Today in show business news: True Blood's current biggest mystery has been answered, Lindsay Lohan was not that popular on Sunday night, and OMG Jon Snow shirtless.
Even though everyone's beloved melanin-deficient vampire [SPOILER ALERT GUYS, DON'T BE DUMMIES] burst into flames while naked on top of a Swedish mountain (this show! this show) in the True Blood season finale, showrunner Brian Buckner tells TV Line that Eric will be back next season. So Alexander Skarsgård is employed for the foreseeable future, fans have more to hornily obsess over, and the writers of the show get the unenviable task of figuring out how exactly Eric made his way out of this particular pickle. I mean, he's burning alive on top of a mountain, naked, in Sweden, and nobody knows where he is. Well, I guess Pam could find him, so maybe that's how that works. But I don't know. That would be awfully convenient. Maybe somehow he melts into the snow and becomes a yeti? We haven't had any yetis on this show yet. Let's have that be the case. Oops, Eric became a yeti and he looks all white and furry, but it's still Alexander Skarsgård's voice and, hey, he's is naked all the time because yetis don't wear clothes. Great. We've figured it out. Eric Northman is now a yeti. [TV Line]
Hm. It seems not as many people care about Lindsay Lohan's troubles and redemption as much as some people hoped. And by some people I mean Oprah, and of course Lindsay Lohan. This past Sunday's big Oprah's Next Chapter interview with Lohan, all about the actress's struggles with addiction and fame and whatnot, only brought in a scant 892,000 viewers to the OWN network. (OWN stands for Oprah Winfrey Network, so what I'm saying when I say "the OWN network" is the Oprah Winfrey Network network.) That's not great! I mean, considering that Oprah's sit-down with disgraced velocipedist Lance Armstrong raked in 3.2 million viewers, and her chat with Bobbi Kristina, daughter of Whitney Houston, brought in 3.5 million. The OWN audience, and anyone else really, just did not want to see Lindsay Lohan get interviewed, I guess. Oh well. [Deadline]
Quinton Aaron, who played the big guy adopted by Sandra Bullock in The Blind Side, is joining the cast of the reboot of the Left Behind franchise, the apocalyptic book series written by fundamentalist Christians that was made into a few junky movies a while back but is now getting a slightly bigger-budget remount. So. That means that the new Left Behind movie, about people left behind after the Rapture, will star Nicolas Cage, Chad Michael Murray, Jordin Sparks, and the kid from The Blind Side. Hm. Sure. Absolutely. Everything about this movie makes complete sense. Carry on, movie. [The Hollywood Reporter]
Corey Stoll has been added to the cast of the adaptation of white-hot thriller writer Gillian Flynn's novel Dark Places. He joins Charlize Theron, Chloe Grace Moretz (ugh), and the just-announced Tye Sheridan. Stoll will play the grown-up version of Sheridan's character Ben, who is sent to jail for murdering his parents. Theron and Moretz play Ben's sister. So, this is a good cast! I mean, three out of four ain't bad. Why couldn't Quinton Aaron have been cast in this instead? This is a better movie for him. Quinton, talk to your people. [Deadline]
All right, so, not much to say about this. Here's a picture of Jon Snow, I mean Kit Harrington, in a scene from his new movie Pompeii, the Vesuvius eruption pic from shlockmeister Paul W.S. Anderson. (I say schlockmeister almost lovingly. I liked Three Musketeers and have a fondness for Alien Vs. Predator, Event Horizon, and even the garishly bad Mortal Kombat.) Harrington says he never wears that outfit again, that it's just the one time, but there it is. That's the first photo that the production released. I can't imagine why. [Entertainment Weekly]