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Published: Wed, May 15, 2013 @ 12:00 a.m.

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Bill Hader to exit ‘SNL’ after 8 seasons

NEW YORK

Bill Hader is leaving “Saturday Night Live” after an eight-year run.

His spokesman confirms that the 34-year-old comedian will depart “SNL” after this weekend’s season finale.

Hader joined the NBC sketch-comedy show in 2005 and has since made his mark with a range of impersonations including Al Pacino, Vincent Price, James Carville and Stefon, the hipster “Weekend Update” correspondent.

Hader’s films include “Superbad,” “Forgetting Sarah Marshall,” “Knocked Up” and “Pineapple Express.”

Jolie explains getting double mastectomy

LOS ANGELES

Angelina Jolie says that she has had a preventive double mastectomy after learning she carried a gene that made it extremely likely she would get breast cancer.

The Oscar-winning actress and partner to Brad Pitt made the announcement in the form of an op-ed she authored for Tuesday’s New York Times under the headline, “My Medical Choice.” She writes that between early February and late April she completed three months of surgical procedures to remove both breasts.

Jolie, 37, writes that she made the choice with thoughts of her six children after watching her own mother die too young from breast cancer.

“My mother fought cancer for almost a decade and died at 56,” Jolie writes. “She held out long enough to meet the first of her grandchildren and to hold them in her arms. But my other children will never have the chance to know her and experience how loving and gracious she was.”

Jolie said that after genetic testing, she learned she carries the “faulty” BRCA1 gene and had an 87 percent chance of getting the disease herself.

Associated Press


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