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March 13, 2000
With a bestseller and "Oprah" gig, Phil McGraw may be America's most popular marriage counselor.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 31, 2013 | By Matt Stevens, Ann M. Simmons and Kate Mather, Los Angeles Times
The 22-year-old Palmdale man who created Manti Te'o's fake girlfriend broke his silence for the first time, saying he perpetrated the elaborate hoax to build a relationship with the football star. Ronaiah Tuiasosopo pretended to be Te'o's girlfriend, Lennay Kekua, for months, communicating on the phone and through social media. Tuiasosopo went so far as to disguise his voice to sound like a woman's when he spoke to Te'o on the phone, his attorney, Milton Grimes, said in an interview with The Times.
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ENTERTAINMENT
April 30, 2005 | From Associated Press
This didn't take long: Pat O'Brien, fresh from rehab, will have to face Dr. Phil next week in a prime-time CBS special. Dr. Phil McGraw will "confront O'Brien about the incidents that led up to his stay in the recovery program, the issues he faced while in treatment and the stories about his personal life that made headline news," CBS said Friday. The hourlong special will air at 8 p.m. Wednesday.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 22, 2011
Over the last quarter-century, "The Oprah Winfrey Show" introduced viewers to controversial topics, intriguing guests and Oprah's friends — many of whom later launched their own shows. Some of them reflect on the daytime queen's tenure. Dr. Phil McGraw ("Dr. Phil") 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. " That's what I aim to do every episode. To have that in the back of my mind.
BUSINESS
October 3, 2005 | Molly Selvin, Times Staff Writer
The man famous for advising bitter couples and sullen teens on camera is getting counsel himself these days -- from lawyers. A suit that targets "Dr. Phil" McGraw claims the popular TV psychologist defrauded his fans with an ill-fated venture into the diet-supplement business. Three disgruntled customers, who filed the suit last year in Los Angeles County Superior Court, now are seeking national class-action status for the complaint, which could expand it to include thousands of plaintiffs.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 21, 2004 | Elizabeth Jensen
Voters have already gotten a good look at the presidential nominees' offspring this summer, for better or worse. How the now-grown children turned out the way they did is up next, as the campaigns move into the realm of daytime television with stops at "The Dr. Phil Show" in coming weeks. Appearances on "The Oprah Winfrey Show" in 2000 proved an effective way for the campaigns to reach female voters.
BUSINESS
September 17, 2003 | From Bloomberg News
A former Ernst & Young auditor can't be questioned by Cendant Corp. lawyers in an accounting fraud case about private advice the auditor got from psychologist and TV talk show host Dr. Phil McGraw, a U.S. appeals court has ruled. McGraw gave advice to auditor Simon Wood about pretrial testimony on whether Ernst & Young bears blame for accounting fraud at Cendant in 1998. Ernst & Young hired McGraw, who co-founded a business that helps firms prepare witnesses for trial, to help Wood.
SPORTS
July 13, 2004 | Lauren Peterson, Times Staff Writer
Dr. Phil lose to Mardy Fish? Get real, as relationship specialist and talk-show host Dr. Phil McGraw, would say. McGraw and partner Mark Philippoussis, who is No. 45 in the ATP entry-system rankings, beat No. 18-ranked Fish and comedian Jon Lovitz, 5-4, giving McGraw his third victory in three years in the annual Gibson/Baldwin Night at the Net benefit event Monday night at the Los Angeles Tennis Center at UCLA.
REAL ESTATE
December 29, 2002 | Ruth Ryon, Times Staff Writer
Phil McGraw, host of the syndicated talk show "Dr. Phil," and his wife, Robin, liked the area where they had been leasing so much that they purchased a newly built home in Beverly Hills just before the holidays for about $7.5 million in cash, real estate sources said. They had been leasing another Beverly Hills home at $20,000 a month since coming to California from Texas this past year. The home they bought has about five bedrooms in an estimated 12,000 square feet.
MAGAZINE
September 11, 2005 | Dan Neil
My dream scenario in attending the "Dr. Phil" show was that he would, during commercial breaks, drop his panhandle twang and start talking like Bennett Cerf, or he would f-bomb a stagehand for eating the last doughnut, or that he'd cop a feel from one of his guests because, all other things being equal, if you had never laid eyes on him before, you would figure Dr. Phil for a groper. Off-camera revelations are the secret hope of everyone who stands in line for a TV show taping.
HOME & GARDEN
April 14, 2011 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
Update: TV host Phil McGraw and his wife, Robin, have sold their Mediterranean villa in Beverly Hills for $12 million. The gated property of nearly three-quarters of an acre has a main house, a detached guesthouse, an outdoor dining room and a swimming pool. Features include a two-story entry, a theater, a gym, a billiard room, temperature-controlled wine storage, eight bedrooms and nine bathrooms. McGraw, 60, started his daily "Dr. Phil" show in 2002. He has a doctorate in clinical psychology and is a bestselling author.
HOME & GARDEN
July 10, 2010 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
Dr. Phil, as straight-shooting TV host Phil McGraw is best known, and his wife, Robin, have listed their Mediterranean villa in Beverly Hills at $16.5 million. The couple is selling because they have bought a hillside view home that they've been admiring for years. The walled and gated property that they are selling sits on nearly three-quarters of an acre. It includes a main house, a detached guesthouse, an outdoor dining room and a swimming pool. There is a two-story entry, a theater, a gym, a billiard room, temperature-controlled wine storage, eight bedrooms and nine bathrooms.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 25, 2009 | Jessica Garrison and Kimi Yoshino
Nadya Suleman told TV host "Dr. Phil" McGraw on Tuesday that she fears Kaiser Permanente Medical Center may not release her octuplets to her until she proves she can care for them. In an interview with The Times, McGraw said Suleman called him Tuesday afternoon, distressed after talking to Kaiser officials. Suleman has taped two episodes of McGraw's show, the first of which is scheduled to run today.
BUSINESS
October 3, 2005 | Molly Selvin, Times Staff Writer
The man famous for advising bitter couples and sullen teens on camera is getting counsel himself these days -- from lawyers. A suit that targets "Dr. Phil" McGraw claims the popular TV psychologist defrauded his fans with an ill-fated venture into the diet-supplement business. Three disgruntled customers, who filed the suit last year in Los Angeles County Superior Court, now are seeking national class-action status for the complaint, which could expand it to include thousands of plaintiffs.
MAGAZINE
September 11, 2005 | Dan Neil
My dream scenario in attending the "Dr. Phil" show was that he would, during commercial breaks, drop his panhandle twang and start talking like Bennett Cerf, or he would f-bomb a stagehand for eating the last doughnut, or that he'd cop a feel from one of his guests because, all other things being equal, if you had never laid eyes on him before, you would figure Dr. Phil for a groper. Off-camera revelations are the secret hope of everyone who stands in line for a TV show taping.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 30, 2005 | From Associated Press
This didn't take long: Pat O'Brien, fresh from rehab, will have to face Dr. Phil next week in a prime-time CBS special. Dr. Phil McGraw will "confront O'Brien about the incidents that led up to his stay in the recovery program, the issues he faced while in treatment and the stories about his personal life that made headline news," CBS said Friday. The hourlong special will air at 8 p.m. Wednesday.
HEALTH
November 10, 2003 | Martin Miller, Times Staff Writer
Everyone's heard it by now: Americans are fat and getting fatter. Their ballooning waistlines have come despite years of calorie counting, magic pills and fad diets. They've come despite reams of scientific research about the dangerous health risks of obesity. They've come despite stern public admonitions from the nation's leading governmental and medical organizations about eating less and exercising more.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 16, 2013 | By Rebecca Keegan
HENDERSON, Nev. - In 2009, Samantha Geimer was watching the daytime talk show "The View" from her then-home in Hawaii when the panel took up the topic of her encounter at age 13 with director Roman Polanski. Polanski had just been arrested in Switzerland, more than three decades after the day in 1977 that changed both their lives. "It wasn't rape-rape," co-host Whoopi Goldberg said, setting off a firestorm of criticism. In fact, it was "rape-rape" by nearly any definition except the charge to which Polanski pleaded guilty (unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor)
ENTERTAINMENT
September 21, 2004 | Elizabeth Jensen
Voters have already gotten a good look at the presidential nominees' offspring this summer, for better or worse. How the now-grown children turned out the way they did is up next, as the campaigns move into the realm of daytime television with stops at "The Dr. Phil Show" in coming weeks. Appearances on "The Oprah Winfrey Show" in 2000 proved an effective way for the campaigns to reach female voters.
SPORTS
July 13, 2004 | Lauren Peterson, Times Staff Writer
Dr. Phil lose to Mardy Fish? Get real, as relationship specialist and talk-show host Dr. Phil McGraw, would say. McGraw and partner Mark Philippoussis, who is No. 45 in the ATP entry-system rankings, beat No. 18-ranked Fish and comedian Jon Lovitz, 5-4, giving McGraw his third victory in three years in the annual Gibson/Baldwin Night at the Net benefit event Monday night at the Los Angeles Tennis Center at UCLA.
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