September 15th, 2009
11:09 AM ET

Your pop culture cheat sheet

Kayla Ewell

"Vampire Diaries" actress Kayla Ewell gives her side of the story to EW.com about what happened when she and three other actresses from the show (along with two others) were taken into custody in Forsyth, Georgia.

Ewell tells the magazine that no one was "flashing" passing motorists during the photo shoot, saying that they told officers, "the only thing that's flashing is our camera."

Peter Berg, of "Hancock" and "The Kingdom," will direct the next toy-based movie for Hasbro, "Battleship," according to Variety.

Berg tells the paper that he has been consumed with making a naval war movie. Universal Pictures already has a date for the film's release: July 1, 2011.

After Monday's news about Robert Redford directing "The Conspirator," centering around President Lincoln's assassination, Steven Spielberg, who has long plans to make a Lincoln movie, told Variety, "We are very happy that Redford will be doing this Lincoln movie. It is completely different from what our DreamWorks Lincoln movie will be and we believe that it will add to the commercial potential of our film. Lincoln as a subject is inexhaustible."

After wowing audiences playing a Nazi in "Inglourious Basterds," Christoph Waltz will take another shot at a villainous role in "The Green Hornet," starring Seth Rogen, Cameron Diaz and Jay Chou, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

On DVD today: "X-Men Origins: Wolverine," "Next Day Air," "Easy Virtue," "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia: Season 4," "My Name is Earl: Season 4," "Private Practice: The Complete Second Season," and volumes 3 and 4 of the animated "X-Men."


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  1. Bob Fritz

    I heard that Cheech and Chong are making a comeback with "Pass-Out: The Movie"...

    September 16, 2009 at 11:45 am | Report abuse |
  2. doc

    or even 'revenge of the killer chess pieces"

    September 16, 2009 at 8:56 am | Report abuse |
  3. Roni

    Nikki, that was awesome. Monopoly....people walking out half way through. I can totally see it. Rent collectors, pay day, etc.

    September 15, 2009 at 4:45 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Robert

    One word..."Mousetrap".

    September 15, 2009 at 3:36 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Nikki

    Oh, I've got another one....The Monopoly Movie. It would run for at least 6 hours, but you'd probably get bored before then and give up.....

    September 15, 2009 at 2:59 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Nikki

    What about Pretty Pretty Princess: The Saga Begins or Mall Madness: The Movie? If we're turning older board games into movies, lets have some for the girls...lol

    September 15, 2009 at 2:56 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Rob

    It is a known fact that "American Beauty" was based off of "Hungry Hungry Hippos"

    September 15, 2009 at 1:52 pm | Report abuse |
  8. James

    Let me see if I have this correct: they've run out of TV shows that they can turn into movies, and are now turning to board games, and 80's toys. Wow, can't wait for the "Rock 'Em, Sock 'Em Robot" movie, or the thrill inducing "Rubex Cube: The Movie!"

    September 15, 2009 at 11:58 am | Report abuse |

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