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Crystal Harris Denies Romance with Dr. Phil's Son | Crystal Harris

Crystal Harris Denies Romance with Dr. Phil's Son

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.

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Dr. Phil to Be a Grandfather – Again!

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Dr. Phil to Be a Grandfather – Again!

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."

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Dr. Phil Becomes a Grandfather


Dr. Phil Becomes a Grandfather

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.

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Dr. Phil Slapped with Bizarre Brainwashing Lawsuit | Phil McGraw

Dr. Phil Slapped with Bizarre Brainwashing Lawsuit

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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Dr. Phil to Be a First-Time Granddad | Phil McGraw


Dr. Phil to Be a First-Time Granddad

Originally posted 10/06/2009 08:15AM

Dr. Phil McGraw is going to be a grandfather – and he will announce it on his TV show Tuesday, PEOPLE has learned.

This will be the first grandchild for Dr. Phil and wife Robin, and the first child for their 30-year-old son Jay and his wife, Erica McGraw.

Dr. Phil, 59, says he got the happy news during a recent trip to Europe. "We were actually vacationing with the whole family and were in Elba, Italy," he says. "Jay and Erica had discreetly gotten several home pregnancy tests the day before in France, and they sat us all down in Elba and said they had some exciting news! 'We are pregnant!' "

"The day before Robin had said to me, 'I just get the feeling that Erica is pregnant.' I swear she is some kind of mind-reader, but I guess women know these things."

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Dr. Phil, Leno, Ellen: Yes We Can!

Dr. Phil, Leno, Ellen: Yes We Can!

Originally posted 02/26/2009 10:45AM

"Yes We Can" has taken on new meaning.

Some of the country's top talk show hosts are riffing off President Obama's campaign slogan with a campaign of their own in support of hard-hit local food banks.

Dr. Phil, Ellen DeGeneres, Bonnie Hunt, Jay Leno, Craig Ferguson and The Doctors are asking audience members at their shows to donate canned goods to help re-stock the L.A. Food Bank, as well as agencies nationwide affected by the economic downturn. The goal of the "Yes We Can" campaign: to collect 12,000 cans of food a week through April.

Ferguson joked, "I was ecstatic, as we often encourage audience members to leave all heavy, metal objects outside the stage." In the tradition of lounge comedy, he added, "audience members are still free to bring fresh food in to express their distaste for the comedy."

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George Michael Calls Out Dr. Phil At Concert

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George Michael Calls Out Dr. Phil At Concert

Originally posted 06/26/2008 02:15PM

George Michael gave Dr. Phil McGraw a little tough love at his concert Wednesday night at the L.A. Forum.

"I probably shouldn’t say this, but it’s very me. Dr. Phil is here, and in the sea of faces he has this miserable look – he's been doing it for the last hour," the British singer said from the stage at McGraw, who was in the audience. "Maybe you need to see someone about that."

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Dr. Phil Lands Back in Hot Water | Phil McGraw

Dr. Phil Lands Back in Hot Water

Originally posted 04/14/2008 08:45AM

Controversy is once again swirling around Dr. Phil.

An employee for the daytime talk show posted bail for one of eight central Florida teenagers jailed for allegedly participating in a videotaped beating, Phil McGraw's spokeswoman, Terri Corigliano, confirmed Saturday.

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Natalee Holloway Case Lawsuit Proceeds Against Dr. Phil | Phil McGraw

Natalee Holloway Case Lawsuit Proceeds Against Dr. Phil

Originally posted 02/06/2008 08:55AM

Dr. Phil McGraw's troubles apparently haven’t ended with his clash with Britney Spears's family.

On Tuesday, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Edward A. Ferns ruled against dismissing a defamation suit against the TV psychologist, who is being sued by Surinamese brothers Deepak and Satish Kalpoe, the Associated Press reports. The two had been questioned in the case involving the May 2005 disappearance of Alabama teen Natalee Holloway on the Caribbean island of Aruba.

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Dr. Phil: Britney's Hospitalization 'A Good Thing' | Britney Spears, Phil McGraw


Dr. Phil: Britney's Hospitalization 'A Good Thing'

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.

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