People: Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt; Bill Hader; A.J. Clemente, Beyonce

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The morning after Angelina Jolie published an op-ed in The New York Times that revealed her decision to have a double mastectomy, the man in her life is showing his support, People reports.

"Having witnessed this decision firsthand, I find Angie's choice, as well as many others like her, absolutely heroic," Brad Pitt said in a statement to London's Evening Standard. "I thank our medical team for their care and focus."

"All I want is for her to have a long and healthy life, with myself and our children," Pitt continued. "This is a happy day for our family."

In her op-ed piece, Jolie described her difficult choice to have surgery because genetic tests showed her to have a high risk of developing the disease. Her mother, Marcheline Bertrand, died of ovarian cancer at 56 in 2007.

She also expressed how much she leaned on Pitt, 49, whom the 37-year-old actress described as "loving and supportive," and there for her "for every minute of the surgeries."

Other family members are voicing their support.

"We're so very proud of Angie, this means so much to our family especially our grandchildren. We love her dearly," Brad Pitt's mother, Jane Pitt, says in a statement.

Arrivederci, Vinny Vedecci. So long, Stefon.

Bill Hader will be leaving "Saturday Night Live" after its season finale Saturday -- and he's taking his arsenal of spot-on impersonations and wacky characters with him, reports The New York Times according to People.

"It was a hard decision, but it has to happen at some point," Hader told the Times. "It got to a point where I said, 'Maybe it's just time to go.' "

And while he admits it was tough telling executive producer Lorne Michaels he planned to leave, it clearly could have been a lot worse.

"I'd heard stories that you get very emotional in those conversations," he said. "And I've had other people tell me, 'Oh, I cried.' I didn't, but I did think I was about to faint."

Hader joined "SNL" in 2005 and was promoted to a full cast member a year later. He quickly earned a reputation as an impeccable impersonator, who could amusingly imitate everyone from James Carville to Charlie Sheen to Clint Eastwood.

The Oklahoma native told the Times his decision to leave was based in part by seeing friends and colleagues like Andy Samberg and Kristen Wiig depart last season to pursue new opportunities, as well as to move his family -- including, daughters Hannah, 3, and Harper, 9 months -- to Los Angeles both for his own career and for his wife's, filmmaker Maggie Carey.

His departure comes on the heels of fellow castmate and "SNL" head writer Seth Meyers' news that he will replace Jimmy Fallon as the host of "Late Night" next year.

Hader says the audience should not expect a sappy sendoff on Saturday, like last season when Mick Jagger serenaded Kristen Wiig on her final show.

"My joke was, we'll start singing 'Ruby Tuesday' and just say bye to Kristen again," Hader riffed on his "SNL" goodbye to the Times. "I can just do a little wave at goodnights, and that signifies it."

A.J. Clemente went from serving up the news to serving up booze, Fox News Latino reports.

The 24-year old former news anchor, who became an Internet sensation after dropping the F-bomb during his first broadcast at a North Dakota television station, has left the news business behind this summer and taken up residence behind the bar of a Delaware restaurant.

"This is what I'm doing for now -- I definitely need to make money for bills." Clemente told the gossip website RumorFix.com about his new gig at the Table and Taproom in Dewey Beach, Del. The former newsman now makes $2.23 an hour plus tips for his service as barkeep.

During an April 21 broadcast of the evening news, Clemente didn't realize that his microphone was live and blurted out an expletive as he tried to pronounce the name of the London Marathon winner (Tsegaye Kebede). He then fumbled through an introduction as his co-anchor tried to help him recover from the mishap.

Clemente was fired from North Dakota's KFYR-TV less than 24 hours later.

After his on-air gaff last month, Clemente made the rounds on the talk show circuit where he appeared on "The Late Show with David Letterman," "Live With Kelly and Michael" and "Good Morning America." Despite the free career promotion from the major networks, no new job offers came calling (except for reality TV) and Clemente was forced to take up a summer job.

To play off Clemente's dwindling celebrity status, the Table and Taproom even posted a message on the restaurant's marquee saying, "AJ Clemente, Straight From Letterman, Tonight Behind The Bar."

"Why wouldn't we do it, it's good promotion," the restaurant's assistant manager Billy Moss told Fox News Latino.

Clemente hasn't let his newfound fame get to his head, Moss added.

"He's excellent," he said. "He's got a great personality and he's a hard worker."

The West Virginia University graduate has so far turned down a number of offers from reality TV programs and instead decided to keep his gig as mixologist for the summer. He told RumorFix.com that once summer is over he will start applying for newsroom jobs once again.

When asked about his language at the bar, Moss said that so far Clemente hasn't got into any trouble.

"So far he's been great," Moss said. "We don't promote that type of language here."

Beyonce canceled her Tuesday concert in Belgium because of dehydration and exhaustion, The Associated Press reports.

In an email to The Associated Press, the singer's publicist says Beyonce was advised by her doctors to rest. She was scheduled to perform at the Sportpaleis in Antwerp. The show will be rescheduled and tickets can be used at that show.

Her next tour date is today at the same arena. The statement says "she [was] awaiting word from her doctors before making a decision."

Beyonce, 31, launched her "Mrs. Carter World Tour" last month in Belgrade, Serbia. It wraps Aug. 5 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y.

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