‘Don’t Go Breaking My Heart’ was written by Elton John and Bernie Taupin under the pseudonyms “Ann Orson” and “Carte Blanche” (a pun on the expression “an horse and cart, blanche”). It was intended as an affectionate pastiche of the Tamla Motown style. In the movie, the song is performed by Anne Hathaway and Jesse McCartney.
The story of Ella Enchanted is a retelling of Cinderella featuring various mythical creatures including fairies, elves, ogres, gnomes, and giants.
The first song Ella (short for Cinderella) sings, “Somebody to Love” was not the original song choice. Tommy O’Haver had discovered that Anne Hathaway didn’t have very good chemistry with their first choice, a more classical “fairy-tale” song. O’Haver and Hathaway were relaxing when she started singing along and dancing to the song that was currently playing: Queen’s“Somebody to Love”. They both decided that “this was it”.
From her wild waves in The Princess Diaries, to her blunt bangs in The Devil Wears Prada, to her shaved head in Les Misérables, Anne Hathaway has had no shortage of hairstyles over the years—both onscreen and off. As the Oscar winning actress puts it.. “What is my relationship like with my hair? Ongoing.”