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April 22, 2009 |  9:33 am

Cool globes exhibition

--Just in time for Earth Day: Check out the public art exhibit "Cool Globes:: Hot Ideas for a Cooler Planet" at Exposition Park though July 23.

-- He says, she says: Lindsay Lohan reportedly tells "Peepshow" director Jerry Mitchell that she wants to be in his Vegas strip show. Reed Johnson's review suggests the production could use an injection.

-- A sorry situation: Cirque du Soleil apologizes to Perez Hilton for Criss Angel's outburst during the latter's Vegas show "Criss Angel: Believe." The magic guy remains mum.

-- "Britain's Got Talent" update: "Les Miserables" lyricist Alain Boublil gives "Britain's Got Talent" contestant Susan Boyle the thumbs up. Some grow tired of "I Dreamed a Dream," but there's new competition -- 12-year-old Shaheen Jafargholi -- and a new song to hear over and over again.

Placido Domingo -- Placido to the rescue: Britain's Royal Opera recruits Placido Domingo, left, to help ride out the recession.

-- Controversy over corpses: "The appropriate place for the corpse, according to the law, is the cemetery," a Paris judge says as he shuts down "Our Bodies" exhibit of plasticized cadavers.

-- Dancing away: Oakland Ballet Company artistic director Ronn Guidi resigns.

-- Decession: Boston Public Library trims holdings, but not because of the economy, it says.

-- Neil Patrick Harris fans rejoice: A "Dr. Horrible" sequel is taking shape -- is a theatrical version in the future?

-- Old bones: Field Museum researchers help discover two new dinosaur species in China's Gobi Desert.

-- Tweet stuff: Twitter opera contest returns for a second round -- with prizes.

-- Lisa Fung

Top photo: Visitors to the Rose Garden at Exposition Park view one of 50 globes, part of a public art project, "Cool Globes: Hot Ideas for a Cooler Planet" 

Bottom photo: Placido Domingo. Credit:  Andrew Medichini / Associated Press