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Monster Mash: Anne Hathaway rumored for 'Les Miserables' movie

August 31, 2011 |  7:50 am


Short but sweet: Anne Hathaway is said to be in consideration to play the role of Fantine in the planned film version of the musical "Les Misérables," which will star Hugh Jackman. (Broadway World)

Can't do everything: James Franco has dropped out of the upcoming Broadway revival of "Sweet Bird of Youth" by Tennessee Williams. (Associated Press)

Controversial subject: The Smithsonian and the Thomas Jefferson Foundation at Monticello said they are collaborating on a new exhibition on Jefferson and slavery. (Washington Post)

Jail: Norwegian artist Odd Nerdrum has been sentenced to prison for tax evasion. (New York Times)

Honored: The poet, playwright and scientist Johann Wolfgang von Goethe has been voted the greatest German of all time in a recent poll. (Agence France-Presse, via Independent)

Unconventional taste: A Scottish earl wants the commissioned graffiti art on his 13th century castle to stay. (BBC News)

Passion project: An early look at Al Pacino's new documentary, "Wilde Salomé." (Los Angeles Times)

Passing: Joseph Passonneau, the architect who fought for the St. Louis Gateway Arch, has died at 90. (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)

Also in the L.A. Times: Art critic Christopher Knight reviews Ai Weiwei's "Circle of Animals / Zodiac Heads" at LACMA; a look back at the career of artist Beatrice Wood.

-- David Ng

Photo: Anne Hathaway. Credit: Lucas Jackson / Reuters