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Who else misses Vampire Diaries? Well, if you're looking for a new fanged fix, look no further than V-Wars.

Not only is it a drama about our favourite supernatural creatures, but it's also going to feature Vampire Diaries alum Ian Somerhalder.

V-Wars is based on a novel of the same name written by Jonathan Maberry and published by IDW, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Netflix has already ordered a 10 episode run of the show.

As much as we loved Ian as Damon Salvatore, his new role sounds bloody brilliant (excuse the pun). 

The series follows Dr Luther Swann (played by Ian), who is horrified when a strange illness turns his best friend Michael Fayne into a creature crazed by bloodlust.

Society is transformed as the disease spreads, with normal people facing off against vampires that want to feed on them.

While Michael becomes the leader of these vampires, Dr Swann tries to figure out how the illness works so he can save humankind.

Yep, we are ready to binge-watch this already!

The 39-year-old's star power will certainly be a big draw, and we're also thrilled to see who will be acting alongside him.

David Ozer, President of IDW Entertainment, expressed to Deadline his excitement about Ian leading the cast as Dr Swann:

“We could not have dreamed of a better choice than Ian Somerhalder to bring his keen understanding of this genre from his years of starring in The Vampire Diaries to lead the cast of V-Wars as Dr. Luther Swann and to be a creative force on this series, as well as to serve as a director this season.

"We are thrilled to partner with Netflix to bring the multifaceted world that Jonathan Maberry created to audiences worldwide.”

Ian also served as a director on Vampire Diaries before the series ended in 2017, so we are thrilled to see how his talents have grown.

There is still no premiere date for the series or other casting announcements, but we'll try to be patient!

Think you'll watch when V-Wars comes out?

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It might be time for Ian Somerhalder to change his Twitter password. 

The Vampire Diaries actor's Twitter account was hacked yesterday and the hacker embarrassingly confessed Ian's love for former flame Nina Dobrev.

Awkward! We're not sure Ian's new wife, Nikki would be too happy about that. 

The man (or woman) tweeted for about 20 minutes before writing, "I am so sorry," and deleting the tweets. 

When the hacker first revealed that he seized the account, he or she asked followers, "who even is ian somerhalder."

The illegal computer operator then went on to praise the US TV show, Mr. Robot – which coincidentally (or not) is about a hacker. 

The person in question then asked Ian's fans to get them get in contact with the TV star.

They later idenified themself as @clou9nin3, but it was deactivated earlier today. 

Here's a quick look at the tweets:

He or she also spoke to other followers throughout their time on Ian's Twitter.

 

 

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Ian Somerhalder has said that our obsession with technology has become something along the lines of an illness.

The Vampire Diaries actor, and advocate spoke up about a major issue with people becoming too consumed with the modern tech industry.

The actor devotes much of his time, when he’s not channelling his very smoldering vampire counterpart, advocating for various humanitarian, environmental and animal rights projects through his Ian Somerhalder Foundation.

CNET magazine recently asked the actor to weigh in on some of the latest changes to the tech world and he had some interesting opinions to share.

He said that we need to be cautious of how much we allow technology to influence our lives and our behaviour.

“When you look down at your phone and it says 3G, and you say, ’Oh, my God, it’s just 3G,’ that is a disease. That is a 21st-century disease.”

We think he makes a fair point; have you ever had to navigate a horde of pedestrians with eyes glued to screens. If you’re rushing for the last bus than you know the frustration. Your Instagram post featuring your salad and only your salad can wait five minutes.

Ian added: “That is not a good thing that we get so impatient. That trickles down to how impatient we are with our animals, with our kids, with our teachers, with people in traffic.”

 

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While he admitted “I live for teach,” he also reasons that we need to “slow down,” and stop trying to accomplish everything at once.

He speaks from experience: “I was texting with my management about something and I was really frustrated and in a rush, and I walked into a pole and whacked my head.”

Ah, celebrities are just like us. 

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In case you missed it today, 12 August is also known as World Elephant day.

Since 2011, this day has been set aside by many around the world to “spread awareness, share knowledge and provide solutions for better care and management of both captive and wild elephants”.

The world Elephant Day website explains that the animals face numerous challenges that include poaching, loss of their habitats, exploitation and abuse.

The Wildlife Conservation Society points out that ivory trafficking and poaching kill 35,000 African elephants every year.

"Ivory and rhino horn, derived from the illegal killing of elephants and rhinos in Africa and Asia, are typically trafficked by transnational organized crime syndicates across the world,” said Christian Samper, president and CEO of the WCS.

Throughout many today people, including celebrities, have taken to social media in efforts to raise awareness about the plight of some of their favourite and most endangered animals.

This guy just wants to say "hey".

They are known to be playful creatures.

Ricky Gervais is a well-known animal activist:

Ian Somerhalder is an avid animal lover and uses his foundation to fight for animals rights, includes those for elephants.

Look at how cute this guy is with his buddies!

And we could never forget this epic elephant pool party:

 

 

 

 

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While it may look like red carpet events and glamorous selfies 24/7, being a celebrity sure can have its downsides, as Ian Somerhalder proved this weekend.

The star has come under fire today for refusing to pose for photos with fans while on holiday in Paris with his new wife, actress Nikki Reed.

Ian, who has always been particularly gracious when it comes to his adoring fans, was leaving his hotel yesterday when a group began to crowd him, requesting selfies.

In footage which has since been uploaded to YouTube under the title ‘Ian Somerhalder being rude to fans’, the Vampire Diaries star is actually seen being pretty reasonable as he informs fans that he will not be posing for photos, and requesting that they don’t follow them.

“Hey guys, listen. I love you guys. I’m not taking a single photo today. It’s my day. Don’t follow us, please. I love you guys. You’re so good to us. You’re so awesome,” the actor pleads.

When one fan starts to cry in front of Ian, he simply places his hands on her shoulders, saying, “Hey, I’m right here”, clearly telling her to embrace the moment rather than fight for a selfie.

Needless to say, the incident has caused debate in the Twittersphere, with many agreeing that Ian was rude, while others have been defending his actions.

“Ian Somerhalder was pure rude to those poor fans but tbh the whole cast are generally rude to their fans. Smh for these famous people,” wrote one Twitter user.

However, another commented: “I don’t understand why this is a debate: Ian Somerhalder was NOT rude to his fans by saying no pictures.”

While it must suck to be let down by your idol, we have to admit that we can see where Ian is coming from. To be fair, these fans were waiting outside his hotel while he was supposed to be taking some time off. Also, rather than ignoring them, at least he explained why he wouldn’t be stopping for photos.

What are your thoughts?

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Celebrating their one month wedding anniversary, Nikki Reed has posted a video clip of her tying the knot with beau Ian Somerhalder.

The Twilight Saga actress and Vampire Diaries star are no strangers to publicly declaring their love, with almost daily Instagram posts of adoring messages to each other.

 

The short wedding montage is packed full of PDA and the couple are looking totally loved up and adorable.

 

And luckily for us, their wedding video is no exception. Nikki captioned the post with a short poem:

“You are my every dream brought to life. We are a cosmic collision. This is a lifetime felt in every moment I’m by your side. My love, my human…happy one month.”

The stunning bride wore a beautiful lace wedding dress custom-made by Claire Pettibone, while Ian wore a matching white suit.

Soon after they jetted off on a romantic honeymoon to Mexico, which was followed by a stop-over in Brazil, Chile, and Costa Rica before arriving in the French Riviera.

 

Salty…sandy…sticky…sunburned. The best. I love this human. My human.

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The pair announced their engagement in January, after just 10 months of dating. Nikki Reed’s divorce from former husband, singer-songwriter Paul McDonald, was finalised the same month.

 

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They may have only been engaged for a few months, but Hollywood couple Nikki Reed and Ian Somerhalder didn't waste any time in tying the knot.

Vampire Diaries star Ian wed his sweetheart in an intimate outdoor ceremony yesterday morning, and the first pictures emerged just hours ago via Twitter.

In one gorgeous photo Ian is seen looking lovingly at Nikki, and in another the couple share their first kiss as husband and wife.

That dress… beautiful.

Although not many details about the ceremony have been announced, Ian tweeted on Friday to let fans know he'd arrived back in his home state of Louisiana, so it's very possible the wedding took place there. 

Ian also tweeted last night to share a sweet message about his big day, simply writing, "most beautiful morning ever":

Ian and Nikki began dating last summer, almost a year after his long-term relationship with co-star Nina Dobrev came to an end. The couple's January engagement came just weeks after Nikki’s divorce from singer Paul McDonald was finalised after three years of marriage. 

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Prepare to shed some tears girls as it has been reported that Ian Somerhalder is engaged to Nikki Reed!

 In Touch magazine have alleged that the Vampire Diaries actor got down on one knee to Twilight actress Nikki over the festive season and the couple are currently planning a wedding!

A source is said to have overheard the couple telling friends the exciting news at the World Dog Awards last week. Nikki was also spotted wearing a diamond ring, and although it doesn’t look like a classic engagement ring, the source said she was wearing the sparkler on her right hand rather than her left to avoid speculation.

Ian and Nikki began dating six months ago, almost a year after his long-term relationship with co-star Nina Dobrev came to an end. News of an engagement for Nikki and Ian comes weeks after finalisation of Nikki’s marriage to singer Paul McDonald whom she was married to from 2011 until 2014.

All that said, nothing has been confirmed yet, so we reckon we still have a chance…

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Ian Somerhalder has taken some online comments about his girlfriend, Nikki Reed very seriously indeed.

After some of his fans commented on a photo on his Instagram account saying they hated his current girl, he hit back – hard: “You HATE NIKKI REED? Really? Do you know her? Hmmmm, I’m not sure that you do. Look at her Instagram feed or Twitter and all you will see is a compassionate and beautiful human being. Please put your negative energy elsewhere. You don’t even know the person you’re talking about.”

The actor didn’t stop there and continued his display of loyalty for Nikki (swoon!): “Do you care about me? Ask yourself that question. What’s the answer? Is it yes? If it is – then please be happy for me. Stop this nonsense – you’re spreading horrible energy into the world. Do some research of the person you say sucks or you HATE. You’ll find she’s a magical person doing great things in the world."

But that wasn’t it…

“I’m sickened and saddened by the the fans’ response to all this. My fans have stood up to people like you and tried to empower you with some compassion. If we all thought a little or [learned] a little about people before we spoke about them, the world wouldn’t be so upside down and in the worst place in history. If you hate Nikki you must hate me… That’s sad. Have an amazing day!”

Um, wow. She’s an even luckier lady than we previously thought! What a sweetheart. 

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Things are getting pretty serious between Ian Somerhalder and Nikki Reed as the couple have now adopted a horse together.

Yes, you read that right. Ian revealed his latest addition with a picture of him hugging his new horse.

Ian captioned the snap: “Proud new dad. What amazing creatures they are. Wow. His name is Eagle. Thank you @iamnikkireed for snapping this special moment, with our big bad boy.”

It’s no surprise that they’ve adopted a horse together, as both Nikki and Ian are pretty big animal advocates. Still, considering the couple only started dating recently, they aren’t holding back on making any long term commitments. 

 

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Move over Sofia Vergara and Joe Manganiello, there’s a new Hollywood couple on the scene!

Twilight star, Nikki Reed, was spotted cosying up to Ian Somerhalder recently, sparking speculation that the two are officially an item.

Nikki’s divorce from Paul McDonald was finalised in May and it looks like the actress may have a new man on the scene, and a hot one at that!

Nikki is said to be close friends with Ian’s ex and The Vampire Diaries co-star, Nina Dobrev – let’s hope things don’t get awkward! 

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Could Damon be killed off The Vampire Diaries?

The answer is yes, if Ian Somerhalder has anything to do with it!

The actor was speaking to E! when he said: “When Damon dies, it is the dopest episode.”

Wait, what? Dies?!

Damon continued on to say that the ending is going to be pretty intense: “The ending, I think, is really going to throw people. It definitely involves Damon in a really cool way. There is some very cool stuff with Damon, Elena, Bonnie … stuff you just didn’t see … It is definitely a cliffhanger.”

We just really, really hope he was joking about that dying part…

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