Monster Mash: Breaking news and headlines
-- What will Barack Obama's arts policy look like? Depends on the economy.
-- The official White House photo of the 44th president, right, is unveiled.
--Jeremy Piven finally speaks out about the mercury poisoning that led him to quit "Speed-the-Plow."
-- LACMA is selling off two paintings, portions of its textiles collection.
-- The National Theatre in London plans live broadcasts of its shows in 50 theaters across the U.K.
-- George Steel is named general manager of New York City Opera, replacing Gerard Mortier, who resigned before he started.
-- "Spamalot" is coming to the Ahmanson Theatre with John O'Hurley in the lead.
-- A rare copy of the Emancipation Proclamation, signed by Lincoln, is on loan to the National Museum of American History from a Washington financier.
-- Atlanta Ballet gets a $3-million boost from local foundation.
-- Actor and Latino advocate Ricardo Montalban dies at 88.
-- San Francisco's Magic Theatre raises enough money to save its 43rd season.
-- Lisa Fung
Photo: Pete Souza / White House photographer-designate