Monster Mash: Emile Hirsch as Hamlet; Shepard Fairey in court; Frank Gehry reevaluated
-- That's the ticket: Emile Hirsch tapped to play a modern-day Hamlet in film directed by Catherine Hardwicke.
-- Win some, lose some: 14 vandalism charges against artist Shepard Fairey are dropped, but many remain.
-- Losing control?: Midwest architecture firm brought in to reevaluate Frank Gehry's Atlantic Yards arena design.
-- Boob tube logic: Forget about plays by August Wilson, Alan Ayckbourn and Samuel Beckett, Tonys telecast is all about ratings, er, musicals.
-- Tragic losses: Air France jetliner crash claims several from Brazilian arts world.
-- Freedom of expression?: Philadelphia Inquirer moves art exhibition after some editors and managers find material objectionable.
-- MOCA exit: Head of collections department at Museum of Contemporary Art departs.
-- Well, it worked on film: Author Kazuo Ishiguro gives approval for a musical version of "The Remains of the Day."
-- Antiquity recovery: U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement seizes stolen Pompeii fresco from New York auction house.
-- One night only: "Celebrity Autobiography" drops in on L.A. with a cast of, well, celebrities.
-- Familiar turf: Philadelphia Orchestra official to lead the Kimmel Center's 2011 arts festival.
--Starring role: Sanaa Lathan tapped to play Maggie in "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" featuring an all-black cast.
-- Worth the drive: OCPAC announces its 2009-10 dance series.
-- Set aside a few hours: Jed Perl takes a lonnnng, hard look at art in Los Angeles.
-- Lisa Fung
Photo: Emile Hirsch at Cannes last month. Credit: Anne-Christine Poujoulat / AFP/Getty Images