* On today’s Ellen DeGeneres Show, Ellen debuted the Christmas card (courtesy of Shutterfly) that she and wife Portia de Rossi will be sending out this year. Goofing on Kim Kardashian’s Paper cover, the couple wishes everyone “a shiny new year.”;
* Anticipation is building for NBC’s Peter Pan Live!, and today the first promo was released, giving us a sneak peek at Girls” Allison Williams singing (and flying) as the boy who never grew up. With a cast that also includes Minnie Driver and Christopher Walken as Captain Hook, here’s a first look at the TV event that airs Dec. 4:
* Craig Ferguson will be exiting The Late Late Show next month, and this Friday viewers will get what, for many, will be their first glimpse at the guy who’ll be replacing him when James Corden drops by The Late Show With David Letterman. Corden will chat with his new boss (Dave’s Worldwide Pants produces The Late Late Show) on Friday, Nov. 21.
* Benedict Cumberbatch opened up about his recent engagement while promoting his new movie The Imitation Game, admitting, “I’m very happy. I’m a very happy man.”; The actor appeared on a few morning shows to talk about the movie, but everyone seemed to be less interested in the upcoming thriller and more interested in his recent engagement to theatre director Sophie Hunter. He wasn’t revealing too much, just that they were happy and that he appreciates his fans’ support. As far as how he proposed, he says, “That’s for me to know and no one else to find out.”; On Live! With Kelly and Michael, when asked about all those women who were sad to hear about the announcement, Benedict simply quipped”; “Your ovaries do still have use, let me tell you!”; [The Hollywood Reporter]
* Bryan Adams will have an impressive new accolade to add to his trophy case in 2015. The Canadian rock hero will be receiving the Allan Slaight Humanitarian Award at next year’s Canadian Music Week. “Bryan’s work — as a songwriter, composer, musician, recording artist, performer, and photographer — has touched millions of lives around the world,” explained CMW founder Gary Slaight in a statement that accompanied the news. “Add to that the countless number of causes and disadvantaged struggling around the world that his foundation has directly supported, protected and enriched — it’s remarkable.” [Vancouver Sun]