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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.

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“Hope For Haiti” To Include Jay-Z, Bono, President Clinton, Oprah, Dozens More

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The official Hope for Haiti Now telethon lineup has just been announced, and this show is going to be even bigger than we had imagined. Rarely, if ever, have so many of the world’s biggest musicians mobilized so quickly with Hollywood elite (plus President Clinton and Oprah) to lend a helping hand in a time of tragedy. If only George Clooney, the mastermind behind the telethon, had been responsible for the relief efforts after Hurricane Katrina!

We already reported that the Hope for Haiti Now lineup will include Robert Pattinson, Bono, Jay-Z, Jennifer Hudson, Alicia Keys, Christina Aguilera, Sting, Taylor Swift, Bruce Springsteen and Shakira. Now we can provide the full, official lineup. Of particular interest will be headliners Jay-Z and Bono (a rock/rap collaboration for the ages) and Justin Timberlake.

Performing in Los Angeles:

  • Alicia Keys
  • Christina Aguilera
  • Dave Matthews
  • Emeline Michel
  • John Legend
  • Justin Timberlake
  • Sheryl Crow, Keith Urban and Kid Rock (Group performance)
  • Stevie Wonder
  • Taylor Swift

Performing in New York:

  • Bruce Springsteen
  • Jennifer Hudson
  • Madonna
  • Mary J Blige
  • Shakira
  • Sting
  • Wyclef Jean

Performing in London:

  • Beyonce
  • Coldplay
  • Jay-Z, Bono and The Edge (collaboration)
  • Rihanna

Presenters and speakers in Los Angeles (except where noted differently) include:

  • Anderson Cooper (from Haiti)
  • Ben Stiller
  • Brad Pitt
  • Chris Rock
  • Clint Eastwood
  • Denzel Washington
  • Drew Barrymore
  • George Clooney
  • Halle Berry
  • Jon Stewart (from New York)
  • Julia Roberts
  • Leonardo DiCaprio
  • Matt Damon
  • Meryl Streep
  • Morgan Freeman
  • Nicole Kidman
  • Oprah Winfrey
  • President Clinton (from New York)
  • Robert Pattinson (from London)
  • Samuel L. Jackson
  • Tom Hanks
  • Will Smith with Muhammad Ali

Turn on your television at 8PM EST to witness history in the making. Hope for Haiti Now will be on just about every channel, including VH1 and MTV. Donations will go to Oxfam America, Partners in Health, Red Cross, UNICEF and Wyclef’s Yele Haiti Foundation. Facebook and MySpace have signed on as official social-media partners to help drive donations.

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Birth Dating: Who’s Older? Dave Matthews Or Haddaway?

In 1993, Trinidad-born Haddaway broke out of the European charts by asking TV viewers, “What Is Love?” A year later, South Africa-born Dave Matthews broke out of the U.S. bar circuit by asking TV viewers, “What Would You Say?” Last year, Matthews released his 13th live album and Haddaway recorded a single titled “I Love The 90′s.” Both singers were born on January 9th, but which one is older?

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