PEOPLE IN BRIEF: 'Office' to bid Carell farewell on April 28

‘Office’ to bid Carell farewell on April 28

NEW YORK — NBC is confirming April 28 as the date for Steve Carell’s final appearance on “The Office.” His farewell episode on the popular comedy will be supersized, the network announced Monday.

That night’s long goodbye will air from 9 to 9:50 p.m.

Carell, who plays inept branch manager Michael Scott, announced last year that this would be his last season on the series, which premiered in 2005.

Police: Rare comic taken from Nic Cage resurfaces

LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles police said a rare comic featuring the debut of Superman that resurfaced last week is the same one stolen from Nicolas Cage more than a decade ago.

Detective Don Hrycyk said an investigation into how the comic was stolen and found is underway. It is unclear whether the copy of Action Comics No. 1 will be returned directly to the Oscar-winning actor.

Hrycyk said Cage accepted an insurance payout after its theft in 2000.

In March 2010, a copy of the 1938 comic sold for $1.5 million.

The Ventura County Star first reported the discovery and said that the comic was recently found in a storage locker in the San Fernando Valley, which is north of Los Angeles.

Students seek Springsteen to bolster image

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. — Some students at New Jersey’s largest university believe Bruce Springsteen is their salvation.

They have started a Facebook campaign called “Let’s Bring the Boss to Rutgers!” to counteract fallout from a recent appearance by Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi.

The Rutgers University Programming Association paid the “Jersey Shore” reality TV star $32,000 to answer questions. That’s $2,000 more than Rutgers will pay Nobel-winning novelist Toni Morrison to deliver the commencement address.

Freshman Daniel Oliveto and junior Paul Tranquilli are spearheading the effort. Oliveto tells the Asbury Park Press Polizzi’s message to “study hard, but party harder,” was offensive.