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    Tue, 20 Oct 2009 10:24:44

    Playlist: Kristen Bell of <I>Astro Boy</I> - ARTISTdirect.com editor and <I>Dolor</I> author Rick Florino sits down with Kristen Bell for this exclusive interview about her favorite music! Check out her playlist and video below…she digs Miley Cyrus and Motown…

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    Kristen Bell is a classy girl.

    By glancing at the Astro Boy star's playlist, a cornucopia of MoTown favorites, it's easy to recognize that she's got really good taste in music. However, there is a dark side to her iPod—a VERY dark side.

    "I will turn up some Miley Cyrus if it's on in the car," she laughs with a stunning smile. "I'm not ashamed of that either; I'm really not [Laughs]."

    Cranking a little Miley Cyrus is nothing to be ashamed of. In fact, little miss Montana even encouraged Eli Roth to go apeshit for Inglourious Basterds. Even though Bell's Astro Boy character, Cora, doesn't bash in Nazi brains with a baseball bat, she's still a touch cookie.

    Bell continues, "I like that Cora is a little bit mysterious. She acts like a tough girl, but she has all of these young maternal instincts to keep this group of runaways together. She's kind of like their Peter Pan!"

    Bell's a big part of Astro Boy's modern fairy tale. In order to get into the mood to voice act, she spent a lot of time listening to some of her favorite artists—even beyond Motown and Miley.

    Kristen Bell shared her playlist with ARTISTdirect.com editor and Dolor author Rick Florino for this exclusive feature. Check out what she's spinning below and in the video, and don't miss Astro Boy in theaters everywhere this Friday October 23.

    Kristen Bell's Playlist:

    1. Clarence Carter

    2. The Spinners

    3. The Four Tops

    4. Frankie Valli

    5. Aretha Franklin

    I grew up in MoTown, so I listen to a lot of Clarence Carter, The Spinners, The Four Tops, Frankie Valle or Aretha Franklin.

    6. The Postal Service

    I really like the Postal Service!

    7. Miley Cyrus

    She's got a lot of power over us. She's got to be respected [Laughs].

    8. Jason Mraz

    Most of the music I listen to is older, but I also like Jason Mraz and a lot of the easy Jack Johnson beats and coffee house music.

    9. Jamiroquai

    The Postal Service is good to cruise outer space to because they've got that intergalactic beat mixed in. However, I'm going to go High School for you—Jamiroquai. Go with the original Jamiroquia CD because that will rock you!

    Rick Florino
    10.20.09


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