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Monster Mash: Eli Broad among richest Americans; Roman Polanski casts 'God of Carnage'

September 23, 2010 |  8:04 am

Broad -- Money, money, money: Eli Broad is ranked No. 44 in the annual Forbes list of the richest Americans. (Forbes)

-- Big stars: Roman Polanski's film version of the play "God of Carnage" will star Jodie Foster, Kate Winslet, Christoph Waltz and Matt Dillon. (Deadline Hollywood)

-- Stepping down: Anne L. Poulet, the first female director of the Frick Collection, will retire in 2011. (New York Times)

-- Voices of protest: Frank Gehry and Daniel Barenboim have added their support to a boycott of a cultural center in the Israeli settlement of Ariel. (Ha'aretz)

-- Back to the boards: Laura Linney is set to return Thursday to her role in the Broadway production of Donald Margulies' "Time Stands Still." (Playbill)

-- Donation: The Portland Museum of Art in Maine has decided how to allocate a $3-million gift. (Art Daily)

-- Taking a risk: Broadway producers Fran and Barry Weissler are taking a risk on a revival of the musical "The Scottsboro Boys." (New York Post)

-- And in the L.A. Times: Cirque du Soleil will officially unveil the new production "Iris" at the Kodak Theatre in September; L.A. Opera shuffles its top leadership positions.

-- David Ng

Photo: Eli Broad. Credit: Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times