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Posted at 10:04 AM ET, 01/12/2011

Keira Knightley, Anne Hathaway on 'Dark Knight' short list; Conan O'Brien is No. 1 ... kind of

By Jen Chaney

Anne Hathaway: Batman bound? (AP)

A few of the pop culture-related stories on our radar this morning...

Several actresses -- including Keira Knightley, Anne Hathaway and Jessica Biel -- are reportedly vying for two key female roles in Christopher Nolan's next Batman film, "The Dark Knight Rises." The Hollywood Reporter's Heat Vision blog reports that Kate Mara of "127 Hours" (and the sister of Rooney Mara) and British actress Charlotte Riley (fiancee of Tom Hardy) also are reportedly in contention, and Naomi Watts could be, too. (THR's Heat Vision)

Conan O'Brien's TBS program is the No. 1 late night show among viewers under 50, as long as you count viewers who watch some episodes days later on their DVRs. (New York Magazine's Vulture)

Vince Vaughn shares his skydiving adventure and more after the jump...

Johnny Depp says if he could go back in time, he wouldn't change anything about "The Tourist." Film critics and, presumably, some moviegoers may not share this sentiment. (Entertainment Weekly)

Imax makes agreement to release four of Paramount's big 2011 releases -- "Super 8," "Transformers: Dark of the Moon," "Mission: Impossible -- Ghost Protocol" and "The Adventures of Tin-Tin: The Secret of the Unicorn" -- in the Imax format. (Deadline)

Video: Vince Vaughn shares his skydiving photos with David Letterman.

Geek item of the day: Check out these designs for Pac-Man ghosts. I like the ones that look like Kang and Kodos from "The Simpsons." (Via Buzzfeed)

Viral video: And because I clearly have Pac-Man fever, here's a ridiculous clip of what appears to be a Hebrew school speech being interrupted by a live Pac-Man. See if you can pick out the kid who clearly has no idea what Pac-Man is.

By Jen Chaney  | January 12, 2011; 10:04 AM ET
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Did you know that the original name for Pac-Man was Puck-Man? You'd think it was because he looks like a hockey puck but it actually comes from the Japanese phrase 'Paku-Paku,' which means to flap one's mouth open and closed. They changed it because they thought Puck-Man would be too easy to vandalize, you know, like people could just scratch off the P and turn it into an F or whatever.

Posted by: MStreet1 | January 12, 2011 10:38 AM | Report abuse

Pac-Man is the only video/computer game I ever played. Spent a quarter on it once in 1981, thought it was a waste of money...

Posted by: kabuki3 | January 12, 2011 12:05 PM | Report abuse

kabuki, I feel the same way re slot machines.

Posted by: Nosy_Parker | January 12, 2011 12:59 PM | Report abuse

MStreet1 = Scott Pilgrim

Posted by: CentreOfNowhere1 | January 12, 2011 1:29 PM | Report abuse

MStreet1 = Scott Pilgrim

Posted by: CentreOfNowhere1 | January 12, 2011 1:29 PM

1 UP

Posted by: MStreet1 | January 12, 2011 1:35 PM | Report abuse

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