Dr. House retires his stethoscope

Hugh Laurie

Fox's medical drama "House" is ending its eight-year run this season.

The show's producers, including Emmy-nominated star Hugh Laurie, said it was a painful decision but that the time had come to bring "House" to a close.

The drama stars Laurie as Gregory House, a brilliant but troubled physician with a gift for unraveling medical mysteries. Omar Epps, Robert Sean Leonard and Charlyne Yi are part of the ensemble cast.

The finale date for "House," which airs 9 p.m. Monday, was not announced.

 

 

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50 Cent visits famine victims

Rapper 50 Cent is teaming up with the World Food Program to see the effects of hunger in Somalia and Kenya.

The rapper flew to Somalia on Wednesday. He has committed to provide 1 billion meals for the hungry, and is donating to WFP 10 cents from every sale of a new energy drink he is promoting.