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After 20 Years, JonBenet's Brother to Break Silence

'Dr. Phil Show' says he has 'shocking' details

(Newser) - The Dr. Phil Show says "never-before-heard details" about the JonBenet Ramsey murder will be aired this fall when her brother speaks to the press for the first time. Burke Ramsey, who was 9 years old when his younger sister was found beaten and strangled to death in their Boulder,... More »

Dr. Phil Sues Enquirer: I'm Not Abusive Hypocrite

McGraw and wife Robin are suing for $250M

(Newser) - "Dr. Phil" McGraw and the National Enquirer are lining up for a courtroom brawl after the television talk show host and his wife filed a $250 million lawsuit against the tabloid and its sister publications, charging that they falsely accused him of being an abusive husband and a hypocrite... More »

Jared Fogle Plots to Abuse Kids in Secret Recording

'Dr. Phil' airs disturbing conversations with informant

(Newser) - Dr. Phil has aired the first of two episodes with alleged secret recordings of Jared Fogle —and it's stomach-churning stuff. In recordings made by FBI informant Rochelle Herman-Walrond, a man she identifies as Fogle talks about his sexual desire for children and discusses who might be the "... More »

Jared Fogle Had 'Amazing' Time With 'Little Boy': Secret Tapes

Shocking recordings document Fogle bragging about child sex

(Newser) - For more than four years, an FBI informant said she listened to and taped former Subway pitchman Jared Fogle as he talked about his desire for children, as well as his sexual exploits with them. Now Rochelle Herman-Walrond's recordings are about to be heard by the world when they... More »

Cleveland Kidnapping Victim Going on Dr. Phil Show

Michelle Knight interview airs this week

(Newser) - One of three women who escaped from a ramshackle Cleveland home after more than a decade in captivity is about to share her story. Michelle Knight will appear on the Dr. Phil show Tuesday and Wednesday in a taped interview. She was kidnapped in 2002. The show says Knight "... More »

Mom of Ex-Hostage, 6: I Forgave Kidnapper

Jimmy Lee Dykes 'took care of Ethan': Jennifer Kirkland

(Newser) - Jennifer Kirkland quickly forgave Jimmy Lee Dykes for taking her child hostage in Alabama for almost a week, she says. Dykes, who cooked for Ethan Gilman and asked authorities to pass him a favorite toy, "took care of Ethan to the best of his abilities," Kirkland told Dr.... More »

Te'o Hoaxer: I Was in Love With Te'o

Ronaiah Tuiasosopo gives first interview to Dr. Phil

(Newser) - Ronaiah Tuiasosopo, the 22-year-old man behind Manti Te'o's fake girlfriend, gave his first interview to Dr. Phil McGraw, and explained his motivation for continuing the hoax: love. Tuiasosopo revealed to McGraw that he "fell deeply, romantically in love" with Te'o, McGraw said in a preview of... More »

CEO's Lover Exhumed for 2nd Autopsy

Dr. Phil to air results of Rebecca Nalepa examination

(Newser) - The body of a woman found naked, bound, and hanged in a San Diego mansion earlier this year has been exhumed for a second autopsy at her family's request. Rebecca Nalepa's death was ruled a suicide, but her family has rejected that finding, pointing to details of the... More »

Dad: Here's How I Think Casey Killed Caylee

His theory: She pumped Caylee full of drugs so she could party

(Newser) - Dr. Phil has certainly squeezed a number of juicy revelations out of George and Cindy Anthony, but the money quote (or quotes) appeared in yesterday's show, as both parents shared their personal theories on how their daughter played a part in Caylee's death—or actually killed her. Mom,... More »

Mom Blames Seizures for Casey's Odd Behavior

But when she learned Casey lied about Caylee she wanted to 'choke her'

(Newser) - Casey Anthony's loyal mom blames a seizure—and post-partum depression, and maybe even a brain tumor—for her daughter's chillingly cold behavior after the death of her toddler Caylee. "I'm not making excuses for her. I want to find out what's wrong with Casey. I... More »

If Casey Knocked on My Door I'd Turn Her Away: Dad

More tidbits from Dr. Phil interview released

(Newser) - Casey Anthony isn’t welcome at her parents' home—at least not while George Anthony is there, he tells Dr. Phil McGraw. More bits of the Anthonys’ interview with Dr. Phil are trickling out, and the AP reports that while Cindy Anthony was slightly more forgiving of the couple’s... More »

Casey Anthony's Parents Open Up

Dr. Phil interviews Cindy, George on Caylee case

(Newser) - Casey Anthony’s parents are finally speaking out about their daughter’s case in an interview with Dr. Phil McGraw set to air tomorrow and Wednesday, and tidbits are trickling out, People reports. In a clip aired this morning on Today , McGraw asks Cindy Anthony about a post she wrote... More »

Mom Convicted for Inflicting Hot Sauce on Kid

Prosecutors say she abused 7-year-old to get on Dr. Phil

(Newser) - An Alaska woman was convicted of misdemeanor child abuse today, after showing off the weird punishments she inflicted on her son on an episode of Dr. Phil. Jessica Beagley, 36, was arrested earlier this year after footage of her squirting hot sauce into her 7-year-old son's mouth and forcing... More »

Dr. Phil Lands Interview With Casey Anthony's Parents

Says Anthonys not paid for their appearance on his Sept. 12 show

(Newser) - Casey Anthony may be getting huge, $1.5 million-plus offers for interviews (and naked pictures ), but it looks like her parents are going to be the first ones to talk to the media, with Dr. Phil scoring the big-name appearance for his season premiere on Sept. 12, reports People... More »

Hugh Hefner's Fiancee Gets Cozy With Dr. Phil's Son

24-year-old may be exploring her options

(Newser) - Hugh Hefner is set to wed 24-year-old fiancee Crystal Harris in June, but she may have a squeeze on the side. In a bizarre tabloid twist, her alleged other lover is...Dr. Phil's son. Harris and Jordan McGraw were spotted being extra cozy together at the ritzy Chateau Marmont in... More »

Dr. Phil to Mom: Don't Let Your Son Play With Barbies

The Oprah favorite offers up controversial advice to a mom

(Newser) - According to Dr. Phil, it’s not a good idea to let your little boy play with Barbies. Why not? Because it could “confuse” him, of course. On his website , the good doctor responds to a mom who’s concerned because her 5-year-old son likes to play with the... More »

Larry King Signs Off for Last Time

Star-studded finale ends emotionally

(Newser) - Larry King signed off for the last time last night, getting emotional as he reflected on his show's 25-year run. “It’s not very often in my life I’ve been without words,” he said. Two presidents, Barbara Walters, Donald Trump, Dr. Phil, and Ryan Seacrest all appeared... More »

Jenny Sanford to Dr. Phil: I'm Looking for Love

But she's already found somebody new to snuggle with

(Newser) - Jenny Sanford is open to dating again. “I just have to make sure I pick someone who maybe loves me back,” she told Dr. Phil in an interview airing today, reports Politics Daily . “I've chosen to move on, and I've chosen to be happy about it.”... More »

Letterman on Leno: 'He's a Complete Boob'

The good doctor asks about late night wars and gets an earful

(Newser) - Leave it to Dr. Phil to get David Letterman to really open up about Jay Leno. The TV doc asked the Late Show host about the latest round of late night wars, and Letterman took it all the way back to 1975, when he and Leno first met. “He’... More »

Springer to Host Dating Show

Kelly Osbourne gets a new TV gig, too

(Newser) - Today's television news: Jerry Springer heads to another trainwreck-of-a-show, while Kelly Osbourne lands a gig trying to help trainwrecks-in-the-making. Springer—who calls himself “the crazy old uncle” that people tell secrets to—will host a dating show where contestants reveal their biggest faults then vie for a date, the... More »

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