Ian Somerhalder

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  • Birth Name: Ian Joseph Somerhalder
  • Birth Place: Covington, LA
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 12/08/1978, Sagittarius
  • Profession: Actor; model; producer
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The Vampire Diaries Exclusive Sneak Peek: Damon and Elena Have Another Awkward Run-In

The Vampire Diaries Exclusive Sneak Peek: Damon and Elena Have Another Awkward Run-In

Elena may have moved out of Casa Salvatore, but it won't be long before the two have another awkward encounter.

On Thursday's episode of The Vampire Diaries (8/7c, The CW) Stefan (Paul Wesley) and Elena (Nina Dobrev) face the doppelganger prophecy head-on when the two begin having dreams about each other. After Elena shares the news with Caroline (Candice Accola), the two have no choice but to enlist the help of Enzo (Michael Malarkey) and Damon (Ian Somerhalder).

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Showtime Enlists Actors as Activists for Years of Living Dangerously

Showtime's hit shows usually depict life-and-death situations in a heightened version of the world around us. But the cable channel's new docu-series Years of Living Dangerously aims to shine a light on a real-world issue that could be just as dangerous: global warming.  

A project three years in the making, the nine-episode series sends celebrity correspondents such as Arnold Schwarzenegger and Harrison Ford to areas around the world and throughout the U.S. affected by global warming. The stars interview experts and ordinary people alike about the impacts of climate change and also ask questions on behalf of the audience. According to executive producer Jerry Weintraub, co-creators Joel Bach and David Gelber wanted to use Hollywood A-listers not just for star power, but as a way for the average viewer to understand the enormity of the issue.read more

Exclusive Vampire Diaries First Look: Who Does Damon Meet in the '60s?

Damon Salvatore is grabbing his bomber jacket and heading back to the 1960s.

In the April 24 episode "Man of Fire," The Vampire Diaries will flash back to the decade right after Damon (Ian Somerhalder) escaped from the Augustine cell. Could this scene also include Maggie, played by Heather Hemmens, who makes her debut appearance in that episode? As Enzo (Michael Malarkey) explained in "The Cell," Maggie was Enzo's only companion while he was locked up and she was "the one who got away."

5 mini Vampire Diaries teases

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Credits

Year Title Description
2014 Years of Living Dangerously TV Show Series, Reporter
2013 Teen Choice 2013 TV Show Series, Appearing
2011 63rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards TV Show Series, Appearing
2010 Teen Choice 2010 TV Show Series, Appearing
2009 2009 Scream Awards TV Show Series, Appearing

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5 Mini Vampire Diaries Teases

Those who attended Saturday's Vampire Diaries panel at PaleyFest may now be deaf — fans of Ian Somerhalder, Paul Wesley and Nina Dobrev definitely made themselves heard. Unfortunately, that also meant that the cast and executive producers Julie Plec and Caroline Dries could hardly get a word in edgewise. Here are the five mini teases they were able to share in between screams:

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Mega Buzz: An Orphan Black Resurrection, a Psych Breakup and HIMYM's Finale

Every week, senior reporter Natalie Abrams satisfies your need for TV scoop. Please send all questions to mega_scoop@tvguide.com or tweet them to @NatalieAbrams

I'm so jealous you got to watch Orphan Black already! Please scoop me! — Melissa  
You may have heard a new clone will be introduced, but the bigger news is that a believed-dead character will make a shocking return. Elsewhere, Sarah will call on an unlikely ally in her quest to get her daughter back. And take a look at this photo very carefully. You might notice something is a little off with Cosima.

I can't believe there are only two episodes left of Psych! What can you say about the series finale? — Harold 
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14 Fun and Little-Known Lost Facts

On Sept. 22, 2004, Oceanic Flight 815 crashed in the series premiere of Lost, changing the lives of not just those onboard, but also the millions of fans around the world. Nearly 10 years later, executive producers Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cusewere joined by various cast members during Sunday's PaleyFest panel to share some of their favorite memories and little-known facts from the show that changed the landscape of television:

Lost stars: Where are they now?

1. As many know, de facto leader ...
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Exclusive Vampire Diaries Postmortem: Caroline Dries Explains Where Katherine Really Went

[WARNING: The following story reveals details about Thursday's Vampire Diaries. Read at your own risk].

Katherine Pierce has gone to Hell — or at least The Vampire Diaries' version of the dark side — and she's not coming back.

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Exclusive: Get a First Look at Showtime's Years of Living Dangerously

Showtime is taking on "the biggest story of our time" with the documentary series Years of Living Dangerously.

In the upcoming 9-episode series, celebrities including Matt Damon, Arnold SchwarzeneggerIan SomerhalderHarrison Ford and more will act as correspondents delving into the different impacts climate change has had and is projected to have on the world.  The project aims to show the current and intensifying effects on everyday Americans, while demonstrating how they can take action and be part of the solution.

Showtime boss on Homeland's "big reset" and the plan for what's next

"The things [scientists] talk about sometimes don't resonate with the public," Schwarzenegger told reporters during the show's Television Critics Association panel. "There are very simple messages, but only actors will get the ultimate attention. This is why it's important when you're [famous] that you look at the power of communicating and use it for something positive."

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"I think The Wire was the most incredible show ever."

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