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Monster Mash: Anaheim rail hub designs reviewed; Jeremy Piven exonerated; nude model photos published

August 28, 2009 |  8:32 am

Anaheim -- Futuristic: Times architecture critic Christopher Hawthorne examines designs for the planned Anaheim rail hub.

-- Public lewdness: The New York Post's website has published images of the 26-year-old model who was arrested for posing nude for a photo shoot at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. (Don't worry: The images are pixelated.)

-- More honors: Lynn Nottage's Pulitzer Prize-winning play "Ruined" has scored big in Chicago's Jeff Award nominations

-- Pieces of history: Sotheby's will auction off a collection of jewels said to have belonged to the family of the last czar of Russia.

-- Exonerated: An arbitrator has ruled that Jeremy Piven didn't violate his contract when he withdrew from the Broadway revival of "Speed-the-Plow" last season claiming mercury poisoning.

-- Possible fake: Questions are being raised about the authenticity of a Picasso painting recently recovered in Iraq.

-- "No one's angry at anyone": More details emerge on the future of the "Louis & Keely" musical playing at the Geffen Playhouse.

-- Real estate to the rescue: Will the value of Annie Leibovitz's New York property help clear her massive debt?

-- In memoriam: The National Portrait Gallery in Washington has installed Andy Warhol's portrait of Edward Kennedy, who died earlier this week.

-- Quite a scene: Get ready for the Malibu Annual Contemporary Art Fair.

-- Therapeutic theater: A Hong Kong actress chooses a Neil Simon play as her comeback vehicle after a devastating sex photo scandal.

-- Joke's on them: A museum in the Netherlands says that its moon rock specimen has been revealed as a fake -- it's really just a piece of petrified wood.

-- David Ng

Photo: a design for the planned Anaheim rail hub. Credit: HOK