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Monster Mash: Pattinson for 'Idiot' movie? O'Neill's lost play

October 17, 2011 |  7:35 am


Leading man?: Robert Pattinson is rumored to be sought for the lead role in the movie version of the musical "American Idiot." (MTV)

Long lost: A recently discovered one-act play by Eugene O'Neill, titled "Exorcism," has been published in the New Yorker magazine. (New Yorker, plus video)

Unconvinced: Experts at Amsterdam's Van Gogh Museum don't buy the theory that the artist was accidentally shot by two teenagers and did not die from self-inflicted wound. (Dutch News)

Historic figure: The new Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial was formally dedicated in a ceremony over the weekend in Washington. (Los Angeles Times)

It's academic: An English professor at Columbia University has written an attack on the new movie "Anonymous," which questions whether Shakespeare wrote his plays. (New York Times)

Coming out: Actor Zachary Quinto discusses the impact that the play "Angels in America" had on him as a gay man. (New York)

Exeunt: Britain's Royal Shakespeare Company will see its two top executives depart the company by the end of next year. (The Guardian)

Masterpiece: A Gerhard Richter painting has sold for $16.6 million at a recent Christie's auction. (Bloomberg)

Sending a message: The Colorado Shakespeare Festival has put an anti-bullying spin on the Bard's plays. (Denver Post)

Celebrity art: An unconventional sculpture of Kate Moss by artist Marc Quinn has sold for $900,000. (BlackBook)

Also in the L.A. Times: Art critic Christopher Knight reviews "Under the Big Black Sun" at MOCA; a review of Audra McDonald at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts; a review of the Scottish Ballet at the Music Center; music critic Mark Swed reviews Igudesman and Joo at the Broad Stage.

-- David Ng

Photo: Eugene O'Neill in 1944. Credit: George Karger