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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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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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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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'Guinness' Highlights Hollywood World Record Holders

John Shearer/WireImage(NEW YORK) -- The 2012 edition of Guinness World Records debuts Friday, and a handful of celebs lend some Hollywood glamour -- and a lot of green -- to the famed book's usual collection of astounding feats and astonishing freaks.

Among the stars making this year's Guinness world record rankings are Oscar winner Sandra Bullock, who can add "Highest Paid Actress" to her list of accolades for earning $56 million from June 2009 to June 2010.  Johnny Depp took home an enviable haul of Pirates booty, raking in $75 million in the same time frame, earning him "Highest Paid Actor" title.

Other Guinness rankings include House as the "Most-watched TV Show," for which star Hugh Laurie scored "Highest Paid Actor on TV."   The record book also crowned a different kind of World's First: "First Billion-Dollar Author," an honor earned by Harry Potter series creator J.K. Rowling.

Here's a list of some of the showbiz winners immortalized in Guinness World Records 2012:

  • Sandra Bullock - Highest Paid Actress
  • Johnny Depp - Highest Paid Actor
  • Hugh Laurie - Highest Paid Actor on TV
  • Angus T. Jones - Highest-Paid Child Actor on TV ($250,000 per episode of Two and a Half Men)
  • Miranda Cosgrove - Highest-Paid Child Actress on TV ($180,000 per episode of iCarly)
  • Most-Watched Show - House
  • Highest-Rated New Show in the U.S. - Hawaii Five-0
  • First Billion-Dollar Author - J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter book series author

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'House' Losing a Cast Member?

Michael Caulfield/Getty Images for PCA(LOS ANGELES) -- Jesse Spencer, who has played the role of Dr. Robert Chase for all seven seasons of Fox's drama House, is not leaving the show.

On Tuesday, Spencer tweeted, "I'm coming back for season 8 with a tan and a busted board" -- complete with a picture of a dinged up surfboard.

In May, original cast member Lisa Edelstein announced she was quitting the show, while star Hugh Laurie recently said he felt the eighth season of the show may likely be its last.

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Hugh Laurie Eyeing an End to 'House'?

Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images(LONDON) -- The doctor may soon be out.

House star Hugh Laurie hinted to the U.K.'s Radio Times in a recent interview that the show may be wrapping up its run.

The 51-year-old Laurie said, "The end of [the eighth] season, right now, looks like the end of the show.  That is as far as they have got me for." 

The timing of Laurie's comments is interesting, since Fox announced Tuesday it has renewed the series for an eighth season. 

Laurie has won an armload of awards for his portrayal of the brilliant but misanthropic Dr. Gregory House, including two Golden Globes.

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