Don’t Brag to Dr. Phil About Your eBay Scam

Jeff Neumann · 03/23/10 04:03AM

A California couple were sent to prison after boasting on the Dr. Phil show about shoplifting Legos and selling them on the internet. The judge also blamed Phil, who she called a "charlatan," and a "terrible, terrible man."

Oprah & Dr. Phil Reunite for Healing

Daniel Barnum-Swett · 12/03/09 05:50PM

Dr. Phil returns to Oprah after spending seven years on his own show. Back to work in no time, he knocks sense into a serial killer's adult daughter with his routine prescription of mocking derision: truly the best medicine.

Jon and Kate's Children Officially H8 Them

Foster Kamer · 10/10/09 10:00AM

Jon and Kate Gosselin completely suck at life. Michael Jackson was weird on The Simpsons. Weird! Weirdos will get off on Marge Simpson in Playboy. Carrey Mulligan? Emmy Rossum! Pervy Dr. Phil, many more. Presenting your Saturday Morning Gossip Roundup:


cityfile · 09/10/09 09:16AM

Olivia Palermo walking in SoHo ... Eliot Spitzer passing by the set of Sex and the City in Midtown ... Lindsay Lohan getting out of an SUV in front of the Bowery Hotel ... Jennifer Connelly arriving at JFK with her kids ... Lourdes Leon walking with her dad Carlos in SoHo ... Kate Hudson carrying an empty Tupperware container in Midtown ... Shia LaBeouf astanding on the set of Wall Street 2 downtown ... Rihanna leaving her hotel ... Sarah Jessica Parker filming scenes from Sex & The City 2 in front of the Plaza, and walking son James to school in the Village ... Victoria Beckham arriving at JFK ... Tony Bennett walking with his wife ... Dr. Phil posing for photos outside his hotel ... and Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale heading to dinner at the Standard Grill.

Imus To Fox Business, Glenn Beck's Losses Mount

cityfile · 09/03/09 01:35PM

• Confirming the rumors from a few weeks back, Fox Business says it will begin simulcasting Don Imus' radio show beginning next month. [LAT]
• The total number of advertisers that have decided to yank their ads from Glenn Beck's Fox News show, according to ColorofChange: 57. [NYDN]
• More on the transition at ABC News: Charles Gibson's decision to retire took ABC execs by surprise; an effort to get him to change his mind didn't work; and it's still unclear who will replace Diane Sawyer at GMA. [NYT]
• Is YouTube going to be the new Netflix? The site is reportedly in talks with Hollywood studios about renting new release movies online. [WSJ]
• Two new women have been added to the cast of SNL. [AP]
• Erin Andrews returns to ESPN tonight for the first time since that whole hote room videotaping incident went down a few weeks back. [NYDN]
OK!'s circulation is dropping. Naturally, things will get much better just as soon as Kim Kardashian takes up her new post at the magazine. [AdAge]

Happy Birthday

cityfile · 09/01/09 07:08AM

Padma Lakshmi turns 39 today; let's hope Teddy remembered to pick her up something nice. New York Deputy Mayor Patti Harris is turning 54. Gloria Estefan is 52. Comedian and actress Lily Tomlin is turning 70. WNBC weatherwoman Janice Huff is 49. Actor Scott Speedman is turning 34. Billy Blanks, the man who brought you Tae Bo, is turning 54. Fall Out Boy's Joseph Trohman is 25. And Dr. Phil McGraw turns 59 today.

Dr. Phil To Ride Amtrak Around For Some Reason, Next Month

Pareene · 08/18/09 09:27AM

We on the record as being tired of waiting for our own American Bullet Trains, but Amtrak is obviously trying to sabotage potential public support for high-speed rail transit, if this upcoming celebrity appearance is any indication.

Ashton and Demi's Brush With Death

cityfile · 08/07/09 06:12AM

• Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore suffered a big scare when the plane they were on was forced to make an emergency landing in Las Vegas shortly after take-off. Fortunately, neither actor was injured and they could return to tweeting within minutes of the incident. [People]
• Leonardo DiCaprio appears to be moving on now that he's no longer with Bar Refaeli: He was seen with SI model Anne Vyalitsyna in Ibiza. [P6]
• Bethenny Frankel was seen in the bathroom of a restaurant with a pregnancy test, so it appears she's looking to reproduce. You've been warned. [P6]

Sam Ronson's Restraining Order, Scarlett's New Diet

cityfile · 04/07/09 06:02AM

• Is it finally over between Lindsay Lohan and Sam Ronson? Her mom and sister certainly hope so: The two were spotted with Sam at a police station yesterday to "look into filing a restraining order" against Lindsay, although LiLo appears to still be in denial, telling E! that they're just taking a "brief break." [Us, E!]
• Madonna was crushed to learn her adoption petition had been rejected by a judge in Malawi—"I can't believe I'm leaving my beautiful baby behind"—but baby Mercy's uncle is now supporting her appeal, for whatever that's worth. [MSNBC, Sun]
• CNN's Campbell Brown had a baby boy yesterday. [HuffPo]
• Who does Scarlett Johansson have to thank for her new bod? Gwyneth Paltrow, apparently, since she reportedly introduced Scarlett to her trainer Tracy Anderson who put her on a "rigid diet." [Sun]

The Housewives Are Crumbling Before Our Very Eyes

cityfile · 04/01/09 06:29AM

• It's been a bumpy stretch for the cast of the Real Housewives of NYC, hasn't it? In today's dose of bad news, it seems Ramona Singer's TV antics have made her "persona non grata" at her daughter's UES school (nor is she making any friends in Palm Beach); and it appears both Kelly Killoren Bensimon and Luann de Lesseps are now being forced to sell their Hamptons houses. [P6, Page2Live]
Taye Diggs and Idina Menzel are expecting their first baby. [Insider]
• Whitney Port says she breaks down "a couple of times a week" due to the stress of reality TV fame. She also says she and Olivia Palermo "never hang out off-screen," which you could have probably guessed. [P6]
• It looks like Luke and Julie Janklow have reconciled. Following their breakup —and brief flings with Jessica Joffe and Scott Murphy—they appear to be back together, and were spotted kissing at Sweetiepie over the weekend. [P6]

Was Joe Biden's Daughter Framed For Coke?

Ryan Tate · 04/01/09 05:30AM

Everyone's for sale: Dennis Rodman's wife will do your show for a beauty school scholarship; Rihanna will do your show if Chris Brown grovels and Ashley Biden's friend will sell her out on spec.

Victory For Octo-Mom

Ryan Tate · 03/09/09 10:32PM

Well, things sure came together for Nadya Suleman today: Octo-Mom suddenly has a big house for her 14 kids, around-the-clock child care valued at $135,000-per-month and she gets to keep her reality show.

Would You Pay To See '17 Again?'

Seth Abramovitch · 10/22/08 07:52PM

· Here's a fresh and intriguing concept: Matthew Perry falls off a bridge (no wait there's more) and becomes a teenager again. How will he approach high school? First kisses? Getting his license? The possibilities are endless! · Did you miss Ellen's comments today about Sarah Palin's crusade against gay marriage? It moved us to the point of making us want to find a nice lesbian and settling down. · Warner Bros. was found not guilty of copyright infringement in a $40 million lawsuit that claims We Are Marshall ripped off a documentary about the same college football tragedy. Approached for comment, Marshall star Matthew McConaughey smiled his high-wattage smile and offered reporters a morsel of the most delicious beef they've ever tasted. · "Alyson Hannigan Is Pregnant!" Sorry, brah. · Mr. Phil is getting sued by the memorabilia dealer who just put O.J. away, for editing his interview to make it seem as if the dealer was agreeing with the talk show host's incriminating questions about the case. We realize this is just a civil suit, but wouldn't it be nice if one armed hotel ambush put both O.J. and Phil away?

Bill O'Reilly Reups, Harvey Weinstein's Sinking Ship

cityfile · 10/22/08 09:21AM

Bill O'Reilly has signed a new four-year contract with Fox News worth $10-12 million a year. There is good news, though: His radio show may be coming to an end. [NYDN]
♦ More bad news for Harvey Weinstein: A handful of senior execs at The Weinstein Co. have announced their departures. [THR]
♦ How are monthly business magazines keeping up with the financial crisis? They're not, really. [NYO]
♦ The offices of the New York Times received an envelope this morning containing a "white granular substance." [Radar]

Dr. Berry Is Ready To Diagnosis You And You And You

Douglas Reinhardt · 09/25/08 05:00PM

Click to viewBoomp3.com There’s a new doctor in a Brentwood ready to serve all your psychoanalytical needs. Oscar winner Halle Berry has shifted into the self-help area as she continues to recuperate from recently giving birth. Berry’s decision to move into self-help was inspired by another self-help guru, Dr. Phil. Berry said, “I’m smarter than Dr. Phil. So, I could probably do a better job than him. Not to mention, I’m a lot more compassionate than he ever will be.” [Photo Credit: Splash Pics] *A Call To The Bullpen is a work of fiction. Although the pictures we use are most certainly real, Defamer does not purport that any of the incidents or quotations you see in this piece actually happened. Lighten up, people ... it's a joke.

In These Times of Economic Crisis, We Turn To Noted Finger-Wagger Dr. Phil

Kyle Buchanan · 09/25/08 11:55AM

While David Letterman spent the better part of his Late Show last night ripping into John McCain, things were no less political over on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. Leno's guest was Dr. Phil, and talk turned not to negligent parents or feuding spouses but to the government bailout of Wall Street. Turns out: Dr. Phil? Not really a fan of that plan! Oh, how we long for the halcyon days of mid-January, when Dr. Phil was merely a Britney Spears-chasing charlatan and not a needed, sober voice on economic matters. Enjoy your Great Depression, America! [The Tonight Show]

Heckling George Michael Treats Dr. Phil For Depression

STV · 06/26/08 02:05PM

We had third-row seats to see George Michael last night at The Forum, but we sold them off at the last minute when we heard he was mixing his old withering, little-known heckling act into the greatest-hits mix. The revelation instantly piqued our sympathy for the uninformed who couldn't possibly anticipate what was about to hit them — folks like Dr. Phil McGraw, for example, whom a tipster tells us got the very worst of the vocalist's assailments:

'Sad Perv Day' II: The Legend of Janka's Gold

Pareene · 05/07/08 04:45PM

After nightmare dater John Fitzgerald Page met Dr. Phil today there came a person we feel is in the running for "even worse worst person in the world": Paul Janka, the creepy deviant who masturbates before more uninterested women than Dov Charney, pens glorious odes to date-rape, and who famously went on depressing media joke dates with Moe and Kelly Kreth. While visiting Dr. Phil, Janka apparently just perved on the staff.

John Fitzgerald Page Joins Dr. Phil For 'Sad Perv Day'

Pareene · 05/07/08 04:27PM

So. Remember this? Online Dater John Fitzgerald, the worst person in the world, was going to be on Dr. Phil, the worst show in the world.Why? We are not really sure. It aired today! Dr. Phil copied his drivers' license—even his drivers' license is creepy—and discovered the horrible truth: John Fitzgerald Page is almost 41. Then they sent him to a bar, where he terrorized women and wore suspenders. "He needs his own table, really, for his head," said one lady. IT GOT WORSE. MUCH, MUCH WORSE.