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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