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It's been a while since Desperate Housewives' haunted set has unleashed a Final Destination-style attack on one of the show's stars—not since April, to be exact, when a series of linked events beginning with the unsealing of a deli platter at the craft services table eventually led to shards of exploding lightbulb lodging themselves into Teri Hatcher's eyeball. But the possessed, bloodthirsty Universal backlot location seems to do its best work with Eva "Conked on the Head" Longoria, and has thus returned to its former muse. From an Extra press release:

"Extra" has confirmed that Eva Longoria slipped down the stairs of her trailer on the set of "Desperate Housewives" yesterday. She was taken to a local hospital and treated for bruised ribs. Her publicist tells "Extra" that Eva still has plans to travel to Paris later today.

In a statement to "Extra," Liza Anderson (Longoria's publicist) says, "Yesterday Eva slipped on one of the stairs coming out of her trailer. She was taken to St. Joseph's Hospital in Burbank for X-rays. Nothing is broken, but her ribs are very bruised. She expects to return to work as scheduled.''

Longoria's black and blue torso couldn't come at a worse moment, as shooting of Housewives is shifting into full swing, and the actress is reportedly already distracted by a love triangle involving quick-dribbling main squeeze Tony Parker and a former Saved By The Bell-er recently caught without pants. Had the diabolical set known all that, perhaps it would have felt badly and instead moved on to a spork-through-the-cheek mishap involving an as-yet-untargeted Nicollette Sheridan.