Monster Mash: Breaking news and headlines
-- It was only a matter of time: "Octomom, the Musical" puts out a casting call.
-- Raising money: Hirschhorn plans to put three Eakins paintings up for auction to raise money for acquisitions.
-- Offering to help: Baltimore Symphony Orchestra musicians offer to relinquish $1 million in salary and benefits to help weather the recession.
-- Top design: Snohetta's design for Oslo's $800-million opera house wins the Mies van der Rohe architecture prize.
-- New work: Damien Hirst will show "Blue Paintings" at the Wallace Collection in London this fall.
-- Too busy: Sam Mendes scraps plans to stage Mozart's "Don Giovanni" opera at Glyndebourne in 2010.
-- What recession?: The University of Michigan Museum of Art proceeds with a plan for a $42-million expansion, designed by Brad Cloepfil of Allied Works Architecture,
-- Double the offerings: Mikhail Baryshnikov, Savion Glover and Placido Domingo are among the highlights of the 2009-10 Broad Stage season.
-- Cast named: Kelly McGillis and Julia Duffy will star in "Little Foxes" at the Pasadena Playhouse.
-- Lawsuit settled: The two-year dispute over Disney Hall's "Collar and Bow" sculpture is finally tied up.
-- Controversial sale: Possibly looted Chinese relic is auctioned in Paris.
-- Raise a glass: Carrie Fisher takes her solo show "Wishful Drinking" to Broadway.
-- Lisa Fung
Photo: Camera-shy Nadya Suleman. Credit: Nick Ut / Associated Press