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Samberg confirms ‘SNL’ exit

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A spokeswoman for Andy Samberg said the actor-comedian is leaving “Saturday Night Live.”

Samberg’s publicist, Carrie Byalick, said Friday that he won’t return as a cast member next season. Samberg’s exit follows that of “SNL” cast member Kristen Wiig.

Like other “Saturday Night Live” alumni, Samberg will be seen on the big screen. His new movie with Adam Sandler, “That’s My Boy,” is out this month.

The departures of Samberg and Wiig were long rumored. Also mentioned in those rumors was Jason Sudekis, but there has been no official word on his status. All three have been cast members since the 2005-06 season.

McCartney at Games

Paul McCartney has confirmed an Olympic-sized rumor, saying he’ll be the closing act at the London 2012 opening ceremony on July 27.

He told BBC radio station 5 Live that he would be “closing the opening” of the games.

The lineup for the ceremony, themed “Isles of Wonder,” is a closely guarded secret, but many had suspected McCartney would be involved.

Radio host retires

Conservative talk radio host Neal Boortz announced his retirement Monday after four decades at the microphone, saying he will be replaced by former GOP presidential hopeful Herman Cain.

Boortz said during his morning talk show that his last day will be Jan. 21, the day of the presidential inauguration.

Tour dates canceled

Grammy-winning jazz musician Al Jarreau has canceled part of a French tour after being diagnosed with pneumonia.

The singer’s media team said in a statement Monday that Jarreau’s doctors had recommended that he not travel while he recovers.

‘Snow White’ reigns

The top five movies from the weekend box office:

1. “Snow White and the Huntsman,” $56.2 million

2. “Men in Black 3,” $28.1 million

3. “The Avengers,” $20.5 million

4. “Battleship,” $5.1 million

5. “The Dictator,” $4.7 million

Happy birthday

Among celebrity birthdays today: Singer Gail Davies is 64. Saxophonist Kenny G is 56. Singer Brian McKnight is 43. Actor-singer Mark Wahlberg is 41. Actress Navi Rawat is 35. Actress Liza Weil is 35.

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