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Kristen Bell fanboys—and girls—of the world unite!

OK, so that was not entirely meant to plug Bell's new movie, Fanboys, but based on the endless number of emails I have been receiving about all things Kristen, I thought it was time for a little update on the artist formerly known around our neck of the woods as TV's greatest teen super sleuth.

Will Elle be back on Heroes? Better yet, why was she killed off in the first place? Keep reading for more on what Kristen is up to now and why she may just be a closet fanboy herself...

Even though we lost our beloved Elle almost two months ago, the wound is still fresh, and the pain is still very real. However, sources close to the show tell me that it was in fact Kristen's choice to leave Heroes. And while I know that doesn't make you—or me!—forgive Sylar for murdering her, it may help to know that K. Bell just needed more time to work on her many new movies. She is currently filming Couples Retreat with Vince Vaughn and When in Rome, with newlywed Josh Duhamel, which will come out later this year.

But don't think our girl has forgotten her roots just yet. At the Fanboys premiere last night, Kristen told us that, based on her résumé, she definitely has a colorful array of fans. "Going to ComiCon and experiencing people who actually pour their own costumes, like they have plastic molds in their garage...I collected hockey cards as a kid, and that was, like, my be-all and end-all. If you want to pour plastic costumes in your garage, do it! I’m all for it."

What's your crazy fan obsession? Was Elle the best Villain on Heroes? Will you go see Kristen on the big screen? Post in the comments below!

Additional reporting by Megan Masters