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Peter Berg Leaving ‘Chicago Hope’

November 23, 1998

NEW YORK (AP) _ Peter Berg says he is leaving the series ``Chicago Hope″ to concentrate on writing and directing, not because he’s tired of acting in the doctor drama.

``It’s not like I’m David Caruso, like `I hate you, let me out,‴ Berg said in TV Guide’s Nov. 28 edition, referring to the former star of ``NYPD Blue.″

``It’s just that at some point you forget what episode you’re in, and what you develop a passion for is the big fat paycheck. I don’t want that to be my passion right now.″

And don’t ask Berg, 34, about his rumored romance with Madonna. ``I’m not interested in talking about that,″ he said.

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