Names in the news, Nov. 28

Posted Nov. 28, 2011, at 5:22 p.m.

Anne Hathaway has a much more exciting event than “The Dark Knight Rises” premiere on her 2012 calendar. The Ministry has confirmed that the actress is engaged. Since Adam Shulman, Hathaway’s actor boyfriend of three years, popped the question, Hathaway has been rocking an engagement ring around New York, a piece whose design we can confirm was a collaboration between Shulman and Kwiat Heritage jewels. “It took us a pretty long time to get together,” Anne told Vogue last year regarding Shulman, alluding to her trust issues with men after her relationship with Italian boyfriend Raffaello Follieri fell apart in public when he was exposed as a con man. “When you finally realize that you can just be your own scared … self and that you can still be sexy without trying to be, it’s such a great relief. When uncondensed you is enough,” she said of her relationship with Shulman. No date has been set for the pair to wed. … Doris Day, America’s honey-voiced sweetheart of the 1950s and ’60s, beguiled audiences with her on-screen romances opposite Cary Grant, Rock Hudson and Jack Lemmon. The 88-year-old Day says she adored and misses them all. But her deepest yearning is for her late son Terry Melcher, who died of melanoma in 2004 at age 62. Melcher was a record producer whose touch and voice are part of Day’s first album in nearly two decades. “My Heart,” set for a Dec. 2 U.S. release, includes 13 previously unreleased tracks recorded over a 40-year span, including covers of Joe Cocker’s “You Are So Beautiful,” the Lovin’ Spoonful’s “Daydream” and a handful of standards. All proceeds go to Day’s longtime cause, animal welfare. Melcher, who worked with bands including the Byrds and the Beach Boys, produced most of the songs and sang on two.

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