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“Girl Talk” with Lesley Goldberg! Learn all about the columnist’s love of vampire shows – and more!


By Lesley Goldberg, columnist

Welcome back to Girl Talk— stop the presses!

Have you seen that Rolling Stone cover?! Holy hotness, Batman! If there’s one thing that will get me to pause it’s a vampire show with substance and a hot and talented blond lead like True Blood’s Anna Paquin.

Which reminds me, it’s time you get to know a little bit about me, since after all, I already know we share an interest
in LGBT entertainment.

Vampires. I like, no, love vampire shows! Paquin and her True Blood co-stars, especially Rutina Wesley (Tara) and Deborah Ann Woll (Jessica), are at the top of my DVR list and rank a close second on my all-time favorite vamp show list, which is topped by Buffy the Vampire Slayer and the brilliance that is Joss Whedon. Sarah Michelle Gellar (Buffy), Alyson Hannigan (Willow) and Nicholas Brendan (who plays Xander and who ranks as one of my favorite guys of all time) will always be near and dear to my heart since covering the show’s PaleyFest 2008 reunion event are what got me into writing in the first place.

In addition to being a complete vampire nerd, I am a TV junkie! I’ve been known to live tweet some of my favorite shows — Glee, Dawson’s Creek (I’m Team Dawson, take that, Pacey-Con and L.A. Dodger games.
While Greg will keep you covered with all things tennis, I grew up a big baseball fan — I’m on two softball teams and have played since the age of 12 — and am among the throngs of Dodger fans slogging through summer as Andre Ethier (another of my favorite guys of all time), James Loney and Matt Kemp struggle down the stretch as the Wild Card grows ever more out of reach and key players hit the Disabled List.

On top of that, I’m also an avid follower of Team USA softball and am still mourning the recent retirement of pitcher Jennie Finch.

As an only child, baseball really was my best friend growing up — and helped me break out of my shy shell as I ran my own baseball card business and had to prove myself to all the guys who attempted to rip me off with bad trades — trade my Cal Ripken Jr. rookie card for your Wally Joyner? I think not! Baseball cards later gave way to girls and dating once I came out at age 20, and once sports stars crossed over into the world of entertainment, a pop culture fan — and TV junkie — was born.

So there’s a little bit about me: Dodgers, Buffy and gay!

Now, back to business! Did you hear about the casting for The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo? You couldn’t avoid the news on Twitter as the casting  of Rooney Mara — beating the likes of rumored Hollywood A-listers Natalie Portman, Kristen Stewart, Ellen Page and Scarlett Johansson — to play the leather-clad bisexual vixen at the center of U.S. remake spread like wildfire.

Based on the best-selling books by Stieg Larsson, the international version starred Noomi Rapace as bad-ass Lisbeth Salander. While I haven’t read the book or seen the international film, if the U.S. remake is half as hot as the foreign trailer, count me in!

Speaking of hot … Greg told you all about Britney Spears’ upcoming appearance on Glee, and I am finally getting excited about the Sept. 21 Season 2 premiere because of this: Britney meets Brittany, aka Heather Morris. I don’t know what vibe you get but all I can hope for is that Toxic is one of the six featured songs on the episode slated to air Sept. 28. (Yes, I marked it on my calendar as a reminder to watch it live, so what!) - True Blood parody cover

Since I’m starting to ramble here, I’ll leave you with a picture to mull over and a personal request: Check out this fun photoshopped Rolling Stone. Now my request: Any creative readers out there care to show me my True Blood ladies in a similar pose?

That’s all for me this week. Come back next week for more Girl Talk!

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