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Joe Manganiello talks 'True Blood' shocker

Spoiler alert! If you haven’t seen this week’s episode of True Blood, stop reading now (or update: check out our full recap first). We spoke to the actor behind the final season’s latest casualty. READ FULL STORY

'True Blood' Comic-Con panel: 'I wanna bring it in a little bit,' says showrunner

The project: True Blood, currently in its sixth season on HBO

The panel: Actors Anna Paquin, Deborah Ann Woll, Kristin Bauer van Straten, Ryan Kwanten, Nelsan Ellis and Rutina Wesley (pictured), Sam Trammell, Michael McMillian, Anna Camp, Joe Manganiello, newcomer Rob Kazinsky (Warlow), and showrunner Brian “Bucky” Buckner

Footage screened: Just a preview of the second half of season 6. Jessica and company enduring more torture at vamp camp, vampires being tormented, Bill acting all crazy and destructive, lots of Sarah, and Sookie entangled with Warlow in a blood-drenched haze. The final shot was Bill lying face-down on the ground…

Joe Manganiello teases new season of 'True Blood' (and forthcoming fitness book with a foreward by Schwarzenegger)

Last week, Joe Manganiello was in New York City promoting Magnum Gold (?!) ice cream with the premiere of the Magnum-sponsored short film As Good As Gold at the Tribeca Film Festival. (Yes, he jokes, the man behind Magic Mike‘s Big Dick Richie shilling Magnum is “synergy.” See a photo from when he popped by the EW offices below.) But don’t worry, the actor’s still in top form filming the new season of HBO’s True Blood, which premieres June 16.

New showrunner Brian Buckner starts season 6 with a bang, Manganiello says. “He’s letting loose a lot of the things that he’s wanted to do the past few years and maybe didn’t get around to doing.” Last we saw Alcide, he’d just become the new pack master. “He’s in charge of this unruly group of werewolves, and it’s not the best job in the world. I’ll just say that,” the actor adds. Actually, we got a bit more out of him: Alcide will have more sex, he confirms. “Whether or not there are Hong Kong wires, I don’t want to give any of that away,” he says, laughing. “But we definitely get into some territory that hasn’t been covered yet on True Blood. I thought I’d done it all, seen it all, but they somehow found a way to top last year.” READ FULL STORY

'How I Met Your Mother': A behind-the-scenes peek at Joe Manganiello seducing a jury of 12 horny women

It’s a mid-October morning on the Los Angeles set of How I Met Your Mother, and director Pamela Fryman and writer Stephen Lloyd are deep in conversation about a pivotal moment of tonight’s episode.

“What makes sense is if he doesn’t pump as much,” Fryman says.

“He can grind his hips a little,” adds Lloyd, demonstrating with a small swivel of his own hips.

“Just not bend the knees as much,” Fryman concludes.

Then Fryman turns her attention again to what she tells EW is “a true perk” of her job helming nearly every episode of How I Met Your Mother: directing Joe Manganiello on how to show off his backside.

The True Blood star returned to the CBS comedy as Brad for a two-episode arc that began last week. Brad, Marshall’s law school buddy, has tricked his way into stealing Marshall’s strategy for his firm’s case against Gruber Pharmaceuticals. On top of that, Brad  (who, it turns out, is on Gruber’s legal team) uses what Manganiello calls “questionable tactics” before a jury not of a dozen irate men but of twelve horny women. That’s where Brad taking his sweet time – with strategically positioned buttocks – to pick up a dropped pen comes in. READ FULL STORY

'How I Met Your Mother' stars talk about the return of Joe Manganiello

The bros who rock brunch are back together!

Joe Manganiello returns to How I Met Your Mother in tonight’s episode as Brad, Marshall’s law-school buddy memorable for his tendency to speak in abbreviations (like “eggs benny” and “ridonc”), his failed hockey date with Robin and his determination to bro-ify everything (even Sunday brunch, Mamma Mia!, and bed-and-breakfasts).

In tonight’s episode, “The Stamp Tramp,” Marshall finds Brad on the street, looking very unkempt. Marshall wants to see his old friend back on his feet, so he recommends him for a job at his firm, but this being How I Met Your Mother, that’s when things start to go awry.

Manganiello’s first episode on the CBS comedy aired in 2006, and ever since then, even after he started playing Alcide Herveaux on True Blood, fans continue to approach him in public talking about Brad without ever mentioning werewolves.

“People love bros having brunch,” Manganiello told EW. “Even with the beard and the hair, people come up to me like, ‘Oh bro! You’re Brad!’”

“The Stamp Tramp” marks Manganiello’s first appearance on the show since he started work on True Blood, but the regular talent on the show contend that he’s the same Joe they knew before he made it big on the HBO vampire show. Read on to learn what the cast of How I Met Your Mother – along with the show’s longtime director, Pamela Fryman – had to say about the return of Brad. READ FULL STORY


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