Tattle: Anne Hathaway's engagement is low-key

Doris Day , shown in 1989, is releasing her first album in 20 years. It's called "My Heart."
Doris Day , shown in 1989, is releasing her first album in 20 years. It's called "My Heart."
Posted: November 29, 2011

ANNE HATHAWAY'S spokesperson announced Anne's engagement yesterday, and she doesn't even have a movie to promote.

How un-Hollywood of her.

The lucky guy is 30-year-old Adam Shulman, who's a Brown grad best known for a recurring role in the TV show "American Dreams."

Anne, 29, is best known for roles in "The Devil Wears Prada," "The Princess Diaries," "Get Smart," "Brokeback Mountain," "Rachel Getting Married" and the upcoming "The Dark Knight Rises."

Tattle jukebox

Emily Robison, of the Dixie Chicks, says that the release today of the trio's 2006 VH1 "Storytellers" episode is "kind of a gift to our fans."

This is the new lingo for celebs, who've taken the word "gift" and put a price tag on it.

You can be gifted with "Storytellers" for a mere $14.98.

* Speaking of new releases, get ready for the first CD in nearly two decades from reclusive 1950s movie icon Doris Day ("The Man Who Knew Too Much," "Pillow Talk," "Send Me No Flowers").

"My Heart," set to drop Dec. 2, includes 13 previously unreleased tracks recorded over 40 years, including covers of Joe Cocker's "You Are So Beautiful," the Lovin' Spoonful's "Daydream" and a handful of standards. All proceeds go to Doris's longtime cause, animal welfare.

Most of the songs were produced by Doris' son, Terry Melcher, who died in 2004 at the age of 62.

Doris, who scored a major music hit with "Que Sera Sera," is now 87 and living a quiet life in Carmel, Calif.

Don McLean has cleared the record about the creation of his 1970s mega-hit "American Pie" to the Post-Star of Glens Falls.

The singer/songwriter (also known for "Vincent" and other ballad-y hits) told the paper that, contrary to local lore, he didn't write the song on cocktail napkins at the Tin and Lint, in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., nor did he debut the song at the nearby coffeehouse Caffe Lena.

McLean said that he wrote "American Pie" in Philadelphia and performed it for the first time at Temple University.

TATTBITS

Tobey Maguire has decided to settle a suit over his winnings from a convicted con man during high-stakes Hollywood poker games.

The "Spider-Man" star agreed to pay $80,000 to settle the suit over more than $311,000 that he was paid by a Ponzi-scheme operator in Texas Hold 'Em matches.

If approved by a judge, Maguire will pay the money to a bankruptcy trustee who is trying to recoup money that former hedge-fund operator Bradley Ruderman (no relation to Pulitzer Prize-winning Daily News reporter Wendy Ruderman) bilked from investors to finance his lavish lifestyle and crappy poker playing.

* Chick-fil-A may not open on Sundays for religious reasons, but when it comes to perceived copyright infringement, the fast-food outfit - which urges "eat mor chikin" in its ads - is certainly not willing to turn the cheek.

The Atlanta-based chain's lawyers have sent a letter to Vermont folk artist Bo Muller-Moore, who's been hand-silkscreening T-shirts with the farmer-friendly message of "Eat more Kale."

Chick-fil-A's letter said that Muller-Moore's effort to expand the use of his "eat more kale" message "is likely to cause confusion of the public and dilutes the distinctiveness of Chick-fil-A's intellectual property and diminishes its value."

Sure, because the public often mixes up fried-chicken sandwiches with a highly nutritious form of cabbage. What's next, Chick-fil-a, are you going to start suing moms who tell their kids, "Eat more vegetables"?

Come on. For most Chick-fil-A diners, Kale is the name of a NASCAR driver.

Daily News wire services contributed to this report.


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