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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.
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."
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."
Originally posted 09/12/2011 09:30AM
Two months after their daughter was acquitted of murdering their granddaughter, Casey Anthony's parents, George and Cindy Anthony, have broken their silence and granted an interview to Dr. Phil McGraw, who confronts them about certain aspects of the case.
In excerpts that aired Monday on NBC's Today show, McGraw asks Cindy about her distraught MySpace message that began "My Caylee is missing," which she posted on July 3, some 12 days before 2-year-old Caylee Anthony was reported missing. Did Cindy know Caylee had vanished?
"Caylee was missing in my heart that day. She wasn't missing physically. I thought I knew where she was at," Cindy says. "I wanted Casey to know how much she was hurting me. And I thought she was purposely keeping Caylee away from me."
Originally posted 09/02/2011 12:00PM
Dr. Phil received a special birthday present Thursday – a new grandson.
London Phillip McGraw arrived Sept. 1, weighing in at 7 lbs., 3 oz. He is the second child for The Doctors executive producer Jay McGraw, 31, and wife Erica, 33, a former Playboy Playmate, who are also parents to daughter Avery Elizabeth, 17 months.
"What a Bday! London Phillip McGraw arrived!!" Dr. Phil, who celebrated turning 61, Tweeted. "[Mother] & baby doing fine. They BARELY made it to hospital in time! … We are so blessed."
Originally posted 08/24/2011 09:30AM
An Alaska mother who disciplined her 7-year-old for misbehaving in school by pouring hot sauce down his throat and then giving him a cold shower – all the time videotaping what she was doing so she could be considered for an appearance on Dr. Phil – was found guilty of one misdemeanor count of child abuse by an Anchorage jury on Tuesday.
Standing when her verdict was read, Jessica Beagley, 36, then quickly left the courtroom with her husband Gary, an Anchorage police officer, reports the Anchorage Daily News. In their haste to exit, the two did not respond to reporters' questions.
Anchorage prosecutors said the videotape of the crying young Kristoff, whom the Beagleys adopted from Russia with his twin brother in 2008, was filmed by the couple's 10-year-old daughter. The Beagleys have six children.
Prosecutor Cynthia Franklin praised the verdict, saying jurors "followed the law and they concluded that it is child abuse to hurt your child as an audition for a television show."
Originally posted 06/15/2011 07:35AM
Yes, Crystal Harris and Hugh Hefner have called off their wedding – but no, Dr. Phil's son Jordan McGraw is not the reason behind the split.
These stories are "absolutely not true," Harris's manager Michael Blakey tells PEOPLE. "This is pure fabrication. There is no relationship, nor has there ever been one. This is a stupid rumor."
Rumors of a romantic connection between the two first surfaced in March, when Harris and McGraw were reportedly spotted looking cozy at L.A. hotspot Chateau Marmont.
Originally posted 04/03/2011 12:30PM
Dr. Phil is getting one special birthday present.
His TV producer son Jay McGraw and wife Erica are expecting their second child. The two are already parents to daughter Avery Elizabeth, 1.
Erica, who, along with her sisters Nicole and Jaclyn, is known as a "Dahm triplet," and Jay, 31, executive producer of The Doctors, made the announcement officially on television's Dr. Phil show.
"Robin and I are thrilled Jay and Erica are expecting again," Dr Phil tells PEOPLE, "and the due date is my birthday – Sep. 1. Avery has been getting us into tiptop babysitting shape."
Originally posted 03/19/2010 11:00AM
Just call him Dr. Grandpa!
Talk show host and author Dr. Phil is a grandfather after son Jay McGraw and his wife Erica welcomed a daughter Thursday night, the family tells PEOPLE exclusively.
Avery Elizabeth McGraw arrived at 11:33 p.m. in Los Angeles, weighing in at 6 lbs., 6 oz., and measuring 21 inches long.
"Both Avery and Erica are resting comfortably and doing well," the McGraws said in a statement. "The entire family is overjoyed!"
Avery is the first child for Jay – executive producer of The Doctors – and Erica, who announced the pregnancy in October.
Originally posted 10/08/2009 10:00AM
A woman has filed a lawsuit in Los Angeles Superior Court against Dr. Phil McGraw, two producers and another doctor in what she alleges is a case of false imprisonment, practicing without a license, indecent exposure, battery, fraud and more.
Shirley Rae Dieu, 56, of Irvine, Calif., claims she was seeking therapy from Dr. Phil in his Hollywood office in 2007 when she allegedly was held captive and "forced to be in the same room with a completely live naked man while he exposed his entire naked body, genitals and all," according to her filing.
Dieu further alleges she was deprived of sleep and food, "brainwashed" and "subjected to edited tapings depicting her as a different personality other than her own." On Oct. 9, 2007, she claims Dr. Phil touched her left breast during a therapy session.
Representatives for McGraw did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
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