Monster Mash: Breaking news and headlines
--Who took the photo used for Shepard Fairey's now-ubiquitous Barack Obama "Hope" print? Mystery solved.
--The trust representing the late writer-director Colin Higgins sues attorney Barry Hirsch for failing to represent his interests in the "9 to 5" stage musical, which had its start at the Ahmanson Theatre.
--New York’s Carnegie Hall and O.C.’s Segerstrom Center at OCPAC partner for a Chinese cultural festival.
-- Pianist Emanual Ax wants to change the "rules" on applause at concerts.
--"Gypsy" star Patti LuPone stops the show -- literally, screaming at photo-taking audience member: "How dare you? Who do you think you are?" (YouTube follows below)
--"Realistic" prop is a bit too real as actor is shot during rehearsal for "Of Mice and Men."
--Sam Mendes, Kevin Spacey launch theater venture with aid from sponsor Bank of America.
--Susanna Foster, co-star of first talking "Phantom of the Opera" film, dies at 84.
--A painting by 19th-century Hudson River School artist William Stanley Haseltine was damaged in a storeroom at the Georgia Museum of Art.
--Broadway box office continues to fall.
-- Lisa Fung
Photo: Shepard Fairey in his Echo Park studio. Credit: Damian Dovarganes / Associated Press