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Pauley Perrette

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Pauley Perrette

Letterman to visit when Kimmel returns to Brooklyn

Late-night legend David Letterman will be among the guests when ‘‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’’ returns to Brooklyn, N.Y., for a weeklong visit. ABC says other guests slated for the week of Oct. 16 include Billy Joel, Tracy Morgan, Amy Schumer, and Howard Stern. Paul Shaffer, longtime bandleader on CBS’s bygone ‘‘Late Show With David Letterman,’’ will sit in each night with Kimmel’s house band, Cleto and the Cletones. ‘‘Jimmy Kimmel Live: Back in Brooklyn’’ will tape before a live audience at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, where it has originated on two previous visits from its Hollywood home base. (AP)

Perrette tweets about departure from ‘NCIS’

‘‘NCIS’’ star Pauley Perrette says she’s leaving the CBS crime drama after this season following 15 years on the show. Perrette plays pigtailed forensic scientist Abby Sciutoon the show. She confirmed reports of her departure on Twitter Wednesday, writing that ‘‘there have been all kinds of false rumors as to why’’ she’s leaving. She says neither CBS nor the show’s producers are ‘‘mad’’ at her and the decision to leave was one she made last year. The 48-year-old Perrette adds that she loves her character ‘‘as much as you do.’’ ‘‘We’ve known for some time this would be Pauley’s final season on ‘NCIS’ and have been working toward a special send-off,’’ “NCIS’’ executive producers George Schenck and Frank Cardea said in a statement. ‘‘Abby is a character that inspires millions of fans around the world, and all of us at ‘NCIS’ are appreciative of Pauley for portraying her.’’ (AP)

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