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Monster Mash: Breaking news and headlines

March 13, 2009 |  8:59 am


-- Vision for the City of Lights: French President Nicolas Sarkozy asks 10 architects to present plans for a dramatic overhaul of Paris.

-- Shhh -- it's private: Report says Eli Broad has a "short list" of architects for his new museum -- but does he?

-- Economy woes hit the big house: Metropolitan Museum of Art to shrink staff, close more shops.

-- Best-paid actor on Broadway: Will Ferrell -- and his show -- rake in the dough with "You're Welcome America." And if you have HBO, you can see the final performance, free, Saturday night.

-- Quest continues: China is determined to get back Qing Dynasty relics sold at Yves Saint Laurent auction.

-- Gig's up?: Spokeswoman says Orange County Museum of Art will close its Orange Lounge branch at South Coast Plaza ... but director says otherwise.

-- Fat Lady sings: Baltimore Opera Company moves into Chapter 7 bankruptcy.

-- Violating policy?: Questions raised as British Museum shows a possibly looted Chinese bronze in its "Treasures from Shanghai."

-- Lisa Fung

Photo: Muhammed Muheisen / Associated Press