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Monster Mash: Breaking news and headlines

January 21, 2009 |  9:22 am

Shepard_fairey_signs_his_obama_hope--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.

--Architecture critic Christopher Hawthorne reports on the scene at the Mall -- and the Purple Tunnel of Doom.

--"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