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Everything You Need To Know For The Return of 'True Blood'

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HBO’s long-running vampire series True Blood is sort of like the little girl in that Longfellow poem: When it’s good, it’s very, very good, and when it’s bad it’s horrid.

After six wildly uneven seasons, the faeries, vampires, witches, mediums, shifters, werewolves and who-knows-what-else of Bon Temps are back for one last hurrah. The seventh and final season of the show premieres Sunday at 9 p.m.

Though True Blood hasn’t always maintained consistent quality, it’s at least stayed compulsively watchable. The perfect frothy summer viewing, it doesn’t shy away from gross-out horror, melodramatic romance or lots and lots of gratuitous sex. It’s amassed a sizable gay following not only because the central conceit positions vampires as a loose allegory for the LGBT community, but also for showcasing several same-sex couplings and enough hunky man-flesh to rival most Channing Tatum movies.

In case you need a refresher on True Blood’s myriad characters and storylines ahead of Sunday’s premiere, we’ve got a quick reminder of where we left some of our favorites, AFTER THE JUMP

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The Men Of Joe Manganiello's 'La Bare' Show Us How To Body Roll: VIDEO

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Looking to bring a little Magic Mike into your life? Let the male dancers of La Bare in Dallas, Texas, show you how to roll your body like a pro.

The guys are the subject of a new documentary hitting theaters June 27. Produced and directed by True Blood and Magic Mike hunk Joe Manganiello, the film sheds light on the dancers' lives on and off the stage.

Check out their short, shirtless dance lesson, AFTER THE JUMP ...

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Joe Manganiello Directs 'La Bare' Male Stripper Documentary - VIDEO

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Capitalizing off of his role in the successful male stripper film Magic Mike, True Blood man-wolf Joe Manganiello has directed a male stripper documentary called La Bare which follows the performers and fans of the ladies’ strip club La Bare in Dallas, Texas.

Manganiello told Vulture:

“Soon after filming, there were the bands that had pulled their songs from the film despite the protests of their record label, the ban of our art/posters on bus stops and billboards due to it being too risqué ... And then came the wait for the MPAA rating ... And with that, the realization that I indeed had found something new, something fresh, something shocking to show the general public.”

“With Magic Mike, we scratched the surface, and with La Bare, I had the opportunity to plumb the depths of this strange and provocative world hidden in plain sight. Shocking, hilarious, and heartfelt, the film explores every level of the profession in three vivid dimensions."

Plus, it’ll help tide you over until the Magic Mike sequel and musical stage adaptation.

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See the red-band trailer AFTER THE JUMP…

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Here's What it's Like to Wake Up Next to Shirtless Joe Manganiello: PHOTO

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W Magazine has put together a (partly work-unfriendly) gallery of 'Pillow Tweets' photographed by Mert and Marcus.

Two more of their selections, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Joe Manganiello's High School Photo Gives Hope to Every Skinny Geek Who Wants Muscles: PHOTO

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Joe Manganiello has a new fitness book out today called Evolution.

Appropriate title.

NYDN:

Here’s how Manganiello went from scrawn to brawn:

1. Challenge the impossible. “I’m not asking people to work as hard as they can. I’m asking you to go beyond what you thought was possible for yourself. That’s how you get in the best shape you’ve ever been, instead of just okay shape.”

2/ Double your muscle groups for twice the results. Work chest and back on Monday, legs and triceps on Tuesday and shoulders and back on Wednesday. Then restart the cycle after a rest on Sunday.

3. Eat high-protein, low-fat meals every few hours. “You’re training your body not to store anything, and that in conjunction with a fat-burning cardio program raises metabolism.”

4. You get what you give.
“I can’t think of anything else in life that gives you back a direct return the way training does. Focus on each breath, each rep, and you will see results.”

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First Look: Joe Manganiello Bares Arms in 'A Streetcar Named Desire'

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Broadway.com has got a first look at photos from the Yale Repertory Theatre's production of A Streetcar Named Desire including this smoldering shot of Joe Manganiello as the iconic factory parts salesman Stanley Kowalski.

If you missed the clip of Manganiello performing a monologue from the film that I posted the other day, you can check it out HERE.

(photo by Carol Rosegg)


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