Eavesdropping In: Eva Mendes & Ryan Gosling Are Dating; Postal Service Near Collapse; Russian Hockey Team Plane Crash; Eddie Murphy, Oscars Host (...1986 Called?); Yahoo CEO Gets Booted

by Emily Green · September 7, 2011

Here's something to break your heart before noon: Eva Mendes and Ryan Gosling are dating (*cue the sad Charlie Brown music*). [TMZ]

Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe asks Senate to make radical changes,  such as elimination of Saturday delivery, closure of thousands of offices, and 120,000 layoffs to save the U.S. Postal Service verging on financial collapse. [LATimes]

A plane carrying a Russian hockey team to a match in Belarus crashes shortly after takeoff, kills at least 36 on board. [KTLA]

Eddie Murphy is officially hosting the 84th Academy Awards next year because apparently someone thinks it'd be fun to pretend it's 1986. [HuffPo]

Due to plunging stocks and a lack of competitive marketing, Yahoo Inc. fires CEO Carol Bartz. [KABC]