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Kelli Stapleton: County Jail Has Been Better Than the 'Jail of Autism'

Originally posted 09/12/2014 08:30AM

Play testcaption testcredit Share on Facebook Tweet Pin on Pinterest Share on Tumblr Kelli Stapleton, the mother accused of attempting to kill her teenage daughter with autism, has spoken out about the crime for the first time since her arrest.

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Miley Cyrus Offers Legal Advice to Justin Bieber: 'Party at Your House' | Miley Cyrus

UpdatePosted 01/31/2014 10:15AM

Miley Cyrus Offers Legal Advice to Justin Bieber: 'Party at Your House'

Originally posted 01/31/2014 08:00AM

Miley Cyrus has plenty to say about fellow newsmaker Justin Bieber's legal woes. The "Wrecking Ball" singer went on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno on Thursday to offer Bieber advice on how to have fun and stay out of jail.

"You pay people to make sure you don't get in trouble – and party at your house. Buy a house, and add a club to it," Cyrus suggested. Proof her plan works?

"I don't see a Miley mug shot yet," she added.

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Inside Survivor Winner Todd Herzog's Frightening Battle with Alcoholism

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Todd Herzog, Survivor Winner, Battling Alcoholism

Originally posted 11/15/2013 07:00AM

The video is horrifying: Survivor: China winner Todd Herzog, unable to walk, slurs his words as he admits to drinking an entire bottle of vodka. The footage, which will air on Dr. Phil on Monday in a show about Herzog's difficult battle with alcoholism, shocked Survivor fans across the web.

Several of Herzog's closest friends and relatives talked to PEOPLE about his struggle – not for publicity, they say, but to raise awareness of the complicated issue of alcoholism. "We have received so many messages from people who are battling the same issues as he is," says his mother, Shirley Herzog Keeler. "And Todd said that if his story can help one person get the help they need, he's ready to go public with it."

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Michelle Knight: Cleveland Kidnapper Strung Me Up 'Like a Fish'

Originally posted 11/04/2013 10:20PM

One of three women held in a Cleveland man's home for about a decade says an orange extension cord was used to tie her neck, hands and feet and hang her "like a fish," according to pre-released clips from a taped interview that will air Tuesday and Wednesday on the Dr. Phil show.

"I was tied up like a fish, an ornament on the wall," Michelle Knight told the TV host in a clip released to media. "That's the only way I can describe it."

"I was hanging like this," she said, using her finger to draw a swooping U-shape curve in the air.

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Nick Carter: My Family Blamed Me for My Sister's Death

Nick Carter to Dr. Phil: My Family Blamed Me for My Sister's Death

Originally posted 09/25/2013 01:20PM

Nick Carter is coming clean about his issues.

The Backstreet Boy says he hit rock bottom after years of alcohol and drug abuse but has made a dramatic turnaround in his struggle with addiction, even as he continues to work on painful family relationships and cope with the death of his sister last year.

Carter, in an exclusive interview with Dr. Phil, gets candid about his demons, saying he started using marijuana when he was just 15 and then began taking Vicodin and Ecstasy. But in 2008, he was diagnosed with a heart condition, promptly stopping him in his tracks and spurring him to face his problems.

"I made that choice right there and said, 'I do not want to be this person anymore,'" Carter, 33, told Dr. Phil in an episode that aired Monday. "You have to find that moment in your life – that moment of clarity – and say, 'Is this who you want to be the rest of your life, or do you deserve more?' I decided I deserved better."

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Gia Allemand's Mom Blames Reality Star's Dad for Suicide

Gia Allemand's Mom Blames Reality Star's Dad for Suicide

Originally posted 09/11/2013 07:00PM

Gia Allemand's mom Donna Micheletti doesn't fault her daughter's boyfriend for leading to her shocking suicide last month.

Immediately following the tragic death of the former Bachelor contestant, 29, fingers were pointed at NBA player Ryan Anderson, who apparently told the reality starlet he didn't love her anymore.

Micheletti says such wasn't the case, and in fact, it is her daughter's dad Eugene Allemand who is to blame.

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Gia Allemand Was on the Phone with Her Mother as She Took Her Own Life

Gia Allemand Was on the Phone with Her Mother as She Took Her Own Life

Originally posted 09/08/2013 08:00PM

Donna Micheletti's voice choked with tears as she told Dr. Phil McGraw about her daughter Gia Allemand's final moments as she tried to commit suicide on Aug. 12.

In the heartbreaking interview set to air on Dr. Phil on Tuesday, Micheletti revealed she was on the phone with her daughter, 29, as she hanged herself in her New Orleans apartment.

Micheletti believes that the Bachelor star called her because "I'm the closest person in the world to her and she didn't want to be alone when she left this world. So she wanted Mommy to be there, I guess."

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Dr. Phil Denies Paying for Jodi Arias's Family's Stay During Trial | Jodi Arias, Phil McGraw

UpdatePosted 04/07/2013 12:20PM

Dr. Phil: I'm Not Paying for Jodi Arias's Family During Her Trial

Originally posted 04/07/2013 10:50AM

Dr. Phil McGraw wants to make one thing perfectly clear – he's not paying for Jodi Arias's family's housing during her trial.

"Rumors that we're paying for Arias family house etc... are absolutely untrue," he Tweeted on Saturday night.

"I've never met the Arias family, and neither I, nor my ... production company – has paid or promised them anything. Robin and I are praying for the Alexander family," the message reads in full.

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Casey Was Responsible for Caylee – No Matter What, Says Dad | Phil McGraw

Casey Was Responsible for Caylee – No Matter What, Says Dad

Originally posted 09/13/2011 05:10PM

George and Cindy Anthony's highly anticipated interview began airing on Tuesday, and Dr. Phil McGraw wasted no time putting them on the hot seat.

His first question on Tuesday's show: Does the couple, whose daughter Casey was acquitted of murdering their granddaughter, Caylee, believe that she was involved in the infant's death?

"Well, the last one I saw Caylee with was Casey," George replied. "To me, in my mind, that one and one adds up to two. She's responsible for Caylee – that's her daughter."

Pressed by McGraw to elaborate on what his definition of "two" is in this equation, George added, "Casey and Caylee, when I saw them leave on June 16, 2008, [that] was the last time I saw them together. And Casey, again, is responsible for Caylee no matter where she was at or what happened."

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Dr. Phil Says Casey Anthony's Mother Is 'In Denial' | Phil McGraw

Dr. Phil: Cindy Anthony Is 'In Denial'

Originally posted 09/12/2011 03:50PM

Excuses have never been Dr. Phil's thing.

And in advance of his highly anticipated interview with George and Cindy Anthony, whose daughter Casey was acquitted of murdering her daughter Caylee, McGraw told the ladies of The View that's all Cindy has.

"She seems to make an excuse at every turn," McGraw said Monday of Cindy's responses, adding that she is "very much in denial."

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