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Entertainer Quickie: Anne Hathaway as Catwoman, Steve Carell No Longer in The Office, and Keira Knightly is Single

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Batman, meet Catwoman

Batman is back and with some sex appeal. Warner Bros. Pictures has announced that the next Dark Knight franchise installment has its star– Anne Hathaway. Hathaway will be playing the role of Catwoman, whose alter ego is Selina Kyle. Rumors circulated that the role was open to Keira Knightley, Jessica Biel, Naomi Watts, and Katie Holmes. Catwoman made her first appearance in the Batman series in 1940 in Batman #1. Not only is Catwoman Batman’s love interest, she also plays his villain and ally. In the previous Batman series, Michelle Pfeiffer play the role in 1992’s Batman Returns. Hathaway will join the franchise with Tom Hardy as the villain Bane Christian Bale as Bruce Wayne. The film will be out next summer, July 20, 2012.

Steve Carell’s final Season of The Office

NBC Universal’s party after the TCA press tour featured many of its stars including The Office star Angela Kinsey. The Office will be wrapping up its season soon, starting up with new episodes next week. This will be Steve Carell’s final season and the word around the studio is that Carell will not be sticking around to the end.  He will be exiting the show before the season finale. In its perhaps final season, the US version is finally gonna see the original Michael Scott— Ricky Gervais. The Office premiered first in the UK with Rickey Gervais playing the lead as Michael Scott. The short cameo will be apart of the January 27th episode.

Keira Knightley and boyfriend split

Keira Knightley is now on the singles list. After five years, her boyfriend Rupert Friend, 29, and Knightley have split. The Sun interviewed Will Knightley, Keira’s father, who revealed very little: “Yes, they have broken up. But that’s the way things go, unfortunately. The only option is to get on with things.” The breakup according to The Sun was “mutual.” Rupert Friend reportedly no longer wanted a relationship so open in the public eye. A friend states, “Rupert hates the idea of being followed and photographed. Keira partially had to accept it because of her rising profile. It affected the harmony in the relationship. The pressure took its toll and both decided they should go their separate ways. They will remain life-long friends.” Hopefully Keira is okay!

Images from Anthony Citrano via Flickr and Wikimedia Commons

[Anne Hathaway – Photo courtesy of <a href=”http://www.zigzaglens.com“>fashion photographer Anthony Citrano</a>]

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