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"House" Star Lisa Edelstein Confesses: I'm Scared of Drunk People!




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    When "House" star Lisa Edelstein toasts to the New Year, she wants to be as far from the Champagne as possible, she revealed to Niteside Monday night.

    “Chanukah was awesome, Jewish New Year's was fantastic, but I'm going to avoid the other New Year's because I'm afraid of drunk people,” Edelstein quipped on the red carpet at the David Lynch Foundation's second annual “Change Begins Within” benefit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

    “I just really am afraid of drunk people. I think that they're really loud and that they drive badly. So I do whatever I can on New Year's to avoid it.”

    The actress said she's spent many New Year's Eves in New York City, but that's not the only place where belligerence takes over the streets on Dec. 31.

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    “I've spent it in deserts. I've spent it on mountains. But I haven't quite yet found a way to ignore it,” she said of New Year's boozehounds.

    Instead, Edelstein, who plays hospital boss and Dr. House's love interest Cuddy on the wildly popular series, said her New Year's plans are up in the air.

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    “I'll be traveling. I think I'll be flying on New Year's Eve,” she said. “I hope the pilot doesn't drink. “

    Edelstein strolled the red carpet with her yoga teacher, Eddie Stern, who is very involved with the David Lynch Foundation. The organization brings yoga and meditation to underprivileged children, the homeless, war veterans, and other people who would benefit from stress-reduction.

    Katy Perry, Russell Brand and Dr. Mehmet Oz were also featured guests of the night, who spoke about the benefits of meditation on behalf of the David Lynch Foundation.