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Monster Mash: Breaking news and headlines

December 16, 2008 |  8:44 am

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection found termites in wooden masks, which also contained contaminated bird feathers, during a search of a sea container that belonged to the CBS television reality series -- U.S. Customs officials seize African artifacts, including contaminated monkey skull, termite-infested statues and other items, shipped to the U.S. by the TV show 'Survivor.'

-- Museum of Contemporary Art cochairmen, trustee discuss the possibility of selling art from the collection to raise money.

-- Lionsgate acquires screen rights to "Loving Frank," Nancy Horan's historical novel about architect Frank Lloyd Wright.

-- Paris life models protest in the nude in freezing temperatures for better pay and a bit more respect. 

-- $1-million cookie anyone? Artists hold a bake sale to raise money for the struggling MOCA.

-- John Goodman and David Strathairn join Nathan Lane and Bill Irwin in the cast of Roundabout Theatre's upcoming revival of "Waiting for Godot."

-- The National Gallery of Scotland and London's National Gallery are poised to reveal whether Titian's "Diana and Actaeon" will remain in Britain.

-- A 105-year-old Dutch entertainer loses his libel lawsuit over claims that he sang for Nazi guards at the Dachau concentration camp during World War II.

-- Arts Council England names Liz Forgan as leader, the first woman to head the 62-year-old arts organization.

-- Marcel Proust’s letters to his housekeeper will go on sale today at Sotheby’s in Paris.

-- Lisa Fung

Photo: U.S. Customs and Border Protection found termites in wooden masks, which also contained contaminated bird feathers, during a search of a sea container that belonged to the CBS television reality series "Survivor." Credit: U.S. Customs and Border Protection 

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