People's Choice Awards nominations announced

People's Choice Awards nominations announced

Nominations for the fan-voted People's Choice Awards in film, television and music categories were announced in Los Angeles Tuesday.
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International

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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Sept. 1, 2013.
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Polygraph expert: Missing N.C. teen's dad showed deception

SALISBURY, N.C., Aug. 21 (UPI) -- A polygraph expert says a missing North Carolina girl's father gave deceptive answers on a TV show but the man's lawyer says he may have been confused.
Dr. Phil McGraw sues Gawker, Deadspin over Manti Te'o hoax footage

Dr. Phil McGraw sues Gawker, Deadspin over Manti Te'o hoax footage

LOS ANGELES, May 8 (UPI) -- Dr. Phil McGraw filed a lawsuit in Texas against Gawker Media for copyright infringement pertaining to footage it ran from one of his high-profile interviews.

Dr. Phil: Not paying Arias family

PHOENIX, April 7 (UPI) -- Dr. Phil McGraw denied rumors he is paying for Jodi Arias' family's housing and expenses during her Phoenix murder trial.

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Alleged hoaxer says he loves Te'o

NEW YORK, Jan. 30 (UPI) -- The alleged mastermind behind the Manti Te'o girlfriend hoax, Ronaiah Tuiasosopo, said in an ABC interview he was in love with the Notre Dame standout.

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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012.
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Anthony plaintiff to get trust fund info

ORLANDO, Fla., Aug. 28 (UPI) -- A woman suing Casey Anthony, acquitted in her daughter's death, will hear whether Anthony got money from her parents' trust fund, a Florida judge ruled.
Lawyers ask if Casey Anthony got money from mom

Lawyers ask if Casey Anthony got money from mom

ORLANDO, Fla., July 11 (UPI) -- A woman suing Casey Anthony, acquitted last year in her daughter's death, want to know if Anthony benefited from a charity set up by her parents.
Dr. Phil donates to Zahau investigation

Dr. Phil donates to Zahau investigation

CORONADO, Calif., Oct. 25 (UPI) -- Rebecca Zahau's family says U.S. TV talk show host Phil McGraw is not paying to exhume the woman's body but has made a donation.
Grandfather says Caylee overdosed on drugs

Grandfather says Caylee overdosed on drugs

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 14 (UPI) -- George Anthony said on the U.S. TV talk show "Dr. Phil" he believes his daughter gave his granddaughter Caylee drugs to sedate the child so she could go out.
Dr. Phil to interview Casey Anthony's parents

Dr. Phil to interview Casey Anthony's parents

CHICAGO, Aug. 16 (UPI) -- Cindy and George Anthony, whose daughter was acquitted in Florida of killing their 3-year-old grandchild, are to be interviewed by Dr. Phil McGraw, EW.com said.

'Dr. Phil' guest faces child abuse count

ANCHORAGE, Alaska, Jan. 30 (UPI) -- An Alaska woman who went with a video of her punishing her son, 7, on the "Dr. Phil" TV show for help with the boy's behavior, is facing child abuse charges.

'Golden voice' homeless man leaves rehab

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Jan. 26 (UPI) -- The homeless Ohio man whose "golden voice" video became an Internet sensation says he's left a Texas rehab facility because he was unhappy with his treatment.
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Phil McGraw
Famed psychologist "Dr. Phil" McGraw and Mrs McGraw at the 39th Academy of Country Music Awards at Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas Nevada, May 26, 2004. (UPI Photo/Roger Williams)

Phillip Calvin McGraw (born September 1, 1950) best known as Dr. Phil, is an American television personality, author, psychologist, and the host of the television show Dr. Phil, which debuted in 2002. McGraw first gained celebrity status with appearances on The Oprah Winfrey Show in the late 1990s.

Phil McGraw was born in Vinita, Oklahoma, the son of Jerry (née Stevens) and Joe McGraw. He grew up with two older sisters, Deana and Donna, and younger sister Brenda in the oilfields of North Texas where his father was an equipment supplier. During McGraw's childhood, his family moved so his father could pursue a lifelong dream of becoming a psychologist. McGraw attended Shawnee Mission North High School in Overland Park, Kansas. In 1968, he was awarded a football scholarship to the University of Tulsa, where he played middle linebacker under Coach Glenn Dobbs. On November 23 of that year McGraw's team lost to the University of Houston 100–6, which is one of the most lopsided games in college football history. Coach Dobbs retired after that season, and McGraw transferred to Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, Texas.

McGraw graduated in 1975 from Midwestern State University with a Bachelor of Arts in psychology. He went on to earn a Master of Arts in experimental psychology in 1976, and a Doctor of Philosophy in clinical psychology in 1979 at the University of North Texas, where his dissertation was titled "Rheumatoid Arthritis: A Psychological Intervention". After run-ins with several faculty members, McGraw was guided through the doctoral program by Frank Lawlis, who later became the primary contributing psychologist for the Dr. Phil television show.

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