President Obama Names Colleen Bell U.S. Ambassador to Hungary

The legendary Bell soap opera clan could soon be a political dynasty as well. Colleen Bell, wife to The Bold and the Beautiful's executive producer Brad Bell, has been named new U.S. Ambassador to Hungary. In a released statement President Barack Obama said:

I am grateful these accomplished individuals have agreed to join this Administration, and I’m confident they will serve ably in these important roles. I look forward to working with them in the coming months and years,

Vetting Over: Colleen Bell’s Ambassadorship to Hungary on Track

Last June it was reported Colleen Bell, wife of The Bold and the Beautiful showrunner Brad Bell, would likely become the next ambassador to Belgium or Hungary. It looks like Bell is one step closer. According to The Washington Post, she has completed the vetting process and an announcement should be made soon.

Nonetheless, the expected nomination of another Obama mega-bundler, Hollywood producer Colleen Bell, best known for the TV soap opera “The Bold and the Beautiful,” to be ambassador to Hungary, is also on track. We’re hearing Bell’s vetting is done, and that the Hungarians, who must agree to the nomination, doubtless will do so. Something should be announced soon..

Soap Stars Party it up at 2013 Daytime Emmy Nominee Reception (PHOTOS)

General Hospital’s Jimmy Deshler and the lovely Haley Pullos, Emily Wilson, Kelly Sullivan and Laura Wright joined soap stars from All My Children, The Bold and the Beautiful, Days of Our Lives and The Young and the Restless to help kick off Daytime Emmy weekend at the Television Academy’s 2013 Daytime Emmy Nominee Reception on June 13 in Beverly Hills.  Check out more photos of your favorite soap stars after the jump!

Is Brad Bell’s Wife, Colleen About to Become a U.S. Ambassador?

The name Colleen Bell appeared in the Hollywood trades several times during 2012. The soap opera socialite was instrumental in re-electing President Barack Obama, due to her stellar fundraising efforts.

Could the wife of The Bold and the Beautiful showrunner Brad Bell now be in line for an ambassadorship? The Hollywood Reporter seems to think it's a possibility. From the magazine's website:

Whomever Obama decides on for the coveted Paris post, he or she will join a surprising number of nominees with Hollywood ties. Among them: Emmy-nominated television producer Colleen Bell, said to be in line for Belgium or Hungary; longtime Democratic activist and executive John Emerson, whose name has come up as a possible ambassador to Germany; HBO executive James Costos, who according to sources is under consideration for Spain; media executive-turned-political activist Rufus Gifford, who is being eyed for Denmark; and political consultant Noah Mamet, who is in the running for Argentina. Tennis Channel chief Ken Solomon is in the mix as an appointee for later in Obama's term; the president is expected to make some appointments for two-year terms rather than four to allow for more picks. (All candidates declined comment.)