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Find Out How Dr. Phil McGraw Transformed a Secret 'Shame' into His New 'Passion Project'

Dr. Phil Launches the 'ON IT Movement' to Help People with Type 2 Diabetes Live a Healthier Lifestyle

Originally posted 03/11/2016 02:05PM

When Dr. Phil McGraw was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes more than 25 years ago, he made it his mission to not let the disease define him.

"This is one of those diagnoses that comes with shame," he tells PEOPLE. "You've got to get past feeling guilty."

After getting the initial diagnosis, he made a commitment to make the lifestyle changes necessary to help him stay on a healthier path.

"I started really digging in and doing some research and figuring out what I needed to do to manage it," he says. "You have to shake it up and replace bad habits with new habits. I had to get a physician and a nutritionist, but most importantly, I needed my wife Robin and my family to help me succeed and back me up."

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Watch Dr. Phil Surprise His Wife with an Epic Valentine's Day Present

Originally posted 02/12/2016 11:35AM

You might think Dr. Phil McGraw would be out of new Valentine's Day gift ideas after almost 40 years with his wife Robin – but you'd be wrong.

To celebrate the romantic holiday this year, the talk show host got creative and asked his son Jordan, 29, and his son's band Hundred Handed to perform a love song for his wife.

A clip of McGraw, 65, surprising Robin, 62, with the performance of the song (which is appropriately titled "Doctor" and features Kato and the Ellis Alice) will air on The Dr. Phil Show on Friday – and PEOPLE has the exclusive sneak peek of the performance.

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Ex-Employee Suing Dr. Phil for Alleged False Imprisonment and Wrongful Termination

Ex-Employee Suing Dr. Phil for Alleged False Imprisonment and Wrongful Termination

Originally posted 01/20/2016 10:00PM

A former Dr. Phil employee is suing Dr. Phil McGraw for allegedly holding 300 employees in a room staffed by security guards as he made accusations that one of them had leaked information to the media.

Leah Rothman's lawsuit against McGraw, his production company and CBS claims she was forced quit the show in April 2015 due to a hostile work environment. She had worked on the show since 2003.

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Nicholas Brendon Reveals He Tried to Kill Himself: 'I Cut My Wrists with a Steak Knife'

Originally posted 12/01/2015 03:50PM

Nicholas Brendon is opening up about a suicide attempt spurred by his substance abuse.

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Nicholas Brendon Returns to Dr. Phil After Walking Out of First Intervention: 'I Need More Help Than I Realized'

Originally posted 11/30/2015 10:45AM

More than three months after he walked off set, Nicholas Brendon is returning to the The Dr. Phil Show to confront his personal demons.

The Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Criminal Minds star has taped an appearance set to air Tuesday. Brendon, 44, checked into a 90-day depression program at a Florida rehab center in October but was allowed to attend Toulouse Game Show, a French fan convention, last week.

The actor accused Phil McGraw of going for "the jugular" and forcing him to "lay the darkest parts of myself on national TV" when the two sat down in August to discuss Brendon's substance abuse issues.

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Model Who Alleges Bill Cosby Drugged and Assaulted Her Speaks Out: I'll Never 'Get Over' What Happened

Originally posted 09/08/2015 03:45PM

Model Chloe Goins says she's still suffering after coming forward with her claim that she was sexually assaulted by Bill Cosby.

The 24-year-old, whose allegations may be the first to fall within the statute of limitations and lead to a criminal case against the comedian, spoke recently with Dr. Phil McGraw along with four others among more than 40 women who have come forward over the past year accusing Cosby, 78, of drugging and assaulting them.

Many of their stories echo the experiences of the five women who first spoke to PEOPLE in 2006 for an article that helped to break open the scandal, which began after Andrea Constand, a former Temple University employee, filed a civil suit claiming that Cosby drugged and sexually assaulted her in his Philadelphia-area mansion in 2004. Constand's suit was settled out of court.

On an upcoming episode of Dr. Phil, Goins alleges the comedian drugged and assaulted her at the Playboy Mansion in 2008.

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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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