Friday, February 18, 2005

Simon in the ‘House’

LOS ANGELES (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – The medical drama House might not seem to have much in common with American Idol other than sharing the same TV network, but there are more similarities than you think.

Both Simon Cowell and Dr. Gregory House shock viewers with their irreverent, controversial comments and brutal honesty.

House star Hugh Laurie agrees and says he sees the cranky Dr. House as someone who “just doesn’t give a damn” and encourages people to follow in the good doctor’s footsteps.

The ratings for House have boomed since Idol made its season debut as the show’s lead-in and network execs hope that the people who clamor for Cowell will continue tuning in to Dr. House.

The actor is returning the favor. Laurie says he watched the first two episodes of the season, and claims it’s “the best piece of television I’ve ever seen.”

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