Major House Casting News: Who is Cuddy's Mom?

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House has hired a multiple-time Emmy Award winner and Oscar nominee to play a key role on season seven.

Candice Bergen, best known for her iconic title character on Murphy Brown for 10 years and later as a cast member on Boston Legal, will come aboard the Fox hit as Cuddy's mother.

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According to Entertainment Weekly, Bergen will appear on multiple episodes.

House returns with a new season on Monday. We hear Hugh Laurie's love-filled doctor will be withholding a secret from his new girlfriend when season seven premieres. Wonder what it could be.

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House Quotes

House: Lift up your arms. You have a parasite.
Jill: Like a tapeworm or something?
House: Lie back and lift up your sweater. You can put your arms down.
Jill: Can you do anything about it?
House: Only for about a month or so. After that it becomes illegal to remove, except in a couple of states.
Jill: Illegal?
House: Don't worry. Many women learn to embrace this parasite. They name it, dress it up in tiny clothes, arrange playdates with other parasites...
Jill: Playdates...
House: (showing her sonogram) It has your eyes.

Taub: It's not porn.
House: Bummer.