Dr. Phil says Spears' mom 'dedicated'

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 24 (UPI) -- Television self-help guru Dr. Phil McGraw says U.S. pop diva Britney Spears and her sister Jamie Lynn are lucky to have a parent such as Lynne Spears.

Dr. Phil says O.J. book is confession

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 13 (UPI) -- U.S. television therapist Dr. Phil McGraw says he thinks O.J. Simpson's hypothetical memoir, "If I Did It," stands as his confession.

Pop icons sympathetic for Britney Spears

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 6 (UPI) -- U.S. show business figures expressed sympathy Saturday for troubled singer Britney Spears after she lost custody of her children in a Los Angeles court.

Baldwin, Dr. Phil talk

NEW YORK, April 27 (UPI) -- Alec Baldwin wants to do right by his daughter, said U.S. television personality Dr. Phil McGraw, who spoke with the actor.

Mom charged with kidnap defends herself

RALEIGH, N.C., April 12 (UPI) -- A woman who kidnapped her twin children from their adoptive parents said in an interview from a North Carolina jail that she surrendered them under duress.

Oprah Winfrey named most bankable TV star

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 8 (UPI) -- Iconic U.S. talk show host Oprah Winfrey tops this year's list of The Most Bankable Stars in Syndication due to her veritable franchise presence.

Tense cat debate takes over 'Dr. Phil'

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 16 (UPI) -- TV talk show host "Dr. Phil" found himself in the middle of a tense debate over 200 cats in Florida's Volusia County.

'Dr. Phil' diet plan lawsuit settled

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 26 (UPI) -- A $10.5 million settlement has ended a false advertising lawsuit in Los Angeles over weight loss products endorsed by TV therapist "Dr. Phil" McGraw.

Celebrities flocking to 'The Simpsons'

LOS ANGELES, July 24 (UPI) -- With the 18th season of the hit U.S. TV series "The Simpsons" set to begin later this year, Fox has revealed the new season's celebrity guests.

Gilbert Godfried is world's unsexiest male

BOSTON, April 18 (UPI) -- Comedian Gilbert Godfried has been named the unsexiest man in the world by The Boston Phoenix.

Dr. Phil sells his sports cars

PALM BEACH, Fla., March 4 (UPI) -- TV's "Dr. Phil" McGraw is selling his 2002 Ferrari 360 Spider and 2001 Gemballa Porsche Turbo at a Palm Beach, Fla., car collectors auction.

U.S. TV watchers like Oprah best

ROCHESTER, N.Y., Feb. 3 (UPI) -- A Harris poll finds Oprah Winfrey is the favorite U.S. TV personality for the fourth consecutive year and sixth overall, but Jon Stewart is hot on her heels.

Dr. Phil and son produce 'The Moochers'

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 6 (UPI) -- "Dr. Phil" McGraw and his son, Jay, are executive producing a new CBS primetime reality show called "The Moochers," it was announced Tuesday.

Dr. Phil admits diet product ignorance

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 5 (UPI) -- The New York Daily News has acquired e-mail in which TV star "Dr. Phil" McGraw admits knowing little about diet products he's being sued for endorsing.

Dr. Phil sued over discontinued diet plan

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 5 (UPI) -- A fraud complaint filed in Los Angeles against TV's "Dr. Phil" McGraw over his diet plan could turn into a nationwide class-action suit.

Dr. Phil's wife gets book contract

NASHVILLE, June 4 (UPI) -- Robin McGraw, wife of syndicated television talk show host, Dr. Phil McGraw, has signed a book contract with Nashville-based Nelson Books.

Oprah Winfrey top TV personality

ROCHESTER, N.Y., Jan. 1 (UPI) -- Oprah Winfrey retained her title as the top U.S. TV personality, a title she has held the last two years, according to a Harris Interactive survey.

Dr. Phil McGraw signs for three more years

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 22 (UPI) -- Dr. Phil McGraw has signed a deal to remain as host of his syndicated TV show for three more years, The Hollywood Reporter said Monday.

Father and son night on 'Renovate'

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 9 (UPI) -- TV talk show host Dr. Phil McGraw will appear on his son's Fox show "Renovate My Family," the network said Tuesday.

Mental health advocates blast Dr. Phil

NEW YORK, Oct. 1 (UPI) -- Mental health advocates criticized Dr. Phil McGraw for telling parents on TV their son had nine characteristics of a serial killer.

Tony Danza criticizes Dr. Phil

NEW YORK, Sept. 24 (UPI) -- TV talk host Tony Danza has blasted "Dr. Phil" McGraw for comparing a 9-year-old boy and a serial killer during a primetime television special.

Oprah may create show for Nate Berkus

CHICAGO, Aug. 10 (UPI) -- Designer Nate Berkus is being groomed by Oprah Winfrey to become the next Dr. Phil McGraw phenomenon on U.S. television.

Class-action suit filed against Dr. Phil

LOS ANGELES, May 4 (UPI) -- A class-action lawsuit filed in Los Angeles claims TV talk-show host Phil McGraw used false advertising to increase sales of diet products he endorses.

Cosmetic Surgery: Business is booming

Part 1 of 3. Cosmetic surgery is a huge growth industry. A great deal of that growth over the last decade has come from expansion into a non-traditional market: middle-income patients.
PEGGY PECK, United Press International

Oprah voted top TV personality

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 26 (UPI) -- For the second consecutive year, Oprah Winfrey has been voted the most popular TV personality in the U.S., Zap2It.com reported Friday.
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