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Why Did 'Buffy' Actor Nicholas Brendon Walk Out Of 'The Dr. Phil Show'?

8/27/2015 8:27pm EDT
Nicholas Brendon Walks Out Of Dr. Phil Show: 'Buffy' Actor's Sta
Former "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" star Nicholas Brendon has had a pretty difficult year. He's run into trouble numerous times and he's spent a significant amount of time seeking professional treatment. This week he appeared on "The Dr. Phil Show" in a plan to straighten some things out in his life, but things did not go according to plan.

As Entertainment Tonight details, the 44-year-old actor decided to leave the show before any progress had been made. Nicholas Brendon walked off the show before the interview with Dr. Phil had played out, though the family members and associates who atten...

The Morning Roundup: Dr. Phil's Drunk Sex Tweet Blows Up The Internet

8/22/2013 10:17am EDT
Dr. Phil
Dr. Phil asked a simple question via twitter on Tuesday as a discussion-starter for a future topic on his show and because of the way it was worded the world flipped out. The tweet, which read, "If a girl is drunk, is it ok to have sex with her? Reply yes or no to @drphil #teensaccused," went viral despite being removed shortly after, and people are now calling for the TV psych's bald head on a platter. Many consider the tweet insensitive to rape and sexual assault. A petition started on Change.org is demanding an apology, even though a rep for his show did apologize for the tweet, which wa...

Dr. Phil Under Fire Over Drunk Sex Tweet

8/21/2013 11:01pm EDT
Dr. Phil McGraw has come under fire for a tweet that appeared on the TV star's twitter page on Tuesday asking if it's okay to have sex with drunk girls.

The tweet, which was later removed, was intended as a discussion topic for a future episode of his show, but it backfired after numerous websites picked up and likened it to asking if rape is okay in the form of a simple yes/no question.

"If a girl is drunk, is it ok to have sex with her? Reply yes or no to @drphil #teensaccused," the message read.

A rep for the show told USA Today that the tweet was "intended to evoke discussion leading...

Dr. Phil's Classic '57 Chevy Stolen

8/27/2012 10:17pm EDT
Dr. Phil
TV psychologist Dr. Phil has had one of his beloved classic cars stolen from a repair shop in Burbank, California.

The doctor, full name Dr. Phil McGraw, had the 1957 Chevy towed from his home to a local garage after experiencing engine trouble, but robbers broke into the store late on Sunday night and made off with the pricey vehicle, which is worth an estimated.

Police have launched an investigation into the robbery, reports TMZ.com.

Dr. Phil Settles 'Naked Man' Lawsuit

8/11/2011 11:29am EDT
Dr. Phil
Dr. Phil has settled a legal battle with two women who alleged they were traumatized when the TV self-help guru surprised them with a naked man during a show in 2007.

The unidentified women claimed they felt violated after producers sent a nude intruder into a property where they were filming The Dr. Phil House to shoot their stunned reactions.

They filed suit against TV personality - real name Phil McGraw - and CBS executives in 2009.

A judge has now dismissed the case after both sides agreed to a settlement, reports TMZ.com.

Hugh Hefner's Fiancee Crystal Harris Caught Cheating?

3/23/2011 11:00pm EDT
Crystal Harris
Playboy playmate Crystal Harris, who got engaged to Hugh Hefner this past December, is allegedly having an affair behind the media mogul's back - and rumor has it she's been caught in the act.

Harris, 24, has embarked on a music career, and record producer Jordan McGraw - the son of TV's Dr. Phil McGraw - has not only been working on Crystal's music, but he's been working on Crystal as well.

Sources tell Life & Style Magazine's 'Scene Queens' that the two have had something going for some time now.

"They've been sneaking around because Crystal is supposed to be happily engaged to Hef, an...

This Week's Shining & Falling Stars: Betty White and Reese Witherspoon

12/25/2010 5:00pm EST
Betty White Reese Witherspoon
Shining Star– Betty White: A “Golden Girl” is becoming a pin-up girl. After an incredibly lucrative 2010 - which included a hosting gig on “Saturday Night Live”, a role on the TV Land Show “Hot in Cleveland”, and a much buzzed-about Snickers commercial – Betty White is taking her career to the next level in 2011. The experienced entertainer has her very own calendar.

The kitsch-tastic product is appropriately called “The Betty White Calendar”, and features the seasoned senior citizen posing on the cover with some serious man candy.

And just in case the idea of an 88-year-old actress do...

Celebrity Birthdays - September 1, 2010

9/1/2010 3:00am EDT
Dr. Phil
Happy Birthday to:

TV talk show host Dr. Phil (1950)

Fall Out Boy guitarist Joe Trohman (1984)

The Mars Volta guitarist Omar Rodriguez (1975)

INXS singer J.D. Fortune (1973)

Cuban singer Gloria Estefan (1957)

Bee Gee Barry Gibb (1946)

Comedienne Lily Tomlin (1939)

Singer Conway Twitty (1933; d. 1993)

"Throw Momma From The Train" actress Anne Ramsey (1929; d. 1988)

Boxer Rocky Marciano (1923; d. 1969)

"The Munsters" actress Yvonne De Carlo (1922)

Star of many Western films Richard Farnsworth (1920; d. 2000)

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Judge Brands Dr. Phil A 'Charlatan'

3/25/2010 9:36am EDT
Dr. Phil
A judge in California has berated TV self-help guru Dr. Phil McGraw while sentencing a shoplifting couple who featured on his show - calling the reality star a "charlatan" and a "terrible man".

Matthew and Laura Eaton appeared on the Dr. Phil program in 2008, claiming to have made $1 million over seven years by stealing from shops and then reselling the goods online. Authorities eventually caught up with the pair and they were handed prison sentences at a court in San Diego, California on Monday.

And District Court Judge Irma Gonzalez had some harsh words for the TV star at the sentenci...

Kelly Osbourne Joins 'Dr. Phil'

3/23/2010 4:00pm EDT
Kelly Osbourne
Kelly Osbourne is set to help fans through their problems by becoming a regular contributor to Dr. Phil McGraw's TV show.

The reality TV star has signed up to make a string of guest appearance on the Dr. Phil program, which will see her counsel guests with the self-help guru, using her own experience of drug addiction and weight problems to tackle their issues.

The 25 year old will make her debut on the show on March 23rd.

Osbourne says, "I am excited to be a part of Dr. Phil as a contributor for the show. It offers a great opportunity for me to bring a youthful perspective and opini...

Dr. Phil Is A First-Time Grandpa

3/20/2010 1:06pm EDT
Dr. Phil
TV psychiatrist Dr. Phil Mcgraw has become a grandfather - his daughter-in-law gave birth to a baby girl on Thursday.

Little Avery Elizabeth was born to Jay McGraw and his wife Erica, a former Playboy model.

The proud first-time grandpa announced the happy news on his Twitter.com blog, writing, "SHE'S HERE! OMG! AVERY ELIZABETH MCGRAW..."

His son Jay later 'tweeted' "Totally beautiful girl!! Erica was amazing through the entire experience!!"

Celebrity Birthdays, September 1

9/1/2009 3:00am EDT
Dr. Phil
Happy Birthday to:

TV talk show host Dr. Phil (1950)

Fall Out Boy guitarist Joe Trohman (1984)

The Mars Volta guitarist Omar Rodriguez (1975)

INXS singer J.D. Fortune (1973)

Cuban singer Gloria Estefan (1957)

Bee Gee Barry Gibb (1946)

Comedienne Lily Tomlin (1939)

Singer Conway Twitty (1933; d. 1993)

"Throw Momma From The Train" actress Anne Ramsey (1929; d. 1988)

Boxer Rocky Marciano (1923; d. 1969)

"The Munsters" actress Yvonne De Carlo (1922)

Star of many Western films Richard Farnsworth (1920; d. 2000)

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George Lucas Is Hollywood's Highest-Paid Man

7/16/2009 2:37pm EDT
George Lucas
Forbes recently compiled a list of Hollywood's highest-paid men, which includes top-earning producers, actors, writers, musicians, and talking heads.

Check out the 15 biggest earners in Hollywood:

George Lucas: $170 million

Steven Spielberg: $150 million

Jerry Bruckheimer: $100 million

Jerry Seinfeld: $85 million

Phil McGraw: $80 million

Tyler Perry: $75 million

Dick Wolf: $75 million

Simon Cowell: $75 million

Bruce Springsteen: $70 million

Howard Stern: $70 million

Harrison Ford: $65 million

Kenny Chesney: $65 million

James Patterson: $60 million

Adam Sandler: $55 mill...

Celebrities We'd Like To See Stuck Together On 'Big Brother'

7/9/2009 11:51am EDT
Celebrity Big Brother
The 11th season of CBS'S reality show Big Brother premieres tonight. The show features a group of strangers who live in a house together for a couple of months and are isolated from the outside world. Every word they say and every move they make is caught on camera as millions of viewers watch them on television.

Wouldn't it be a great idea to have some of our favorite and least favorite celebrities live in a house together for two months to watch how they would get along with each other? Check out eight celebrities we'd love to see locked in a house together:

Kanye West - Musical g...

Interview: Snoop Dogg On The Set Of MTV's 'Dogg After Dark'

3/5/2009 3:04pm EST
Snoop Dogg
The President of MTV Networks recently described one superstar artist as "pushing the boundaries of hip-hop with his signature antics, incredible catalogue of music, legendary videos, larger than life personality and even a little controversy."

So, what's this particular artist's 'motherfu*king name'? Hint: He's slim with the tilted brim, frequently has his mind on his money (and yes, his money on his mind) and he's not afraid to drop it like it's hot.

In fact, it's these attributes that compel a group of reporters - yours truly among them - to the upscale Hollywood nightclub The ...

Celebrity Birthdays, September 1

9/1/2008 3:00am EDT
Dr. Phil
Happy Birthday to Fall Out Boy guitarist Joseph Trohman (1984), The Mars Volta guitarist Omar Rodriguez (1975), new INXS singer J.D. Fortune (1973), Cuban singer Gloria Estefan (1957), TV talk show host Dr. Phil (1950), Bee Gee Barry Gibb (1946), comedienne Lily Tomlin (1939), singer Conway Twitty (1933; d. 1993), "Throw Momma From The Train" actress Anne Ramsey (1929; d. 1988), boxer Rocky Marciano (1923; d. 1969), "The Munsters" actress Yvonne De Carlo (1922), and 'western' actor Richard Farnsworth (1920; d. 2000).

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'The Hills': A Lo Down Dirty Shame

5/6/2008 9:07am EDT
The Hills
Lo, Lo, Lo. Maybe it was because Lo and LC were always up against the delightfully devious Kristin on Laguna Beach, but Lo always seemed as sweet as cinnamon and sugar toast. She was the most precious voice of reason, like having Dr. Phil wrapped up in the persona of petite, southern California beach bunny.

With the advent of "Shifty Lo," however, all sense of nostalgia has gone by the wayside. The theme for this mini-season of The Hills seems to be the constant shifting of alliances between friends and would-be family, but ironically, after all of these wild swings, no relationsh...

Top 10 MADtv Actors

5/5/2008 8:30am EDT
Dan Chruscinski
Previously filmed in Los Angeles, it's Saturday night. Never quite catching on with the same fervor as its New York competition, MADtv has still carved a niche for itself appealing to a younger demographic who favor repeat characters and dead-on celebrity impersonations over topical sketches. Like Saturday Night Live though, "MADtv" has had some fantastic cast members during its 13-year tenure as well as some real clunkers. Why focus on the bad though when we can celebrate the good. Some of these actors have gone on to mediocre careers; others still remain stuck in obscurity. Here are the ...

When Enough Is Enough: Worst TV Spin-Offs

2/26/2008 2:21pm EST
Saved by the Bell: The New Class
The logic behind the spin-off is very sound. Take a beloved character or concept from a pre-existing series and create an entire new show. You have an established character or brand and thus a built-in fan base. It makes perfect sense, no?

Unfortunately, the reality of the situation is not quite that simple. Certainly there have been spin-offs that attracted both fans and critics and managed to create a legacy all their own. Shows like "Frasier," "Angel," and "The Jeffersons" instantly come to mind. But for every successful spin-off, there have been dozens of miserable failures...

'The Sarah Connor Chronicles': Dungeons And Dragons

2/19/2008 8:47am EST
Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles
We pick off this week on "Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles" where we ended last week. Derek Reese (aka B.A.G, aka David Silver), Sarah's (Lena Headey) baby daddy's brother and John's (Thomas Dekker) biological uncle, got shot by the Terminator that was tasked with eliminating his cell of future resistance dudes. John had run out to find (or tase) a doctor, and instead he comes back with good old Charley Dixon (Dean Winters), who is doing his best to patch up David Silver.

Things appear to be going reasonably well until B.A.G catches a glimpse of Cameron (Summer Glau) in the cor...

Trashy Reality Shows Feature Drunken Escapades, Showmances & More

2/7/2008 10:27am EST
Rock of Love
Reality TV is an obsession. It's not just typical of American culture, either. Many countries delight in humiliating common folks. That, of course, is the allure. It could be any of us. It could be your sister or brother on TV, hooking up with two people while being broadcast in night vision. Or it could be you.

Following are some of the trashiest and most salacious offerings you can currently find on TV. When is the writers' strike over? Oh, that's right. Guess I'll keep watching.

Big Brother

The King of Trash, in my opinion. I love this show, and I am sad to report that I st...

Ne-Yo, Vanessa Hudgens & More To Headline TNT's Music Spectacular Christmas

11/15/2007 10:53am EST
Chart-topping phenomenon Ne-Yo, High School Musical’s Vanessa Hudgens, country superstar Alan Jackson, legendary vocalist Andrea Bocelli, rising recording artists Colbie Caillat, Heather Headley and Katharine McPhee are slated to headline TNT’s annual presentation of "Christmas In Washington," hosted for the fourth year by Dr. Phil and Robin McGraw.

Annually attended by the President and First Lady and other Washington VIPs, this concert is a holiday music celebration benefiting the National Children’s Medical Center. "Christmas In Washington" will be taped at the National Building ...

Celebrity Birthdays, September 1

9/1/2007 3:00am EDT
Gloria Estefan
Happy Birthday to Fall Out Boy guitarist Joseph Trohman (1984), The Mars Volta guitarist Omar Rodriguez (1975), new INXS singer J.D. Fortune (1973), Cuban singer Gloria Estefan (1957), TV talk show host Dr. Phil (1950), Bee Gee Barry Gibb (1946), comedienne Lily Tomlin (1939), singer Conway Twitty (1933; d. 1993), "Throw Momma From The Train" actress Anne Ramsey (1929; d. 1988), boxer Rocky Marciano (1923; d. 1969), "The Munsters" actress Yvonne De Carlo (1922), and 'western' actor Richard Farnsworth (1920; d. 2000),

Maureen McCormick Faces Real-Life Family Issues On 'Dr. Phil' May 22

5/19/2007 9:26am EDT
Maureen McCormick
For the first time, Maureen McCormick, who is best known for playing the perfect Marcia Brady on the iconic situation comedy The Brady Bunch, goes public with her very real-life estrangement from her father on Dr. Phil, Tuesday May 22 (check your local listings).

With cameras rolling, McCormick confronts her father and her brother, but Dr. Phil helps her to confront her own feelings about her less- than-perfect family, and how she will cope if, in reality, there is no happy ending.

McCormick originally hinted at the difficulties between herself, her brother and her father, inclu...

Alec Baldwin Responds to Dr. Phil's Offer of Help

4/27/2007 9:39am EDT
Alec Baldwin
When Dr. Phil McGraw appeared this past Tuesday on Larry King Live to weigh in on the psychological aspects of the Alec Baldwin-Kim Basinger marital dispute, following the leak of a voice mail tirade Baldwin had left for his 11-year-old daughter, McGraw told King that he would be willing to sit down with the couple and their daughter Ireland "to resolve this situation."

But Dr. Phil added: "Not in front of cameras, not on my show, our show or anybody else's show, but behind closed doors."

Apparently Alec Baldwin was one of the million viewers who watched and heard what McGraw off...

Black Enterprise Magazine Announces The 'Top 50 Hollywood Power Brokers'

2/13/2007 10:48am EST
Will Smith
As the entertainment industry prepares to celebrate excellence during the 79th Annual Academy Awards, Black Enterprise (BE) just unveiled its 2007 list of the "Top 50 Power Brokers in Hollywood." In the March cover feature, BE spotlights the growing number of African Americans who have achieved record influence in show business.

The roster not only includes household names such as cover subject Will Smith, who together with partner James Lassiter produced the recent Oscar-nominated smash The Pursuit of Happyness, but also African American corporate executives, agents, lawyers, and ent...

'Rachael Ray' Is Renewed For Two More Years Through 2009-2010

1/17/2007 2:05pm EST
Rachel Ray
This season's highest-rated new syndicated show, Rachael Ray, is renewed through the 2009-2010 season. Rachael Ray premiered on September 18, 2006, as the highest-rated syndicated talk show debut since Dr. Phil in 2002.

Roger King, Chief Executive Officer of CBS Television Distribution, said: "As the only bona fide new syndicated hit of the season, we're pleased to renew Rachael Ray for two more seasons, King said. Its clear that Rachaels devoted fans are happy to welcome her into their living rooms every day, and the positive response from our affiliate stations has been tremendous. ...

Mr. T Is On a Mission To Change People's Lives

10/10/2006 11:40am EDT
Mr. T
Prepare to experience Reali-T TV when Mr. T's new original series, “I Pity The Fool,” premieres on TV Land on October 11 at 10 p.m. (ET/PT). Watch out Dr. Phil and move over Oprah, Mr. T is on a mission to change people's lives by dispensing his own brand of advice in classic T-style in every city with fools to pity.

"I Pity The Fool" features this classic TV icon in a role that he is very comfortable with -- #1 Jibba Jabba Attacka. Whether he's teaching fools some basic rules or being a motivator for procrastinators, Mr. T becomes immersed in the situation at-hand and becomes a cataly...

Audiences Tune In To Rachael Ray

9/19/2006 2:26pm EDT
Rachael Ray
"Rachael Ray," the new daily daytime show featuring Food Network favorite Rachael Ray, debuted yesterday with the highest ratings for any first-run syndicated talk show since the launch of Dr. Phil in 2002. Ray's show easily beat the three other talk shows to debut this fall.

"Rachael Ray" beat the premiere episode rating of "Megan Mullally" by 133% (1.2/4); "Dr. Keith Ablow" by 211% (0.9); and "Greg Behrendt" by 250%(0.8).

"It was a wonderful start for Rachael and our show and we couldn't be happier with the ratings," remarked King World Productions CEO Roger King. "We look forw...

Carbon Leaf's Latest Album, "Love, Loss, Hope, Repeat" Is In Stores Today!

9/12/2006 10:32am EDT
Carbon Leaf
Carbon Leaf's Love, Loss, Hope, Repeat, the long-awaited follow-up to their 2004 label debut, Indian Summer, and seventh album, is set for release Sept. 12th. The album was recorded in Nashville with producer Peter Collins (Bon Jovi, Jewel, Lisa Loeb, Queensryche).

The band's songwriting and musicianship takes another great leap forward on this record with compelling new tunes. Barry Privett, singer/lyricist for the Richmond, VA based band, states the disc's eleven songs deal with "the unseen forces that drive our lives-the seasons of the year as well as the human cycle of love and los...