Kristen Bell, who plays the slightly villainous Elle on Heroes, has reportedly still not been signed for the third season of the hit drama. Over on E! Online they say that any hold-up is for business reasons, and not creative ones:

I have it on good authority that Elle is very much a part of the writers' grand plan for season three. (Fear not: Kring loves her just as much as we do!) So, if there is a holdup, I assure you it is more on the business (rather than creative) side of things, and there is still time to get this worked out before they go back into production.

The site also reports that Claire Bennet, played by Hayden Panettiere may not appear much in the first two episodes of the season, as the actress will be finishing up filming on I Love You Beth Cooper.

Heroes is an epic drama that chronicles the lives of ordinary people who discover they possess extraordinary abilities. The show airs Monday nights on NBC.