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Hugh Laurie's 'House': No Pain, No Gain

For the past eight seasons, the English actor has played Dr. Gregory House on the Fox medical series. During that time, Laurie's character has diagnosed dozens of patients suffering from rare ailments, while maintaining a serious addiction to Vicodin.
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I, David Bianculli, Highly Recommend 'I, Claudius'

I, Claudius is loaded with bloody violence, graphic sex, tales of epic battles and intrigue and characters who are in danger of being killed at any time. The British miniseries has now been remastered and is available in a 35th anniversary edition DVD.
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'Ball Boys' Peeks Into World Of Sports Memorabilia

As baseball season gets into full swing, a new reality TV show hopes to win over sports fans and memorabilia fanatics. ABC's Ball Boys is set in Robbie's First Base, a family-owned sports memorabilia shop run by a crew that includes a father, a son, and three guys named Robbie. Host Michel Martin talks with the cast members.
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In 'Veep,' Julia Louis-Dreyfus Plays A 'Political Animal' With Bite

Actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus returns to series television in Veep Sunday night on HBO. She talks to NPR's Rachel Martin about the frustrated vice president she plays, why you'll never see the president, and her career in comedy.
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Dick Clark, America's Oldest Teenager, Dies At 82

American Bandstand host Dick Clark died in Santa Monica, Calif., Wednesday, at the age of 82. He had been in fragile health since suffering a major stroke several years ago. Besides Bandstand and New Years Rockin' Eve, Clark also produced several successful games shows and award shows.
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Sunday Night The New Hot TV Spot

Sunday nights are overflowing with good TV — Game of Thrones, Mad Men, The Good Wife and more. TV critic Eric Deggans says his DVR looks more like a traffic jam.

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