'House' Exclusive: Is Lori Petty Thirteen's Worst Nightmare?

Former Tank Girl Lori Petty is checking into House for a multi-episode arc, sources confirm to me exclusively. Petty will play a patient with Huntington’s disease.

Petty’s arrival is sure to rattle Thirteen (Olivia Wilde), who, as you know, was diagnosed with the big “H” in the show’s season finale.

Speaking of House, did you hear the big news? This week’s episode of Ausiello TV — deliberately timed to coincide with Dr. Crabby Pants’ return tonight — addresses the widespread rumor that Cameron and Chase are getting into the baby-makin’ biz this season. Someone had to address it, right?


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  • karla

    I am udderly sick at the perversion put on the TV..Ellen Degeneres has got to be the symbol of the wrong thing to do. She actually had excerpts of the “sham wedding”..Ellen get a life. your life now needs to cease

  • Caleb!

    Dear Karla,
    Please don’t use your hatemongering on an unrelated board. This topic threat has nothing to do with Ellen Degeneres or backwards views of the world. I understand you might be confused, after all that Devilbox you’re using right now if awfully confusing.
    By the way, Lori Petty will always be Tank Girl to me.

  • melly

    Wow. More Thirteen=more House episodes that I’ll be skipping this season.
    Could they have found a more boring character to ram down our throats week in and week out?

  • jamestkirk

    Ausiello, here you have a question that has nothing to do with ships, can you ask David Shore why he is so enamoured of Thirteen? The character is bland and boring, the actress doesn’t know how to act and the mysterious surrounding Thirteen is just poor writing. Thanks

  • Dew

    Cameron and Chase back together? Not in this lifetime.
    Remember when C&C were together on and off screen and broke up off screen? Then they didn’t have any scenes together. They couldn’t work together and make it appear real. Contract. Had to stay with the show. Can’t kill them off. Then came 13 and the others. It was only at the end of last season C&C had any real on screen time. Before they had separate scenes or not very friendly dialog with each other.
    Reality and TV collides.

  • CJ

    I’m a little confused by all this “House” 13 has Huntingtons talk. I thought she tested positive for the Huntingtons gene, which may or may not me she gets the disease. Isn’t that why she didn’t want to know? Or did I totally read that one wrong?

  • kate

    I too have tested positive for the HD gene. That doesn’t mean I have Huntington’s Disease now, it means I will (barring any medical advances) develop it in my 50s. I know it seems like a small difference, but it’s pretty huge to me! So to answer the question below, testing positive for HD means you will definitely develop the disease later in life. Phew! And I just came on here for a scoop!

  • To CJ

    It is my understanding that being positive for Huntington’s always means you will get the disease, though they cannot predict when symptoms will begin.

  • kate

    I’m confused… I just posted a comment and it appears it got taken off the board. What gives? All I said was that if you test positive for the HD gene (as Thirteen did), you’re not “diagnosed with Huntington’s”. Having the HD gene means that you will develop the disease later in life. I should know, I tested positive for the gene when I was 22. I really, really, really hope that ‘House’ portrays this experience respectfully and realistically.

  • kate

    Oops! And to “to CJ”, that’s right. Except onset of the disease tends to be genetic as well. If your parent developed the disease at 50, it’s very likely that you will, too. It also has something to do with your CAG count. Anyway. It makes for compelling TV, and a complicated reality.

  • PT

    Too bad I’m not as fascinated with 13 as David Shore is. I’m sure I’d like the show much better if I were, given all the time she’s getting on it, instead of wishing the other characters (Chase, Cameron, Kutner) would get some screen time too.

  • Kylie

    Why do they keep throwing more storylines to Thirteen? She has had more screen time than any of the new team and we’re getting more of her ‘internal struggle’?!?! Enough is enough. She’s the most boring character that has ever set on House or TV and they are giving her more storylines? She drops them everytime and cannot deliver. I will never understand why David Shore thinks that Thirteen is the next best thing. She’s most definitely not and she’s encouraging me to just turn my TV off and walk away. OH yeah sooo interesting. Just write her off already!!!!

  • Shelli

    I am glad Chase and Cameron are not shown as much together. I like Chase but Cameron’s whining got on my nerves. Plus her love for House, then her playing Chase also got on my nerves. I think 13 and Chase should get together. Add more drama and fighting.

  • Erica

    I am a straight woman who is very offended by the comments of carla. Perversion? Please come off your soap box and keep your narrowminded views to yourself. On another note 13 is the most boring charecter on house. That has nothing to do with her sexual preference, just her bland acting.

  • Sean

    How many more episodes are we going to get solely dedicated to frickin’ 13?!?! She has got to be the most UNpopular character that I have seen, and they think that pushing her forward all the time will get people to like her more!?! It does the complete opposite!!! I absolutely hate 13! And Olivia Wilde is not any better!

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