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Dr. Phil Talks Kim Kardashian's Divorce and Marriage on 'The Talk' (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Nov 2nd 2011 12:30AM
Dr. Phil McGraw, 'The Talk'The collapse of Kim Kardashian's marriage to Kris Humphries after only 72 days has lead to a cornucopia of discussion on the Kardashians, fame, wealth and excess on television. But 'The Talk' (Weekdays, Syndicated on CBS) used the issue to talk about marriage in general with guest Dr. Phil McGraw.

With more than half of them ending in divorce still in this country, there must be something fundamentally wrong in our thinking when we decide we're ready to get married.

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Dr. Phil Diagnoses Taylor Armstrong With a 'Damaged Personal Truth' (VIDEO)

by Stephanie Opella, posted Sep 22nd 2011 7:20PM
Taylor Armstrong has dealt with an immense amount of trauma in her life. Her deceased ex-husband Russell, who committed suicide in July, was physically abusing her when they were married. Searching for answers about how to move forward, she sought help from 'Dr. Phil' (weekdays, syndicated on CBS).

Armstrong, a cast member on 'The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills,' detailed her painful personal history of abuse and shame. She told Dr. Phil how she grew up in an abusive household without a father, and changed her name repeatedly, at one point morphing from Shana Taylor to Taylor Ford because, "I'm a big fan of Tom Ford, he's a designer. Tom Ford, Taylor Ford. It's similar."

Dr. Phil diagnosed Armstrong with what he called "a damaged personal truth." Explaining the condition, he said, "if we think we're damaged, ... then that's exactly what you'll generate in your life. You will not create security in your life for you or your daughter." Hopefully she can move past the cycle of abuse in the next chapter of her life.

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'Golden Voice' Ted Williams Makes Amends With Dr. Phil (VIDEO)

by Nick Zaino, posted Sep 15th 2011 6:00PM
Ted Williams on 'Dr. Phil' Earlier this year, things seemed to be looking up for Ted Williams, the homeless man with the "golden voice" who became an Internet sensation. But Williams still had to wrestle with alcohol and crack addictions, and got some help when Dr. Phil McGraw helped him check into rehab. Williams had an almost immediate relapse, but he returned to 'Dr. Phil' (weekdays, syndicated on CBS) Thursday to say he was doing better and offer an apology to Dr. Phil.

Dr. Phil said Williams looked pretty healthy, and Williams agreed that he was. "There were a lot of things I lied about," said Williams. "I owe you some amends, first of all. I lied about my sobriety, and I told people that you had exploited me." Williams explained he had acted to increase his fame and attract more lucrative deals.

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George Anthony Tells Dr. Phil He Doesn't Believe Caylee Drowned (VIDEO)

by Nick Zaino, posted Sep 14th 2011 6:30PM
George Anthony on 'Dr. Phil' 'Dr. Phil''s (weekdays, syndicated on CBS) interview with Cindy and George Anthony continued Wednesday, and George gave his thoughts about what he thinks might have happened to his granddaughter Caylee. Specifically, he said he does not believe the theory presented by his daughter's defense team that Caylee may have drowned.

"I don't believe that Caylee drowned," George said. "I just don't believe that. I believe there's something else that happened to her." He went on to say he thinks it's possible that Casey, or someone with her, gave Caylee too much of some substance that caused her to fall asleep and never wake up.

Dr. Phil pressed him for what Caylee might have been given "too much" of. "Possibly some kind of drug or something like that. I mean, there's been speculation about Xanax or whatever it might be," he replied.

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Cindy Anthony Attributes Casey's Erratic Behavior to Seizures on 'Dr. Phil' (VIDEO)

by Nick Zaino, posted Sep 13th 2011 6:05PM
Cindy Anthony explains Casey's behavior on 'Dr. Phil'Casey Anthony's mother Cindy offered a new explanation for her daughter's history of erratic behavior in an interview on 'Dr. Phil' (weekdays, syndicated on CBS). She acknowledged that Casey's behavior indicated instability, and said she thought it might have had something to do with the seizures Casey suffered, both before and after her arrest.

Defending her daughter, Cindy said Casey "was an awesome mother." Dr. Phil McGraw disagreed. "Other than the fact that she wasn't providing for her daughter," he said, "she was manufacturing friends, playmates, playdates, nannies, all of those sort of things, which to me, is highly unstable behavior."

Cindy pointed to Casey's seizure in November of 2007 as a possible cause. In answer to Dr. Phil's question, Cindy said that her daughter had been medically evaluated but the tests had turned up nothing. "They kept her in the hospital for three days and worked her up and didn't find anything," she said.

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Jillian Michaels Joins 'The Doctors,' 'Dr. Phil'

by Chris Harnick, posted May 6th 2011 4:00PM
Jillian MichaelsJillian Michaels will co-host 'The Doctors' when the talk show returns next season.

According to Deadline, part of 'The Biggest Loser' trainer's new deal with CBS TV Distribution will also see Michaels as a special correspondent on 'Dr. Phil.' Phil McGraw is an executive producer of both shows.

"I could not be more excited about joining such an amazing show! My greatest passion is helping people live their healthiest, happiest lives by empowering them with information and support," Michaels said in a statement. "This is literally the most informative show in daytime, and it allows me to continue to educate people on how to make powerful health choices enabling them to take control of not only their physical well-being, but every facet of their lives. I have thoroughly enjoyed the time I have spent as a guest on the show and becoming a permanent member of the team makes today one of the best yet."

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Journal of a Couch Potato: A Day with the Oprah Winfrey Network

by Bob Sassone, posted Jan 3rd 2011 7:00PM
OWNLike most men, I have a love/hate relationship with Oprah. Nothing against her, it's just that when I watch her show, I have the feeling that I shouldn't be. I don't have addictions, I don't fawn over celebrities; the only secret I keep is that I sometimes watch 'Oprah.'

On New Year's Day, while other men were watching football games or nursing their hangovers, I watched The Oprah Winfrey Network. And I kept a diary of what I saw. No, a journal. Journal sounds more manly.

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Dr. Phil Talks Oprah's Longevity and Her Final Season (VIDEO)

by Jeremy Taylor, posted Sep 14th 2010 1:46PM
Dr. Phil McGraw was on 'Larry King Live' (Weekdays, 9 PM ET on CNN) Monday night, where he discussed Oprah Winfrey, who he called one of his "dearest and most valued friends."

Since 'The Oprah Winfrey Show' is entering its final season after 25 years, Larry King asked Dr. Phil to explain the secret to his former-boss's longevity.

"She is one of kind," McGraw said. "Oprah told me one time, she said 'You know what, I'm like a viewer with a microphone, I ask the questions that everyone wants to know the answer to.'"

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Suze Orman, Dr. Oz and Dr. Phil Get Together for the Launch of Oprah's OWN Network

by Chris Harnick, posted Sep 14th 2010 11:30AM
Suze OrmanOprah Winfrey is assembling a venerable who's who of self-help gurus to come together for specials on her new network, OWN.

Dr. Phil McGraw, Dr. Mehmet Oz and Suze Orman will film four different two-hour specials with studio audiences in Los Angeles and New York. According to Entertainment Weekly, the specials will air on four consecutive Sundays to coincide with OWN's launch on Jan. 1.

So, who decided to bring these gurus together? Orman and Lisa Erspamer, chief creative officer at OWN.

"It's the dream scenario," Erspamer told EW. "They've never done anything like this together, so God only knows what will happen. They're like rock stars. We feel like it's a great way to kick off the new year and the new network."

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Behind the Scenes With Dr. Phil (VIDEO)

by AOL TV Staff, posted Jun 3rd 2010 7:36PM
Let's get real with Dr Phil.

Thursday's 'Dr Phil' show (weekdays, syndicated) was devoted to giving viewers an all-access behind-the-scenes pass to see just how the show is put together.

The show kicks off with Dr. Phil leaving his home and -- in a nice down-to-earth touch -- driving himself to the studio. But work can't wait -- Dr. Phil uses his hands-free mobile phone to call executive producer Carla Pennington, who's also driving herself to the studio, to discuss one of the show's topics.

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A Close Shave for Dr. Phil on 'The Oprah Winfrey Show' (VIDEO)

by Harley W. Lond, posted May 7th 2010 6:52PM
Dr. Phil practices what he preaches.

He's big on urging people to do something different every day, saying that change is healthy. So on Friday's 'The Oprah Winfrey Show' (weekdays, syndicated), he decided to do just that. "So for the first time ... in over 40 years ... and I have two kids ... and they have never seen me without a mustache ..." And with that pronouncement -- and much to the joy of Winfrey, her guests and audience -- Dr. Phil had his iconic mustache shaved off. And guess who lined up for the first naked-upper-lip kiss?

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Judge Calls Dr. Phil a "Charlatan"

by Bob Sassone, posted Mar 24th 2010 4:05PM
Dr. Phil"Charlatan" is a word that should be used more. I think it has been replaced nowadays by words like "sleazebag" and "crook" and maybe "con artist." But a judge in San Diego used it yesterday to describe America's favorite syndicated exploiter of people, Dr. Phil McGraw.

The judge not only called Dr. Phil a charlatan, she also said that he was a "terrible, terrible man" and chastised the "doctor" for not giving a couple enough help and counseling after they appeared on his show. The couple was (or maybe still are?) chronic shoplifters. The judge sentenced the husband to 27 months in jail and his wife to 12 months in jail. The couple would go into stores (with their kids!), steal stuff, and sell most of it on the web. They made $100,000 a year doing that. Who says you can't make money online?

On behalf of America, I'd like to thank this judge for saying out loud what a lot of us have thought about Dr. Phil for quite some time.

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Dr. Drew Could Have Helped Corey Haim, Says Dr. Drew

by Bob Sassone, posted Mar 11th 2010 5:09PM
Corey HaimNot sure which TV doctor/psychologist/superhero has a bigger ego, Dr. Drew or Dr. Phil, but this week I'm going with the former. Dr. Drew Pinsky says that he and people from his show 'Celebrity Rehab' reached out to Corey Haim several times over the past few years and every time Haim angrily rejected their pleas for him to be on the show, saying that he didn't need help.

Now, beyond the fact that Dr. Drew is assuming that Haim died of a drug overdose before autopsy results are even complete*, I think he doesn't quite understand (or maybe he does and doesn't care) how much of an exploitative guy he is. So Haim didn't want to appear on your show where you get celebrities to look awful while they live in a house and try to break their addictions? Is that surprising? If I was an addict I wouldn't want to do that show either.

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What You Missed Last Night (and two weeks ago): Phantom of the Oprah

by Bob Sassone, posted Dec 30th 2009 1:03PM
The late night shows are in repeats this week. Last night Jimmy Kimmel showed an episode from a couple of weeks ago (a practice that I hate) with a segment that I thought was worth posting: The Phantom of the Oprah.

It's pretty funny, even if the "Phantom of the Oprah" joke was made on Wings about 15 years ago.

[Watch clips and episodes of Jimmy Kimmel Live and other shows at SlashControl.]

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What would you do if you were Oprah?

by Allison Waldman, posted Nov 15th 2009 3:07PM
oprah_winfrey_headThere's a lot of speculation in the biz about what will Oprah do next. The daytime talk show giant supposedly made up her mind recently and decided that her syndicated show, The Oprah Winfrey Show, would end its run in syndication and move to OWN, the Oprah Winfrey Network (formerly Discovery Health). An official announcement is anticipated before the end of the year, but is that really was Oprah has decided? Nobody knows for certain.

There are pros and cons on either side. The companies that syndicated her talk show stand to lose a significant asset if she wraps up the current incarnation and abandons the market. Think of all those afternoon hours around that country that count on Oprah at three or four o'clock, or the morning slots where Oprah leads in to noon newscasts. Companies like CBS Distribution and the Tribune Company have feasted on the robust ratings Oprah has consistently delivered.

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