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House Ladies Scoop: Will Amber Tamblyn Replace Olivia Wilde? What's Next for Cuddy?

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If you are loving Amber Tamblyn on House so far this season, good news: You are in good company. Executive producer David Shore and Amber's current costars spent much of their time last night at Fox's shmoozefest for TV critics raving about the show's latest guest star.

So is she gonna stick around?  

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Absolutely, if David Shore has his way. When asked if Amber will replace Olivia Wilde, who has been off shooting movies for most of the current season, the smarty-pants boss man says: "I love Amber Tamblyn. I would love to work with her and I'd love to continue to work with her. Whether or not she wants to work with us or not...She's great. She's great and it's been fun working with her."

Behind the scenes, it seems the new girl at Princeton-Plainsboro is fitting right in with the cast. "I was actually BBMing Omar [Epps] all the way over here!" Amber says on how close they've become.

While the jury's still out on whether Olivia will be a part of House after this season, Peter Jacobson (Taub) says fans shouldn't put too much credence in rumors that her character Thirteen will be killed off when she returns this spring. "I think it would be outrageous to think that she is going to die. I can't really say anything for sure because they are very good at keeping things secret over there in the House writers' office. But you will see Olivia—and I think it will be a good thing to see her."

Maybe not such a welcome visitor? The woman who will serve as a roadblock to House and Cuddy's current romance. Lisa Edelstein teases, "Cuddy's mother comes into town. So that's going to stir a few things up, which will be a lot of fun." She adds that House and Cuddy's mom will certainly not get along very well, which makes things very hard on Cuddy. "They definitely are both very strong personalities!" she says with a laugh.

And Jacobson gives this hilarious/interesting tease, which sure sounds reminiscent of Peter Facinelli's storyline last season on Nurse Jackie—but you better believe it's different: "Taub becomes briefly the face of Princeton-Plainsboro. I'll leave it at that—and I said briefly." So he's either driving home the point that it's a short-lived storyline, or Taub is gonna sport some boxer-briefs? Awesome!

What else do you want to know about House? We'll try to suss out some answers for you. And are you hoping Amber T. sticks around?

—Additional reporting by Jennifer Arrow and Jenna Mullins

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