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Forgive us for ripping off a previous CW marketing campaign, but: OMFG.

There really is no alternate reaction to the trio of covers Entertainment Weekly just released in honor of The Vampire Diaries, specifically stars Nina Dobrev, Ian Somerhalder and Paul Wesley. All three are featured across the main cover and two collector's items, and nary a shirt is to be seen...

  • Nina Dobrev and Ian Somerhalder Naked!
  • Paul Wesley and Nina Dobrev EW Cover
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Copies of the issue go on sale Friday, while inside producers Julie Plec and Kevin Williamson dish on the challenge of writing for a show with dueling, passionate fan bases.

"When we want Stefan and Elena to have a moment together, how can we do that and not have our Delena fans outraged?” Plec asks.

We've got an idea, Julie: just take Damon's shirt off. That will satisfy all viewers.

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It's totally on between two of the hunkiest actors on television.

Ian Somerhalder and Paul Wesley, brother typically at odds with each other on The Vampire Diaries, both walked the red carpet of the People's Choice Awards in Hollywood last night.

And while each can agree he's happy co-star Nina Dobrev took home the trophy for Favorite TV Drama Actress, that's where the pleasantries end - and the showdown begins! Compare non-tied grey suit below with his opponent's rolled up sleeves and darker outfit and decide, hard as it may be: WHO LOOKED BEST?

Fashion Face-Off!

It's a Vampire Diaries hunk-off! Choose between Ian Somerhalder and Paul Wesley at the People's Choice Awards now! View Poll »

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Their characters shared their first real kiss on The Vampire Diaries last week, but a new report suggests things have taken a turn for the worse in real life for Ian Somerhalder and Nina Dobrev.

Ian Somerhalder and Nina Dobrev Picture

According to In Touch Weekly, the actor proposed to his long-time girlfriend over the holidays, but the response was not exactly what Somerhalder has been dreaming about.

“She is freaking out, saying, ‘I don’t want to marry him!’” a friend claims. “She thinks she’s too young, and with all the offers she’s getting, she’s poised to be a big star... They were having fun, and now there’s a lot of tension.”

Call us crazy, but if Dobrev doesn't want to wake up alongside Somerhalder every morning for the rest of her life, we have a feeling a few (million) other women might.

UPDATE: Ian's rep has shot down this rumor, saying no proposal ever took place.

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A hearty happy birthday is due for Ian Somerhalder today, but The Vampire Diaries star doesn't want a card, a hug or even an iPhone 4 from fans.

Instead, the 33-year old would love fans to donate to his IS Foundation, a charity that looks out for the environment and which has already changed Canadian sled dog laws; delayed the Keystone XL Pipeline; and banned shark fins in California.

In the following video, Somerhalder makes this plea, asking supporters to give whatever they can. In exchange, you might have an email from Ian appear in your Inbox next week:

"Everyone who has it within their hearts to support ISF deserves some respect and love, and the only way I know how to give a little of this to so very many is to try my very best to try to send each and everyone of you a personal email," Somerhalder says. "I want to reach out so I can thank you for your support and learn a little about you to discover how you fit into this remarkable family."

You heard the man, readers. Visit the official ISF site now to donate!

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Both are involved in heated Fashion Face-Offs at the moment - versus Britt Robertson HERE, and Wilson Bethel HERE - but Ian Somerhalder and Nina Dobrev have taken a few moments to talk openly about their relationship for the first time.

The Vampire Diaries co-stars were outed as a couple this summer, photographed in Paris together, and they each gushed about the other on Saturday night at The CW premiere party in Burbank, CA.

  • Ian Somerhalder Close-Up
  • Nina Dobrev Photograph

"She truly enjoys life," Somerhalder told Us Weekly of Dobrev, who dates his on-scren brother, Stefan, on the aforementioned (AWESOME!) CW drama. "Her desire to experience and appreciate everything around her, and chuckle and enjoy it, is great."

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You might not be familiar yet with Wilson Bethel, but give the actor a few weeks.

He stars on Hart of Dixie as southern playboy Wade Kinsella, and he's hoping to make a big impression on CW viewers by challenging reigning network hottie Ian Somerhalder to a Fashion Face-Off.

Can Bethel pull the upset? The actors are posing below at this weekend's CW premiere party, as Hart of Dixie debuts on September 26, while The Vampire Diaries is back this Thursday (eeeek!!!). Compare. Contrast. Drool and vote right now. Which star is the most handsome?

Fashion Face-Off!

Can Wilson Bethel pull off this upset? Compare his look to that of Ian Somerhalder at The CW premiere party now. View Poll »

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The Twilight Saga doesn't actually conclude until November 2012, but Ian Somerhalder doesn't care. He's already making a pitch to fans of that franchise.

“The whole Twilight thing is about to be over," The Vampire Diaries stars says in the latest issue of Rolling Stone, when asked about his show's competition. "And teenage girls can’t watch True Blood with their parents - that would just get weird. So we’re getting ready to kick some major ass this season.”

  • Vampire Diaries Trio
  • Ian Somerhalder, Paul Wesley and Nina Dobrev

For more hot shots of this gorgeous cast, visit the official Rolling Stone website.

The season will include a blood-thirsty Stefan, as previewed in this trailer, along with a closer relationship between Elena and Damon, Caroline and Tyler.

How does the cast get along overall? It's "a total frickin' lovefest," Somerhalder said, and he should know: the actor is dating Dobrev.

Which vampire-themed franchise do you like best?

 

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The Twilight Saga versus The Vampire Diaries.

A tie versus a t-shirt.

The power of the six-pack versus the power of the snarky smile.

Indeed, Kellan Lutz and Ian Somerhalder may portray blood suckers on screen, but they have little in common away from the camera, except for this: each hunk wants your vote in the following Fashion Face-Off. But will you go with the stud in the sweater, or the gorgeous guy in grey? Decide now...

Fashion Face-Off!

Two fake vampires. Two contrasting styles. One winner: decide now between Ian Somerhalder and Kellan Lutz! View Poll »

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Bubbles have never looked so sexy.

In a new promo for season three of The Vampire Diaries, Ian Somerhalder - who spent this week in front of Congress being awesome - dons nothing but soap in his role as lovable blood sucker Damon Salvatore.

The bad news? You need to wait until the very end to watch the scene. The good news? It's totally worth it.

For actual season 3 scoop, visit The Vampire Diaries spoilers section at TV Fanatic. Now!!!

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Ian Somerhalder is so much more than a pretty face.

While the actor is accustomed to making female viewers scream on The Vampire Diaries, he went to D.C. this week with the goal of making Congress listen. The founder of The IS Foundation - which aims to "positively impact the planet and its creatures" - Somerhalder testified before lawmakers on behalf of the Multinational Species Coalition.

"Wildlife and environmental conservation has always been not just a passion, but a priority of mine," he said, hoping to raise funds for organizations that include the World Wildlife Fund, the Sierra Club and the National Audubon Society.

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