborat…
By Jefferson Grubbs

'Supergirl' Has A Familiar Jimmy Olsen

It's a bird! It's a plane! It's... Oh, never mind, it's just nerdy photojournalist Jimmy Olsen. Clark Kent's Daily Planet coworker moves from Metropolis to National City for CBS's upcoming Supergirl , and he's another in a long line of adaptations o…
By Jefferson Grubbs

Simple Costumes Inspired By Leading Ladies

Halloween is just over a week away, so you might be panicking about putting together an awesome outfit in a short amount of time. Don't worry: I've got you covered with simple Halloween costumes for lazy girls inspired by your favorite leading ladies…
By Phoebe Waller

A New Book About Real Witches in America

The first sentence of Alex Mar’s new book Witches of America is the very cryptic, “Witches are gathering.” She goes on to explain, “They are gathering for the season of death, the days leading up to the high holiday of Samhain.” Yikes. But before you…
By Dina Gachman

Trick Or Treat In Style With Halloween Themed Bags

You may think that once you reach adolescence your trick-or-treating days are over, but this doesn't have to be the case. To relive your childhood, take your kids out (or borrow your friends' or relatives' offspring) and take a stylish Halloween them…
By Phoebe Waller

Hack Your Halloween Costume With Temporary Tattoos

Thinking of a different Halloween costume year after year can be a difficult (not to mention expensive) endeavor. If you want to look truly unique, however, you could always craft your own costume. The simple answer? Temporary tattoos for Halloween. …
By Phoebe Waller

Riley Smith Is Changing Things On 'Nashville'

It’s high time that Nashville got some fresh meat into the fray (I think the newest main character on the show is Layla Grant, and that was like, so last season), so I’m glad that actor Riley Smith is joining the show. Smith will play Markus Keen on …
By Lindsay Denninger