MTV has 'Blonde' ambition


After airing the Broadway production of "Legally Blonde" in the fall, MTV now is searching for the musical's next star.

According to a flier that's being circulated, the network has put out a call for women ages 18 and older with vocal, acting and dancing skills to compete for the role of Elle Woods, originated by Reese Witherspoon in the film franchise and being played on Broadway by Laura Bell Bundy, who received a Tony nomination for the role.

The apparent goal is to chronicle the casting process in a reality show, similar to NBC's "Grease: You're the One That I Want," in which contestants vied for the roles of Sandy and Danny in the Broadway production of "Grease."

According to the flier, the auditions are set to take place during the next three weeks in locations around Los Angeles, Chicago, New York, Nashville and Orlando.