On the CW's breakout hit The Vampire Diaries, Ian Somerhalder plays a nearly 170-year-old man who — perhaps unwittingly — became a vampire as a teen. Though the actor's luck has been indisputably better than that of his character, Damon Salvatore, both have had the same response to the twists in their lives: outright glee.
For Damon, that giddiness manifests itself in the smirky, wanton torment of the people who surround him. In Somerhalder, fortunately, it takes a more gracious form.
"Right now, where I am, doing what I'm doing, it's exactly where I want to be," he says.
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As Vampire Diaries wraps up its first season (Thursday at 9/8c), look to learn...
Syfy will make room in its schedule for Three Inches.
The cable channel has ordered a 90-minute pilot, which revolves around an underachieving superhero who can move objects with his mind — but only for the titular distance. He then recruits a team of fellow heroes, each with their own subpar abilities.
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Mark Stern, Syfy's executive vice president of development, announced the order ...
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