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Mega Buzz: Grey's Makeup Sex and Tragedies on House and CSI

Eric Dane (Grey's Anatomy), Hugh Laurie (House), Laurence Fishburne (CSI)

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Anything good coming up for Lexie on Grey's Anatomy? — Kelly
ADAM: Well, how "good" you find this scoop may depend on whether you prefer Lexie with Alex — her on-call roommate — or Mark, who's lately been giving his attention to Teddy. "There is a very surprising, very lovely moment coming where Mark takes a stand and makes a play for Lexie," creator and executive producer Shonda Rhimes tells us. "I think it's very beautiful and it's going to be interesting to see."

What can you tell me about House and Cuddy in the House finale? — Mark and Joan
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Private Practice's Custody Hearing Will Tear the Practice Apart

Private Practice

After an entire season of Violet (Amy Brenneman) being away from her child, a vicious court battle in Thursday's episode of Private Practice will determine where baby Lucas ends up — with faithful father Pete (Tim Daly) or back in the arms of his healing mother.

"It's the process and conversation that we've been waiting for for a year," Brenneman tells, explaining that Violet never left her child for... read more

Mega Buzz: Two 24 Deaths, Grey's Finale Details, and Vampire Diaries' Season 2

24, Grey's Anatomy, Vampire Diaries

Every week, editors Mickey O'Connor and Adam Bryant satisfy your need for TV scoop. Please send all questions to

Since 24 is almost over, everyone is going to die now, right? — Mark G.
MICKEY: Wow, that's a dark spirit you got there, fella. Welcome! The continuing movie talk has squelched the idea of Jack making the ultimate sacrifice in the series finale. But I do know of two surprising deaths that will take place before the show's May 24 finale. One will be shockingly emotional; the other will just be shocking.

What do you guys know about the Grey's Anatomy season finale? — Stephanie
ADAM: Here's what we know: The finale features a read more

Private Practice's Tim Daly: Addison and Pete Are Meant to Be

Private Practice

The revolving doors at Private Practice are turning once again with the reunion of Addison (Kate Walsh) and Pete (Tim Daly) in Thursday night's episode (10/9c on ABC). While the pair have only flirted in previous seasons, Daly tells that they're meant to be — it'll just take awhile. The 53-year-old actor also discusses the relationship with Violet (Amy Brenneman) and his character being a single father...

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Private Practice's Chris Lowell Discusses Aftermath of Explosion

Chris Lowell, Private Pratice

Thursday night's Private Practice blew the roof off. The two-hour episode claimed the life of Dell's new wife, Heather, in a meth-induced explosion, sending him into a rage. caught up with Chris Lowell to get the scoop on what happens now that Dell's a single father and if his character will ever be able to trust anyone again...

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Private Practice Is Bloody Brilliant

Private Practice

Private Practice returns to ABC (Oct. 1, 10/9c) with a bloody good premiere. Yes, it's good. And yes, it's very bloody.

When we last saw Violet (Amy Brenneman), she was being chopped up by her psycho patient, who wanted to steal her baby. The beginning of the premiere kicks off seconds later and — spoiler alert — Violet lives.

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How does the attack affect the members of the Oceanside Wellness Center, which was also left in pieces? Paul Adelstein reveals the aftermath of that fateful night and also talks about the baby daddy, new relationships and another possible Grey's Anatomy crossover. Cooper has always been there for Violet, but will she let him be so close after what happens in the season premiere?
Paul Adelstein: She certainly has some emotional and psychological obstacles to get over before she can let anybody in... read more

Today's Top Tweets: Baby Fever Strikes Grey's Again, An Abdul Update and More

Ellen Pompeo, Paula Abdul

We're kicking off a new regular feature on, bringing you the best, funniest and most comment-worthy tweets from entertainment insiders.

We'll bring you the latest insights on your favorite shows, updates on the stars you love, and the occasional random thought — whatever people are tweeting about. We're also looking for your suggestions, so send in any submissions for the best tweets by 4/3c each day to @tvguide with the hash tag #tvgtoptweets.

Let's take a look at who tops our list today...

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Amy Brenneman: Private Practice Season Finale Is Like a "Quentin Tarantino Movie"

Amy Brenneman

All is not entirely well with the Oceanside Wellness gang as ABC's Private Practice serves up its second season finale this Thursday at 10 pm/ET. As Addison fights her feelings for married dad-to-be Noah and one of their own "betrays" the practice, pregnant Violet is thrust to a genuinely shocking set of circumstances. Amy Brenneman spoke with about where her complicated shrink has been and where she is about to go. First off, congratulations on the Season 3 pick-up. Were you concerned at all?
Amy Brenneman: Uh, no. No. Not really. It would have been odd if we didn't [get picked up]. How do you think Violet has changed since Season 1? Was there anything you had hoped for or asked for?
Brenneman: In Season 1 we met Violet at a pretty heightened point in her life, and I always thought she's not go to stay in this place of feel jilted and hysterical. I told [series creator] Shonda [Rhimes], "Listen, I will do whatever you want ... read more

Private Practice Scoop: Violet's Past Is Revealed

Amy Brenneman by Justin Stephens/ABC

Private Practice actors are already promising steamy scenes and drama galore in Season 2, but for some characters, more than just skin will be revealed. As romantic and professional complications unfold, Dr. Violet Turner, for one, will be moving on from heartbreak just as new details about her back story come to light.Violet's biggest challenge in Season 2 will be dipping her toes into the dating scene while negotiating her personal history. "She's just beginning to get out there and date, and she has a little sexual damage in her past," Amy Brenneman told about her alter-ego, during a celebration for the show's Season 1 DVD release. "It's this little back story that I got. For all the jokes about hopping in and out of bed, she's got some real stuff. Which I love, because I think that's realistic. It's not easy all the time."But don't expect Violet's budding love life to happen from get-go: The start of the new season will see her smarting from the loss of Cooper Freedm... read more

Amy Brenneman: Hiatus Will Make Practice Perfect

Amy Brenneman by Gregg DeGuire/

While the rest of the world swooned over Hollywood's finest on TV, five women attending the Dove Oscars Viewing party on Sunday could barely contain their excitement over meeting Private Practice's Amy Brenneman. "She is amazing," gushed Celeste Wouden, winner of the Dove Supreme Cream Oil Body Wash Ad Contest, after being interviewed by Brenneman about her victory. Brenneman, who hosted the competition that inspired women to define everyday luxury, is now preparing her return to work. Although there won't be more episodes airing this spring, she thinks giving the writers a little more time is a good thing. "I see so clearly in doing a show with an ensemble that the more time you have to really create the arcs the better; so the longer they have, the more airtight the scripts will be. You're working on the fly because that's just the nature of the beast. I miss my friends but I'm happy that the writers have time to figure out what the next plan is."And everyone in the Brenneman hous... read more

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