Ian Somerhalder is so much more than a pretty face. While the actor is accustomed to making female viewers scream on The Vampire Diaries , he went to D.C. this week with the goal of making Congress listen. The founder of The IS Foundation – which aims to “positively impact the planet and its creatures” – Somerhalder testified before lawmakers on behalf of the Multinational Species Coalition. Ian Somerhalder Speaks to Congress “Wildlife and environmental conservation has always been not just a passion, but a priority of mine,” he said, hoping to raise funds for organizations that include the World Wildlife Fund, the Sierra Club and the National Audubon Society. A native of Louisiana, Somerhalder has worked tirelessly to clean up disasters in that area such as the April 2010 BP oil spill. But he cast an even wider net in this appearance, referencing African elephants, marine turtles, tigers, gorillas and chimpanzees and saying: “Due to instability or indifference in the areas that many of these species call home, for most of them we are the first, last, and only hope for survival. As the ones with the power to make a difference, the responsibility rests with us. It is imperative that we live up to it. “On behalf of the Ian Somerhalder Foundation and the Alliance for Global Conservation, I urge the Subcommittee to mark-up H.R. 50 and move to reauthorize this important piece of legislation.”
Who knew Justin Bieber was a closet “Vampire Diaries” fan? During the series' Comic-Con panel, Nina Dobrev and her co-stars were asked which celebs they'd love to see stop by Mystic Falls. And the answer that Ms. Dobrev … Originally posted here: Justin Bieber On 'Vampire Diaries'? Here's What It Could Look Like …
He actually was not terrible on CSI , but Justin Bieber will not be extending his acting resume to include The Vampire Diaries . The cast of this his CW show was asked about guest stars during its Comic-Con panel over the weekend and, after joking about Fabio and Taylor Swift, Nina Dobrev said Bieber had wanted to do the show. But producer Kevin Williamson made it stance on stunt-casting clear: It is “not something that we excel at,” he said. “Casting a star doesn’t really interest me. I want the right actor in the right role.” The Vampire Diaries Comic-Con Panel Would you wanna see Justin Bieber on The Vampire Diaries?
Kelly Rowland was snapped by the paps leaving her London hotel before X-Factor UK auditions today… Meanwhile “Vampire Diaries” star Katerina Graham was also in the city strolling around looking bangin’. Back stateside last night slimmy trimmy Jordin Sparks was showing off her bawwwdy at a cancer benefit on the USS Intrepid, while Drake headed out to Cecconi’s to eat with friends. And of course Kimmy Cakes was flossin’ that ring all over L.A. as she ran errands today. Check out more shots below: WENN/Pacific Coast News
Robert Pattinson or Taylor Lautner? Before Sunday’s show, we ask which smooch should come out on top. By Jocelyn Vena Kristen Stewart Photo: Larry Busacca/ Getty Images Kristen Stewart got to lock lips with both Taylor Lautner and Robert Pattinson in “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse,” and it seems like all the — cough, cough — hard work paid off: Both smooches are up for Best Kiss at Sunday’s 2011 MTV Movie Awards . We went straight to Stewart’s fellow celebs to ask: Which lip-lock should come out on top? “Vampire Diaries” star Kat Graham knows a thing or two about hot supernatural guys, and she has a very strong opinion about which kiss rules in “Eclipse”: “I love Taylor Lautner,” she gushed. “He could be making out with a hamburger, and I would be like, ‘Best kiss ever!’ ” Olympian Johnny Weir also seems to be a member of Team Jacob. “Taylor Lautner in that movie was, you know, rocking the sex,” he exclaimed, most likely referencing Lautner’s ever-present abs in the franchise. “X-Men: First Class” actress Rose Byrne is leaning toward Team Edward when it comes to the kisses, even calling out Pattinson’s fan-favorite nickname: “I think it will be RPattz.” Elle Fanning, whose sister Dakota stars in the “Twilight” flicks, concurred with Byrne, reasoning that Stewart’s Bella is “marrying Edward, so you sort of have to pick Edward.” “X-Men” hottie Michael Fassbender might not know Edward from Jacob, but he did pick one of the actors over the other. “I’m just going to go with Robert,” he said. Hilary Duff kept it right in the middle with her choice. “You’re really going for all the tough questions, aren’t you?” she teased. “In the first movie, it was better with Edward, and I think [then] it was better with Jacob,” she said. “Was that politically correct?” Stewart’s “Eclipse” kisses are up against Ellen Page and Joseph Gordon-Levitt (“Inception”), Emma Watson and Daniel Radcliffe (“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1″) and Natalie Portman and Mila Kunis (“Black Swan”). Hosted by Jason Sudeikis, the 20th annual MTV Movie Awards air live this Sunday at 9 p.m. ET from the Gibson Amphitheatre in Universal City, California. Will wizards, vampires or dream thieves steal the 2011 MTV Movie Awards ? Find out June 5, when the 20th annual show airs live at 9 p.m. ET/PT. Tune in at 7:30 p.m. ET/PT that night for the “America’s Best Dance Crew” finale and Movie Awards pre-show, loaded with live action from the red carpet, exclusive movie clips and a special edition of “After Hours.” To get into the magical movie mood, it’s Sneak Peek Week — five days of exclusives and interviews with the casts of “Fright Night,” “Horrible Bosses” and more. Check out everything there is to know about Sneak Peek Week, the Movie Awards and the pre-show at MovieAwards.MTV.com ! Related Videos Get Ready For The 2011 MTV Movie Awards! Related Photos
Every week is Harry Potter week here at Movieline. Monday, we celebrated when HP producers announced a series of behind-the-scenes documentaries about the making of your favorite child wizard franchise, Emma Watson revealed her favorite moment from Deathly Hallows: Part 1 and barely legal Potter co-stars Jamie Campbell Bower and Bonnie Wright trumpeted their engagement . To close out the week Potter -style, here is a new Deathly Hallows: Part 2 image in which Harry (Daniel Radcliffe), Hermione (Emma Watson) and Ron (Rupert Grint) stare fearfully into the future.
In other pseudo-Kevin Williamson news, Vampire Diaries star Nina Dobrev landed the role of Candace in the upcoming adaptation of Stephen Chbosky’s bestseller The Perks of Being a Wallflower . If you went to high school at any time from 1999-2005, you saw the little lime-colored book everywhere. Good on Dobrev, who is great on the CW drama, and good on her Wallflower costar Emma Watson for turning 21. Happy birthday, little Granger! [ Deadline ]
Chris Brown needs a new publicist. Guy just parted ways with his current PR people. No idea what could have prompted such a sudden, stunning split. A source close to both would not elaborate, but says the two sides mutually decided to ” part ways .” Talk about news you can’t wrap your head around. It’s hard to get to the bottom of what sparked this … Good luck, new Chris Brown PR guy. You’ve got your work cut out . [Photo: Fame Pictures]
We’ve got the Jersey Shore finale covered, don’t you worry. But there’s only so much television news THG can handle, as long as Donald Trump is making ignorant claims, Chris Brown is exploding again and Lady Gaga is showing love to Rebecca Black. So let’s turn to our friends at TV Fanatic for the latest small screen news… Low ratings be damned! Fringe has received a full season order for 2011-2012. Who is Jonathan Cake?!? Find out now ! Pretty Little Liars spoilers for season two already? You know it. Who is returning to Mystic Falls? These Vampire Diaries spoilers spill all. What will happen to Sam and Dean Winchester? Sounds like a question for this section of Supernatural spoilers .
Home wrecking legend Michelle “Bombshell” McGee is living the dream. She’s got a hot tattoo on her forehead and a new boyfriend in Luke Urek. He’s from Australia. Fortunately for the tattooed exotic dancer and former Jesse James mistress, there’s no home for her to wreck with Urek, a fellow ink-o-phile. McGee said she was told by a psychic she’d meet her future husband Down Under. Wonder if the psychic also said she would end Sandra Bullock’s marriage. Then she laid eyes on her male doppelganger, freestyle motocross rider Urek, while performing at Sexpo last year. Guess you can call it love at first sight. “We actually met through a mutual friend,” Michelle McGee said. “I came down to visit Luke and arrived here last week, but have to leave on Sunday.” Hang over her, Luke. She’s one of a kind.