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Happy Birthday, Dr. Phil! See His Most Dramatic Celebrity Interviews

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Happy Birthday, Dr. Phil! See His Most Dramatic Celebrity Interviews

Originally posted 09/01/2015 04:10PM

Dr. Phil McGraw has been dishing out tough love on his eponymous talk show for nearly 13 years.

Audiences fell in love with the straight-talking doctor when he first appeared on Oprah Winfrey's show in the late '90s, and they've been tuning in to catch his words of wisdom – delivered in his signature homespun Texan, no-nonsense style – ever since.

To mark the longtime television personality turning 65 on Tuesday, we're looking back at some of the most famous – and dramatic – conversations he's had during the Dr. Phil show's more than 2,000-episode run.

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Nicholas Brendon Walks Off Dr. Phil Set: He 'Went for the Jugular'

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Nicholas Brendon Walks Off Dr. Phil Set: He 'Went for the Jugular'

Originally posted 08/26/2015 10:40PM

Nicholas Brendon's visit to The Dr. Phil Show ended with the actor walking off the set before the interview was completed.

The troubled Buffy the Vampire Slayer alum wrote on his Facebook page Wednesday that he did not appreciate the line of questioning he received during a taping of the show.

"My illnesses and addictions are a daily struggle for me, and I am committed to working on them for the rest of my life," Brendon wrote. "A big part of that is focusing on positivity. I’m the first to admit I’ve messed up, a lot, and I’ve hurt people I care about and who care about me."

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Susan Sarandon Fights to Save a Death Row Inmate's Life | Susan Sarandon

Susan Sarandon Fights to Save a Death Row Inmate's Life

Originally posted 08/26/2015 08:50PM

Susan Sarandon is on a crusade to help save an inmate's life.

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Troubled Buffy the Vampire Star Nicholas Brendon to Appear on Dr. Phil

Troubled Buffy the Vampire Star Nicholas Brendon to Appear on Dr. Phil

Originally posted 08/18/2015 10:15PM

Former Buffy the Vampire Slayer star Nicholas Brendon is set to appear on Dr. Phil on Aug. 26.

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The 5 Biggest Bombshells in Kim Richards' Dr. Phil Interview | The Dr. Phil Show, Kim Richards, Phil McGraw

The 5 Biggest Bombshells in Kim Richards' Dr. Phil Interview

Originally posted 04/28/2015 05:50PM

In the wake of Kim Richards' arrest for public intoxication, the reality star finally told the truth about her sobriety.

"I am an alcoholic," she told Dr. Phil McGraw in a segment that aired Tuesday, later adding, "I just want to do the right thing, and I want to be the strongest I can be."

Here are five more revelations from the explosive interview:

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Kim Richards: I Was 'Ashamed' to Admit I Was Drinking Again at RHOBH Reunion

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Kim Richards: I Was 'Ashamed' to Admit I Was Drinking Again at RHOBH Reunion

Originally posted 04/28/2015 03:40PM

Kim Richards came clean about her ongoing battle with alcoholism Tuesday, telling Dr. Phil McGraw that she was driven to drink because she was upset about being estranged from her family.

And she admitted that the night of her arrest earlier this month wasn't the first time she'd broken her sobriety – despite her denials at The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills reunion.

"I did have drinks a couple other times over the past few months. It was wine. I was ashamed to say anything at the reunion, embarrassed," the reality star said in the interview, which was filmed before she checked into rehab and aired Tuesday. "I would have loved to say to the girls, 'You know what, you're right,' but the way they were coming at me, they didn't make it easy."

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Kim Richards: I Drank '2 Inches' of Liquor the Night of My Arrest

Originally posted 04/27/2015 05:55PM

Days after Kim Richards entered rehab, details of the night that led to the reality star's arrest are coming to light.

In a new preview for the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills personality's interview on Dr. Phil, Richards explains that she drank a glass full of about 2 in. of liquor before getting behind the wheel April 16.

"I pulled in [to the Beverly Hills Hotel] because I'm comfortable there, I've been going there since I'm a little girl," she says in the clip. "The bar was closed. It was empty."

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Dr. Phil Clarifies Bruce Jenner Comment: 'It's Never Too Late to Make a Life Change'

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Dr. Phil Clarifies Bruce Jenner Comment: 'It's Never Too Late to Make a Life Change'

Originally posted 04/23/2015 07:00PM

Dr. Phil McGraw raised eyebrows Wednesday night during an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live after he jokingly suggested Bruce Jenner's life-changing decision to transition into a woman at age 65 was pointless.

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Troubled Real Housewives Star Kim Richards to Appear on Dr. Phil

Troubled Real Housewives Star Kim Richards to Appear on Dr. Phil

Originally posted 04/20/2015 11:45PM

Kim Richards has already booked her first TV appearance since her arrest for public intoxication – but it won't be for a special edition of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.

Dr. Phil has snagged Richards for an interview following her arrest Thursday morning at the Beverly Hills Hotel.

"I was angry and frightened and I was scared. I knew what I had done," Richards told Dr. Phil, according to an early transcript. "The whole night is my fault. None of this would have happened if I didn’t drink."

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Bobbi Kristina Brown's Boyfriend Nick Gordon Says He Thinks About Suicide

Originally posted 03/11/2015 08:45PM

[YOUTUBE "64pUNcgs4ko"] A sobbing Nick Gordon said in an interview Wednesday that if girlfriend Bobbi Kristina Brown dies, he will kill himself.

"If anything happens to Krissy, I will," Gordon replied after Dr. Phil McGraw asked if he was suicidal during a pre-taped – and highly publicized – intervention.

Gordon, one of two people who found Brown lying unconscious in her bathtub Jan. 31, is now in rehab, and police are reportedly investigating him for attempted murder.

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