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Hugh Laurie - This British star, who played a genius doctor who loathed most humans and dedicated his life to diagnosing and treating their mysterious illnesses on the FOX series 'House,' comes in at No. 2 on Forbes' 2012 list of Highest-Paid TV Actors. According to the outlet, the actor and musician, who also released a chart-topping blues album last year, earned about $18 milion between May 2011 and May 2012.
(Pictured: Hugh Laurie appears as Dr. Gregory House on the series finale of the FOX series 'House,' which aired on May 21, 2012.)
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