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Aug 24,2014

Kristen Bell Surprises Fans At ‘Frozen’ Sing Along Screening

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Last night, Kristen surprised fans at Frozen sing along screening.

Fans at opening night of the Frozen Sing-Along at the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood got more than they wished for when the movie’s star Kristen Bell came out to introduce the special screening. “There is no way to foresee a movie’s success or how much it would touch people,” Bell exclusively told EW before taking the stage. “You strive to make the best movie possible and I felt like we did that.”
ABC to show how Disney made ‘Frozen’ Kristen Bell, Amber Riley, and all-star hippies rock out in ‘Hair’ at the Hollywood Bowl
Bell was joined by her film counterpart Princess Anna, her sister, Queen Elsa, and even snow, a rare sight in California. The snow of course was fake, but the joy was real for the hundreds of fans present, some even dressed for bed to celebrate a pajama-themed night.
(You may be surprised by the number of Frozen-themed pajamas out there, but the highest-grossing animated film of all time has created a mini empire that includes branded costumes and dolls, many of which were proudly on display Friday night).
“I don’t even know how to digest any of that,” Bell says of the film’s financial success. “I don’t know if it will seem normal in my lifetime.”
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Normal for Bell these days is getting ready to welcome her second child with husband Dax Sheperd (daughter Lincoln was born last March). “I couldn’t imagine not changing diapers 24 hours a day last summer,” she says. Though she may still be best known as Veronica Mars, Bell got her start performing on stage, and began studying opera at the age of 11. “I sang only in Italian till I was 13 or 14,” she says.
After making her Broadway debut in The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, a return to a musical role is a dream come true for the self-proclaimed Disney fanatic. “It’s especially invigorating because music is what brought me to performing and acting in general,” Bell says. “From doing so much non-singing work and being satisfied with that to have it then be able to reincorporate music into what you do as a performer — which is hopefully tell a good story — it feels weirdly full circle. To be able to do it is one thing, to be hired to do it is really lucky.”
Disney’s Frozen Sing-Along is playing at the El Capitan through September 7th and special edition DVD will be released November 18.


Aug 24,2014

Zachary Quinto donates to Project ALS

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Zach recently donated to Project ALS. He was nominated by both Matt Bomer and Troian Bellisario to do the ice bucket challenge but chose to only donate because of the current drought in LA. #IceBucketChallenge is to help spread ALS awareness across social media. To donate or for more information visit

For Matt and Troian’s nomination videos below:

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Jul 29,2014

ET: Behind The Scenes – Hollywood Bowl’s Hair

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Check out Entertainment Tonight’s behind the scenes footage of Hollywood Bowl’s Hair which Kristen is performing in. (from BroadwayWorld)
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Jul 24,2014

Funny or Die: Mary Poppins Quits with Kristen Bell

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Check out this latest Funny or Die video with Kristen Bell as Mary Poppins! She decides to quit because she is being paid minimum wage.

Jul 23,2014

Celebuzz interview: Kristen on working behind the scenes & More

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Kristen Bell can do it all. She’s a mother, wife, activist, actor, singer and an all-around awesome woman. Now she’s continuing to add to her resume, going behind the camera to create short films for Lipton Iced Tea.

We were lucky enough to talk to Kristen about her collaboration with Lipton and she told us what it was like to take on this new project. Kristen also talked about her upcoming role in the production of Hair at the Hollywood Bowl, shared her thoughts on her near Peter Pan casting, and revealed her dream co-star! Read through the interview below to get all of that scoop on Kristen! Plus, would she ever record her own album? Find out that answer below!

Celebuzz: First of all, congratulations on baby No. 2!

Kristen Bell: Thank you, thank you!

CB: Can you tell us a little bit about your collaboration with Lipton? How did the partnership come about?

KB: Well they had approached me about becoming creatively involved in a new promotion that they had which is, “Win an Extra SUNday.” And I’m already an avid tea drinker, I love tea and I love Lipton. The idea of this promotion giving people back some leisure time and replacing a day of chores with a “want to-do” list, I thought was fabulous. And I love tea and I hate chores so it felt very organic. I’ve always wanted to step behind the camera a little bit more but it’s nerve-wracking, but I feel like we worked together on compiling a really talented group of people to make these fun shorts. Also, it was easy for me because Stu and Carl, the two delivery men from the commercials, are so funny innately and they’re just sort of thoughtful and comedic, it was very easy to work with. So I had a great time just accessing some behind-the-scenes creativity for this.

CB: Do you think you’ll do more behind-the-scenes work in the future? Do you have a good time doing all of this?

KB: Yeah, I had a great time! It’s a totally different job even though it’s the exact same line of work. It’s a lot more multitasking but as a mom I’ve honed that skill pretty sharply at this point. So I would definitely do more behind-the-scenes stuff in the future. I don’t know in what capacity but I would definitely do this again.

CB: You take on so many different roles from actor to activist to being a mother and wife. How do you manage to balance it all?

KB: I don’t think there’s any one secret. I think it’s just trying to stay present wherever you are, which is hard if you have work on your plate and you feel stressed at home and it’s hard if you’re not home and you’re missing your family. But I’ve found that constantly checking in and being present wherever I am helps. We have a room in the house where we put up our phones when we got home and rarely check them. That helps quite a bit, not giving into the temptation of having an iPhone in your hands immediately makes you feel more balanced.
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Jul 22,2014

Comic-Con 2014: Agent 47 & The Chair Panels

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Zach will be attending Comic Con for his upcoming movie, Agent 47 and The Chair on Friday. Details below:

The Chair: One Script, Two Visions, One Winner
Friday July 25, 2014 1:30pm – 2:30pm
Marriott Hall 2, Marriott Marquis & Marina

From creator Chris Moore (Project Greenlight, American Pie, Good Will Hunting) and producer Zachary Quinto (Star Trek, Heroes, Margin Call), The Chair is a documentary competition series that follows two first- time feature directors, Shane Dawson (ShaneDawsonTV on YouTube) and Anna Martemucci (Break Up at a Wedding), each given the same screenplay and budget to make their own films. Zachary Quinto and both directors, as well as screenwriter Dan Schoffer and producer Josh Shader, join together for a panel moderated by Chris Moore, including exclusive clips from both films (Untitled Shane Dawson Movie and Hollidaysburg) and from the Starz TV show, premiering this fall.

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20th Century Fox Comic Con Presentation
Friday, July 25th 4:20PM-6:20PM in Hall H

‘Agent 47′ with Zachary Quinto and Hannah Ware

Synopsis: Based on the top-selling, award-winning videogame franchise, ‘Agent 47′ is an all-new motion picture about an elite and genetically engineered assassin, known only by the last two digits – 47 – of a barcode tattooed on the back of his neck. His latest target is a young woman on the run from powerful and clandestine forces. The mission brings startling revelations about the lethal agent and his prey, hurtling them on a collision course with their pasts. And this time, his number may be up.

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Jul 20,2014

She Knows interview: Kristen talks boobs & body image

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After having her daughter, Kristen Bell did something very un-Hollywood: She didn’t care about getting her post-baby body back.

The Veronica Mars star hosted American Express’ Epic EveryDay Getaway in New York City, where moms won a SoulCycle class in Grand Central Station, glam makeovers from DryBar and Sephora and gorgeous gowns from Rent the Runway. She explained why she’s been so open about not making fitting back into her skinny jeans a priority. “I just don’t think it’s very important and I feel like we can all let each other off the hook if more people talk about the fact that being healthy is absolutely important,” Kristen tells SheKnows. “Being skinny is really not important.”

In fact, there are certain aspects that she wants to keep about her body after having a baby, like her bra size. “I still have my breastfeeding boobs, which I was really excited about,” she explained of her new curves. “They get like monster, and they’re up high. It’s what I imagine having breast implants would be like, but you get them for about a year. It’s dope.” Luckily, she’s expecting again, she’ll get to keep her cleavage for awhile!

The 33-year-old actress is so comfortable in her own skin that she posed completely naked for Allure’s annual Nudes issue, and didn’t even step up her workout routine before the shoot. “To put my money where was my mouth was, I needed to be shot in the body I was living in,” Kristen says of her decision to stick to the status quo.

Kristen wants to get something else straight. “Bikini Season is not a thing. It’s called SUMMER,” she recently tweeted. As for how to be confident at the beach, she says it’s all in your attitude. “Weirdly enough, especially in a bikini, I think it’s all mental. There are so many fun wraps and skirts and cover-ups… even throwing a long gold necklace on if you’re feeling slightly insecure! If you’re gonna wear one, just wear one. Who cares?”

“I’m not saying eat seven cheeseburgers before you put your bikini on but love where you’re at, or don’t bother,” she adds. “There’s no sense going out to the beach wearing a bikini and being nervous the whole time. It’s miserable!” While Kristen admits she still has insecurities sometimes, she’s realized what matters and what doesn’t. It also doesn’t hurt having husband Dax Shepard as her biggest fan. “When I was at my biggest in my pregnancy, he would say, ‘You’re the best looking I’ve ever seen you.’ It’s extremely respectful to the battles women face with each other and with the media and with pictures and their own mirrors and he’s so wildly supportive that it makes my existence a whole hell of a lot easier.”

Having her own “joyful” daughter, who’s currently learning sign language, has made her more zen of a person in general. “Even when I’m on the road and having a tiny bout of road rage, I can now think that the other person in the car is someone’s kid and it changes my perspective to be a little more compassionate.”


Jul 18,2014

Happy Birthday Kristen Bell!

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Happy Birthday Kristen! Kristen turns 34 years old today. Make sure to wish @IMKristenBell a happy birthday!

Jul 17,2014

Kristen Bell ‘Completely Stumped’ on Name for Second Child

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Kristen Bell has captivated children everywhere as the plucky Princess Anna in Disney’s hit animated musical Frozen.

But there’s one little girl who has yet to experience the magic: Bell’s daughter Lincoln, 15 months.

“She does not watch TV yet,” Bell, 33, tells PEOPLE. “She has no idea!”

Pediatricians recommend limiting TV viewing for children under 2, so Lincoln hasn’t see her mom or dad, Parenthood actor Dax Shepard, on the small screen. Once she’s old enough, though, Bell is happy Lincoln will learn Frozen’s brave lessons.

“I think it’s beautiful to show kids how great it can be to love through fear, to love someone even when they’re afraid to love themselves,” she says. “That’s a huge message I want to teach my kids: You’re allowed to be afraid, but you have to know why … and you have to try to love beyond that fear.”

The movie’s moral of sisterly love will take on an added significance soon: Bell is carrying her second child.

“So far, it’s been the exact same, and Lincoln came out like a champ,” Bell says. “Lincoln was an easy pregnancy and an easy baby, so hopefully this one will follow the same path.”

As for what to call their next bundle of joy, Bell says the expectant parents are “completely stumped” after falling in love with Lincoln’s name for a boy or girl the last time around.

“It’s hard to take focus off her and think about the second baby, even though the second baby is here and growing,” she explains.

“Lincoln’s like my television. I love being a mom and I love watching her explore the world and talk to me about things. It’s mostly babbles, but she signs, and so we can communicate. I’ve never been so interested in anything in my entire life. I have heard parents say that when you have a second child, your love doesn’t divide, it multiplies, so I have confidence that will happen.”

“And then eventually, I’ll explode,” she jokes.

No kidding — it’s been a busy year for the new mom, from Frozen-mania to the fan-funded Veronica Mars movie and her show House of Lies. She got behind the camera for her latest role as creative director of the Lipton Iced Tea mini film series. The last of three videos premiered Wednesday and gives a hilarious spin on the theme “Win an Extra SUNday,” showing Lipton deliverymen Carl and Stu sending a harried couple off to relax as they complete their busy to-do list.

So what would Bell do during her dream extra Sunday?
“I would want to probably spend the day either at the movies or at some sort of barbecue with friends, something either creative or social, and come back to a fully organized house where everything was labeled and I knew where everything was,” she says.

Not that things aren’t fun enough inside her and Shepard’s home.

“It’s bumpin’ over here, I’m not gonna lie,” she tells PEOPLE, laughing. “There are a lot of dance parties. He’s extremely involved as a dad. We really fight over who gets the baby.”


Jul 15,2014

Zachary Quinto comments on Heroes Reborn return

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Today, while talking to critics at the TCA Press Tour about his new Starz reality series, The Chair (scroll down linked page for trailer), Zachary Quinto spoke about the possibility of him reprising the role of Sylar on NBC’s upcoming miniseries, Heroes Reborn.

“I’ve been in touch with Tim [Kring, creator] and he told me they were doing this and we left the door open for me to be involved, the trouble is really my availability,” Quinto said. “I don’t know that it would really even be possible. And it’s a challenge for me because that experience and role and opportunity really changed my life completely and sent me on a path that I might not have otherwise have been on, but at the same time I’m very interested in forward momentum, I’m very interested in expanding and defying people’s expectations of me.”

“I don’t know that going back to such a definitely iconic character would necessarily do that,” Quinto continued. “So it’s a larger question that I haven’t had to answer because no one’s actually given me an offer. We’ll see. I’m glad they’re doing it and I know that whether or not I’m involved that the fans will enjoy it.”

Heroes Reborn, though featuring an all-new cast of heroes, has indeed left the door open for returning members of the original series. Jack Coleman, who played Noah Bennet, is set to reprise his original role.

When asked about whether or not he’d be a part of the upcoming American Horror Story: Freak Show (as he was a part of Season 1 and Asylum), Quinto said that his schedule prevented him from being involved.