While you were working...
November 28th, 2011
06:15 PM ET

While you were working...

Today's news you might've missed:

  • Now that he's done shooting "The Dark Knight Rises," Christian Bale is hanging up the Batman cape for good. Like, for reals - he calls it "the end of that Batman era." Apparently he felt the need to remind everyone of this, as he warned that he was done with the franchise last year. [THR/E!]
  • Things Ryan Gosling Does with Eva Mendes Instead of You, edition 53: A romantic date to a famous Parisian cemetery. And the hating on Mendes grows stronger in 5, 4, 3, 2....[NYPost]
  • Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt ALMOST ran into each other at the movies. Our palms sweat just thinking about what would have happened if they'd actually had to do the awkward "oh, hiiii!" small talk. [X17]
  • As the recent resurrection of some TV programming might lead you to believe, it's basically 1995 all over again. Because look: T-Boz from TLC is filing for bankruptcy. [THR]
  • The Red Hot Chili Peppers are hitting the road once again in their first full-scale U.S. tour since 2007. The 2012 series of dates kicks off in Charlotte, North Carolina, on January 25.  [MTV]

Filed under: While you were working
Reader reviews: 'Hugo' beautiful or boring?
November 28th, 2011
05:20 PM ET

Reader reviews: 'Hugo' beautiful or boring?

[Editor's note: Readers have a lot to say about stories, and we're listening. Overheard on CNN.com is a regular feature that examines interesting comments and thought-provoking conversations posted by the community.]

Martin Scorsese's "Hugo" is enjoying critical praise and pulled in $14.4 million over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend.

Review: 'Hugo' is a cabinet of wonders

Entertainment Weekly's Lisa Schwarzbaum called it "a marvel" and said, "It made me cry, without guilt," but CNN.com commenters had mixed reactions to the film.

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Filed under: Overheard on CNN.com
Anne Hathaway engaged to longtime beau
November 28th, 2011
04:45 PM ET

Anne Hathaway engaged to longtime beau

Anne Hathaway is getting hitched: CNN confirms that the actress is engaged to boyfriend Adam Shulman.

Hathaway, 29, and Shulman, 30, have been dating since 2008, People reports. Hathaway's rep tells CNN that actor/jewelry designer Shulman popped the question with a ring he designed in collaboration with Kwiat Heritage Jewels.

Hathaway, who was reportedly spotted wearing her new sparkler in a park on Sunday, has previously gushed about her romance with Shulman.

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Angelina Jolie's backup plan? Funeral director
November 28th, 2011
03:55 PM ET

Angelina Jolie's backup plan? Funeral director

If the acting thing ever falls to the wayside, maybe Angelina Jolie will reconsider a former goal: Becoming a funeral director.

The 36-year-old Oscar winner told CBS' "60 Minutes" on Sunday that she had a plan in place if she couldn't find her way in Hollywood.

"It sounds like this very strange, eccentric, dark thing to do but in fact I lost my grandfather and was very upset with the funeral," she said in the interview. "This whole idea of how somebody passes and how family deals with this passing and what death is should be addressed in a different way. If this whole acting thing didn't work out, that was going to be my path."

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Filed under: Angelina Jolie • Brad Pitt • Celebrities
Bret McKenzie wants a 'Flight of the Conchords' movie
November 28th, 2011
03:32 PM ET

Bret McKenzie wants a 'Flight of the Conchords' movie

According to the Hollywood Reporter, one-half of the comedy duo behind “Flight of the Conchords” has said the team is angling to turn the series into a film.

"We're going to try and do a movie," said Bret McKenzie at “The Muppets” premiere last week (the actor/musician worked on the soundtrack). "We just need a story."

McKenzie and Jermaine Clement’s HBO series ended in 2009, but the pair maintain a dedicated fan base.

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Soul Train Awards pay tribute to Heavy D
November 28th, 2011
02:51 PM ET

Soul Train Awards pay tribute to Heavy D

This year's Soul Train Awards, taped in Atlanta on November 17, didn't hold back with their tribute to late rapper Heavy D, who died on November 8 at the age of 44.

The ceremony, which aired on BET Sunday, showed a boisterous tribute that included the likes of Naughty by Nature, Doug E. Fresh, Kurtis Blow, Big Daddy Kane, and Goodie Mob. (Watch the clip at RapRadar.com.)

After rocking the crowd with a medley of Heavy D's greatest, the performers chanted along with the crowd, "We got nothin' but love for you, Heavy." The awards show also played a retrospective of Heav's own Soul Train win in 1991, when he was part of Heavy D & the Boyz.

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