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Thursday, October 05, 2017 1:00 am

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Perrette to exit 'NCIS' after season

Associated Press

Longtime “NCIS” star Pauley Perrette says she's leaving the CBS crime drama after this season following 15 years on the show.

This is Perrette's 15th season playing the pigtailed forensic scientist Abby Sciuto on the show. Perrette confirmed reports of her departure on Twitter on 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.”

Geffen donation

Entertainment mogul David Geffen is donating $150 million for construction of a new building of galleries at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

The museum along Wilshire Boulevard west of downtown Los Angeles said Wednesday that it's the largest single cash gift from an individual in the institution's history.

The pledge raises LACMA's fundraising total to $450 million of the $650 million needed to break ground on the building, which will be called the David Geffen Galleries.

Lopez cancels shows

Jennifer Lopez is canceling her Las Vegas performances this week out of respect to the victims of the deadliest shooting in modern U.S. history.

The entertainer on Tuesday announced the postponement of her “Jennifer Lopez: All I Have” appearances. Performances set for Wednesday, Friday and Saturday will be rescheduled, and tickets will be refunded or replaced.

An attack Sunday night at a music festival outside the Mandalay Bay hotel in Las Vegas killed 59 people and injured more than 500.

Share your scare

What is your favorite film fright or Halloween TV program? Is there something you just can't watch because it's too scary? What does your family search the TV listings for every October?

Tell us about your Halloween viewing traditions for an upcoming story. Write to Corey McMaken, The Journal Gazette, 600 W. Main St., Fort Wayne, IN, 46802, or email cmcmaken@jg.net by Oct. 12.

Happy birthday

Among celebrity birthdays today: Singer-guitarist Steve Miller is 74. Singer Brian Johnson is 70. Director Clive Barker is 65. Guitarist David Bryson is 63. Singer Bob Geldof is 63. Actor Daniel Baldwin is 57. Guitarist Dave Dederer is 53. Actress Josie Bissett is 47. Singer-actress Heather Headley is 43. Singer Colin Meloy is 43. Guitarist Brian Mashburn is 42. Actress Parminder Nagra is 42. Actor Scott Weinger is 42. Actress Kate Winslet is 42. Guitarist James Valentine is 39. Bassist Paul Thomas is 37. Actor Jesse Eisenberg is 34.