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Lisa Edelstein Quits House

Here's one problem Dr. House won't be able to easily solve: Deadline reports that actress Lisa Edelstein, who plays the fairly important female lead Dr. Cuddy on House, has decided not to come back for an eighth season. Next year is widely assumed to be the medical drama's last, and cast members on the show were asked to take a pay cut to make the pickup more financially tenable for Fox, but Edelstein walked away from negotiations instead of reducing her salary of $175,000 per episode. With actors like Olivia Wilde, Robert Sean Leonard, and Edelstein clearly ambivalent at best about staying on the show, House's prognosis seems awfully shaky going into its farewell lap. [Deadline]

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