The Life & Times of the Lovely Lisa E, Be She Cuddy or Not

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My thoughts on Lisa E 's new tweet and interview
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I'd like to share my thoughts on Lisa Edelstein's recent communications. Her new interview in TV Guide and the new  twitter photo of her on David Shore's lap seem to me to be part of a concerted effort to address her fans regarding the rumors and theories circulating about her leaving House MD. A few points:
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1) LE tells us to let go of our anger toward the House MD producers like DS, Katie Jacobs and Greg Yaitanes (TPTB proper, not TPTB in the larger sense, i.e, NBCU/Fox)
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2) She doesn't deny that a pay cut played a part (rumored to have been 50% compared w season 7)
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3) LE stresses that she was not fired. This probably means that an agreement on a new contract was not reached and her old contract was over, so technically she was free to leave, no "negative" action from NBCU/Fox
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4) The way Cuddy's story ended on House MD is lousy which she hates. This is the only possible allusion to writing issues (inconsistencies w. both House & Cuddy's characters, shoddily-executed Huddy plot line)
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5) She will not be back for even 1 episode. Why? As DS & Co. are friendly w. her, this leaves again NBCU/Fox as the likely culprits
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6) Is NBCU, the studio, the problem? They initiated the heavy cost-cutting, even in a super-profitable show like House MD. Were certain people there misogynist? (See rumors that Robert Sean Leonard & Omar Epps did not have to take such a huge pay cut)
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7) Is Fox, the TV network putting House on their schedule, the problem? Fox News is arch conservative and wouldn't have liked LE's political engagement re free choice. The fact that she tweets at the same time as the DS & LE pic about resisting another political attack against Planned Parenthood might not be totally coincidental. Still, Fox Entertainment broadcasts a lot of rather liberal programs so it's hard to see how this would matter all of a sudden: they are first of all concerned w. making money
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Anyway, LE is telling us to let bygones be bygones: no good will come out of digging further, not for her nor anybody else. If we are sensible fans, we probably should respect her wishes, tempting though it may be to try to find out more. The truth is that we almost certainly will never find out what really happened as the different parties involved all have perfectly good reasons to not want to go there.
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Cuddy is "dead," long live Celeste on the Good Wife!


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Thank you very much for sharing your thoughts. I loved your analysis and I agree with most of it, specially the last part :).

What doesn´t make sense to me then is: if everything is OK between Lisa and TPTB proper, why have DS and GY been harping on and on these past weeks about how her exit is what has allowed the show to go back to basics, which for me speaks of an intention to blame Lisa for the mess DS and the writers turned the show into? And what about Lisa´s comment in her interview with Ausiello a few weeks ago that she hadn´t heard anything about making a guest appareance on House S8, since no one had bothered to pick up a phone to call her? Specially considering the fact that DS and GY had been telling fans that it was because she didn´t want to.

LE doesn't say that everything was always OK between her and House producers, just that it is now, hence the tweet pic. LE & DS could've reconciled and/or clarified the circumstances to each other (NBCU/Fox being more to blame perhaps)

That would make more sense to me. Another possibility would be that they decided to do the pic and post it on T. because the fan wars were turning really ugly and were hurting both of them. I guess we´ll know in the near future, after seeing how DS and GY behave in regards to Lisa from now on.

I'm still unable to let go of the feeling that HL may have been the catalyst re LE's departure from #House.

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