Friday, December 14, 2012
Bauer von Straten, who plays Pam on the hit HBO vampire series, is a Caledonia native. She recently painted a portrait of costar Stephen Moyer that is being auctioned off for charity.
Actress Kristin Bauer von Straten is using another of her talents to raise money for—and awareness—of anti-poaching efforts in Africa. Kristin, who grew up here as Kristin Neubauer, married South African singer Abri von Straten. She got her big break as Pam in HBO's True Blood, but her first artistic endeavors were on paper and canvas. And even though acting pays the bills, she hasn't stopped painting. Her website's fine art section says she is hoping to complete enough pieces for a show. Earlier this year, she raised money to fund a documentary about poaching in Africa, where rules against ivory sales and trading have led to a ramp-up in the illegal killing of animals to harvest the material. That documentary Out for Africa is in the …
Monday, August 22, 2011
As the season is beginning to draw to a close, after last night only three more episodes remain and the possibilities that we face after Sunday’s episode 9 "Let's Get Out of Here" are endless. Here is a recap of this weeks big events.
After the battle last week, we see Sookie getting shot. She is awake and fine within the first few moments, but she’s concerned because Eric is gone. We are back at the witches place and they are yelling at Marnie because she brought Eric back with them. Marnie tells them he is under her control. Tara is upset with her because Bill handed them an olive branch. Marnie/Antonia tries to get them to all hold hands and make a protection spell. But Marnie then plots her next move against the vampires and tells the others not to leave. They call her Marnie and she has a hissy fit. She tells them she is not Marnie she is Antonia. Tara and Holly have misgivings. Hoyt is still in the angry stage of grief as he boxes up all of Jessica’s stuff …
Wednesday, July 6, 2011
Lisa Brennan says... yes.
Want to see more about this topic? "Like" Caledonia Patch on Facebook. If we get more than 25 likes, we'll know to do a follow-up. In the next episode of the "You Smell Like Dinner" True Blood series, the story continues to focus on Sookie adjusting to the new realities of Bon Temps after a trip away for a year. Bill reveals pieces of his past, Eric crashes a witches’ meeting, Jason gets his wounds licked, Andy struggles with his addiction, Sam learns of Luna’s special talent, Jessica satisfies her blood cravings and Arlene witnesses strange behavior from her family. The problem in Bon Temps is that there are so many story lines going on all at once. It appears that the producers will not run out of story line, but will keep viewers …
Friday, July 1, 2011
A few links to catch up on HBOs True Blood series, which features Kristin Bauer, a Caledonia native.
Want to see more about this topic? "Like" Caledonia Patch on Facebook. If we get more than 25 likes, we'll know to do a follow-up. Fan sites True-Blood.Net Truebloodnet.com True Blood on YouTube TrueBloodGuide.com True Blood Wiki TrueBloodFan.org True Blood Fan Source Tru Blood True Blood Fanbangers: A True Blood Fan Blog True Blood stuff that caught our eye True Blood V-80 ear headphones The ‘True Blood’ Beauty Collection True Blood beverage Cardboard Stand-up True Blood beverage light set True Blood apparel Facebook page
Wednesday, June 29, 2011
Columnist Lisa Brennan dishes about True Blood, a vampire show that features Kristin Bauer van Straten, a former Caledonia native.
Want more on this topic? Click the "Like" Facebook button. If we get five "likes," we'll know to do a follow-up. Kristin Bauer van Straten portrays Pam, a vampire who has a close bond with her maker, Eric, in True Blood on HBO. Kristin, a Caledonia native, has been a great success on the show. Sunday was the start of the fourth season of True Blood, and I decided to catch up on season 3 to prepare. The likable Sooki, played by Anna Paquin, has faced so many obstacles and totally bizarre situations. I find myself wondering if there is any normal story line left. Producer, Alan Ball, seems to be able to use this adventurous story line to continue to try new things on the show. This was not the case when Ball produced Six Feet Under, a …