05:04 PM EDT 11/19/2013
Originally posted 01/31/2008 12:30PM
Having appeared on both Good Morning America and Today earlier this week to bolster his position after a spokeswoman for the Spears family said he had violated their trust by speaking out about the condition of Britney Spears, TV's Dr. Phil McGraw spoke out once again on the troubled pop star – this time with the women on The View Thursday.
Originally posted 01/18/2008 07:00AM
Dr. Phil McGraw spends his days telling people how to fix their lives. This time, he admits, he's the one who got it wrong.
Earlier this month, the tough-loving talk show host sped to Britney Spears's bedside at L.A.'s Cedars-Sinai Medical Center after her family requested his help. After their brief visit – prompted by Spears's Jan. 4 meltdown – McGraw gave a statement to Entertainment Tonight, saying that the 26-year-old singer was in "dire need of both medical and psychological intervention."
"Was it helpful to the situation? Regrettably, no," McGraw, 57, said Thursday during a taping of the Dr. Phil Show, reports USA Today. (The show is slated to air Monday.) "I definitely think if I had it to do over again, I probably wouldn't make any statement at all. Period."
Originally posted 01/07/2008 07:45PM
Dr. Phil McGraw is telling Britney Spears that she is not too far gone to turn her life around.
"You can make this okay," the TV therapist, who at the request of her family briefly visited Spears while she was in the hospital, says in a message to the pop star that is posted on ETonline.com. "Your family loves you. You may not always agree with what they say, with what they do but they've loved you when you weren't lovable. Turn to the people that love you and listen. You have two children and you are the one in this world to protect them. There is no sacrifice that [your mother Lynne] won't make for you, and there is no sacrifice that your father won't make. They are the people that want nothing from you, and everything for you."
Originally posted 01/07/2008 01:30PM
Dr. Phil McGraw has canceled plans to dedicate a show to Britney Spears, calling the situation "too intense," he announced on his Web site Monday.
"As was widely reported this weekend, at the request of concerned family members, I visited Britney Spears in the hospital. The details of that visit will, of course, remain private," he said in a message online.
"We had planned to tape a Dr. Phil Now show today, focusing not on the tabloid side of Britney's latest problems, but instead on the very serious issues surrounding this case. Clearly, it is not just Britney's family struggling to find a way to protect adult children who cannot be ordered or compelled to seek help.
Originally posted 10/10/2006 05:45PM
Los Angeles city officials have forced the Dr. Phil Show to stop filming at a house where neighbors complained about loud, unruly boarders.
Originally posted 12/14/2005 08:00AM
A Charlotte, N.C., man wanted on a bigamy charge was arrested after a woman watching Monday's episode of the Dr. Phil show about the case saw two pictures of the man – and recognized her sister's boyfriend of the past eight months.
Originally posted 12/06/2005 08:00AM
"Dr. Phil" McGraw may have to start advising himself. The TV host is having strong second thoughts about diet pills he once endorsed, according to court filings in a lawsuit alleging that the TV psychologist made false statements about the products.
Originally posted 04/19/2005 08:00AM
Clay Aiken's upsetting junior high school days come to light on Tuesday's Dr. Phil show, with the multiplatinum-selling singer opening up to Dr. Phil McGraw.
Originally posted 03/22/2005 08:00AM
After four seasons, MTV's The Osbournes faded out quietly on Monday, though the oddball family still managed to exit with a bang.
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