Ian Somerhalder isn't just a pretty face (or the brooding Damon Salvatore on The Vampire Diaries). He's also an active philanthropist.
Recently, he signed on to as the spokesperson for Cree's LED light bulbs, an energy-efficient, mercury-free bulb. Somerhalder invited TVGuide.com to go behind the scenes of his photo shoot for Cree, where he explained how fame has awarded him the opportunity to pursue his passions.
What happens when a pair of doppelgangers with a tempestuous past comes face-to-face? Things get heated.
Elena is in search of Katherine on this week's episode of The Vampire Diaries and with the help of her new sidekick Rebekah, it won't be long before she finds her.
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Did Damon and Lexi have a tryst in the past?
On this week's Vampire Diaries, Damon (Ian Somerhalder) takes Elena (Nina Dobrev) to the city that never sleeps where, not surprisingly, Damon got a lot of action. But was one of his conquests Stefan's best friend Lexi (Arielle Kebbel)?
The Vampire Diaries Bite: What does Damon think of the new Elena?
"Considering that Damon was a major whore in the '70s, there's a possibility of any woman Damon is around, he's going to try to seduce," Somerhalder tells TVGuide.com.
What does The Vampire Diaries' Damon Salvatore think of the new, emotionless Elena? He's a bit conflicted.
"I really want her to be my hot sexy vampire girlfriend, but I really don't want her killing everybody," Ian Somerhalder says in this week's Vampire Diaries Bite.
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After a two-week hiatus, the CW show returns on Thurs (8/7c) and from the looks of it, Elena Gilbert (Nina Dobrev) — whose emotions were shut off by Damon when she was overly distraught by her brother's death -- is going to be one reckless and carefree woman.
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"She's going to be kicking the boys' asses a lot, I mean I literally get my ass kicked by Elena every episode now," Somerhalder says. "But it's super cool to see this super empowered woman where the boys aren't scared she's going to walk out the door and get killed because she's a badass chick who can hold her own."
But how might Damon end up pushing Elena back into the arms of his brother, Stefan (Paul Wesley)? And what does Somerhalder say about filming the prom episode?
When The Vampire Diaries returns on Thursday (8/7c, CW), Damon Salvatore (Ian Salvatore) will be his usual witty self as he tries to persuade Klaus (Joseph Morgan) to help him.