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both Tangled and Wreck-it-Ralph were huge steps forward for the studio, but nothing could have prepared me for how much I loved Frozen. Loaded with amazing songs (written and composed by Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez), great characters (wait until you meet Olaf), and enough humor to keep both kids and parents interested, I’m planning on taking my entire family to see it over Thanksgiving weekend and think it’s going to a huge hit at the box office. If you’re not familiar with Frozen, the story centers on a young dreamer named Anna (Kristen Bell) who teams up with Kristoff (Jonathan Groff), an extreme mountain man, to find her sister Elsa, the Queen of Arendelle (Idina Menzel) who has accidentally trapped their kingdom in eternal winter. For more on the film, here’s all our previous coverage.

Over the past few years, Disney Animation has really impressed me. I thought At the recent New York City press day I landed a great interview with Bell. She talked about when she first realized Frozen might be a great movie, changes during production, when she first realized she’d be a princess at Disneyland, the Veronica Mars movie Kickstarter campaign, being part of Lady Gaga & the Muppets’ Holiday Spectacular, getting to do a few episodes of Parks and Recreation, and more. Hit the jump to watch and make sure to see Frozen in 3D when it opens November 27th.


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Kristen Covers ‘FLARE’ Canada December 2013

On a 34-degree Sunday in early October, Kristen Bell stands in the parlour of a dilapidated mansion in Los Angeles’ Historic West Adams neighbourhood wearing Lanvin resort and pulling faces at the camera. “Like you want to make a baby laugh!” directs photographer Yu Tsai, and Bell, skilled funny woman and, as of this past spring, new mother, obliges by unleashing her full rubber-face arsenal: cheeks puffed, eyes popped, tongue out. When the action breaks, her face relaxes into its default symmetrical planes of Nordic loveliness. At 33, the actress, a veteran of TV series (including the beloved Veronica Mars) and film for more than a decade, can turn it on and off like a pro.

During the next setup, Yu Tsai pauses to address a wardrobe issue. He and the stylist crouch at Bell’s knees and adjust the infelicitous draping on a pair of sparkly peach trousers. “We’ve got to style this so she doesn’t have a penis!” he cries.

“Good luck,” Bell purrs under her breath. it’s a throwaway line and nobody’s listening, but handled with her precision instruments—the cut-glass voice, still recognizable as the insinuating narrator of Gossip Girl; the sharpshooter comic reflexes—it lands like a dart piercing the bull’s eye. Thwack.

“That combination of all-American cuteness with subversive wit is a surprise whenever you run across it,” says Matthew Carnahan, her boss on Showtime’s House of Lies. “Kristen looks like a little china doll. And then she’ll say something, and your jaw drops and you can’t stop laughing.”

Bell currently has three upcoming projects that showcase her versatility as a performer. she’ll realize a long-held dream of starring in a Disney movie when she voices (and sings) Anna in the animated film Frozen (out November 27). House of Lies, the caustic cable comedy in which she plays the ethically and romantically challenged careerist Jeannie Van Der Hooven, returns for a third season on January 12 (The Movie network at 10 p.m. ET/PT). And in the much-anticipated movie version of Veronica Mars, due in early 2014, Bell will reprise her indelible mid-aughts TV role as the jaded young detective patrolling a landscape of California noir.

Though best known thus far for her roles in Veronica Mars and ensemble comedies such asForgetting Sarah Marshall and Couples Retreat, Bell has won even more fans of late just for being herself. During an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, she shared a home video depicting her unscripted reaction when her long-time partner, Dax Shepard, told her he had invited a sloth to her 31st birthday party. The clip, which shows Bell sobbing uncontrollably with excitement, pulled a staggering 17 million views on Youtube. (even now, “Kristen Bell sloth” remains one of Google’s top search suggestions when you type in her name.) Earlier this year, when Warner Bros. wasn’t convinced there was an audience for a Veronica Mars movie, Bell and series creator Rob Thomas took to crowd-sourcing (with the studio’s blessing) in an attempt to prove them wrong. The resulting campaign raised $5.7 million, shattering Kickstarter records and inadvertently crowning Bell a kind of Hollywood Norma Rae in the process. And after the Supreme Court of the United States struck down the Defense of Marriage Act this past June, Bell, an advocate for gay rights, upset gender conventions by proposing to Shepard via twitter.

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Kristen Bell joins celebrity coat drive for Lole ‘Yellow Label’

The season is getting cooler and celebrities are warming up in the spirit with a super chic coat drive. This week, Kristin Bell’s coat will go up for sale as part of the third annual Lolë Yellow Label Program. You can get an autographed coat from other stars spanning the spectrum of film and television. TV personality Beth Stern and soap star Lisa Rinna are also donating. Prior sales were from Jamie Chung (Real World star turned actress) and Elizabeth Rohm (Law and Order).

Proceeds go to the Ample Harvest, a program where gardeners donate their surplus harvest to 6,506 food pantries around the country. The motto is “no food left behind” and the overall concept of the Yellow Label Program is to reduce waste on multiple fronts. This fall, anyone can take part by contributing a gently-worn coat to a store in California or online. Those funds will go to local community programs like food kitchens.

In an entertainment-centric culture where excess is common — especially in fashion — the celebrity coat drive is reminder of the innovative ways you can be more sustainable in your ways of eating and dress. Even The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills cast member Kyle Richards is taking part. The cost for you is as little as $40.

The company behind the program, Lolë, provides activewear for busy women. The name stands for “Live Out Loud Everyday.” You can follow the program on twitter until the end of November with #LOLEYL and check back for more celebrity coats each week.


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Congrats Kristen Bell & Dax Sherpard

Congratulations are in order for Kristen Bell andDax Shepard, as the pair has reportedly tied the knot after almost six years together.

According to celebrity website TMZ, the couple wed in a no-frills ceremony at the Beverly Hills County Clark Office.

Bell, 33, and Shepard, 38, decided to tie the knot this year when California legalised gay marriage, and according to witnesses got married on the spur of the moment, after showing up with the intention to get their marriage license.

Apparently a court employee offered to marry them on the spot and they agreed, conducting the ceremony then and there.

Speaking earlier this month, Bell explained the delay behind the wedding: “I have to unfortunately report that we just haven’t gotten it together on a Saturday to get to the courthouse.

“But we have every intention to. We have every intention to. We wanna sign those papers. And I think we just found out that you can do it online now. What if we got married online? Print it out: ‘You guys, married! Married, everybody!’ It’s just out of laziness that we haven’t actually done it yet.”

The pair have a six-month-old daughter, Lincoln, together.