Sesame Street snubs Crowe11/03/2006 - 13:12:51
Gladiator star Russell Crowe won't be stopping by children's show Sesame Street, after producers rejected an appearance by the actor, claiming he's not a good role model.
The actor has a two-year-old son, Charles, with wife Danielle Spencer and another baby on the way - but Sesame Street producers don't see him as a family-friendly guy thanks to his hellraiser reputation.
Sesame Street executive producer Carol-Lynne Parente said of the star's prospects of joining the show: "He may not be the best role model for kids.
"Although I'm sure our writers could come up with a nice piece about dealing with emotions - healthy ways to deal with emotions."
Crowe has a reputation for having a bad temper and was arrested last June for throwing a phone at a hotel clerk in New York City.
However, one of Crowe's fellow Australian's would be welcomed with open arms by the show.
Parente adds: "We would love to have Nicole Kidman on."
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