Isabella Vosmikova/Bravo(NEW YORK) — Former Happy Endings and current Benched star Eliza Coupe is engaged!.

The actress, 33, Thursday posted a picture with her new fiancé, Darin Olien, and a great shot of her gorgeous ring to Instagram, captioned, “Giving thanks.”

She posted another photo, which looks like a family Thanksgiving moment, where everyone is smiling and celebrating the news.

Giving Thanks. @darin_olien

A photo posted by Eliza Coupe (@theelizacoupe) on Nov 11, 2014 at 4:22pm PST

Family fun time.

A photo posted by Eliza Coupe (@theelizacoupe) on Nov 11, 2014 at 4:41pm PST

Earlier in the day, Coupe shared funny, yet sweet sentiments about her man.

“I am thankful to have found someone with bigger hands than my mammoth man mitts. It’s a rare thing. I love you @darin_olien #thanksgiving,” she wrote in a pic of the two holding hands.

This will be the second marriage for Coupe, who split from ex-Randall Whittinghill in 2013.

A request for comment from Coupe’s rep was not immediately returned to ABC News.

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Isabella Vosmikova/Bravo(NEW YORK) — Former Happy Endings and current Benched star Eliza Coupe is engaged!.

The actress, 33, Thursday posted a picture with her new fiancé, Darin Olien, and a great shot of her gorgeous ring to Instagram, captioned, “Giving thanks.”

She posted another photo, which looks like a family Thanksgiving moment, where everyone is smiling and celebrating the news.

Giving Thanks. @darin_olien

A photo posted by Eliza Coupe (@theelizacoupe) on Nov 11, 2014 at 4:22pm PST

Family fun time.

A photo posted by Eliza Coupe (@theelizacoupe) on Nov 11, 2014 at 4:41pm PST

Earlier in the day, Coupe shared funny, yet sweet sentiments about her man.

“I am thankful to have found someone with bigger hands than my mammoth man mitts. It’s a rare thing. I love you @darin_olien #thanksgiving,” she wrote in a pic of the two holding hands.

This will be the second marriage for Coupe, who split from ex-Randall Whittinghill in 2013.

A request for comment from Coupe’s rep was not immediately returned to ABC News.

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Buena Vista(NEW YORK) — The force is back!

In addition to the 30 select theaters that were picked to air the first trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the 88-second clip was also released on iTunes Trailers and on the official Star Wars YouTube channel.

The official title for the seventh Star Wars film was just released earlier this month and the full movie is set to hit theaters Dec. 18, 2015. Filming of the movie wrapped about a month ago.

In addition to the original stars like Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher and Mark Hamill, Episode VII will feature a slew of newbies, including Girls star Adam Driver, Andy Serkis and Oscar nominee Max von Sydow. Oscar-winner Lupita Nyong’o and Gwendoline Christie from Game of Thrones have also joined the cast.

Star Wars is produced by Lucasfilm, which is owned by The Walt Disney Co., which also owns ABC News.

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Ari Perilstein/Getty Images for LTLA(NEW YORK) — Jennifer Aniston has an amazing sense of humor, being that she is an A-list actress who is constantly in the spotlight.

So it would make sense that her fiance Justin Theroux also has a comedic side.

The Cake star, 45, spoke about the prank Theroux pulls on her late at night when she’s not paying attention.

“He’s so brilliant at everything he does. He’s a wonderful actor, he’s a brilliant comedy writer. He’s also a beautiful artist … And a beautiful human being,” she said on The Talk about the Leftovers star. “He loves to scare me. He hides in closets for 20 [minutes]!”

In fact, she said he did it earlier this week!

“He was shutting down the house and I get distracted cleaning up a pile of whatever … and I don’t come right away and I’ll get to the bedroom and he just comes flying out of a closet. I go, ‘Have you been waiting here for like 25 minutes? … You, really, just 25 minutes in the closet?'” she added.

She continued that “it’s fun.”

Aniston also touched on the constant tabloid reports about her personal life.

“I don’t pick them up,” she said of the rumors in magazines. “I’ll have people send a picture of a newsstand, where they’ll be ‘Baby Joy’ or “Marriage’ or ‘Eloped'” she said of possible headlines.

She joked about that “close source,” which she said, “Not very close, not very good friend.”

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Stephen Lovekin/NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment(NEW YORK) — Joan Rivers died nearly three months ago, but her daughter continues to keep her legacy alive and well, and fans smiling.

Melissa Rivers on Thursday tweeted from the late comedian’s account, writing, “I finally figured out my mom’s password HAPPY THANKSGIVING! Xo Melissa.”

I finally figured out my mom’s password HAPPY THANKSGIVING! Xo Melissa. pic.twitter.com/giTnL2qwnO

— Joan Rivers (@Joan_Rivers) November 27, 2014

She also shared a sweet picture of the two of them all dolled up in black dresses for a special event. This was the first tweet from Rivers’ account since Aug. 27.

Joan’s fans were more than pleased to see Rivers’ Twitter account active again, with more than 6,000 “favorites” in two hours.

Rivers died Sept. 4 at age 81 after having been in the hospital for a week following a cardiac arrest during a medical procedure in New York City.

“It is with great sadness that I announce the death of my mother, Joan Rivers,” Melissa Rivers released via a statement at the time of the comedian’s death. “She passed peacefully at 1:17 p.m. surrounded by family and close friends.”

Melissa added at the time that she and her son, Cooper, “have found ourselves humbled by the outpouring of love, support and prayers we have received from around the world.”

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ABC/Randy Holmes(NEW YORK) — Johnny Depp has nothing to prove to anyone.

The Oscar-nominated actor and icon, 51, recently told Details magazine that he is no longer worried about the perception of what makes a movie a hit. He opened up about recent films that have done less than what is expected of the Prates of the Caribbean star.

“What is really satisfying is, like Marlon [Brando, one of his mentors and icons], getting to that place where he just didn’t give a f—,” Depp told the magazine. “First, I reached a point where I cared so much and was so diligent in terms of approaching the work. Then you get to where you care so f—– much that it gets g—— beleaguering, you know? But then a great thing happens. Suddenly you care enough to not give a f—, because not giving a f—, that’s the total liberation. Being game to try anything.”

Depp, whose recent movies like The Lone Ranger, did poorly at the box office, said hits like Pirates often happen by accident and are hard to replicate.

“It’s like being a dog at the track,” Depp added. “They expect you to live up to some race you happened to be in and won accidentally. From that first second, you’re nothing more than a commodity. They have expectations of another Pirates. It’s great if something works. Boy, that’s killer. But God, to have that as your design . . . it’s ugly, I think.”

Finally the reclusive Depp said even though he is a legend and a sex symbol, “I’m f—– shy … I’m living, in a sense, like a fugitive. I don’t like to be in social situations. It’s fine for me in a weird way, having to run and hide. Less and less, I have the opportunity to observe, because I’m the one being observed.”

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Photo: Darren Michaels/Warner Bros. ©2013 Warner Bros. Television. // Image Group LA/ABC(NEW YORK) — Taylor Swift’s “Shake It Off” is definitely a song that gets stuck in your head and you find yourself singing without even knowing it.

But to be singing the song while sitting right next to her — that’s a different story, but that’s exactly what happened to actor Justin Long.

“At one point they were playing that song,” Long told HuffPost Live about sitting next to Swift at a Knicks game earlier this week. “That song, you all know it and I think had been playing over the speakers. It’s one of those songs that really gets in your head, really crawls in there.”

The Yoga Hosers actor, 36, said he “sang it to myself, like absent minded.”

“And of course she heard it,” he added. “And she was like, ‘Oh,’ and sort of started laughing, and I was so embarrassed.”

He said it just got in his head and he didn’t even realize.

“I didn’t do it so she would hear me. I wouldn’t have done it had I been all that conscious of all that,” he said.

But, in the end, Long said Swift was really sweet about it and was actually grateful.

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Photo: Darren Michaels/Warner Bros. ©2013 Warner Bros. Television. // Image Group LA/ABC(NEW YORK) — Taylor Swift’s “Shake It Off” is definitely a song that gets stuck in your head and you find yourself singing without even knowing it.

But to be singing the song while sitting right next to her — that’s a different story, but that’s exactly what happened to actor Justin Long.

“At one point they were playing that song,” Long told HuffPost Live about sitting next to Swift at a Knicks game earlier this week. “That song, you all know it and I think had been playing over the speakers. It’s one of those songs that really gets in your head, really crawls in there.”

The Yoga Hosers actor, 36, said he “sang it to myself, like absent minded.”

“And of course she heard it,” he added. “And she was like, ‘Oh,’ and sort of started laughing, and I was so embarrassed.”

He said it just got in his head and he didn’t even realize.

“I didn’t do it so she would hear me. I wouldn’t have done it had I been all that conscious of all that,” he said.

But, in the end, Long said Swift was really sweet about it and was actually grateful.

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Photo by: Douglas Gorenstein/NBC(AMHERST, Mass.) — In the wake of renewed sexual assault allegations against him, Bill Cosby has agreed to resign his role as co-chair of the University of Massachusetts-Amherst’s capital campaign.

Cosby is an alumnus of the school’s College of Education, through which he received a master’s degree and a doctorate. UMass spokesperson Edward Blaguszewski issued a statement to ABC News, saying that Cosby “has agreed to resign as an honorary co-chair of UMass Amherst’s capital campaign. He no longer has any affiliation with the campaign nor does he serve in any other capacity for the university.”

The Boston Globe says that Cosby and his wife had donated to the school’s ongoing $300 million fundraising campaign.

A series of women have claimed to have been sexually abused by the 77-year-old comedian over the years. Earlier this month, Cosby’s attorney issued a statement in which he referred to the allegations as “decades-old” and “discredited.”

UMass is not the first organization to cut ties with Cosby. Last week, Netflix postponed the launch of a stand up comedy special. Cosby has never been charged in connection with the accusations.

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Photo by Stuart Wilson/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — The film Exodus: Gods and Kings isn’t due out for another two weeks, but the movie’s focus on the life of Moses is already being criticized because the actors in its major roles are whites playing Egyptians.

The movie stars Christian Bale as Moses, Aaron Paul as Joshua, Sigourney Weaver as Tuya and Joel Edgerton as Rhamses. On Twitter, the hashtag #boycottexodusmovie is trending, with posters airing their displeasure with the casting.

One poster wrote: “I actually wanted to see #BoycottExodusMovie but I won’t waste my money on something some historically inaccurate.”

Another added: “Blacks only cast as slaves, thieves…Not the Kings and Queens? I hope @ExodusMovie bombs at the box office..”

There are several other actors of color in the film’s cast, including Ben Kingsley, Dar Salim and Indira Varma.

Director Ridley Scott addressed the issue in an interview with Variety, telling the publication the casting was a business decision.

“I can’t mount a film of this budget, where I have to rely on tax rebates in Spain, and say that my lead actor is Mohammad so-and-so from such-and-such,” Scott says. “I’m just not going to get it financed. So the question doesn’t even come up.”

In this respect, Scott isn’t alone. Much of Hollywood’s portrayals of notable Biblical figures have been by white actors – Liz Taylor played Cleopatra, Charlton Heston played Moses and Russell Crowe played Noah. There was one notable exception when Egyptian actor Omar Sharif played Jethro, Moses’ father-in-law, in the 2006 film, The Ten Commandments.

Ramin Setoodeh, an editor with Variety, says Hollywood has a big diversity problem.

“They don’t often let actors of color or diverse actors play lead roles in films and I think we’re seeing this spill over to these Biblical stories,” he said.

Scott’s film is also in hot water with religious groups, who are angry over Bale’s take on Moses.

In an interview with ABC’s Nightline, Bale said of Moses: “[He was] absolutely seen as a freedom fighter for the Hebrews, but a terrorist in terms of the Egyptian empire,” adding that if Moses were alive today, “Drones would be sent out after him, right?”

And at news conference in September, Bale said of Moses: “I think the man was likely schizophrenic and was one of the most barbaric individuals that I ever read about in my life. He’s a very troubled and tumultuous man who fought greatly against God, against his calling.”

Setoodeh of Variety said religious groups want to make sure the Bible is portrayed in a way that is fair and not offensive.

Exodus: Gods and Kings opens nationwide Dec. 12.

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