Entries in House (17)


"Mary Tyler Moore Show" House Up for Sale -- Now you too can live the life of Mary Richards.

The house that served as the exterior of Richards’ home on The Mary Tyler Moore Show is for sale in Minneapolis for $2.895 million.

The 9,500 sq. ft. house is set on 0.35 acres, with seven bedrooms and nine bathrooms. The listing on advertises “vintage charm combined with modern applications” and “ornate millwork, bayed rooms and leaded glass transom accents throughout.” It also includes a three-car garage.

The home was built in 1900 and was last sold in Aug. 2007 for $2.8 million, according to the listing.

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Fox's "House" Ends Monday Night

Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- The Hugh Laurie drama House will end its eight-season run on Fox Monday night.

In the finale, airing at 9:00 p.m. Eastern time, Laurie's titular doctor takes stock of his life while treating a drug-addicted patient.  The episode will be preceded by a one-hour retrospective.

Laurie warns fans not to expect any big twists in the finale.

He says, "It’s not going to be that sort of an ending when people go, oh my God, it just sort of flips and it was all a dream or the whole thing’s flipped upside down... I think it’s a very elegant and satisfying ending."

Since its premiere in 2004, House's cast has included, at one point or another, Lisa Edelstein, Olivia Wilde, Robert Sean Leonard, Jesse Spencer, Omar Epps, Jennifer Morrison, Kal Penn and Amber Tamblyn.

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Jennifer Morrison to Return for 'House' Finale

George Doyle/Stockbyte/Thinkstock(LOS ANGELES) -- Former House star Jennifer Morrison will join cast members past and present in the show's final episode, reports.

Other House vets, including Olivia Wilde, Amber Tamblyn, and Kal Penn -- whose character killed himself -- will all appear in the last episode, entitled, "Everybody Dies."

Morrison currently stars on the ABC hit Once Upon a Time.

The program’s finale airs May 21.

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Fox's 'House' Ending Eight-Season Run This Spring

Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- After eight seasons, the Fox series House will end its run this spring. The show's executive producers, including star Hugh Laurie, said in a statement released Wednesday, "The producers have always imagined House as an enigmatic creature; he should never be the last one to leave the party.  How much better to disappear before the music stops, while there is still some promise and mystique in the air."

Fox entertainment chief Kevin Reilly said in a separate statement, "While it’s with much regret, and a lump in our throats, we respect the decision [executive producers] Hugh, David [Shore] and Katie [Jacobs] have made....For eight seasons, the entire House team has given us -- and fans around the world -- some of the most compelling characters and affecting stories ever seen on television."

The statements did not disclose the airdate of the House series finale, but they suggested that the show will conclude sometime in April, after 177 episodes.

House premiered in 2004 and turned Hugh Laurie, the British actor who portrays the titular, cantankerous doctor, into a household name in the U.S. The show's cast has included, at one point or another, Lisa Edelstein, Olivia Wilde, Robert Sean Leonard, Jesse Spencer, Omar Epps, Jennifer Morrison, Kal Penn and Amber Tamblyn.

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Megan Fox, Charlie Sheen Among Top Facebook Trends of 2011

Michael Buckner/Getty Images For Maui Film Festival(PALO ALTO, Calif.) -- Megan Fox didn't star in the third Transformers movie over the summer, but her absence from the film didn't hurt her popularity on Facebook.

She had the fastest-growing Facebook page among actors and TV personalities in 2011, according to information released by the social networking site on Wednesday. Vin Diesel and Adam Sandler ranked second and third, respectively.

Facebook's "Memology 2011" also shows that Harry Potter and House were the fastest-growing movie and TV show on the site.  Hugh Laurie's titular character on House was among the fastest-growing fictional characters.

Thanks to his meltdown earlier this year, Charlie Sheen is featured on both a list of the top 10 global topics on Facebook and a list of the top 10 status trends in the U.S.

Here's a closer look at Facebook's "Memology 2011":

Fastest-Growing Actors and TV Personalities

1. Megan Fox
2. Vin Diesel
3. Adam Sandler
4. Selena Gomez
5. Will Smith
6. Taylor Lautner
7. Jackie Chan
8. Ashley Tisdale
9.  DJ Pauly D
10. Kim Kardashian

Fastest-Growing Movies

1. Harry Potter
2. The Twilight Saga
3. Toy Story
4. Avatar
5. Jackass
6. Shrek
7. Saw
8. Pirates of the Caribbean
9. Fast & Furious
10. Titanic

Fastest-Growing TV Shows

1. House
2. Two and a Half Men
3. The Simpsons
4. Family Guy
5. South Park
6. Grey's Anatomy
7. SpongeBob SquarePants
8. CSI: Miami
9. iCarly
10. The Big Bang Theory

Top Ten Global Topics on Facebook

1. Death of Osama bin Laden
2. Packers win the Super Bowl
3. Casey Anthony found not guilty
4. Charlie Sheen
5. Death of Steve Jobs
6. The Royal Wedding
7. Death of Amy Winehouse
8. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
9. Military operations begin in Libya
10. Hurricane Irene

Top 10 Status Trends in the U.S.

1. lms (like my status)
2. tbh (to be honest)
3. Death of Osama bin Laden
4. Charlie Sheen
5. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
6. Casey Anthony found not guilty
7. Packers win the Super Bowl
8. Hurricane Irene
9. Insidious
10. Death of Amy Winehouse

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Hugh Laurie Done with TV After 'House'?

Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images(LONDON) -- When House's eighth season wraps up on Fox, star Hugh Laurie's time on the small screen could be over.

In an interview with the U.K.'s Daily Record, Laurie, 52, says, "I can't imagine there will be another one quite like this."  The Brit explains of his award-winning stint playing an American doctor, "I think I have been rather spoiled here."

Laurie, who can now be heard in theaters voicing a character in Arthur Christmas, says, "...I think I am extremely lucky to have had the one shot that I have had at it and I wouldn't go looking for lightning to strike twice."

The actor -- who was famous as a comedy star across the pond before his jaded Dr. Gregory House limped onto TV in 2004 -- may not abandon TV altogether.

"I think I will probably be as interested by either writing or producing or directing, or some other aspect," Laurie tells the paper.  "I find the whole field of it fascinating," he says, noting House's long run gave him the confidence to want to call the shots behind the scenes.

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Want to Rent the 'Jersey Shore' House?

Gustavo Caballero/Getty Images(SEASIDE HEIGHTS, N.J.) -- If your idea of a weekend getaway involves a little gym, tan and laundry, pull out your plastic for this one.  The owner of the house that Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi, Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino and the rest of the Jersey Shore crew call home is available for rental.

Actually, the Seaside Heights, N.J., home has been available for rental since the show began -- available, that is, when the crew's not crashing there while Jersey Shore's in production.  It's not cheap, though: the rental price for the six bedroom, three bath residence is $2,500 a night.  Even so, that's a steal compared to its original $3,500-per-night cost.

Check out for more info.

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Jennifer Lopez Buying $18 Million Mansion

Kevin Winter/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Even though Jennifer Lopez's family unit has shrunk from four to three, she's not downsizing.

Sources tell the New York Daily News that she's close to purchasing an $18 million mansion in New York's ritzy Hamptons.  The property, which Lopez is looking to purchase through an LLC, is a 14,000-square-foot home in the town of Water Mill and features seven bedrooms and water views. points out that Lopez purchased her first home in the Hamptons in 2006 with then-hubby Marc Anthony.  This would presumably be a second property in the area for her, unless Anthony's getting the first one in the divorce.

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Wild Parties, Nude Models on Richard Branson's Island Paradise

Don Arnold/WireImage(LONDON) -- Richard Branson's Necker Island may have looked like the set of Titanic: Revenge of the Land earlier this week, when lightning set his $70 million home on fire and Kate Winslet scored heroine status by swooping Branson's 90-year-old mother out of the blaze.

Normally, the scene on the billionaire's private paradise in the Atlantic looks more like Animal House. According to the UK's Daily Mail, Branson, 61, recently bid a female guest adieu by dropping his pants and baring his rear end as she zipped by in a speedboat. The billionaire Virgin chairman famously arrived at his 1989 Necker Island wedding clinging to the bottom of a helicopter.

Models reportedly frolic with pink flamingos and giant tortoises in the nude. Last call doesn't exist. When you run the island, there are no rules.

"It's a lot of fun and nonstop partying," Tami Watkins, who stayed at Necker Island 15 years ago, told ABC News. "Just about anything goes."

But along with the shenanigans, there's unparalleled style and service. Another guest who visited the island in the 1990s told ABC News that the $20,000-per-night price tag paid for "paradise." More than a dozen chefs on staff can cook anything guests desire, and they're briefed on visitors' likes and dislikes before they arrive. Balinese wood and white upholstery lend the place the feel of an Asian oasis. Sixty staff members ensure every need gets met.

Branson bought the uninhabited British Virgin island in 1978 for a reported 180,000 pounds. He commissioned the construction of the "Great House," whose roof burned down Monday, and guest cottages and opened the island as a resort in 1984. In total, 28 people can stay at a time (that's more than a two-to-one ratio of staff to guests), and Branson reportedly spends at least two of the summer months there. When he's not around, those who wish to buy out the place can do so for $56,000 a night.

Monday's fire put a stop to the perpetual party -- for now. On Tuesday, Branson told ABC's Good Morning America that he's determined to rebuild the island's main house in time for his daughter's December wedding.

"It's one of those stories that's ended up happily," he said. "We will rebuild the house and make it even better than it was before and we'll have many more wonderful memories of the future."

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'House' Adds Prison Doctor Character to Cast 

George Doyle/Stockbyte(NEW YORK) -- Actress Odette Annable will be joining the season eight cast of House this fall as a series regular, reports.

The 26-year-old actress will play a prison doctor whom Dr. Gregory House, the character played by Hugh Laurie, meets--spoiler alert!--while behind bars.

According to, House will invite the prison doc to join his team at the hospital.

Annable, who was seen recently in the Fox comedy Breaking In, will be the only female regular on House this season following the departure of Lisa Edelstein and Amber Tamblyn, and Olivia Wilde's decision to split her acting time between the series and making movies.

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