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Monster Mash: Tyler Perry to tour with 'Madea'; Chile's new museum; Nathan Lane on 'Addams' musical

December 28, 2009 |  8:47 am


-- She's back: Tyler Perry said he will take his character Madea on tour in 2010 in a stage play titled "Madea's Big Happy Family." (Chicago Tribune)

-- Remembering the fallen: Chile is opening a new human rights museum next month that will be dedicated to victims of Pinochet's dictatorship. (Los Angeles Times)

-- For the record: Nathan Lane hits back at a report about trouble surrounding the Broadway-bound "Addams Family" musical. (New York Post)

-- Legal skirmish: Yale University said that a lawsuit seeking the return on a Vincent Van Gogh painting could imperil the ownership of other works of art. (Associated Press, via ABC News)

-- Ho! Ho! Ho! An Indian artist has created 100 sand sculptures of Santa Claus on a beach in the city of Puri. (BBC News)

-- Returning to the stage: Sharon Gless is set to star in a San Francisco production of the play "A Round-Heeled Woman." (Playbill)

-- Also in the L.A. Times: Art critic Christopher Knight on the White House Christmas ornament scandal, parts one and two; 'A View from the Bridge' on Broadway, starring Scarlett Johansson and directed by Gregory Mosher.

-- David Ng

Photo: Movie producer Tyler Perry. Credit: Stefano Paltera / For The Times