Vampire Diaries star Candice Accola always knows how to get our heads spinning when she steps out on the red carpet, but it’s her latest look that has our jaws on the floor and our hearts melting. We know that Candice’s on-screen counterpart, Caroline Forbes, is a girly glam goddess, but it seems Candice is taking a walk on the dark side, and we are loving it.
These questions were originally answered on Quora.
Answers by Ian Somerhalder. Ian currently plays Damon Salvatore on the TV drama The Vampire Diaries. His foundation, the Ian Somerhalder Foundation, works to educate people on the importance of protecting the environment and animals.
Q: What are some useful ways to fight against animal cruelty?
A: Animal cruelty is one of the most unfortunate and barbaric demonstrations of human beings manipulating ill conceived notions of “power” over other species. There is a lot we can do to fight this.
We need to support companies that we know do NOT test on animals, work with local shelters and rescues who aid many of our abused, neglected and abandoned creatures, refuse to support factory farms, fight for anti-cruelty laws on all levels of government, and even keep a watchful eye on our neighborhoods looking for reportable signs of animal cruelty.
A lot of influence can be made too by setting a good example of what reverence for life should look like.
Ian Somerhalder turned 35 yesterday and instead of spending the day focusing on himself, the Vampire Diaries hunk still spent the day encouraging others to pledge a donation on his Ian Somerhalder Foundaton charity page.
It is unclear exactly how much Ian has made so far in terms of his charitable ways, but the actor wasted no time in encouraging his fans to donate yesterday, as well as thanking them for their birthday love.
Ian took to his social networking profile to post a link to his charity website, alongside a super cute photo of him, his dog and a hint of what looks like a Christmas tree.
Nina Dobrev was decked out in a beautiful Elie Saab gown, but that didn’t mean she was in the mood for a fancy meal!
Actually, the Vampire Diaries star felt like eating some quick and delicious food from In-N-Out-Burger on Sunday, Dec. 8. Naturally, she dropped in one of the fast food franchise’s locations to satisfy her craving, posting a WhoSay picture of herself placing an order. “I couldn’t help it,” she wrote. “I had to… Gown or not.”
Nina Dobrev may be drop dead gorgeous, but apparently it wasn’t always like that.
In fact, the Vampire Diaries star tells E! News, she was bullied for her looks when she was younger.
“I had a couple of awkward stages,” Dobrev, 24, said at yesterday’s TrevorLive benefit for the LGBT youth hotline The Trevor Project at the Hollywood Palladium. “Now we have hair and makeup. I pay professionals. But you didn’t have professionals when you were grade three.”
That’s when the teasing began, Dobrev said.
The Vampire Diaries sets the bar pretty high when it comes to its soundtrack — but how is the musical taste of the TVD cast and crew? Pretty great, judging by the song Paul Wesley (Stefan Salvatore) currently names as his favorite. What’s Paul’s go-to listen at the moment?
Paul shared with his Mobio INsider followers that his favorite current song is “Slipped” by The National. The tonal, poetic song from the Brooklyn-based band is one of our favorites, too, and — coincidentally, or not — would make an amazing contribution to the TVD soundtrack. This melancholic melody would be perfect for one of Stefan’s broodfests. Check out some of these choice lyrics: