“Vampire Diaries” TV star Ian Somerhalder does more than glower at the screen and revel in his teen heartthrob status. This Louisiana native is passionate about the environment. Somerhalder was active in the cleanup efforts in the Gulf after the 2010 oil spill, speaking out in PSAs, raising money for animal shelters and local communities on his birthday, and testifying before congress about the H.R. 50, the Multinational Species Conservation Funds Reauthorization Act. This year, he also started the Ian Somerhalder Foundation, an ambitious effort with many areas of focus that include educating kids about the environment, funding global conservation efforts, and greening the entertainment industry.
The Vampire Diaries actor Ian Somerhalder has revealed that he had so much that he wanted to say, during his testimony in front of US Congress, that he didn’t have time to get it all out. Read more over at FanShare.
Somerhalder explained, “I don’t remember the feeling of being nervous, I just remember wanting it to be right. It didn’t go perfectly. You get five minutes, and my oral ended up reading longer than I expected it to, so I couldn’t get it all out. There are things I wish I would have said, but in the end, I wanted to make sure I did it right.”
Ian Somerhalder will be a guest speaker at One More Generation‘s youth summit to be held on September 10, 2011 in Atlanta, GA. A portion of the proceeds from the summit will go towards the Somalia Food Aid Program. Tickets are on sale now! Here are some of the objectives that will be covered during the event:
- Learn about threats to our environment and to marine ecosystems from scientists and conservationist!
- Develop action plans for your own conservation projects!
- Lean how you can take part in community activism from other youth conservationists!
- Connect with others in the community who are passionate about wanting to make a difference!
To learn more, go to One More Generation for details.
That’s right ladies get ready to scream!!!! Ian Somerhalder has been confirmed as a guest at EyeCon on Sunday Only!! Which will be held in Atlanta March 25-27. He joins Paul Wesley, Michael Trevino, Lauren Cohan, Steven R. McQueen, Chris Martin, and Rob Pralgo. Hopefully, more guests will be added. Check out guest/ticket info on their website.
Thanks to I Heart Vampire Diaries for the heads up.
Vampires are taking the sci-fi/horror awards show by storm this year – “True Blood’s” Anna Paquin, Stephen Moyer, Alexander Skarsgard, Stam Trammell, Kristin Bauer and Rutina Wesley will be in attendance, along with The CW’s “Vampire Diaries” stars Paul Wesley, Nina Dobrev and Ian Somerhalder. “Twilight” ingenue Kristen Stewart has also reportedly been confirmed to attend.
The Scream Awards will be held on Saturday, but will air on Tuesday, October 19, at 9 PM on Spike.
The Vampire Diaries season 2 Cast Tour of Hot Topic stores began on Saturday, October 9th in the Dallas area. Both Ian Somerhalder (Damon Salvatore) and Candice Accola (Caroline Forbes) were at the Hot Topic in Stonebriar Centre in Frisco, Texas.
You might know Ian Somerhalder as Damon Salvatore on CW’s hit, “Vampire Diaries” or as “Lost’s” first significant casualty, Boone Carlyle. However, you may not know that Somerhalder is also a passionate environmentalist. This past summer, the television star has been spreading himself thin, dividing his time between promoting “Vampire Diaries” as well as raising awareness in his home state of Louisiana following BP’s oil spill in the Gulf. After the spill occurred, he ventured down to an area on Grand Isle and was upset by what he found.
“To me and to the people that go down there, (it’s) one of the most beautiful places in the world. And I actually had to watch it destroyed. And it will be destroyed — forever. My great-grandchildren will not be able to enjoy the Gulf Coast of Louisiana the way I have.”
Along with being passionate about the environment, Somerhalder is also an animal rights advocate. Although the CW star is an activist, he doesn’t want that aspect of his personality to overshadow his acting abilities saying, “I think it’s a fine line. I don’t ever want anything to come in the way of me truthfully telling a story.”
Paul Wesley and Ian Somerhalder, from The Vampire Diaries, are set to make a stop in Miami this month!!
Hot Topic, The CW Television Network and Warner Bros. Television will once again join forces for the The Vampire Diaries Season 2 Cast Tour. Stars of the popular series, which airs Thursday nights at 8/7c on The CW, will make personal appearances at select Hot Topic stores in the Dallas, Chicago and Miami metropolitan areas.
It’s time for the annual EWwy Awards! Vote to make Ian Somerhalder the Best Lead Actor in a Drama who was snubbed for an Emmy Award! Over @ EW.com
Don’t scream too loudly, Vampire Diaries fans, but we’re less than a month away from the second season premiere of this incredible show.
Titled “The Return,” the opening episode of season two focuses on Katherine’s presence in Mystic Falls. The CW has released a few photos from this installment, none of which provide any true spoilers – but all of which should still get viewers excited for September 9.