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by (@JordanRuntagh)

Say Goodbye To House M.D. With A Look At His 30 Most Surprising Patients (And Associates!)

House M.D. finale airs tonightIt’s a very sad day for television as House M.D. ends its record busting run after an incredible (and sometimes incredibly gross) 8 seasons. We’ve loved this medical rethinking of Sherlock Holmes more than Dr. House loves his Vicodin, but fans everywhere know how it has to end: House must develop lupus. (Just kidding, it’s never lupus!) Although we could (and did) watch the show at any hour of any day, it’s especially good sick-day viewing. No  matter how bad you felt, you were always comforted by the fact that at least you weren’t bleeding out of your eyeballs or whatever horrible affliction was affecting House’s patient.

Aside from Hugh Laurie’s genius performance as the equally genius doctor, the show was bolstered by the fact that you never knew who was going to be wheeled through the ER door at Princeton Plainsboro Teaching Hospital. Every episode brought the potential for an inspired cameo, and the series had many over its 177 episodes. So to say goodbye to the magnificent drama, we’ve assembled a list of the 30 most surprising guest stars to ever appear on House M.D. Join us in saluting the great Mr. Laurie as he hangs up his cane for the very last time and goes to the great detox in the sky.

[Photo: Fox]

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by (@missmuttoo)

Fox’s Upfront Presentation Brings Out TV’s Top Players: Britney, Lea, Demi, Mila And Co.

Fox Upfront Presentation 2012

Around the same time that the NBC stars were celebrating their new fall lineup, Fox’s Upfront presentation for advertisers was also happening in NYC. Both channels brought in their bigtime stars, but we feel Fox may just have inched ahead. This was also, in part, because of the news we published yesterday that Britney Spears and Demi Lovato were officially named as the newest judges on The X Factor.

But they were, by no means, not the only stars who came to the presentation. Fellow The X Factor judges Simon Cowell and L.A. Reid were also there. A ton of the Glee cast showed up as well. Lea Michele led the way in a lovely, delicate Pucci dress with Casadei shoes and Lorraine Schwartz jewels. Naya Rivera wore the one mullet dress we’ve ever liked, a Lublu number that she paired with Giuseppe Zanotti shoes. Jenna Ushkowitz wore a summery Rebecca Minkoff design, completing the trio of ladies from the show. Cory Monteith, Chris Colfer and Darren Criss represented the show’s dudes. New Girl star Zooey Deschanel was also there in a Carven dress and Miu Miu heels, as was her co-star Hannah Simone. And surprise surprise, a casually dressed Mila Kunis came for the event as well. Take a look at all of them, in the gallery below.

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[Photos: Splash News Online]

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by (@JordanRuntagh)

Simon Cowell Presents Your New X Factor Judges: Britney Spears and Demi Lovato!

L.A. Reid, Demi Lovato, Simon Cowell and Britney Spears talk X Factor season 2

It’s finally official, set-in-stone, greenlit and ready to go! After weeks of rumors, Britney Spears and Demi Lovato were officially presented this afternoon as the newest judges on The X Factor. We announced last week that Britney finally inked a $15 million deal after years (OK, maybe just months) of back and forth negotiations, and this morning we passed along unconfirmed reports that Demi was signing on as well. But now we know for real that the two Disney alums will be taking over seats left by former judges Paula Abdul and Nicole Scherzinger.

“I’m so exited about this whole experience,” she said at the Fox network “upfront” this afternoon in New York. “I’m ready to find a true star.” Demi was equally enthusiastic. “I’m exited to represent my generation.” For his part, Simon was his usual cocky sharp-tonged self. “I’m thrilled they The Voice have decided to compete with us in the fall,” he said with a smirk. “I wish them luck.” Bold words, considering that the first season of the show didn’t match the overwhelming success of American Idol a decade before. But…come on, it’s Britney freakin’ Spears. She’s sure to be a much-needed shot in the arm as far as the ratings are concerned! Right? Or are we just showing our age…?

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by (@missmuttoo)

Nina Dobrev Shows Off A Kick-Ass Yoga Move On Conan

Big win for Team Coco! Nina Dobrev was on Conan O’Brien‘s show last night, to build up today’s season finale of The Vampire Diaries. We were wondering why she chose to wear a pair of formal shorts for the interview, but as the episode unfolded, we figured out just why. It’s also directly related to why Conan himself said, “Best job in the world!” at the end of the segment. He actually got Nina to get down on her hands and knees to do a super-bendy yoga move called “The Scorpion” on the show!

Nina’s been practicing yoga for years, FYI. Best of all, she had to use Conan as a “human wall” to balance her legs on. And then used his knees to tuck her feet in as she bent them over, reminiscent of a scorpion’s tail. Not only did Conan look like he couldn’t believe his luck, but the expression on guest Joel McHale‘s face was priceless too, especially when Nina’s legs go shooting up. He couldn’t help but exclaim, “This is awesome.” It is awesome, guys, and it’s all in the video above. Her boyfriend, Ian Somerhalder is a lucky, lucky man.

by (@hallekiefer)

Girls, What Do You Think About Girls, Veep Getting A Second Season?

Ladies (and gentlemen-ladies), how would you feel about a second season of Girls? Or Veep? As of today, HBO has decided to renew both freshman shows for a 10-episode second season, a pretty quick decision considering they’ve only been on the air for a matter of a few weeks. Girls has so far been attracting a respectable 3.8 million viewers a week, while Veep has been pulling down 3.7 million. So our question is: are you are psyched for another season of Lena Dunham and Julia Louis-Dreyfus? Are you quietly thinking that only one (the one you love) should have made it to their sophomore season? Have you been pretending to watch them so you have something to talk about at lunch, when in reality all you watch is TLC’s My Strange Addiction? Not that we’d blame you, ladies (and man-ladies).

Alternatively, maybe you’re still so exhausted from the non-stop build-up to Girls that you haven’t mustered up the energy to have an opinion about another season of it? If so, let the ladies of Rex (Rachael Mason, Kerry McGuire and Stephanie Bencin) and a million other lady comedians run through every possible opinion for you in their video “S— Girls Say About The Show Girls” video. You too, dude-ladies. You’re welcome.

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by (@JordanRuntagh)

Kim Kardashian Wants Her Own Sitcom, We Pitch Her Some Remake Ideas

Kim Kardashian Sitcom Suggestions

Kim Kardashian’s reality show already seems scripted all to hell. In fact, her whole life seems like it’s completely plotted by evil mastermind Kris Jenner. So it’s probably  no surprise that Kim’s rarin’ to move on to the real thing; a sitcom! Sources close to the celebrity say that she’s in talks to develop her own half hour series. “Kim wants to move beyond reality TV and become a comedy actress,” a friend told Page Six. “She really wants to be the next Sofia Vergara.”

This comes on the heals of her recent guest spot on 30 Rock, as well as the scenes she shot for Tyler Perry’s upcoming movie, The Wedding Counselor. Now that she has a taste for comedy, it seems like Kim wants more! While the odd cameo is fine every now and again, does she have the comedy chops to head up a full original series? We’re not so sure. So to help her out, we’ve put together a list of remakes that Kim could star in, without straying too far from her own reality. Check ‘em out in the gallery below!

[Photo: Paramount Pictures]

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by (@hallekiefer)

Jennifer Lawrence Plays With Toys, Busts Out Her Stank Face On Spanish TV

Even though the show is recorded for Spanish TV, Jennifer Lawrence‘s priceless reactions on Spain’s El Hormiguero today could transcend any language barrier. Everyone in the world enjoys it when celebrities have no idea what’s going on, right? Besides looking alternately repulsed and ecstatic, Jennifer took part in a number of other semi-humiliating activities. For example, busting out her archery skills in a non-cinematic environment and, uh, slicing a watermelon in half for some reason. Welcome to the A-list, lady! Check your Oscar nom at the door!

Lawrence also really got into playing with Hunger Games dolls of Katniss, Peet and Gale. Based on her stunned expression, handling an action figure of yourself must be as unsettling as we think it would be. Actually, now that we mention it, this entire show must be as unsettling as we think it would be. Then again, seeing as how Adam Sandler had to, um, shock himself in the crotch when he was on the show with Jennifer Aniston in February, we’d say Lawrence dodged a bullet. Unless…unless that’s what’s behind all of Jennifer’s insane grimacing? We just thought she was reacting to that weird worm puppet! This changes everything!

[Photo: Splash News Online]

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by (@JordanRuntagh)

The Alternate Reality Friends Cast Will Blow Your TV-Loving Mind

It’s impossible to imagine watching an episode of Friends without seeing the familiar faces of Jennifer Aniston, David Schwimmer, Courteney Cox, Matthew Perry, Lisa Kudrow and Matt Leblanc. The chemistry generated between the gang made it one of the most iconic lineups in TV history. Hell, they’re like the Beatles of situation comedies! John, Paul, George and Kevin just doesn’t have the same ring to it, y’know? So by the same token, it’s a little jarring to see the original casting choices for the legendary show.

The news comes to us from the folks at Vanity Fair, who are running an “oral history” of the series in their latest issue. It’s definitely fascinating to see how television history might have turned out. Could Jon Cryer have been a snarkier Chandler? Would Tea Leoni have made a better Rachel? Tantalizing questions indeed! Click under the jump to see which celebs almost played your favorite Friends!

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by (@katespencer)

Game Of Thrones Star Sean Bean Thinks Downton Abbey Is Kinda Meh

When Sean Bean rolled up to talk to us at the Mirror, Mirror premiere recently, it was all we could do to keep from shouting “GAME OF THRONEZZZ OMG!” Yes, the show is that amazing, thanks in large part to Bean’s portrayal of Ned Stark. (His role in Mirror, Mirror is kind of blink-and-you-miss it, but pivotal and classic Sean Bean nonetheless.) We asked the British actor for his thoughts on another niche show with a mega-following, Downton Abbey. He surprised us by not being as big a fan as, well, the entire Internet seems to be. “I’ve kind of seen it all before,” he said when asked if he was into the show. “I might sound a bit flip, but I don’t think it’s representative of what the English are, of what the English were.

“I think it’s very well done and very well acted,” he continued. “It’s OK.” For more of the delightful Mr. Bean’s thoughts on Downton, and the kinds of stories of the U.K. that we should be seeing, check out our interview above. And Game of Thrones fans, take note (spoiler-y, if you STILL haven’t seen season one): The actor told us he’d be tuning in for this season, even though he’s not, uh, in it.

Related: The Game Of Thrones Stars: On And Off The Set

by (@JordanRuntagh)

Bobbi Kristina Brown Reportedly Cast In Tyler Perry Sitcom

 

After surviving some of the toughest weeks of her life, we’re happy to finally report some good news for Bobbi Kristina Brown. The 19-year-old has reportedly been cast to appear in the new season of Tyler Perry’s sitcom, For Better Or For Worse. The show is based on Perry’s blockbuster Why Did I Get Married franchise, and Bobbi is rumored to make her acting debut as the daughter of one of the stylists. Brown has apparently been getting closer to Perry since he spoke at her mother Whitney Houston’s funeral last month.

The role will likely come as a welcomed distraction to all of the turmoil in the young woman’s life lately. Her family has said that Bobbi has been feeling “lost” in the wake of her mother’s death. “Everyone is worried about Bobbi,” an insider confided to Us Weekly. “Bobbi just doesn’t want anyone’s help. She’s lost.” Bobbi was hospitalized for anxiety, and now also has to contend with her father Bobby Brown’s DUI, and media scrutiny of her relationship with “adopted brother” Nick Gordon. Hopefully she’ll find some peace in getting her acting career off the ground.

[Photo: Getty Images]