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.)
Can you imagine the steamy soap the Bells could cook up if Colleen enters politics? Move over Scandal; the source material would be endless!