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Anne Dudek Welcomes Baby Girl

3/5/2012 7:53am EST
Anne Dudek
Actress Anne Dudek is a mother again after giving birth to a baby girl.

The Mad Men star and her artist husband Matthew Heller became parents to Saskia, a sister for their son Akiva, last month.

Dudek has opened up about her day-long labor in a post on her blog, revealing doctors wanted her to undergo a Caesarean section, but she insisted on a natural birth.

She adds, "I did push Saskia out, and it was one of the weirdest and most intense things I could ever imagine. I reached down and put my hands under two tiny armpits and pulled her to me, huge cheeks bright red, her little eyes da...

Hugh Laurie Confirms 'House' Will End After This Season

2/8/2012 11:24pm EST
Hugh Laurie will hang up his cane as cranky doctor Gregory House in May after confirming hit medical drama House will end this season.

In a joint statement from Laurie and executive producers of the show David Shore and Katie Jacobs, released to the media on Wednesday, the trio announced House will not be back for a ninth season.

The press release reads, "The decision to end the show now, or ever, is a painful one, as it risks putting asunder hundreds of close friendships that have developed over the last eight years - but also because the show itself has been a source of great pride to e...

'House' Recap: Perils Of Paranoia

11/29/2011 10:50am EST
“House” has definitely kept audiences guessing this season, alternating between mediocre episodes that seem beneath the long-running show and solidly clever episodes like last night’s “Perils of Paranoia.”

The episode focuses on a criminal prosecutor, Tommy (Vincent Spano), who collapses during a trial with symptoms of a heart attack. When he gets to Princeton-Plainsboro, the ER doctors determine it wasn’t a heart attack and Foreman determines it wasn’t a panic attack. The mysterious cause is right up House’s alley so he takes the case, intrigued by Foreman’s willingness to lie to a patie...

'House' Recap: Dead & Buried

11/23/2011 9:53am EST
This week’s episode of “House” was a bit of an oddity for the series. For starters, the episode did not open with the typical prologue involving the medical mystery House and his team would have to solve. Instead, it gets right to the crux of the story or, more precisely, stories.

House tells his team that their new case involves the death of a four-year-old boy due to kidney failure, something that should never happen to a child that young. At the same time, Foreman informs House that he and his team have a new case of a teenage girl, Iris (Madison Davenport), who is having inexplicable ...

TV on DVD: 'Covert Affairs: Season 1'

6/2/2011 5:00pm EDT
Covert Affairs
As USA's Covert Affairs prepares for its second season next week (June 7), Universal Studios Home Entertainment has released season one onto DVD in an eleven-episode, three-disc set. Here's my review.

The Show

Someone once described Covert Affairs to me as "Alias lite." And it does remind me of Alias, before things like time jumps and secret half-siblings. That's not a good thing, though, as I didn't like Alias. So, too, must I admit that I don't care for Covert Affairs. It's the first USA show that I'd qualify as an outright miss.

The premise of the show is thus: would-be spy Annie ...

'House' Recap: Wilson Proposes, Patient Of The Week Dies & More

1/12/2010 1:54pm EST
"House" sometimes has a unique theme that runs over the course of the full plot, and when all of the storylines within it are connected, it really comes out to be a shining episode. This week's story was all about lies between friends; some that are playful and some that are serious. House and Wilson played games with one another to prove yet again how they love the other best, the team all got pranked, and the patient of the week was lying to his friend ... for the best kinds of reasons. And when "House" decides to be both funny and tragic, it always manages to find a beautiful kind of bal...

'House' Season 6 Premiere: Too Rushed, Too Lifetime Movie Of The Week

9/22/2009 8:58am EDT
The long anticipated and much hyped season premiere of "House" has come and gone, and it left behind a slightly dissatisfied air. While there are parts of this two-hour episode that are beautiful, poignant, and chock full of unexpected character development, it also has unnecessary segments and a lack of trust in the audience.

David Shore and company do this every year; they set up a giant cliffhanger ending and then wrap it up quickly as soon as the next season starts. Is it so much to ask for lasting impressions? This time next year, will the show even remember that House was once in ...

'House' Season Five Finale Shocks

5/12/2009 4:28pm EDT
Gregory House is a brilliant man, a genius, but in some ways he can be enormously stupid. He is always searching for his answers, for reason behind actions, and sometimes his obsession with everything fitting into a perfect little box means that he misses out on important things. Like, for instance, Kutner's depression leading to his suicide a few episodes ago or Cuddy's behavior in the season five finale of "House." After miraculously detoxing in one day last week, House and Cuddy finally ended up in bed together and he is still glowing the morning after. This might be the happiest and mos...

'House' Recap: 'Under My Skin'

5/5/2009 4:18pm EDT
This week's episode of "House" had everyone talking, either in excitement or annoyance, because they foolishly gave away in the preview that House and Cuddy might be taking an important step in their cat-and-mouse dance. This is the way to bring up ratings on a show, obviously, but it made the entire episode be about 'ooo when will they hook up, is it now?' And of course it's not until the last scene, duh. Still, nicely done, show. Who even cared about the patient of the week?

Said patient is a pretty young ballerina whose lung collapses after her partner drops her during a routine. Cl...

'House' Recap: House Divided

4/28/2009 4:36pm EDT
So it's officially happened, "House" fans. Gregory House has completely lost his marbles. Sure he's tried to kill himself and isolated everyone who might love him by his biting wit and cruelty, but now the one thing he always had to count on is gone: his brain. At the end of last episode, House saw Amber. And not in the Sixth Sense "I see dead people" way. In the "my brain is probably melting" way.

Amber admits straight out she is a hallucination and product of his own mind. She is able to bring up deep memories of his and figure out the solution to problems. Basically, Amber is the pa...

'House' Recap: 'Saviors'

4/15/2009 5:01pm EDT
So last week on "House" the writers decided to 'shock' everyone by having their happy-go-lucky character Kutner abruptly commit suicide. The background story is now known, with Kal Penn taking off from his acting career for one in the government instead, and the writers decided to use his exit in a dramatic way. After the dust settles, the show went back to its roots in a lot of ways. More of Cameron and Chase from the first three seasons, plenty of Wilson and House playfulness, and even a clinic patient. It worked well as an episode, but it did make Kutner's death a little anti-climatic. C...

An Unexpected Death Rocks 'House'

4/7/2009 10:11am EDT
Well, the self-proclaimed "most dramatic episode of House yet" is over, and the responses are rolling in from both sides of the spectrum. Some people are angry, some are confused, some are horrified, and some are heartbroken. Honestly, considering all the melodramatic ads, the fact this tragic death came out of nowhere, and the fact they clearly were just pushing it for a "message" or to shock the audience ... "House" may be guilty of sensationalism. It wouldn't be the first time, but it's a little sad that a good character had to be victimized for it.

Yes, there will be big spoilers i...

'House' Recap: 'Locked In'

4/1/2009 9:43am EDT
One of the ways that "House" becomes more than just your average procedural is how, occasionally, the writers and directors like to be more surreal and artistic. Occasionally it does not work, but on the most part these episodes are a wide success and praised. The car crash last season with Amber's death is an example, or the second season with House being shot. This week's episode "Locked In" is about perspective and how people make their own prisons, and it guest stars Mos Def as the patient of the week. It is also somewhat based off the excellent movie The Diving Bell and the Butterfly.

'House' Recap: The Hermaphrodite

2/25/2009 1:46pm EST
Occasionally on "House" the writers will have two-part episodes or maybe a storyline that manages a full arc.

Stacy was one, so was Tritter (ugh) and even Amber, and yet those were all people for House to react to, and in this episode it is all about his reaction to himself. House finally has the chance to be happy, not unlike when his leg was 'fixed' after the shooting accident, but he classically chooses the wrong way. This was done far too fast, but that's probably due to the fact he's a side character in his own show now. Foreteen is all that matters to David Shore, apparently.


'House' Recap: Unfaithful

2/18/2009 2:58pm EST
Gregory House is a mean, sarcastic, brilliant, and caustic individual. For some reason this charms and fascinates the viewers, but there are times even for the biggest fan that you kind of wish he'd get over himself already. Maybe change just a tiny bit; bend a tad or progress or show real emotion. The best thing about House is for all his inhumane behavior, he is a very human character with endless flaws and insecurities. But sometimes it is hard not to want to slap him in the face and say 'go to Cuddy's party already!'

This week's episode, "Unfaithful," is about a discouraged priest ...

It's Dangerous Being A Woman On 'House'

2/4/2009 12:44pm EST
House MD
Wow, "House MD" officially celebrated its 100th episode this week, and that is a number to be proud of. Congratulations to the cast and crew for keeping this one of the best shows on TV, even if the fans grumble about a few things here and there. Will everyone still love the cranky drug addled doctor in another 100 episodes? Hopefully we'll find out!

The 100th episode, "The Greater Good," did not include Cameron and Chase, which is slightly insulting to them, and focused way too much on Foreteen. What else is new? The patient of the week is a former cancer researcher who quit her job t...

'House' Recap: Big Baby

1/28/2009 12:54pm EST
Oh, "House," remember when you were a show a bout crazy medical cases and an equally crazy druggie doctor who lived outside the rules? This was before it became all about the personal lives of the characters and random romances, of course. Those were good times. This is now the show that seems to think it would be completely believable that Cameron, a young doctor with no real administrative ability, could take Cuddy's place without the board apparently caring or paying attention. Ah well, you work with what you got, and we still love you.

This week House gets the kind of patient he al...

'House' Recap: Painless

1/21/2009 5:23pm EST
"House" is back at a whole new time, and boy can that be a little jarring. It is difficult to juggle a full TV load for a fan, and the DVR can only record so many things at the same time. "House" is now the lead-in to the newly returned "24," which means it is on Monday's on FOX at 8 pm. For anyone who missed that, do not feel too foolish; you were certainly not the only ones. Previously on "House," Foreman and Thirteen abruptly decided they had sexual tension, Cuddy got her miracle Christmas baby, and House hasn't changed at all either way. It is good to know we can always count on him to ...

'House' Recap: 'Joy to the World'

12/11/2008 9:55am EST
What is better than seeing Gregory House verbally mock stupid people? Why, watching him try to be nice to them first! This year's Christmas episode of "House," titled 'Joy to the World,' involves House trying to be genuinely nice to his patients in order to win a bet with Wilson. There is something very surreal about House smiling and wishing people a happy holiday. Last year on Christmas, House decided to mess with his new team by having them compete with one another to give him the best gift. They were very new at that point and scrambled around to impress him. This year is a distinct cha...

The Huddy Romance Is Slowly Moving On 'House'

12/4/2008 9:28am EST
This was one of the episodes on "House" that makes a fan smile; it thrived on layered plot lines and excellent acting. It reminded everyone why this is one of the best shows on television and deserves the Emmy nods every year.

While the focus on Thirteen has been irritating lately - and continues to be somewhat in this episode "Let Them Eat Cake" - Olivia Wilde manages to play the role both subtly and compassionately. Plus, there is plenty of Huddy (House and Cuddy romance) hilarity to go around, so yay for "House" getting a good medium with its full cast.

Right off the Huddy fa...

'House' Recap: 'Emancipation'

11/20/2008 9:47am EST
This may come as a shock, but the writers of "House" are managing to find a way to incorporate both the old Ducklings and the new Numbers. It is surprising and actually entertaining to watch, but the jury is still out if this will continue. If more episodes were like this episode "Emancipation," and less centered on annoying 13, it would be as good as the earlier seasons. The patient of the week is a sixteen year old factory worker who emancipated from her parents and seems to have it all together. Naturally by the episode this is all a lie, and it is instead about how she is a complete mes...