NBC has been experimenting with live productions of classic tales. Back in December, they aired The Sound of Music Live! which starred Carrie Underwood as Maria von Trapp. While the production was met with mixed reviews, it was a complete success for the network, achieving over 18.6 million live viewers – which was NBC’s best Thursday night score since the series finale of Frasier back in 2004.
It looks like the next show NBC is pro ducting is a live production of Peter Pan, and casting is currently underway for the show. The frontrunner for the role of Peter Pan? According to E! Online:
NBC wanted Kristen [Bell] as Peter Pan in the live version set to air Dec. 4. However, the scheduling did not work out.
“What’s been hard is we’ve actually had several women,” NBC president Bob Greenblatt said today, “who wanted to do it but they’re either busy or can’t fit it in to their schedules. Because I need that person from Aug. 5 to Dec. 5. And so that knocks out the Kristen Bells of the world, who is someone I talked to about doing it. But she’s doing House of Lies.“
That’s a shame because Bell would have been adorable in the role because she’s adorable in everything. Princess Anna as Peter Pan… Bell is expecting her second child with husband Dax Shephard. The two already have a daughter, Lincoln, who was born in March 2013. Wonder who will take over the role? Christopher Walken has already been cast as Captain Hook.
Will you watch?
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Posted Monday, July 14th, 2014 at 1:13pm
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Congratulations are in order for Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard as the happy couple are expecting their second child together.
“I can confirm that Kristen and Dax are expecting their second child and a sibling for Lincoln,” a rep tells Entertainment Tonight. “The whole family is beyond excited.”
The House of Lies and Veronica Mars star told PEOPLE last week how much she’s enjoying her daughter, now 15 months.
“She’s delicious. It’s such a fun age,” Bell, 33, says. “I feel like having a toddler is exhausting and extremely rewarding — and far more rewarding than exhausting.”
As much as they enjoying talking about their child’s latest milestones, the actress and Shepard, 39, who wed last October after a three-year engagement, plan to keep photos of Lincoln and her sibling private — a cause Bell and the Parenthood star championed earlier this year.
“Our daughter is not a public figure. We chose to be, we volunteered to be in this business and she did not,” she explains. “I feel it’s very important and my number one job as a mother to protect what her interests might be. She might grow up to be very shy and she might not want her picture anywhere. This lifestyle might make her very uncomfortable and I think it’s my duty to protect that.”
Congrats to them… Leave your guesses for baby names in the comments section below.
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Posted Tuesday, June 24th, 2014 at 8:08am
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The Veronica Mars movie premiered at the Chinese Theatre in Hollywood last night. The original TV series was cancelled six years ago to the dismay of its strong fan following. Star of the show, Kristen Bell and director Rob Thomas famously initiated a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for a film. It was subsequently the first project for the site to raise $2 million. Many of the the shows fans and supporters on the Kickstarter campaign were given roles as extras in the film. According to imdb.com, filming was shot in only 23 days! That’s crazy. I never watched the show, but I think Kristen Bell and Dax Shephard are so incredibly adorable that I want to Netflix and binge on the series and then perhaps even catch the movie. In my spare time…
Posted Thursday, March 13th, 2014 at 12:12pm
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I have a confession to make… I’ve never watched a single episode of ‘Veronica Mars.’ I know it’s good, but who’s got time to start a new show? Maybe I’ll settle for the movie?
Anyway, you can now watch the first eight minutes of the movie, thanks to Fandango. Go here to watch it!
The closer we get to the premiere of the “Veronica Mars” film, the more Rob Thomas and company seem determined to have us lining up around our local theaters, aching to get in. After recently releasing the first two minutes of the film online, they’ve upped the ante considerably.
Warner Bros. released the first eight minutes of the movie to Fandango. While those first two minutes served as a kind of refresher as to how Veronica spent her teenage years as a crime-solving slueth, the ensuing six get to the business of kicking off her latest adventure.
Finally, we get to see the adult Veronica in action. We get to see her interview for a job, as well as spend some quality time on her relationship with Piz. And most importantly, we get the launch of the mystery at the center of this crowd-funded film.
Are you excited for the new movie!?
Here are new pictures of Kristen Bell at the New York premiere of ‘Veronica Mars’.
Posted Tuesday, March 11th, 2014 at 2:14pm
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