PREMIERE OF "MONA LISA SMILE"
Kirsten Dunst poses for pictures at the premiere of "Mona Lisa Smile" at the Ziegfeld Theater in New York on December 10, 2003. (UPI Photo/Laura Cavanaugh)
Art experts in Switzerland said they have new evidence that an earlier version of the Mona Lisa was painted by Leonardo da Vinci.
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NASA scientists say they beamed an image of the Mona Lisa to the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, in a test of communicating with a satellite using a laser.
More than 150,000 people have signed a petition to have Leonardo da Vinci's "Mona Lisa" returned to Italy from the Louvre museum in Paris.
Images of Michael Jackson and other pop icons have been photoshopped over that of Jesus in a Spanish fresco defaced by a woman who says she tried to restore it.
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Britain's Bob Hoskins announced Wednesday he is suffering from Parkinson's disease and is retiring from acting at the age of 69.
New York collectables company Topps said pieces of the flying saucer from the 2009 "balloon boy" hoax have been turned into trading cards.
Visitors to France's Louvre museum will soon be able to navigate the structure's labyrinthine halls using a Nintendo portable game console, officials said.
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