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Desperate Housewives' Dirty Laundry: Lynette Scavo's Wild Ride

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Desperate Housewives wraps its eight-season run on Sunday, May 13 (9/8c on ABC) and what a long, strange trip it's been for the ladies of Wisteria Lane! As we prepare to kiss our favorite harried housewives goodbye, TVGuide.com takes a look back at each of the four protagonists' biggest triumphs, greatest downfalls and all the juicy hookups, makeups and breakups in between.

Check back every day this week for our takes on the other Housewives' wild rides.

Name: Lynette Scavo
Known For:
Being a fiercely independent, meddling, stressed-out working mom
Marriages:
Tom Scavo (separated)
Children: Preston, Porter, Parker, Penny, Paige and Patrick (deceased)
Professions: Former advertising executive, former pizzeria manager, interior designer

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Behind the Scenes for Desperate Housewives' Emotional Series Finale

Desperate Housewives

Eva Longoria knows what it's like to be let down by the finale of one of her favorite TV

series. Nearly two years after Lost signed off, she's still grumbling that she wasn't given "a better explanation of what the f--- [the island] was. I wasn't keen on The Sopranos finale, either. All that investment and this is it?"

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Vanessa Williams Reveals She Was Molested As a Child in New Memoir

Vanessa Williams

Vanessa Williams reveals in her new memoir that she was sexually abused at the age of 10 by a family friend, E! Online reports.

In the new book, You Don't Know, Williams recalls the incident, which she says occurred when she was visiting family friends in California and the family's 18-year-old daughter came into her room one night... read more

Pilot Season: Vanessa Williams Moving to 666 Park Avenue

Vanessa Williams

Time to pack her bags.

Vanessa Williams is moving off of Wisteria Lane and into 666 Park Avenue for ABC.

The complete pilot report: ABC's got Mandy Moore, Natalie Portman and Reba McEntire

The Desperate Housewives star, 48, has joined the supernatural pilot about a young couple who agree to manage a historic... read more

Major Spoiler: Desperate Housewives Trial Reveals Who's Dying on Sunday!

Desperate Housewives

[Warning: This story contains major spoilers about the upcoming death on Desperate Housewives. Read at your own risk.]

The drama on Wisteria Lane has come out in open court — and we're not talking about whether Desperate Housewives creator Marc Cherry "hit" or "tapped" former cast member Nicollette Sheridan, who is suing Cherry for firing her allegedly after she complained about having been struck.

While testifying Thursday in court, series line producer George Perkins let slip that Sheridan's Edie Britt is not the most high-profile character to be killed off the show. That honor goes to — another spoiler warning to be safe... read more

Keck's Exclusives: How Desperate Housewives Stars Would End the Show

James Denton, Teri Hatcher

In May, ABC's Desperate Housewives will sign off after eight crazy, emotional seasons of sex and scandal. Coming up: One housewife goes broke, another discovers a secret about her child's sexuality, and one character pictured below won't live past March. The cast tells me they'd like to see even more shockers in the series finale.

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Super Bowl Commercials: X Factor Winner Demands Respect! Plus: Howard Stern, Clint Eastwood

Melanie Amaro

There were plenty of stars in Indianapolis at Super Bowl XLVI (Gisele Bundchen, Steven Tyler and halftime performer Madonna, just to name a few). But some of the biggest star power was in the commercials. Howard Stern hosed down hopefuls in anticipation of his America's Got Talent gig. Elton John held court with The X Factor winner Melanie Amaro for her long-hyped Pepsi ad. Clint Eastwood inspired the country to get ready for their second half on behalf of Chrysler. And The Avengers, one of several summer blockbusters featured during the big game, showed they know how to kick butt. What commercials were your favorites? Watch some of the early highlights and... read more

Which Major Desperate Housewives Character Will Die? The 8 Potential Victims

Desperate Housewives

Desperate Housewives doesn't wrap its eight-year run until May, but the grim reaper will be paying an early visit in March when a "major character" will die. As first reported by Entertainment Weekly, the passing will be "pivotal" to the rest of the season.

So which character is being laid to rest? We weigh the pros and cons for killing off each of the housewives and their house husbands in order from most likely to eat it to least:

1. Mike (James Denton)
Why He Will Die: Producers haven't really known what to do with Mike in recent years so death would finally give him purpose and send Susan on an intriguing new path. And it makes narrative sense, too: Mike made himself known to the bad guys when he convinced Ben not to borrow... read more

A Day In The Life of Bravo's Andy Cohen

Andy Cohen

It's after 9pm at the Bravo Clubhouse, the downtown Manhattan studio where Andy Cohen tapes his talk show, Watch What Happens: Live. The 43-year-old — who pulls double duty as exec vice president of talent and development for the network — has been going nonstop since 7:30am.

He has... read more

Desperate Housewives' Final Season: Which Couples Are Heating Up? Which Are Falling Apart?

Desperate Housewives

The four that started it all are coming back together for the final season of Desperate Housewives. But instead of a Wisteria Lane block party, it's a dead body that will pull Susan, Lynette, Bree and Gaby into each other's lives in Season 8. "We're bonded together by this secret, and that really tests all of our friendships, but it also brings us closer together," Eva Longoria tells TVGuide.com. "Every episode is a roller coaster: one minute, we're mad at each other and then we're not mad at each other. One minute, we're together and we're the four musketeers, and then we're not."

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This deep, dark secret is the fact that Carlos killed Gaby's abusive step-father in the season finale. Susan, Lynette and Bree walked in just in time to see the dead body and the five longtime neighbors agreed to cover-up Carlos' big oops. But how will this secret affect their love lives? Will Gaby and Carlos be able to handle the pressure? Will Bree be able to keep the murder hidden from her detective boyfriend? Is there still hope for Lynette and... read more

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