In an interview with Jim Halterman, Kevin Williamson drops a few spoilers - think homoeroticism and Caroline's dad - and yes the two are very much related.
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JH:: Are we going to see some guy-on-guy sucking, so to speak? The vampire world is always rife with homoeroticism.
KW: Well, I don’t foresee it in the near future. In the books, there were no…we do have a storyline coming up but Caroline’s Dad, who is gay. We’ve already established that and he’s going to show up with a boyfriend sooner or later.
JH:: Knowing your past work, is it safe to assume more gay characters will be popping up on the show?
KW: Eventually there always will be. At the moment, we’re just trying to tell the stories at hand with the characters we’ve established. There is something very sexy about vampires that I think appeals to men and women so I think there’s a fair balance that way.
Make sure you check out the rest of the interview, as Williamson is especially chatty about the casting process, the gorgeous cast, epic love, flashbacks, gore, and of course, Vicki's death (which people seem set on beating to death, no pun intended).
In other news, Zach Roerig dishes to Starry Constellation Magazine on why the writers shouldn't mess with Matt (and take a look at the interview to find the dirt on Zach's natural hair colour, his work with a Children's Hospital in Atlanta - aww! - and why he loves Twitter):
Two reasons I don't think Matt should be messed with. First, because TV needs a nice guy like Matt, a guy that is pure and doesn't have a motive at the end of the day. Second, you never, ever want to mess with the most polite, quiet athlete type because you know they're always hiding some kind of secret and by the time you try to mess with them all hell will break loose. I think Matt's got some hidden rage, I mean look at his life, he's never exhibited any ounce of anger or emotion and so I feel like it's going to be a Ned Flanders kind of explosion.
And finally, a little (eye) candy to spoil your dinner: Paul Wesley (Stefan) and Ian Somerhalder are People's Hottest (Vampire) Brothers. Vampire-Diaries.net posted a scan you can see (and enjoy) here.
Thanks again to Johanna for the tip about Caroline's Dad!